Loft Conversions Bury

Bury Loft Conversions (BL9): If you want to add some extra living space and while doing so boost the valuation on your house in Bury, you might want to look at having a loft conversion done. This is viewed by professionals to be among the better ways to boost the worth of a property. Because loft conversions hardly ever require planning permission, the attractiveness of this option becomes even more apparent.

Before you go ahead with your loft conversion in Bury, you've got to determine the cost, and a few factors need to be taken into account. Amongst such factors will be, the conversion design you are having done, the layout and size of your property, the planned use of the created rooms and the amount of windows to be used. Because you'll want to get a number of quotations, look out for building companies in Bury who are providing a free quote service. At the moment (2019) the typical cost of a loft conversion in Bury, is around thirty thousand to forty thousand pounds, dependent of course on the aforementioned factors.

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You'll have an abundance of possibilities when faced with making your mind up about what you would like to do with the additional room you get with your loft conversion. Perhaps you would like to put in a den where your kids can enjoy their own quality space, it might be that you need another bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family, or maybe you want to create an office where you're able to work in a relaxed and calm environment. Whichever holds true for you, a loft conversion is certainly an excellent way to deliver that added living space.

There are certain lofts that aren't suitable for a loft conversion, so check before you get too involved. To be sure that your loft can in fact be converted, get a specialist round to look over it. The most crucial issue is the height of your loft space since you must have a minimum height of 2.2 metres to successfully do a loft conversion. You could maybe scramble up into your loft space and check this yourself. Roofs built with rafters tend to be cheaper and easier to convert than those that have trusses, so check what yours has got.

Although the majority of loft conversions in Bury will not require planning permission there are a number of exceptions. You need to get in touch with local planning office before proceeding. You should get some assistance with this process from your chosen Bury loft conversion company. Another matter that's got nothing at all to do with planning permission is the building regs, which you will naturally have to abide by. So you'll now need to confer with the building control office of your local council to verify which laws you have to follow.

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

Property owners in Bury are frequently discouraged from carrying out major home improvements because they tend to be so messy and disruptive. Loft conversions are not so bad as lots of the major structural work can be accomplished using scaffolding on the exterior. This is actually comforting for householders given that disruption leads to stress, and we are certainly better off without that. The capability to continue living normally is vital and keeping your property free of dust and mess helps you to accomplish this.

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Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard technique of doing loft conversions originated sometime during the 17th Century due to a little known French architect known as Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). It was intended as an ingenious way of creating extra living space which would yield a large measure of extra liveable space where there wasn't any before. The Mansard loft conversion is only employed on roof which are pitched and added space is produced by building up one wall (most often in the rear of the home) and also flattening out the roof, hence creating a virtually vertical appearance. The angle of the wall that is built up have got to be at least 72 degrees. It will oftentimes be the situation that the wall needing to be built up is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly with a house in a terrace), so this means you'll need your immediate neighbour's co-operation - yet another worry if you're not the best of friends! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions Bury)

Loft Conversion - The Origins

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Whilst the idea of a loft conversion may seem like a very "British" thing, some of the early loft conversions and probably the first ideas for remodeling lofts started in nineteen sixties America. The exact location for this building craze was the Soho district of New York, where new, chic living environments were created by artists and the like in the higher levels of neglected industrial properties. In fact such buildings and zones had not been allotted for residential use, and as such were to all intents and purposes illegal at the time. It was not until 1971 that New York at long last legalized this practise, and subsequently numerous other districts of New York including Manhattan, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" became the in thing to do for the young, wealthy and talented. In Great Britain doing a loft conversion is an attractive concept especially in large cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London, where space is hard to come by and any means by which to develop added living space without the need to extend the building's footprint is favoured.

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions

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Planning permission is not normally necessary for loft conversions, but for this to apply a few conditions should be met. Certain limitations mustn't be exceeded if the roof space needs remodeling, if they are exceeded then you will need to obtain planning permission. Here are a few of the conditions that have to be fulfilled: existing walls can't be overhung by any roof extension, a maximum of 40 cubic metres added roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for semi-detached/detached houses, when seen from the highway no extension must extend past the height of the existing roof slope, the uppermost section of the existing roof structure must not be exceeded by the extension, raised platforms, verandas and balconies aren't allowed, obscured glass is essential for windows that are side-facing, materials employed in construction must match existing materials. You should keep in mind that it's houses that these rules apply to and not flats, maisonettes, converted houses or other structures. Also, there are certain areas where development is limited and special planning regulations exist. The best way find out if you require permission, is to seek the advice of the local planning office.

Bury loft conversion specialists can normally help you with loft refurbishments in Bury, hip-to-gable loft conversions, loft conversion ideas in Bury, roof light loft conversions, loft rebuilding, roof lift conversions in Bury, loft pods, loft remodelling, loft transformations Bury, shell loft conversions in Bury, loft staircases, conversion designs in Bury and other loft related work in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The latest Greater Manchester loft conversion job requests: Mrs Dakota Tucker in Hale, Greater Manchester needs somebody to convert her garage, Franciszek Collins from Uppermill, Greater Manchester wants someone to give a quote for a conversion in his cottage in Uppermill, Emily Leonard in Tyldesley needs to find somebody to do a garage conversion, Umair Bamford and Marta Featherstone from Uppermill want to hire somebody to replace the insulation and board out their loft space, Mr and Mrs Butterworth are hunting for a loft conversion specialist in Timperley to see if their detached house is suited for converting, Deniz Corbett needed a builder or loft conversion specialist in Hale to supply an estimate for a loft conversion, Robbie Allan from Chew Moor needs to find somebody to give a quotation for a conversion in his farmhouse, Mr Mellor was searching for a builder or loft conversion company to give a quotation for a loft conversion in Standish, Indigo Cope in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester wants someone to give a price for a loft conversion in her detached house, Alicja Kemp in Tottington, Greater Manchester needs to find somebody to give a quote for a conversion in her detached house just outside Tottington, Greater Manchester.

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Ways to seek out loft conversion specialists in Bury: There are a lot of different techniques you can use to search for a loft conversion specialist in Bury, and the initial one we will have a look at is online directories. By way of example, you might search on Yell, Thomson Local, Yelp, Touch Local, City Visitor, Cyclex, 118 118, Local Life and Mister What, whilst being featured in these sorts of internet directories is no guarantee of the reliability of any particular company because any loft conversion specialist happy to fork out the listing fee will be included in them Another invaluable resource that you are able to use to uncover a first rate loft conversion specialist in Bury is to look on one of the trade portals such as TrustaTrader, My Builder, Rated People, Local Heroes, Checkatrade or My Hammer, and it is on those that customers can submit testimonials and reviews concerning the quality of work done and the tradesmen who were responsible. The last and perhaps actually most effective option would be to ask next door neighbours, family and friends if they can kindly endorse a loft conversion specialist they've previously used.

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When we recently conducted a brief search for "loft conversions Bury", we found the following results on Google: Lichfield Construction Ltd BL9 0LU, Chino's Maintenance Ltd BL8 1LQ, JD Contracting Bury Ltd BL8 3EL.

A few Bury areas covered by Bury loft conversion specialists: Booth Street, Chadwick Street, Baguley Drive, The Woodlands, St Michaels Close, Cottam Street, Stockton Drive, Stow Close, Chapel Lane, Dereham Close, Byrom Street, Caldy Drive, Cranham Close, Sunnywood Drive, Duxbury Drive, Sandown Road, Avondale Avenue, Toon Crescent, Springside View, Alum Crescent, Sultan Street, Chesham Crescent, Sheringham Drive, Sunny Top, Bramley Drive, Claybank Drive, Derwent Drive, Thornfield Road, Sales's Lane, Alton Close.

Places around Bury include: Heap Bridge, Fernhill, Little Lever, Pimhole, Ramsbottom, Elton, Chesham, Prestwich, Walshaw, Unsworth, Fishpool, Gigg, Toppings, Heywood, Tottington, Free Town, Whitefield, Limefield

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