Practical considerations

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    Useful contacts

    Architects and designers
    Architect Your Home, www.architect-yourhome.com.
    Buildburo, www.buildburo.co.uk.
    Charles Barclay Architects, www.charlesbarclayarchitects.co.uk.
    Gregory Phillips Architects, www.gregoryphillips.com.
    LCE Architects, www.lcearch.com.
    The Pike Practice, www.thepikepractice.com.
    Stuart Forbes Associates, www.stuartforbes.com.

    Specialist loft companies
    Above It All Loft Conversions (Northwest), www.above-it-all.co.uk.
    Absolute Lofts (within the M25), www.absolutelofts.com.
    Altitude Lofts (London area), www.altitudelofts.co.uk.
    Charles Grosvenor Loft Conversion Specialists (Birmingham, Worcester, Southeast), www.charlesgrosvenor.co.uk.

    Find a professional
    Corgi (Council for Registered Gas Installers), www.trustcorgi.com.
    Federation of Master Builders, www.findabuilder.co.uk.
    Royal Institute of British Architects, www.riba.org.

    Further advice
    www.loft-conversion-uk.com Excellent independent site with plenty of information and advice.
    www.planningportal.gov.uk Government site on planning and building regulations.
    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, www.rics.org.

    Useful suppliers
    Envirograf, www.envirograf.com. Upgrades doors; fire-resistant products.
    Loft Shop, www.loftshop.co.uk. Windows, roofing, heating, loft ladders, spiral stairs and insulation.
    Saniflo, www.saniflo.co.uk. Independent plumbing services.
    Velux, www.velux.co.uk. Skylights, roof windows and blinds.

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