Increasingly the British housing market is becoming pressured to provide affordable, good quality accommodation. This is caused by a wide range of factors which work together to mean that there is a steady demand for properties to buy and rent. One factor is an increasing population. Each year, there are more families needing somewhere to live. The British government’s official statistics state that in 2008 there were 17.7 million families in the United Kingdom, which had risen to 19.1 million by 2018. Another factor is financial change, which means that more people are choosing to rent properties rather than buying due to the large deposits and tight mortgage acceptance terms. This includes many professionals on high incomes who want to rent comfortable, well located properties.
All of this means that there is a lot of demand for properties to buy and rent. One way that investors have responded to this is by the sub division of properties into flats. Bristol is no exception. With the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol property developers can take a larger property that at one time was a business premises or a larger house, and divide it into smaller sections. Depending on the area, type of property and the part of the market that you are targeting, with the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol owners can use this method to make several smaller, low rent flats or fewer large, luxury flats.
But before grabbing paper and pen and start creating your plan for the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol property owners should know that there are a number of legal requirements that the flats must meet. This is where the role of architectural design specialists come in. They can help property owners with the sub division of properties into flats. They can not only make an effective, profitable design, but they know the legal requirements that will prevent you facing problems down the line with building inspections or costly alterations.
For example, one issue is fire safety. All flats need to be designed in a way that means the tenants will be safe in the case of an emergency like a fire that requires an evacuation. With professional design help, you can ensure that the fire standards are appropriate across the flats.
Another regulatory issue is that the flats must provide an appropriate level of design safety which minimises hazards. This is something that the local council could choose to inspect if your tenants complain. Therefore, whilst designing the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol property owners should consult experts to make sure that the proposed layout will meet the safety recommendations.
When it comes the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol property owners can rely on the expertise of Cohere Associates. They are experienced in architectural design. They offer a full suite of services to take your development from initial idea to finished planning permission. For all enquiries about the sub division of properties into flats, Bristol developers should contact the team at Cohere Associates.