Loft Conversions Architectural Design

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You love your neighborhood, but you could need another bedroom. Extending your loft is a terrific option to add a second bedroom to your house without the hassle and price of moving to a larger home.

Over 250 loft conversions have been completed by the professionals at RESI Design, who have years of expertise in designing, extending, and converting properties.

A loft conversion is a specialized kind of construction. We employ our comprehensive approach to address the architectural, interior, and structural design while optimizing your planning potential, adhering to all legal requirements, and consistently meeting your budget to convert a space successfully. For this reason, many businesses entrust us with creating designs and complete construction packages for their customers.

We also have expertise working in tiny lofts that builders have deemed “un-buildable” because of their limited floor space (head height). We have built loft conversions in many situations employing an alternate or engineered approach.

Choosing your planning approach will be the first step in our loft conversion process. The type of loft conversion that can be done on your property will greatly rely on the planning situation. Whether your property can be expanded through “permitted development” or if formal planning permission is necessary must be determined. For additional details on the planning procedure and how we can build a planning strategy to maximize the development potential of your property, visit our planning pages.

In addition to gaining planning approval, we also offer complete working drawings for contractors to use in construction. These include structural calculations, building specifications, structural designs, and construction detailing. Many of our clients choose this option because it enables them to speak with contractors directly and receive an accurate price for their desired loft conversion, leaving no room for error.



Why We Recommend Using an Architectural Specialist  

Many people still choose the simple solution of approaching a builder directly to design and construct their loft conversion; however, doing so carries the risk that they may overpay for a shoddy design or not achieve their full planning potential. Once ESI Design has created your building package, we can assist you in finding the best contractor estimate.

Every project comes with several internal area plan designs from which you can choose, including bathroom ideas. Your specific space needs will always be discussed, and we can refine any design while working with you in your own home. Will you continue to use your bed? In that case, we’ll take measurements and add them to your drawings.

Additionally, we provide all clients with a design development meeting at our office or in their house. Ensuring that your furniture, fixtures, and fittings fit in precisely where you want them enables all clients to collaborate with us actively.

Before our initial survey, most of our loft conversion work could be done for a fixed charge. The chances are that you won’t need it, as our success rate for obtaining planning permission for loft conversion on the first round has been 100% for the previous 3 years! With all planning submissions, we offer one free re-submission where proposals only require minor adjustments!

There’s a good possibility we’ve converted one just like yours before.


What Do You Want Your Loft to Look Like from the Outside?

Check out the loft conversions in your area. Most likely, they are nearly the same size and shape, but if you pay close attention, the exterior’s features and finish are extremely different.

Theoretically, the conversions ought to appear the same if the houses do. Outside the strictest conservation areas, many terrace houses have evolved over time to resemble their neighbors rather differently. It follows that it is not strange that conversions also don’t appear identical.

As a result, you might have the option to collaborate with your loft conversion architect to design a component that enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home rather than serving solely as a functional addition.

Our designers at Buildrite always ensure the best innovative ideas for clients. Therefore, our team is open to any queries from our clients regarding design.

Where Do the Stairs Go?

It’s simple to focus on the new room or rooms you are designing without considering how they will connect to the rest of the house. The stairs to your loft conversion, however, are essential to how your new top floor will look and function realistically, in addition to being vital in legislation.

The obvious choice is usually to take the current staircase up a floor, but don’t assume this will be your greatest solution. Consider where the steps that go to the loft should be placed. The ability to use every square inch of space on both floors and an accessible stairway may have to be traded off.

You must consider that people who are half asleep will be utilizing the stairs if, for example, the top floor of your home has a bedroom or bedrooms but no bathroom. When designing bedrooms, you should consider how comfortable it will be to move bulky items up and down stairs.

On the other hand, if your loft’s only room will be your workplace, consider making the staircase the focal point of the area. A spiral staircase in the center of the room might give the impression that something extraordinary is going on.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Cross-ventilation

Currently, how well is the insulation on your roof? If it doesn’t, you need to make sure it does throughout the conversion. After that is complete, your loft should be among the warmest areas in your house as heat rises from the rest of the building.

Because of loft conversion insulation, cooling the loft during the summer may be more crucial than heating it. You don’t want it to be too hot in the summer, whether working or sleeping up there.

The two possibilities are air conditioning or cross-ventilation (if you want to save money and be more environmentally friendly). Your architect should ensure your loft has adequate ventilation, which is important for health and temperature control.


Project Specialties

From concept to completion, we can handle a wide range of projects including residential, hospitality, and retail.



Buildrite is a true one-stop solution provider for all your architectural and construction related needs. We invite you to experience our services first hand.


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