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    • ghost3h
    • By ghost3h 4th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
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    Project Planning / Best use of space
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    • 4th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
    Project Planning / Best use of space 4th Dec 17 at 1:55 PM
    Hi,

    I've just bought a house that has had the loft converted, but it needs a new roof. My neighbor had their roof replaced and the addition of 2 dorms added. They also converted a small bedroom into staircase.

    When I asked about theirs, they had said they "got someone who had advised on the best use of the space and design"

    Unfortunately they have went on holiday for 3 weeks, so I cannot ask them about this. My question is, what would you call this type of person/trade, so I can try and find someone similar?

    Thanks
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 4th Dec 17, 2:12 PM
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    An architect or a really good builder who’s had lots of experience.

    If they are your neighbours and that’s what you want, then why not simply copy it?

    How old is your loft conversion?
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • ghost3h
    • By ghost3h 4th Dec 17, 2:54 PM
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    I do plan on simply copying what they have done, but I'm not sure if they still have the design plans for it etc. I'm assuming I would need a detailed plan for the builds to work to?

    I think its only a few years old?
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 4th Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    It would be worth checking if they do first.

    You don't need someone with the imagination either if the person can see their house, just the drawing capability.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 4th Dec 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:26 PM
    Check the local planning portal even if permitted development there might be plans

    I know there were for one development near us where they put a full width dormer across the back of their house up to the roof line and a couple of velux on the front elevation

    Added loads of extra space.


    if next door were happy with their build that gives you something to start from.
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