How would a designer help me add a loft conversion?

For a loft conversion, you would generally appoint a designer to organise or do the following:

  • Complete a measured Survey of the existing property
  • Commission a design to deliver your brief
  • Prepare a set of Planning Drawings (plans and elevations)
  • Apply for planning permission or prepare an application for a Lawful Development Certificate if the project can be built under Permitted Development rules
  • Once the application is approved, prepare the Building Control drawings, liaising with the Structural Engineer
  • Obtain contractors quotes