Loft Conversions Bideford

Bideford Loft Conversions (EX39): In general the most popular method by which house-holders generate some extra liveable space in their homes at present is by adding an extension on the building. This can be added to the side, the front or the back and no matter which is the case you will end up significantly increasing your home's footprint. It's possible to create much more space at a similar price by having a loft conversion, and you'll not increase the footprint in the process. Another option of course that might be possible is to have your garage converted, but this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that you don't require for putting your car in. Generally a professionally converted loft will permit you to keep your invaluable outside space, be much less messy and disruptive than a regular extension, add a good amount of value to your property and won't require planning permission.

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Undoubtedly the costs could sway your decision to press on with your conversion and several factors have to be considered. Certain things that will affect the eventual cost of your loft conversion are, the planned use of the rooms created, the layout and dimensions of the property, the style of conversion you are having done and the number and type of windows you require. Many loft conversion contractors in Bideford offer free estimates for conversions, so you can take full advantage of this service and get a handful of estimates. The average cost for doing a loft conversion in 2019 is thought to be somewhere between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds, but obviously will depend on the factors already mentioned.

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Don't count on the exactness of these figures though, since so many variables will impact on the price. The bulk of the cost will be taken up by construction work and building materials, and at the time of writing this works out at about £1,250 per square metre. Additionally there are other costs to consider such as building control fees, architects fees and planning fees.

Loft conversions invariably add considerable value to a property in Bideford, so finding out exactly how much that added value is likely to be is vital. Your neighbourhood of Bideford will likely have a ceiling price on houses. Properties that go way above this figure can prove hard to sell. This means that it could be poor value for money doing a loft conversion. This may be worth looking into even if you currently have no plans to sell your home.

If you're reasonable at do-it-yourself and are eager for a project of this nature, you could opt to have a shell loft conversion. This is where all of the essential structural work, like steelwork, structural floor, windows/skylights, dormers/mansard, roof alterations and stairs is undertaken. The internal jobs are left for the home owner (ie you), so you're able to employ your own creative skills to finish off what's left at your leisure.

Loft Conversion Bideford

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

Many householders in Bideford prefer to get a loft conversion, because with the help of scaffolding, almost all of the structural work can be accomplished from outside. Surprisingly, loft conversions can actually be a lot less disruptive than extensions. Also there should be a lot less dust and mess on the interior, meaning you can pretty much carry on your daily routine while the work progresses.

Mansard Loft Conversions Bideford

The Mansard form of loft conversion was first seen sometime in the 1600's thanks to a little known French architect by the name of Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). He thought it would be an interesting space saving method which could generate a massive amount of supplementary liveable space where there previously was none. This variety of loft conversion is only used on roof which are pitched and space is produced by elevating one wall (more often than not to the rear of the house) and then leveling out that area of the roof, hence creating virtually a vertical shape. The finished angle of the built up wall must be at least 72 degrees. It's frequently the situation that the wall to be lifted is a party wall with a neighbour (especially with terraced houses), meaning you'll have to get the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - an extra concern if you aren't on friendly terms!

Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are a good option to increase more light and space into a loft or attic, and similar to there being varied kinds of loft conversion in Bideford, you can also find several kinds of dormer windows to choose from. The preferred types of dormer construction include: flat roof dormers, eyebrow dormers, gable dormers, hipped dormers and shed dormers. The easiest of these dormers to construct and maybe the most widely used in Bideford is the flat roofed dormer window. This style also generates the most additional space of all the other types, so it is practical as well as cost-effective, though it is often thought to be less desirable than the other designs. Eyebrow dormer windows can be really attractive in the proper setting and comprise a curving roof over a wide, low window, they have no straight surfaces. Shed dormers are very similar to flat roof dormers, featuring a roof (on a single plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Gable dormers are more eye-catching with simple pitched roofs more suited to period homes, gable dormers may also be known as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormers are attractive, having three sloping surfaces much like those of the original roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormers. (Tags: Dormer Loft Conversions Bideford, Dormer Windows Bideford, Dormer Conversions Bideford)

Origins of Loft Conversions

Though doing a loft conversion may seem like a rather "British" thing, the first loft conversions and possibly the initial ideas for transforming such spaces started in nineteen sixties America. The location for this progressive building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where new, chic living environments were developed by artists and designers in the upper sections of decrepit industrial buildings. In reality those buildings and areas had not been designated for residential use, and therefore were largely illegal in those times. It was not until the early 70's that New York City eventually legalized this practise, and thereafter some other areas of the city such as Tribeca, Manhattan, Chelsea and Greenwich Village followed suit, and "loft living" was popular for the wealthy, talented and young. In the United Kingdom doing a loft conversion is an appealing option particularly in big population centres such as Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and London, where space is hard to come by and any way to achieve extra living space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is favoured.

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Some Bideford locations covered by Bideford loft conversion specialists: Rectory Park, Rogers Crescent, East Ridge View, Ropewalk, Oaklands, Slade, Nutaberry Hill, High Street, Honey Close, Kingsley Street, Four Acres, Field End, Old Barnstaple Road, College Green, Grenville Estate Crescent, Victoria Grove, Moreton Avenue, North Avenue, Alverdiscott Road, Meadow Park, Buckland Cross, Fillablack Way, Westcombe Lane, Valley View, High View, Tennacott Lane, Clovelly Road, Sentry Corner, Lane Field Road.

Places near Bideford include: Abbotsham, Handy Cross, Westward Ho!, Monkleigh, Eastleigh, Northam, Tapeley, Appledore, East-the-Water, Littleham, Westleigh, Instow, Weare Gifford, Barnstaple, Fairy Cross, Landcross

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