Loft Conversions Braintree UK

Braintree Loft Conversions (CM7): An excellent option for both adding extra living space and value to your house in Braintree is to convert your existing loft space. This is regarded by professionals to be one of the best ways to boost the worth of a property. It's got the added benefit that planning permission is hardly ever necessary.

I'm guessing one of the main questions that will be foremost in your mind at this stage is "what will it cost"? Costs of course vary depending on the size and layout of the house and the style of conversion being done. To give you a rough guide, the typical cost of a loft conversion in 2019 was £35,000, so having this figure in mind would be useful. If this sort of number is within your budget you're good to go, if it isn't credible for you, you may have to come up with an alternative solution.

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You might have already got a pretty good idea about what your newly added room will be used for in your loft conversion. Perhaps you need another bedroom to accommodate your growing family, maybe you want to build an office where you'll be able to work in a calm and relaxed environment or it might be that you like the idea of a den where your kids can enjoy their own quality space. Whichever of these it is that you're looking to end up with, a loft conversion provides an ideal means by which to do this.

It is crucial to check into what the value rise on your home in Braintree is going to be, as a result of the loft conversion. The homes in most neighbourhoods of Braintree will have a threshold price. If you take your property above this ceiling it could turn out to be tricky to sell down the road. This could mean that in doing a loft conversion, you aren't getting the best value for your investment. This could be less of a problem for you if you do not plan to sell up.

Property owners in Braintree wanting to build a loft conversion, won't usually need planning permission, except in certain circumstances. You can find out these conditions by contacting your local planning department. The Braintree loft conversion company you've selected will certainly help you with this procedure. As soon as planning permission is out of the way, you'll need to focus on the relevant building regs pertaining to loft conversion. The building regs cover build quality and safety which is very important and the place to go for this is your building control office.

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

The best part where a loft conversion is concerned is that a lot of the work can be done from the outside using scaffolding. Surprisingly, loft conversions are generally considerably less disruptive than are standard home extensions. It should be relatively easy to keep the inside of your house clear of dust and mess and consequently keep on living normally.

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Loft Stairs Braintree

Loft Stairs BraintreeIf you do end up getting a loft conversion done on your property in Braintree you will need to have proper access to get up to and down from this newly created living space. This involves installing loft stairs or at least a loft ladder. There are a number of different designs of loft stairs to choose from, and they are typically made from metal or wood. Which style of stair you go with may be dependant upon the layout and shape of your house, but you can buy them in spiral form for elegance and style or in space saving designs for more convenience. Whatever you go for, you want to end up with convenient, safe access that does not excessively interfere with your existing living area. It should also adhere to the latest Building Regulations, providing an escape route in case of fire.

Mansard Loft Conversions Braintree

The Mansard variety of doing loft conversions was first used sometime during the 1600's thanks to a little known French architect by the name of Mansart (not Mansard). He hoped it would be a useful way of creating space which could yield a large volume of additional living space in a previously unused area of the house. This style of conversion can only be built on pitched roofs and additional space is generated by elevating one wall (frequently in the rear of the house) and also leveling out the roof, hence creating a virtually box contour. The angle of the wall that is raised should be on not less than a 72 degree slant. It will very often be the scenario that you will be planning to lift a wall that is a party wall (particularly with houses in a terrace block), so this means that you will need your immediate neighbour's collaboration - an extra concern if you do not get along that well! (Tags: Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions)

History of Loft Conversions

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Whilst the process of doing a loft conversion might seem like an awfully "British" thing, some of the early loft conversions and possibly the first ideas for upgrading loft spaces came about in the United States during the 60's. The neighbourhood involved in this new building craze was the Soho district of New York, where trendy, new living areas were built by local designers and artists in the upper levels of ramshackle industrial structures. In actual fact those buildings and zones were not designated for this purpose, and hence were mainly illegal at the time. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that New York City eventually legalized this practise, and consequently numerous other sections of New York including Tribeca, Manhattan, Chelsea and Greenwich Village followed suit, and "loft living" was the thing to do for the young, wealthy and talented. In Great Britain doing a loft conversion is a particularly attractive concept in big cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield, where building space is at a premium and any way to gain more space without extending the footprint of a structure is welcome.

Braintree loft conversion specialists can normally help with garage & loft conversions Braintree, loft renovations, roof lift loft conversions in Braintree, dormer loft conversions, shell loft conversions Braintree, loft extensions in Braintree, velux loft conversions in Braintree, loft boarding Braintree, loft conversion blueprints Braintree, loft conversion ideas in Braintree, loft repairs, loft storage solutions, loft conversion windows Braintree, bungalow loft conversion, loft refurbishments, hip-to-gable loft conversions, loft rebuilding Braintree, roof light conversions, loft pods Braintree and other loft related work in Braintree, Essex.

Recent Essex loft conversion postings: Mr Teddie Lander from Shoeburyness wants to hire somebody to convert his garage, Peter Meakin in Epping, Essex needs to find someone to provide a quote for a conversion in his farmhouse just outside Epping, Essex, Bethan Chilvers in Maylandsea wants somebody to provide a quote for a conversion in her house, Miss Orla Gillespie from Kelvedon Hatch, Essex wants somebody to do a conversion on her garage, Ines was struggling to find a builder or loft conversion specialist to provide a quote for a loft conversion in Hadleigh, Mr and Mrs Barnett are searching for a builder or loft conversion specialist in Hatfield Broad Oak to determine if their property is suitable for a conversion, Lilliana Whelan from Dovercourt, Essex needs someone to provide a quote for a loft conversion in her farmhouse in Dovercourt, Essex, Braydon Hamill in Great Tey, Essex wants to hire somebody to give a quotation for a conversion in his cottage, Aamir Lancaster was in search of a loft conversion expert in Felsted to provide a quote for a conversion, Mr and Mrs Judd need a builder or loft conversion expert in are trying to get a mansard conversion done on their home near Burnham on Crouch.

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Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Braintree: Of the wide range of ways on hand to seek out nearby trades-people in Braintree like loft conversion specialists, one that has existed for some time is web business directories. These are really the modern day alternative of the old Yellow Pages, which everyone in the UK at one time used to look for services locally. In this computer age folks look in Local Life, Yell, Thomson Local, Cyclex, Yelp, 118 118, Mister What, Touch Local and City Visitor, however entries in these directories are available to anyone ready to pay the fee, which is no guarantee of quality One other favorite solution for looking for a loft conversion specialist in this technological age is to look on web portals such as Local Heroes, My Hammer, My Builder, TrustaTrader, Rated People or Checkatrade, and it is on those that clients are able to post reviews about the quality of work conducted and the loft conversion specialist that did it. The final and perhaps even the perfect strategy would be to ask neighbours and friends if they can recommend a loft conversion specialist they have used before.

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Some Braintree locations served by Braintree loft conversion specialists: Milton Avenue, Railway Street, Dickens Close, Driberg Way, St Mary's Road, Brise Close, Hillside Gardens, Rose Gardens, Bulrush Close, Damask Mews, Harrison Drive, Perryfields, Longacres, Park Drive, Bishops Avenue, Saxon Bank, Mill Hill, Stephenson Road, Nichols Grove, Johnson Close, Wheatley Avenue, Nineacres, Rose Hill, Peartree Close, Alpha Close, Bennett Close, South Street, Badger Grove.

Places close to Braintree include: Shalford, Halstead, Panfield, Stisted, Coggeshall, Chelmsford, Great Dunmow, Great Leighs, Gosfield, Bocking, Finchingfield, Cressing, Witham, Silver End, Black Notley, Bradwell, Rayne, Great Notley

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