Loft Conversions Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton-under-Lyne Loft Conversions (OL6 and OL7): On the whole the most common way that homeowners create some extra living area in their houses at present is by adding an extension onto the property. This can be built on the front, the back or the side and no matter what is the case you will be significantly expanding the footprint of your home. You can generate even more room for a comparable price converting your loft, and you won't increase the footprint in the process. One other option which might be open to you is to have your garage converted, but this is dependant upon your having a garage to spare that is not required for putting your car in. Usually a nicely done loft conversion will add a good amount of value to your property, allow you to keep your priceless outside space, is not going to need any planning permission and be much less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension.

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Keeping abreast of the costs involved with a loft conversion is extremely important. Costs of course vary depending on the layout and size of the property and the type of conversion being done. At this point you may be interested to learn that £35,000 is the guideline price for a UK loft conversion in 2019. There are cheaper ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for instance), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other solutions.

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You shouldn't take these figures as gospel, since there are many variables involved. The cost of the building materials and construction work will generally be about £1,250 per square metre. That is not the end of it though, as you will have to consider planning fees, architect fees and building control fees at the very least.

A property in Ashton-under-Lyne with a loft conversion is going to go up in value and you need to know by how much. Your area of Ashton-under-Lyne will likely have a ceiling price on homes. If you need to sell down the road, your house may be difficult to sell if it is valued above this figure. It will come as no surprise that this will make your loft conversion less attractive. If you are not planning to sell anytime soon, this will be less of a concern for you.

Something that you could think about if you're okay at do-it-yourself, and are looking for a challenging project like this, is to go for a shell loft conversion. All the key structural work, like stairs, joists, windows/skylights, mansard/dormers, roofing work and steelwork (when needed), will be undertaken by the conversion specialist. All the remaining work can then be done by the customer (namely you) or by another tradesman. If you happen to be on a strict budget, a shell loft conversion could be the perfect answer for you.

Loft Conversion in Ashton-under-Lyne

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

You might be feeling that you can't deal with the mess and disruption of this type of extensive building work, but as much of the hard work on loft conversions can normally be done from the outside, this should not be a problem. This is actually heartening for property owners given that disruption triggers stress, and we are certainly best off without that. It really is a much less stressful experience when you can continue your day to day life as normal without being forced to handle mess and dust.

History of Loft Conversion

Converting Lofts Ashton-under-Lyne Greater ManchesterWhilst the idea of a loft conversion may seem like a "British" thing, some of the first loft conversions and maybe the first notions of upgrading such spaces began in the US in the Sixties. The neighbourhood which was involved in this innovative building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where fashionable, new living environments were built by local artists and the like in the upper parts of derelict industrial properties. The truth was that those buildings and areas had not been set aside for this purpose, and as such were considered illegal at the time. It was not until nineteen seventy one that the city finally made this practise legal, and after this numerous other areas of New York including Manhattan, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the young, wealthy and talented. In Great Britain doing a loft conversion is an especially attractive proposition in huge population centres such as Birmingham, London, Sheffield and Manchester, where land is at a premium and any means to develop more liveable space without extending the building's footprint is justifiably welcome. (Tag Cloud: History of Loft Conversions, First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins)

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Local loft conversions: Taunton loft conversions, Failsworth loft conversions, Dukinfield loft conversions, Bardsley loft conversions, Hurst loft conversions, Heyrod loft conversions, Ridge Hill loft conversions, Littlemoss loft conversions, Lees loft conversions, Copley loft conversions, Hyde loft conversions, Droylsden loft conversions, Audenshaw loft conversions, Limehurst loft conversions, Newton loft conversions, Mossley loft conversions, Millbrook loft conversions, Waterloo loft conversions, Stalybridge loft conversions and more.

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A few Ashton-under-Lyne areas served by Ashton-under-Lyne loft conversion specialists: Dukes Platting, Sharon Close, Coronation Road, Burlington Street, Sutherland Street, Albion Street, Beechwood Drive, Cairns Place, Tree House Avenue, Trafalgar Street, Tudor Close, Berkeley Street, Bow Street, Dales Brow Avenue, Cowper Street, Connery Crescent, Derby Street, Charges Street, Turner Lane, Chellow Court, The Uplands, Campden Street, Seel Street, Dyson Street, Cranbrook Gardens, Caroline Street, Barngate Drive, Barkwell Lane, Charnwood Close.

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Places near Ashton-under-Lyne include: Stalybridge, Limehurst, Dukinfield, Failsworth, Mossley, Hurst, Hyde, Droylsden, Waterloo, Lees, Littlemoss, Ridge Hill, Newton, Taunton, Millbrook, Copley, Heyrod, Audenshaw, Bardsley

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