Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire in England, UK and is situated on the banks of the Avon River. Warwick is roughly 18km (11 miles) south of Coventry and just to the west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash with which Warwick is conjoined. Warwick has a population of just 23,350 (as of the 2001 census), although there has been reported human activity in and around Warwick from as far back as the Neolithic period, and has been constantly inhabited since the 6th century.
Warwick is home to Warwick castle, which was founded by William the Conqueror in 1068 as he was on his way to Yorkshire to deal with the rebellion that was underway in the north. Due to the fact that William the Conqueror wanted to build a castle within a pre-existing settlement, four houses had to be pulled down.
Warwick is also famous for the Great Fire of Warwick, which happened in 1694. Most of the medieval town was destroyed by this fire, and as a result most of the buildings in the town centre are of late 17th and early 18th century origin, however there are a number of older medieval timber framed buildings that did survive, which are mostly found around the edges of the town centre.
Due to the town’s great location near to the north-south and east-west motorway routes, many companies have chosen to locate their head offices in the town. These companies include National Grid plc, JET, Bravissimo, IBM and Volvo Group UK.
Warwick is also home to numerous cultural festivals which range from the Spoken Word, to Contemporary and Classical music. Warwick Racecourse is also situated within the town’s boundaries which is host to numerous televised horse racing meetings every year.
Warwick is a great place to raise a family, owing to an impressive education and health system. Due to this, many new families are carrying out loft conversions Warwick by turning their unused loft in to a storage or bedroom area which is a perfect way of achieving additional living space without the need to undertake an expensive extension or by moving house entirely.
The great thing about loft conversions in Warwick is that normally planning permission is not required, so there’s a lot less paperwork involved with this sort of building work, depending on what exactly your conversion involves. If you want to make room for an extra bedroom, which may include extending the roof or adding in roof windows, you may find you need to apply for planning permission and at least comply with build regulations. The best way of going about this is to hire a professional loft conversion company, such as Warmer’s Lofts, who have been carrying out loft conversions in Warwick for a number of years now, and are very familiar with the local rules and regulations that come with this sort of building work. Warmer’s Lofts pride themselves on their professional approach to loft conversions in Warwick, so if you’re thinking about converting your unused loft in to a fantastic new living space, pick up the phone and give Warmer’s Loft conversions a call today to see how they can help you.