Loft Conversions Chatham

Chatham Loft Conversions (ME4): In order to increase the amount of living space you have in your home in Chatham and at the same time add to the value of your property, you may be considering the possibility of a loft conversion. This is regarded by experts to be amongst the best ways to increase the worth of a property. Having a loft conversion may become even more tempting when you take into account that planning permission will probably not be required.

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Making a comprehensive analysis of the costs associated with having a loft conversion will be critical at this early stage. This will be determined by the type of property being worked on and the design of loft conversion needed. In 2019 the average cost of a loft conversion was approximately £35,000, but this is just a guideline, yours could be more or less than this. There are cheaper ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for instance), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other alternatives.

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The figure above is only to give you a rough idea of the costs involved. Get 3 or 4 detailed quotes before making a decision. The cost of the building materials and construction work will usually be about £1,250 per square metre. As you would imagine, there are other costs to be added, such as building control fees, architects fees and planning fees.

You need to check that your loft is suitable for conversion, because not every loft is. To get advice about whether your loft can in fact be converted, call someone in to survey it. A loft conversion in the UK requires a height of no less than 2.2 meters. You can even scramble up into your loft space and measure the height yourself. Does your roof have trusses or rafters? You might not believe that this matters but it can affect the ease and cost of the project. Doing conversions on roofs with trusses is generally costlier and more difficult.

If you are something of a do-it-yourself fanatic you could possibly even consider having what's known as a shell loft conversion. That's where all the essential structural work, including dormers, steel beams (when needed), roofing, staircase, structural floor and Velux windows is done. The interior jobs are left to the customer (ie you), allowing you to use your own skills to finish the work as you please. For householders with a limited budget, this could be the ideal solution.

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

One of the reasons why loft conversions are popular in Chatham, is that a fair amount the structural work can be achieved from the outside. Consequently you will undergo much less disruption inside your home than you would in the case of an extension. Also there should be a lot less mess and dust on the inside, meaning you can pretty much continue your daily life as normal while the work progresses.

Loft Stairs ChathamLoft Stairs Chatham: If you do elect to get a loft conversion done on your Chatham property you'll need some proper access to get up to and down from this newly built living space. This will mean adding a loft staircase or maybe a loft ladder. There are many different designs of loft stairs to choose from, and they can be manufactured from wood or metal. Which style you opt for may be dependant on your house's layout, but it is possible to buy them in spiral form for elegance or in space saving designs for added convenience. Whichever you choose, it is imperative that you end up with safe, easy access that doesn't interfere too much with your pre-existing living space. It should also meet the relevant Building Regulations, and provide a safe escape route if there is ever a fire. (Tags: Loft Ladders Chatham, Loft Stairs Chatham, Attic Stairs Chatham)

Chatham loft conversion specialists can generally help with loft remodelling in Chatham, loft refurbishment in Chatham, conversion designs in Chatham, loft extension in Chatham, loft renovations in Chatham, loft alterations in Chatham, hip-to-gable loft conversions in Chatham, dormer loft conversions in Chatham, cheap loft conversions in Chatham, attic conversions in Chatham, loft stairs in Chatham, loft surveys in Chatham and other loft related work in Chatham, Kent.

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A brief search for "loft conversions Chatham", a few days ago brought up the following businesses on Yell: K.G. Plastering ME4 5QJ, Sittibuilders Ltd ME5 7AR, Webb Drylining Ltd ME5 7RU.

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A few Chatham addresses covered by Chatham loft conversion specialists: Beacon Hill, Broadlands Drive, Booth Road, Berkshire Close, The Glade, Colchester Close, Bulldog Road, Ash Tree Lane, Barrington Close, Dornden Gardens, Crestway, Blackthorn Avenue, Darenth Rise, Chilham Close, Brownelow Copse, Barnfield, Bowman Close, Alexandra Glen, Devon Close, Second Avenue, Sandpiper Road, Sundridge Drive, Tobruk Way, Corral Close, Cobtree Close, Armada Way, Achilles Road, Birch Drive.

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