Loft Conversion Boxley

Boxley Loft Conversion and Design Services

Boxley Loft Conversions (ME14): In today's Boxley housing market, moving house might not be the preferred solution if you're just wishing to gain an additional room or two. Give some thought to the aggravation, the stress, and the expense involved with the whole process of moving. However, with a loft conversion, you'll be able to achieve that extra space while continuing to live in your existing home. The expense of getting this work done will be more than offset by a twenty to thirty percent increase in the value of your house, if you ever opt to sell it in the future. It is not surprising that putting in a loft conversion is an increasingly popular course of action in Boxley right now.

You'll probably be wondering what level of costs may be involved in having a loft conversion put in. Variables like the size and layout of the property and the sort of loft conversion required will affect the price considerably. In in Kent (2020) the typical price of a loft conversion computes to about £35,000, giving you a rough idea of the level of costs involved. If this sounds close to what you were anticipating and is inside your spending budget you can go ahead, if not maybe a garage conversion would be a better idea for you.

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You must not take these numbers as gospel, as there are a lot of factors involved. An approximate price for construction work and building materials would be £1,250 per square metre. That isn't the end of it though, as you will need to consider planning fees, building control fees and architects fees at the very least.

It is crucial to evaluate what the value rise on your property in Boxley is going to be, as a direct result of the loft conversion. All neighbourhoods of Boxley will in all probability have a threshold price on properties like yours. Taking the value of your home past this figure could make it hard to sell when you need to. In such situations, loft conversions can prove to be a somewhat poorer investment. If you aren't aiming to sell in the near future, this should be less of a worry for you.

An alternative known as a shell loft conversion is one thing that you could look at if you happen to be competent at do-it-yourself and are up for a challenging project like this. This is an option whereby the contractor will execute all the main structural tasks (also known as a first-fix loft conversion), like dormers/mansard, steel beams, stairs, structural floor, Velux windows and roofing. All of the finishing work is then done by the home owner (namely you) or by a suitable tradesman. If you are on a strict budget, a shell loft conversion might be the perfect answer for you.

Loft Conversion Boxley (ME14)

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

The wonderful thing where a loft conversion is concerned is that the bulk of the hard work can be accomplished from the outside using a scaffold. Disruption on the inside of your house, should as a result, be kept to a minimum. It shouldn't be hard to keep the interior of your home free from mess and dust and consequently go on living as normally as possible.

Loft conversion is available in Boxley and also in nearby places like: Bredhurst, Walderslade, Sandling, Hartlip, Stockbury, Maidstone, Westfield Sole, Boxley, Blue Bell Hill, Thurnham, Detling, Penenden Heath, Lidsing, Eccles, Hempstead, Aylesford, and in these postcodes ME20 7AH, ME5 9JN, ME7 3LB, ME5 9LY, ME5 9GX, ME14 3DB, ME20 7US, ME14 5PT, ME14 5BL, ME14 5PR. Locally based Boxley loft conversion specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01622 and the postcode ME14. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about loft conversion in your area.

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Mansard Conversions

Mansard Loft Conversion Boxley: The Mansard method of creating a loft conversion originated during the 17th Century thanks to a French architect by the name of Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). He thought it would be a handy space saving method that would provide a substantial volume of added living area where previously there wasn't any. This variety of conversion can only be built on pitched roofs and additional space is produced by building up one wall (in general at the back of a property or home) and flattening out that area of the roof, consequently creating a near box appearance. The created angle of the built up wall is required to be on at least a 72 degree incline. It will normally be the situation that the wall which requires elevating is a party wall (especially in houses that are terraced), so this means you'll need your immediate neighbour's co-operation - a further concern if you're not on friendly terms!

Loft BUDS, Loft Pods and House Extension Pods

Loft BUDS, Loft Pods and House Extension Pods (01622)

If you've got several quotations for a loft conversion and find they're too expensive for your situation a "loft pod", "loft BUD" or "house extension pod" might be a lot more cost effective. They are also commonly quicker to complete and less of a disruption to install. Coming within the £20-30,000 price range, makes loft pods a better prospect for many home-owners in the United Kingdom. In essence a loft BUD (or pod) is a 3 x 3 metre (approximately) module that's added to the back of a house, over the 1st floor. A loft pod (or BUD) could be added or attached to a current loft conversion, or it may be employed as an independent extension in its own right . You will find there are a number of possible uses to which a loft pod can be put such as a playroom, a home cinema, a mini-gym or a home office.

Roof Light Conversions Boxley

If you prefer not to alter the slope and shape of your roof, the perfect solution could be a "roof light conversion". Instead, it is just a case of installing an appropriate floor, building an access staircase, and putting in skylight windows. Only lofts which currently have enough roof space and don't need extending, are suitable for roof light conversions.

House Extension Boxley

Home Extension Boxley (ME14)

Loft extensions are of course not the only means by which to to add much needed space to a property. Home extensions are perhaps the most favoured approach to do this. Space is a major issue when considering house extensions, not all properties have adequate space to do it. Planning permission will also be necessary, and there might be some aggravation linked with this procedure. Extending your house can impact on immediate neighbours and that is why getting the appropriate planning permission is essential. Traditionally the same building companies that do loft extensions will also carry out house extensions. Understand that your property footprint increases with a house extension and the building work could be messy and disruptive. You will have to be aware about a number of details when thinking about a home extension in Boxley, including: shared walls, rights of way, soil conditions, access to the site, nearby trees, the likelihood of flooding and demands on services. In the year 2020 the average price of building house extensions Boxley are in the region of £1,500 and £2,100 per square meter. (Tags: Home Extensions Boxley, House Extensions Boxley, Home Extension Boxley) Click for Boxley Home Extension QUOTES

Loft Conversion Building Regulations

Building Regs for Loft Conversion in Boxley

Your conversion will still have to abide by the appropriate building regulations regardless of whether planning permission is required. This is necessary to ensure that any building work carried out on your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe and meets the minimum requirements for safety, energy efficiency and accessibility. Which building regulations apply to you will be dependent upon the form of loft conversion you're planning on having. In most cases doors, drainage, walls, loft stairs, sound insulation, electrics, floor joists, fire safety and windows are among the things that could be affected by building regs when undertaking a loft conversion. Speak to your architect or builder for the low down on what is necessary, or pop along to your local town building control office, where the appropriate advice will be obtainable.

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Summing Up

Summing Up

Considering everything above, one of the simplest ways to add additional space to your property, is by doing a loft conversion. Basically it won't increase the property footprint, it causes minimal disruption and mess, it adds value to your home, it's cost effective and it will probably not require planning permission. The entire concept, does however, depend on the suitability of your house, with older houses in Boxley normally being more suitable for loft conversion. Less suitable, although not impossible for the loft conversion process, are newer homes having trussed roofs (mainly built after 1960), they tend to have less space and height to work with. If you believe that your Boxley house may be suited to a loft conversion, why not get hold of an expert for some professional guidance?

Finding Boxley Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Boxley: There are various means that you may use to look for a local loft conversion specialist, and the first one we will take a look at is directories on the web. By way of example, you could check on Local Life, Thomson Local, 118 118, Touch Local, Mister What, Cyclex, Yelp, City Visitor and Yell, obviously these directories do not all allow people to leave reviews, which means you don't necessarily get a notion of any specific loft conversion specialist's dependability. A further convenient resource that you are able to use to look for a good loft conversion specialist in Boxley is by searching on trade portals such as TrustaTrader, Local Heroes, Checkatrade, My Hammer, Rated People or My Builder, and as you'll quickly learn, the potential to read through client reviews is the key advantage of these portals. Allowing you to select a quality tradesperson who has been recommended and rated by past clients. The final tip is to ask acquaintances, next door neighbours and family members to endorse a tradesman they've used in the past.

Boxley Loft Conversion Tasks

Boxley Loft Conversion Tasks

Boxley loft conversion specialists can normally help you with bespoke loft storage in Boxley, loft plumbing, loft stairs Boxley, loft carpentry, hip-to-gable loft conversion, loft ventilation in Boxley, loft conversion blueprints, loft boarding, loft renovation Boxley, bungalow loft conversion, loft electrics, cheap loft conversions, velux loft conversion in Boxley, bespoke loft furniture, garage & loft conversions, loft clearances, loft alterations, loft conversion quotations, home extensions, loft makeovers, l-shaped loft conversions Boxley, loft pods in Boxley, loft remodelling, dormer loft conversion and other loft related work in Boxley, Kent.

Kent Loft Conversion Projects

Kent Loft Conversion Enquiries

Recently posted Kent loft conversion postings: Nola Rawlings from Teynham, Kent needs to find someone to provide a price for a conversion in her farmhouse just outside Teynham, Kent. Weronika Morrison in Leybourne wants to hire someone to provide a price for a conversion in her house. Sean Keay in Istead Rise wants somebody to provide an estimate for a loft conversion in his property . Cameron Harman asked about a builder or loft conversion expert in Horton Kirby to provide an estimate for a loft conversion. Jaden Leach and Natalie Houston from Chiddingstone, Kent need to find someone to renew the insulation and board out their attic. Mr and Mrs Pryor want a builder or loft conversion expert in Hadlow, Kent to find out if their home is suitable for converting. Mrs Kent needed a loft conversion company or builder to supply a quotation for a conversion in Sevenoaks Weald. George Benjamin in Lynsted needs somebody to supply a quote for a conversion in his property near Lynsted, Kent.

Loft Conversions Near Boxley

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Loft Conversion Around Boxley

Some Boxley streets where loft conversion work has recently been carried out - Harrow Way, Boxley Road, Dogwood Close, Saddlers Close, Threshers Drive, Spenlow Drive, Sandy Lane, Forestdale Road, Impton Lane, The Spinney, Baron Close, Bargrove Road, Chequers Close, Grange Lane, Trotwood Close, Lombardy Drive, Henley Fields, Walderslade Woods, Wents Wood, Grovewood Drive, Averenches Road, The Medlars, Weavering Street, Barley Fields, Teasel Close, Penhurst Close, Dunn Street Road, Cuckoowood Avenue, Birch Drive, Grey Wethers, as well as these local Boxley postcodes: ME20 7AH, ME5 9JN, ME7 3LB, ME5 9LY, ME5 9GX, ME14 3DB, ME20 7US, ME14 5PT, ME14 5BL, ME14 5PR.

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