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Converting your attic will add value to your house

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  • "Working from home brought the influence to expand the spaces within the home place."
  • "If you're attic is big enough for it be used as a habitable space or an extra bedroom, it also requires planning permission."

Atticplanning.ie which is operated and owned by JEArchitecture, and is located in Fingal, North County Dublin and have upwards of twenty years experience of providing a range of architectural services. This company are a design-driven architecture practice and they choose to create context informed architecture, created for modern and contemporary living.

“Since the pandemic, we have seen an influx in relation to converting the attic into usable space or storage space. Working from home brought the influence to expand the spaces within the home place and the most cost effective way was and is converting the attic,” explained Stephen Neville.

Converting your attic into a useable space is the cheapest and most effective way of adding area and value to your home. With cleaver design and great utilisation of space you can create a special area in your home.

“An attic conversion will always add excessive value to your property due to the extra space if offers. The only type of attic conversion that you don’t need planning permission for is when you are converting the space into a non-habitable space with Velux windows to the rear only. Any other additions will require planning permission.

“Where you do require planning permission is if you are changing the slope of the roof to the side where it will hit the gable end, if you are adding a dormer to the front or the rear portion of the slope or if you’re adding Velux or roof windows to the front. If you are adding a gable window to the side of the house, planning permission is also required in this instance. If you’re attic is big enough for it be used as a habitable space or an extra bedroom, it also requires planning permission,” he enthused.

“We have a 99% success rate when it comes to securing planning permission for our clients due to our expertise in this field of planning legislation and what will be approved and what wouldn’t be approved.”

In terms of advice Stephen would offer to anyone who may be on the fence about converting their attic?

“Converting your attic will add value to your house, it will create necessary space in your property and it is an excellent addition to your home and quality of living,” concluded Mr Neville.

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Words: Emer KellyImages: Atticplanning.ie

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