Loft Conversions Castlereagh UK

Castlereagh Loft Conversions (BT6): So, your family is growing and you want an extra room or 2, but is choosing to move house your best option? The financial ramifications should be considered together with the stress and hassle that's typically associated with the moving process. If your present home is suitable you may be able to have a loft conversion in order to generate that added living space. If later on you choose to move, you should discover that the valuation of your house has risen by as much as twenty to thirty percent. No surprise the popular course of action in Castlereagh nowadays is to have a loft conversion put in.

Needless to say the costs may well sway your decision to press ahead with your conversion and a number of factors should be considered. Your conversion costs will depend on, the intended use of the rooms created, the conversion design you are having done, the layout and size of the house and the number of skylights or windows you need. Get as many quotations as possible for your project, a lot of Castlereagh loft conversion companies will offer a free quote service. The United Kingdom average cost of a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is estimated to be between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds.

Loft Conversions Castlereagh

You could have already got a notion as to what your newly added space will be used for in your loft conversion. Perhaps you're in need of an additional bedroom for your growing family, maybe you are wanting to create an office where you are able to do your work in a calm and tranquil setting or it might be that you like the idea of a playroom where your kids can have their own quality space. No matter which of these describes your situation, a loft conversion is without doubt a good means by which to gain that extra living space.

Your property in Castlereagh is going to rise in value as a direct result of a loft conversion, and you'll need to find out by how much. You have to understand that most areas of Castlereagh will have a threshold price for properties. If you take your house above this figure it might turn out to be tricky to sell down the road. It won't come as any surprise that this will make your loft conversion less attractive. You should bear this in mind, even if you currently have no plans to sell up.

If you are a bit of a DIY devotee you could even look into having what is known as a shell loft conversion. All the key structural work, for instance structural floor, steelwork (when needed), roofing work, windows, dormers/mansard and stairs, will be undertaken by the conversion specialist. All the remaining jobs can then be completed by the householder (namely you) or by your favourite tradesman. For skilled people or those on a tight budget this could be a possibility.

Castlereagh Loft Conversion

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

You could be feeling that you can't face the disruption and mess of such building work, but since the majority of the major work on loft conversions can generally be completed from the outside, this shouldn't be a problem. Disruption inside your house, should for that reason, be minimal. There should also be much less dust and mess on the interior, which means you're able to pretty much carry on your day to day life while the work is going on.

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Mansard Conversions

The Mansard style of creating a loft conversion began sometime during the 1600's by a little known French architect named Francois Mansart. It became a huge space saving method which would yield a considerable level of further liveable space in an unused area. The Mansard loft conversion is only utilized on roof which are pitched and the space is produced by building up one of the walls (almost always to the rear of the home) along with leveling out that part of the roof, subsequently creating a near box shape. The finished angle of the wall that's raised have got to be on no less than a 72 degree incline. It is very often the scenario that the wall to be raised is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly in terraced houses), so this means that you'll require the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - an additional concern if you are not the best of friends!

Basement/Cellar Conversions

Cellar/Basement Conversion

If your property is not suitable for a loft conversion, a basement/cellar conversion another superb way to create further living area. Obviously this form of conversion can only be undertaken on certain kinds of home, generally older properties ie: Victorian or period properties. In some instances there are also post-war properties with cellars or basements that are well suited for conversion. As well as the obvious benefit of extra living space, a cellar conversion can also resolve dampness problems and increase the worth of your home. More often than not cellars/basements are merely wasted space with the temptation of simply using them as a dumping ground for worthless trash. Why not transform your basement into a man cave, a games room or an office and make it a whole lot more than simply storage. A guest room or a kitchen/dining room are amongst the other alternatives if your basement is big enough. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Cellar Conversions, Basement Conversions)

In Summary


Taking all things into consideration, a loft conversion is an excellent way to add some additional living space to your home. Basically it is cost effective, it creates minimal disruption and mess, it won't enlarge the footprint of the property, it enhances the value of your house and it will probably not require planning permission. This will obviously be determined by whether or not your property is appropriate for a loft conversion, with older homes in Castlereagh commonly being more suitable due to the roof construction. Modern properties (typically those built after 1960) with "trussed" roofs most likely won't have enough height or space to undertake a loft conversion, although it is not implausible in certain cases. If you feel that your Castlereagh house may be a candidate for a loft conversion, why not contact an expert for some professional advice?

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Recent Northern Ireland loft conversion job posts: Albert Lovell from Gilford wants someone to do a garage conversion, Mr and Mrs Larkin are looking for a loft conversion specialist or builder in Saintfield to determine if their detached house is suited for a conversion, Mr Simpson was interested in a loft conversion company to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in Rostrevor, Lily Lane from Kilrea wants somebody to supply an estimate for a conversion in her property, Carlos wanted a builder or loft conversion expert in Castlewellan to provide a price for a conversion, Huey Fish in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland wants someone to give a price for a loft conversion in his cottage just outside Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, Aurelia Farrow in Donaghcloney, Northern Ireland wants someone to give a quotation for a conversion in her home near Donaghcloney, Mr and Mrs Odling are searching for a builder or loft conversion company in were looking to get a hip-to-gable loft conversion done on their cottage just outside Maghaberry, Mrs Oliwia Pemberton in Castlewellan needs somebody to convert her garage, Karol Cheung in Ballymoney wants someone to supply a quotation for a loft conversion in his property .

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Ways you can find loft conversion specialists in Castlereagh: There are several different ways you can use to uncover a loft conversion specialist in Castlereagh, and the initial one we're going to look into is directories on the internet. For example, you could check on Thomson Local, Cyclex, Mister What, City Visitor, 118 118, Yell, Touch Local, Local Life and Yelp, naturally such directories do not all provide customer reviews, so you don't necessarily get a notion of any particular loft conversion specialist's standard of workmanship. Also very popular at present is to search for trusted trades-people in Castlereagh by utilizing trade portals, among the favourite of these are Local Heroes, My Builder, Checkatrade, My Hammer, Rated People or TrustaTrader, and it is on these that customers can publish testimonials and reviews regarding the work carried out and the tradesmen that did it. The final and maybe actually most effective strategy would be to ask family and friends to suggest a tradesperson they've used.

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Some Castlereagh addresses served by Castlereagh loft conversion specialists: Rathvarna Drive, Nettlehill Mews, Clontara Park, White Mountain Road, Lady Wallace Green, Berkeley Hall Place, Richmond Grove, Woodlands Court, Thornleigh Drive, Plantation Court, Lissue Lane, Warren Gardens Mews, Sprucefield Court, Corby Drive, Ravarnet Road, Woodall Road, Rivergate Lane, Lombard Park, Ferndell, Wood Vale, Bellevue Manor, Lissue Crescent, Linen Mews, Thompson Manor, Rose Park, Wildeen, Drumard Crescent, Warren Park, Breton View.

Places near Castlereagh include: Carryduff, Comber, Drumbo, Saintfield, Crossnacreevy, Newtownards, Belfast, Ballgowan, Hannahstown, Lisburn, Andersontown, Dunmurry, Dundonald, Ormeau, Finaghy, Moneyreagh

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