Loft Conversion Architect Plans For Designing The Stairway

Loft conversion architect plans are a must when it comes to designing the stairway to your new conversion. To pass building regulations, you need more than a ladder if your new space is to be used for more than simple storage. Read on to learn more about why professional help is a must.

Access to your loft conversion needs to be easy and safe. In terms of safety, your loft conversion plans must include a fire safety door at either the top or bottom of the stairs to this new level. The level of difficulty of placing the staircase and door will depend greatly on the design and space in the floor below the loft. A wide hallway may easily accommodate a simple straight staircase with the fireproof door at the site of the original loft hatch. However, anything from narrow hallways to low ceilings could mean that a purpose built staircase is required. Not only does this increase the budget for your house extension plans, but also means an additional element that will need to be approved in terms of building regulations. An alternative to a purpose-built staircase is to have the stairs positioned so that they are taking up space in one of the first floor rooms. However, this again means changes to the design and structure of the property and could leave you with less, rather than more space. Using architectural plans drawn up by a professional increases the chance of getting the right solution for your home and budget, and passing the building regulations first time.

If you have any concerns about fitting the staircase to your loft extension, then seek loft conversion architect plans from KJM Design and Planning Services. Our highly experienced team will always find the right solution for you. Discover our contact details and much more at