Loft Conversion Progress {The Ordinary Moments}

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I might have mentioned a few months ago that we’re having a loft conversion this year. Well, the pandemic happened and everything got set back quite a lot. But, I have good news and things are starting to move forward.

Back in March we submitted plans to the council to get their permission to convert the loft. We don’t need full planning permission as we’re working within the scope of permitted development and so just need the council to supply a certificate to say our conversion is lawful.

They were meant to give us the certificate by the start of May. But, coronavirus. This week the certificate came through and I am so happy to finally feel like we’re making progress. It’s like a rubber stamp on our plans and the loft conversion is in sight.

The work has been pencilled in for September and we have our final decision meeting in a couple of weeks to work out exactly how we want the space to be. It’s a really exciting time!

But, for now I am ploughing on with sorting out the stuff in the loft. We’ve hired self storage and we need to also empty the whole of our upstairs during the first weeks of work. Please remind me at some point that it will all be worth it in the end! I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Ooh very exciting! Covid has set a lot of our plans back too but hopefully things can get going now. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end too

  2. How exciting! I’d love to convert our loft into some sort of perfectly organised storage space… though I’d also like to get the kitchen done and the windows and… yeh the list goes on (and on). So pleased for you !

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