Loft Conversions Airdrie

Airdrie Loft Conversions (ML6): Generally speaking the most commonplace method by which home-owners create some extra livable space in their homes at present is by having an extension built onto the property. This can be added to the front, the back or the side and whichever holds true you will end up expanding your home's footprint. You can create far more room at a similar price by having a loft conversion, and even better you'll not increase the footprint in the process. The other option that might be feasible is to do a garage conversion, although this will be dependant upon your having a garage to spare that isn't required for putting your car in. Usually a professionally converted loft will is not going to require planning permission, permit you to preserve your treasured outside space, add considerable value to your property and be much less messy and disruptive than a conventional extension.

Quotations for Loft Conversions in Airdrie Scotland

You will probably be wondering what sort of costs might be involved in getting a loft conversion done. Costs of course vary depending on the layout and size of the property and the sort of conversion being done. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average cost of a loft conversion in the UK (2019), yours may be more than this or perhaps it could be less. If your budget extends to a figure like this, then you may be all set to go ahead with your project, otherwise you might have to have a rethink.

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You'll be spoilt for choice when it's time to make a decision on what you will do with the extra space you get by having a loft conversion. Perhaps you would like to create a playroom where your kids can enjoy their own quality space, it might be that you're in need of an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family, or maybe you are wanting to create an office where you're able to do your work in a tranquil and quiet environment. Whether or not it's one of these, or some other function that you would like it to achieve, a loft conversion is the perfect way to do this.

You will want to do some research as to how much value a loft conversion is likely to add to your property in Airdrie. The homes in most areas of Airdrie will have a ceiling price. Properties that go way above this figure can prove hard to sell. A loft conversion becomes a much less appealing project in circumstances like these. This will be less of a worry for you if you are not planning to sell.

Loft conversions in Airdrie do not generally require planning permission, though, as with most situations, there are exceptions to this rule. The local planning office for the Airdrie area will be able to tell you about any exceptions that apply to you. You can get some help with this process from your preferred Airdrie loft conversion company. Another hoop that you'll have to jump through is abiding by the relevant building regulations for loft conversions, which is not connected to planning permission. The building regulations cover safety and build quality which is extremely important and the place to go for this is your local building control office.

Airdrie Loft Conversion

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main styles of loft conversion that you will come across in Airdrie are: hip-to-gable loft conversions, velux loft conversions, roof light conversions, roof lift loft conversions, loft pods, mansard loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.

You may be feeling that you just can't deal with the mess and disruption of this kind of extensive building work, but as nearly all of the major work on loft conversions can often be done from outside, this should not be a problem. Therefore you'll have significantly less disruption on the inside of your home than you generally would with an extension. With much less mess and dust on the inside of your home, it really is easier to keep on living as normal as the conversion work proceeds.

Roof Light Conversions Airdrie

If you would prefer not to change the shape and pitch of your roof, the solution may be a "roof light conversion". All that is required with this sort of conversion is building an access staircase, putting in skylight windows, and installing an adequate floor. Roof light loft conversions are only possible when you already have enough roof space in your loft.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard variety of loft conversion started off in around the 1600's thanks to a little known French architect named Francois Mansart. It became an inventive space saving method which would yield an appreciable magnitude of further living space where previously there was none. This style of conversion can only be used on pitched roofs and additional space is created by building up one wall (more often than not at the back of a property) along with leveling out that area of the roof, subsequently creating a near box appearance. The angle of the raised wall has to be a minimum of seventy two degrees. It is frequently the case that you will be wishing to lift a wall that is a party wall (particularly in terraced houses), which means you'll need your neighbour's collaboration - yet another concern if you are not the best of buddies! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions)

Loft Conversion Beginnings

Whilst the idea of a loft conversion may seem like a "British" thing, some of the first loft conversions and probably the initial notions of converting loft spaces originated in the United States of America during the Sixties. The specific location of this brand new building fad was New York's Soho district, where chic, new living areas were created by artists and designers in the upper parts of derelict industrial properties. In fact these properties and zones hadn't been allocated for this purpose, and as a result were mainly illegal at the time. It was not until nineteen seventy one that New York City at long last legalized this practise, and thereafter some other districts of the city such as Manhattan, Tribeca, Chelsea and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" became the in thing to do for the talented, wealthy and young. In the UK converting a loft is an exceedingly desirable option in big urban centres like Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where space is limited and any means to achieve more space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is understandably welcome.

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Local loft conversions: Chryston loft conversions, Uddingston loft conversions, Muirhead loft conversions, Bargeddie loft conversions, Viewpark loft conversions, Stepps loft conversions, Chapelhall loft conversions, Newhouse loft conversions, Glenboig loft conversions, Coatbridge loft conversions, Baillieston loft conversions, Holytown loft conversions, Salsburgh loft conversions, Gartcosh loft conversions, Calderbank loft conversions, Wattson loft conversions, Plains loft conversions, Bellshill loft conversions and more.

Airdrie Loft Conversion Services

Some Airdrie locations serviced by Airdrie loft conversion specialists: North Bridge Street, Forsyth Street, Thornlea Gardens, Adam Avenue, Springhill Avenue, Bank Street, Wheatholm Street, Henderson Street, Mack Street, Thrashbush Road, Kelvin Drive, Commonhead Street, Lilybank Avenue, Wellington Street, Drumbathie Road, Upper Mill Street, Callon Street, Black Street, Stonefield Street, Hallcraig Street, Chapelcross Avenue, Knox Street, Waddell Street, Parkhead Street, North Biggar Road, Buchanan Street.

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Places around Airdrie include: Viewpark, Holytown, Stepps, Uddingston, Bellshill, Chryston, Plains, Newhouse, Chapelhall, Bargeddie, Calderbank, Coatbridge, Baillieston, Gartcosh, Glenboig, Salsburgh, Muirhead, Wattson

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