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Calder Valley Architects

Halifax, West Yorkshire

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10 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Calder Valley Architects logo
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Calder Valley Architects

Halifax, West Yorkshire

(2)
10 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Calder Valley Architects is a local practice specialising in domestic and small commercial projects.
We offer a free initial consultancy where we will call out to your property and have a chat about what you are trying to achieve.

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Hil Williams

16 April 2016

I contacted Mark after seeing his web site while searching for a local architect. Being unsure of what might be required Mark happily came out and listened to my ideas - his advise was invaluable and although I have decided to follow a route that does not require his services at this time I am in no doubt that when I do need them he will be my first port of call.

Thanks again Mark for your help and advice.
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Bob Bond

17 April 2015

We used Mark to design the conversion of a large upstairs playroom into two bedrooms and a living room for our twin daughters. He made amazing use of the available space, explained everything to us without using architect jargon and project managed the other contractors that were involved. We'll definitely be using Calder Valley Architects again. More...

Q&A

Generally attached and integral garages are the best candidates for increasing the ground floor area of the house and turning into living accommodation.

They are usually large enough to create a decent sized room but headroom is the biggest problem and you ideally need about 2.4m clear from the floor to the underside of the roof structure.

Converting a garage is usually exempt from planning, but this is not always the case if the property is listed, within a conservation area, close to another listed building.

However, you will need to apply for building regulations approval to show that any building work complies with the national guidelines.

Headroom and access are the main issues.

To install a full stair to the new room in the loft will have an impact on the existing first floor rooms and the headroom in the loft space will dictate how much usable space you can create.

Generally a loft conversion will not require planning approval, even if a new dormer window is proposed, as long as this is on the rear facing side of the roof.

However, you will need to apply for building regulations approval to show that any building work complies with the national guidelines.