Got a question about how it all works? Find answers to our most frequently asked questions here.
These costs, with the exception of the Ponte licence fee, also apply to roof conversions in traditional masonry houses.
An architect or an architectural designer who understands the building regulations and also planning law, where applicable, is required.
Usually about six weeks, but this will ultimately depend on the size of the dwelling, the specification and material lead times.
The Ponte System is a patented and trademarked design. It will be incorporated into your architectural designs and made by your builder to the bespoke requirements of your loft.
All types of houses – detached, semi-detached and terraced – as long as there is an external brick or block skin.
At present, due to COVID restrictions, just Northern Ireland. This will extend to the rest of the UK as restrictions are lifted.
Unless you are a builder yourself, or have suitable experience, you will need to hire a builder.
Yes, the Ponte System can be applied to a trussed roof.
Yes, a dormer can easily be incorporated.
Generally, planning permission is only needed if there is a dormer. Your architect will be able to advise.
Yes, the architect’s and engineer’s plans are submitted to Building Control for approval.
No, the works are carried out in the roof with minimal disruption to the remainder of the house.
There will be some disruption in the area where the new stair is being installed but, beyond that, no.
Before contacting me to discuss your project, there are a few steps you need to have taken. Here you can see them in detail, helping you to decide how to move forward.