A DIY loft conversion is a massive project, but for people who are keen and competent DIY enthusiasts it is certainly possible.
The key to a DIY loft conversion is the same as any other – ensure every detail is planned to the most precise level, the correct planning permission is gained and building regulations are adhered to. If your DIY Loft Conversion is carried out with this in mind then you’ll be on to a winner.
And just because it’s called a DIY conversion doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. You’ll be getting builders to do much of the work unless your a professional yourself – we wouldn’t recommend anyone taking on a full loft conversion themselves even if they were a pro! A DIY loft conversion allows you to play a strong role in the planning and implementation of the loft conversion though and a certain amount of flexibility that wouldn’t be available otherwise. You can also save yourself a lot of money if you’re prepared to put in the time to implement a loft conversion yourself.
Once you’ve established that your loft is suitable for a conversion comes the designing stage – most people’s favourite bit! Once you have all your plans prepared either by yourself or an architect you need to obtain all the correct planning permissionand building regulations approval.
These parts of the process can be extremely daunting, but they are are an integral phase of the process and really not that much of a strain onc you get into it.
Unsurprisingly with a DIY project the hardest work is in the preparation stage, but this can also be the most exciting as you see your project grow in front of you. And, of course, you also know that this is the most important stage as if you prepare well then the building should go without any trouble and you’ll have your new loft conversion ready to go before you know it. And all by your own fair hand!