Conversion Design


Conversion Design

In Birmingham and across the West Midlands...

Priest Building Design in Birmingham has carried out many building conversions in Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands on all types of property. Wherever your building is situated, either in the inner city of Birmingham or a rural setting throughout the West Midlands, more and more people are considering converting buildings to more profitable buildings.

Examples of such Building Conversion works would be:

  • Building Conversions
  • Agricultural Building Conversions
  • Barn Conversions
  • Conversion of buildings into dwellings
  • Multi-occupancy Conversions
  • Loft Conversions
  • Garage Conversions

In the past, Priest Building Design have converted buildings to bedsits and flats as well as family dwellings. Our background knowledge of this type of development is extensive and has been invaluable to our clients.

Recent building conversion projects have included converting listed barns to a dwelling, stable for multi-occupancy and agricultural buildings to a bespoke family property. The building conversion designs especially on rural properties will blend in and complement existing features of the building.

Loft Conversions

Priest Building Design in Birmingham has carried out many loft conversions in Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands on all types of property, compiling drawings and technical information for submission for local authority. Our loft conversion designs guarantee conversions of high quality, utilising the most energy efficient energy saving insulation techniques.

On our initial loft conversion survey, we will inspect the first floor and recommend to the client where the stairway shall be fitted, a bespoke stairway fitted onto your first floor hallway in the most convenient and ergonomic position, to make sure there is no space wasted on your existing first floor, however, this is subject to individual requirements. As a professional building design company, we always design our loft conversions with fire doors, just to make sure our clients are the safe and sound with their new Loft Conversion, and other safety aspects, like headroom and exposed beams.

The loft conversion plans we produce are commended by many construction firms, big or small, no matter what builder you choose, they will understand our loft conversion design perfectly, meaning you get a smoother service, from the start of the survey, to when the builder leaves in their van.

Our first class, industry leading design software makes this possible; you will be surprised at the quality of floor plans and elevations produced! Our loft conversion plans can also be supplied to specialist loft companies who you might want to design the interior, for example a loft wardrobe specialist would easily be able produce a quote based on our drawings alone.

On completion, you will enjoy the usable living space, especially with the installation of dormer windows which provide natural light and ventilation. A well designed and constructed loft conversion not only provides you with extra living space, it also adds substantial value to your property and considerable decreases heat loss through your roof.

Garage Conversions

Priest Building Design in Birmingham has undertaken many garage conversions in Birmingham, both attached and detached from the main dwelling. In the majority of cases the garage conversion will only require building regulation permission from the local authority. However if the garage extension is integral with the house a pitched roof is sometimes desired to replace the existing flat roof and therefore would require planning permission.

This type of garage conversion design can also be enhanced by the introduction of roof windows within the rafters adding natural daylight. The garage conversion projects that are attached to the house normally have similar design considerations, removal of garage door, new foundation and external wall, installation of doorway into the house, drainage and plumbing if wet areas are introduced and insulation of walls, floor and ceiling to decrease heat loss to meet current building regulations criteria.

The other style of garage conversion projects we have completed have been the conversion of double garages into elderly persons annexe linked to the occupants of the house. This type of scheme would require planning permission as well as building regulations as you have to consider access and amenity space separate to the main dwelling. We would need to consider the space requirements within the existing structure to achieve adequate habitable areas. Again garage conversion design considerations will include new foundations and walls, drainage and plumbing, insulation to the whole structure because of the change in use.

Separate heating and electrical services would also need to be installed. Providing this type of development contributes towards the pressure for housing in urban areas as long as the design is keeping with the character and appearance of the house and the street.

All of these types of garage conversion projects, although appearing straight forward, the design and thought that we introduce can make a simple plain layout into a very useful and practical area that enhances both the value and character of the property.

Our Conversion Design and Architectural services cover the following areas, but are not limited to: Birmingham Conversion Design, West Midlands, Bewdley, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Brierley Hill, Cannock, Codsall, Cradley Heath, Droitwich Spa, Dudley, Edgbaston, Halesowen, Harborne, Kidderminster, Kings Heath, Kingswinford, Kinver, Oldbury, Penkridge, Quinton, Redditch, Selly Oak, Solihull, Stourbridge, Stourport on Severn, Telford, Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US or call us with your enquiry on 01384 567418 and from your initial contact our friendly passionate service will begin.

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