Loft Conversions Bootle

Bootle Loft Conversions (L20): One of the ways to add a further room to your house and significantly boost the value of your home in Bootle is to do a loft conversion. Many folks regard this as one of the best ways to add some value to any home. Because loft conversions rarely require planning permission, the attractiveness of this alternative becomes even more evident.

Prices for Loft Conversions in Bootle

With regards to assessing the cost of doing a loft conversion in Bootle, you will find there are 3 or 4 things to consider. Among such criteria will be, the type and number of windows to be used, the sort of conversion you are having, the intended use of the created space and the layout and dimensions of your property. It will be invaluable to get a number of free quotations for your loft conversion in Bootle, and many local loft conversion contractors will offer this service. The typical cost for doing a loft conversion in 2019 is estimated to be somewhere between thirty and forty thousand pounds, though obviously will be determined by the variables cited above.

Loft Conversions Bootle

These numbers should not be considered as gospel though, they're simply intended as a general guideline. Another average figure that can give you a better idea is that generally loft conversions work out at roughly £1,250 per square metre (this is for construction work and materials). As you would imagine, there are some other costs to be added, such as building control fees, planning fees and architects fees.

You must make certain your particular loft is a candidate for converting, as not every loft is. You should call an expert round to look at your loft and make sure that it can in fact be converted. Among the main deciding aspects is the height which must be a minimum of 2.2m. To save a bit of time, you could initially measure this for yourself, by crawling up into your loft with a measuring tape. The kind of roof you have will also be an issue, rooves with rafters are easier and less expensive to convert than ones made with trusses.

Although there are certain exceptions, you should not need to request planning permission to do a loft conversion in Bootle. You can find out what these exceptions are by getting in touch with your local planning department. If you ask your selected Bootle loft conversion company, they'll no doubt do this for you. You will also need to get building regs approval, which is covered by a different team to planning permission. The building control department of your local council will be in a position to guide you on exactly what is required by law.

Bootle Loft Conversion

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main types of loft conversion that you'll encounter in Bootle are: hip-to-gable loft conversions, velux loft conversions, loft pods, mansard loft conversions, dormer loft conversions, roof lift loft conversions and roof light conversions.

The thing where a loft conversion is concerned is that the bulk of the hard work can be accomplished from outside using a scaffold. When you have an extension done, the disturbance can be unbearable, but this isn't necessarily the way it is with a loft conversion. With less dust and mess on the interior of your home, it is simpler to keep on living normally as the conversion work progresses.

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Loft Stairs Bootle

Loft Stairs BootleIf you do end up getting a loft conversion done on your home in Bootle you will need to include some good access to get in and out of this new living area. This means putting in loft stairs or possibly a loft ladder. You can find numerous different loft stair designs on the market, and they're usually made from wood or metal. Which style you opt for could be influenced by your house's layout, but it is possible to get them in spiral form if you prefer style and elegance or in space saving variations for added convenience. Whatever you decide on, you want to end up with convenient, safe access which doesn't interfere too much with the pre-existing living space. It should also satisfy the latest Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route in the event of fire. (Tags: Loft Stairs Bootle, Loft Ladders Bootle, Attic Stairs Bootle)

Mansard Loft Conversions Bootle

The Mansard variety of loft conversion was first seen sometime during the Seventeenth Century due to a well known architect named Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). He thought it would be an inventive space saving method that would generate a significant volume of extra living space where there wasn't any before. This method of loft conversion is only built on roofs that are pitched and the space is created by raising one wall (normally in the rear of the house) along with leveling out the roof, therefore creating a near vertical shape. The angle of the wall that is brought up should be a minimum of 72 degrees. It will very often be the scenario that the wall to be brought up is shared with a neighbour (especially with a house in a terrace), which means you'll need your neighbour's co-operation - an additional concern if you are not the best of pals! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions)

Conversion Planning Permission

Conversion Planning Permission Bootle Merseyside

By and large loft conversions do not need to have planning permission, although there are several stipulations that should be satisfied if this is to be the case. If your roof space has to be modified and these alterations exceed certain limits, you are going to need planning permission. Some of the restrictions which need to be satisfied are: building materials used in conversion have to complement pre-existing ones, existing exterior walls cannot be overhung by roof extensions, the uppermost a part of the existing roof structure should not be exceeded by an extension, as seen from the main highway no extension should go beyond the height of the pre-existing roof slope, obscure glass is essential for side-facing windows, no more than 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for detached/semi-detached houses, verandas, raised platforms and balconies are not allowed. You should also remember that it is houses that these regulations apply to and not converted houses, maisonettes, flats or other structures. Also, there are certain areas where development rights are limited and special planning regulations apply. So seek the advice of your local council to ascertain which conditions apply to you.

Loft Conversion Building Regulations

Building Regulations Control for Loft Conversion in Bootle

Your conversion will still need to comply with the relevant building regulations regardless of whether planning permission is required. This is to ensure that the resulting conversion is structurally sound and that it fulfills the minimum requirements for energy efficiency, safety and accessibility, as stipulated by building control. The type of loft conversion that you're planning on having will affect which particular building regulations apply. In most cases windows, electrics, walls, doors, fire safety, drainage, sound insulation, floor joists and loft stairs are among the elements that may be affected by building regs when undertaking a loft conversion. To discover which building regulations apply to your conversion, you can either speak to your loft conversion contractor or architect or visit local Bootle building control office.

Home Extension Bootle

House Extensions Bootle Merseyside

Loft extensions are of course not the only means by which to to add much needed space to a house. Home extensions have become probably the most common means by which this can be accomplished. Home extensions in Bootle are only feasible if you have enough space surrounding your property. It will also be dependent on achieving planning permission from the local authority. All home extensions must have planning permission since immediate neighbours can be impacted by the end result. Generally the same builders who do loft extensions will also do home extensions. Extending also increases the footprint of you property and the whole procedure could very well be messy and disruptive. A number of things need to be considered before pushing ahead with a home extension in Bootle, these include the likes of: access to the site, soil conditions, the chances of flooding, demand on services, rights of way, shared walls and nearby trees. The typical cost of home extensions Bootle in 2020 are approximately £1,700 and £2,200 per square meter. Click for Bootle Home Extension QUOTES

Summing Up

In Conclusion

Taking all things into account, a loft conversion is an ideal way to add some additional space to your property. Fundamentally it adds value to your home, it does not affect the footprint of the property, it results in minimal disruption and mess, it will probably not require planning permission and it's economical. This will obviously all be determined by whether or not your home is appropriate for a loft conversion, with older homes in Bootle generally being more suitable due to the roof construction. Less suitable, although not impossible for loft conversion, are newer homes with "trussed" roofs (mostly constructed since the 1960s), they normally have less space and height to work with. If you believe that your Bootle property might be a candidate for a loft conversion, why not get hold of a specialist for a bit of advice and guidance?

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion

Another splendid way to add extra living area to your property is to undertake a cellar/basement conversion. Not surprisingly this form of conversion can only be achieved on specific kinds of home, typically older properties for example Victorian or period properties. In some cases you will find that there are also post-war properties with basements which are suitable for conversion. Carrying out a decent cellar conversion can also help to address issues with dampness which are quite common in cellars. Much like what people use their attics for, many householders only use their basements or cellars as dumping grounds (storage!) for for a wide variety of household trash. With a bit of investment and effort you could potentially transform your basement or cellar into a home office, a gym or a games room. A self-contained flat or a kitchen/diner are among the other options if your cellar is sufficiently large.
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Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Bootle: There are not surprisingly various ways out there for hunting down loft conversion specialists and other local tradesmen in Bootle and the chief technique which people used 20 years or so ago was to look in the free local newspaper or Yellow Pages. In recent times local newspapers and such like can be found on the internet together with various handy directories like Local Life, Cyclex, 118 118, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Yelp, Touch Local, Mister What and Yell, although listings in these directories are open to anyone willing to shell out the fee for listing, which is not a guarantee of quality One more helpful resource which you can use to look for a decent loft conversion specialist in Bootle is by searching on trade portals like Rated People, My Builder, Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Hammer or TrustaTrader, and the chief advantage of these is that they display client testimonials and reviews relating to each tradesman on their site. And finally you should give some thought to asking family, neighbours and friends to suggest someone they've previously used.

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Bootle Loft Conversion Services

When we recently performed a brief search for "loft conversions Bootle", we unearthed these useful listings on a local business directory: BMS Developments Ltd L20 8AB, Britannia Builders L20 8EA, Tidysite Building & Construction Services Ltd L20 9ET.

Some Bootle streets covered by Bootle loft conversion specialists: Stand Park Close, St Ambrose Croft, St Oswalds Lane, Clayfield Close, Brecon Walk, Atherton Rake, April Rise, The Crescent, The Marian Way, Ainsdale Road, St Albans Road, Seymour Street, Cedar Street, St Bernards Drive, St Catherines Road, Baucher Drive, The Bales, Sherborne Avenue, Abbeystead Avenue, St James Way, St James Drive, St Dunstans Grove, Bridle Road, St Monicas Drive, St Bernards Close, St Johns Road, Dacre Street.

Places around Bootle include: Norris Green, Litherland, Everton, Orrell, Crosby, Kirkdale, Anfield, Aintree, Kirkby, Walton, Seaforth, Clubmoor, Ford, Melling, Fazakerley, Sefton, Brighton le Sands, Vauxhall, Liverpool

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