Loft Conversions Banbury

Banbury Loft Conversions (OX15 and OX16): For the most part the most common way that home-owners generate additional livable space in their homes these days is by getting an extension built onto their building. This can be built on the back, the front or the side and no matter what is the case you will be considerably extending the footprint made by your home. You can create a lot more space for a comparable cost converting your loft, and even better you'll not increase the footprint in the process. Another alternative that may be possible is to have your garage converted, although this is dependant on you having a spare garage that is not needed for putting your car in. In most situations a converted loft will permit you to keep your much needed outside space, will not need planning permission, be much less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension and add a good deal of value to your property.

Prices for Loft Conversions in Banbury Oxfordshire

Before you press on with your loft conversion in Banbury, you should figure out the costs, and several things need to be taken into account. The matters that will affect the eventual loft conversion cost are, the planned use of the created room, the dimensions and layout of your property, the type and number of windows to be used and the style of loft conversion you are having. Obtain as many quotations as you can for completing your project, virtually all Banbury loft conversion contractors will offer a free quote service. An amount of thirty to forty thousand pounds, is said to be the average cost of a loft conversion in the United Kingdom at the moment (2019).

Loft Conversions Banbury

It's possible you'll have already got a notion about what your newly added space is going to become in your planned loft conversion. Perhaps you're in need of another bedroom for your growing family, maybe you are wanting to build an office where you are able to work in a quiet and peaceful environment or it might be that you would like to put in a playroom where your children can have their own quality space. A loft conversion is definitely an excellent way to gain that extra room, whatever it is you plan to use it for.

A property in Banbury with a loft conversion is going to increase in value and you will want to know by how much. Your area of Banbury will most likely have a threshold price on homes. If you take your property above this ceiling it could prove difficult to sell later on. This will mean that in doing a loft conversion, you're not getting good value for your investment. If you've got no plans to sell up perhaps you will still want to proceed, because what you actually require is more living space.

If you happen to be something of a do-it-yourself fanatic you could possibly even think about getting what is known as a shell loft conversion. This is a service where the builder will carry out all the important structural jobs (also referred to as a first-fix loft conversion), such as dormers/mansard, stairs, roof alterations, joists, steel beams and windows. All the remaining jobs can then be done by the property owner (to be precise you) or by a suitable tradesman.

Loft Conversion Banbury

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

If you decide to proceed with your loft conversion project, you'll need to find a dependable contractor who is known for doing loft conversions in Banbury. If you have a neighbour who has had a conversion, see if you can get a recommendation for a local builder. Take a look at your local newspaper or business directory and get some free quotations from websites like Trustatrader or Rated People. You could also try a web site called Bark, who contact local companies on your behalf. This ought to provide you with a number of Banbury loft conversion companies to choose from.

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Mansard Loft Conversions Banbury

The Mansard style of loft conversion was first used in about the 17th C thanks to a well known architect named Francois Mansart. He thought it would be a helpful space creating solution that would gain a considerable volume of supplemental liveable space in a previously unused area of the house. The Mansard loft conversion is only added to roofs that are pitched and additional space is generated by elevating one of the walls (almost always to the rear of the property) and also leveling out that section of the roof, thus creating virtually a vertical appearance. The final angle of the brought up wall has to be on no less than a 72 degree incline. It's quite often the case that the wall needing to be elevated is also your neighbour's (particularly in houses that are terraced), which means that you'll need your immediate neighbour's collaboration - a further worry if you aren't the best of friends! (Tags: Mansard Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Loft Conversions)

Origins of Loft Conversions

Converting Lofts Banbury Oxfordshire

While the process of doing a loft conversion might be thought of as very "British", some of the first loft conversions and the initial notions of upgrading lofts began in 1960's America. The precise location for this building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where trendy, new living spaces were developed by designers and artists in the upper parts of long neglected industrial structures. The truth was that these zones and industrial buildings hadn't been allotted for residential purposes, and subsequently were illegal in those times. It was not until 1971 that New York City ultimately made this practise legal, and subsequently some other parts of New York including Tribeca, Manhattan, Greenwich Village and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a popular thing for the young, wealthy and talented. In the UK converting a loft is an appealing option particularly in big urban centres such as Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and London, where building land is expensive and any means to get additional space without having to extend the structure's footprint is popular. (Tags: History of Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins, First Loft Conversions)

Conversion Planning Permission

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions Banbury Oxfordshire

Planning permission isn't generally required for loft conversions, but in order for this to be the case various conditions should be satisfied. If your roof space needs to be altered and this modification goes above specified limits, you are going to need planning permission. Most of the conditions which should be observed are: the highest part of the existing roof must not be exceeded by the extension, a limit of 40 cubic metres additional space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for semi-detached/detached properties, existing walls must not be overhung by any roof extension, raised platforms, verandas and balconies aren't allowed, when observed from the main highway no extension should extend past the height of the pre-existing roof slope, frosted glazing is necessary for windows that are side-facing, materials employed in conversion should match up with existing materials. Those rules relate to houses and not flats, maisonettes, converted houses or other structures. Development rights are limited and unique planning rules are enforced in certain areas. The only real way to find out if you need permission, is to confer with the local council planning office.

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Ways to look for loft conversion specialists in Banbury: Previously everyone used local newspapers, Yellow Pages or sometimes even postcard notices in shop windows to find nearby tradespeople, however today's equivalent appears to be using internet directories such as Thomson Local, Mister What, Touch Local, Yell, City Visitor, Yelp, Cyclex, Local Life and 118 118, even though having a listing in one of those doesn't guarantee a good standard of craftsmanship, simply because just about anybody is able to promote their "skills" in these resources Yet another very popular method for obtaining trades-people as of late is to browse one of the trade portals such as Local Heroes, My Hammer, My Builder, Rated People, Checkatrade or TrustaTrader, and the nice thing about these trade portals is you are able to check out reviews by former customers regarding the loft conversion specialists and their working standards. The last and perhaps actually optimal option is to ask acquaintances, next door neighbours and family to suggest a tradesperson they have previously used.

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When we performed a quick search for "loft conversions Banbury", we unearthed these useful listings on the internet: Abbott Building Services OX16 1GB, Thompson Builders OX16 1TN, Standard Building Ltd OX15 4BS.

Some Banbury streets served by Banbury loft conversion specialists: Barlow Close, Town Furlong, Arbury Close, Tadmarton Road, Badger Way, Dean Close, School Lane, The Close, Aynho Road, Banesberie Close, Chapel Lane, Castle Quay, Bramber Close, Dover Avenue, Teal Close, Bankside, The Bourne, The Stile, The Ridgeway, Broad Gap, Chichester Walk, Bell View, Chapel Street, Brick Row, Tulbrook Stones, Twyford Grove, Church Avenue, Belgrave Crescent, The Hedges.

Places around Banbury include: Chacombe, Great Bourton, Broughton, Bloxham, Overthorpe, Twyford, Neithrop, North Newington, Grimsbury, Warkworth, Hanwell, Easington, Bodicote, Kings Sutton, Drayton, Balscote

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