Loft Conversions Cirencester

Cirencester Loft Conversions (GL7): On the whole the most popular way that house-holders generate a little extra livable space in their houses nowadays is by having an extension built on the structure. This can be done on the back, the front or the side and no matter which may be the case you'll be extending the footprint of your home. It's possible to create even more room at a roughly similar price converting your loft, and you'll not increase the footprint in the process. One other alternative that could be possible is to do a garage conversion, although this will be dependant on your having a garage to spare that you don't require for your car. In most cases a nicely done loft conversion will enable you to preserve your precious garden space, add a fair amount of value to your property, will likely not need any planning permission and be less messy and disruptive than a traditional extension.

Prices for Loft Conversions in Cirencester Gloucestershire

Keeping abreast of the costs involved with a loft conversion is extremely important. The final cost is determined by the style of loft conversion you have and the type of property you live in. At this stage you may be interested to learn that £35,000 is the guideline price for a UK loft conversion in 2019. If this is something that you can comfortably afford then you should be all set to go, if not perhaps you should think again.

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You shouldn't take these figures as gospel, since there are many variables involved. Each square metre of your loft conversion will cost about £1,250 for building materials and construction work. That is not the end of it though, as you will have to consider architect fees, building control fees and planning fees at the very least.

You shouldn't just assume that you can go ahead and do a loft conversion, as not all lofts are suitable. The simplest way to be certain that your loft can be converted, is to call in an expert. The most significant issue is the height as you need a minimum height of 2.2 metres to successfully do a loft conversion. You could even clamber up into your loft space and measure the height for yourself. The kind of roof you have will also be a factor, rooves with trusses are more expensive and trickier than ones made with rafters.

If you're a bit of a do-it-yourself fanatic you could possibly think about getting what is called a shell loft conversion. Also sometimes called first-fix loft conversion, this is where the main structural tasks are undertaken, including steelwork, roof alterations, mansard/dormers, skylights/windows, joists and stairs. All the finishing work is then done by the customer (ie you) or by a favoured tradesman.

Loft Conversion Cirencester

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

If you elect to take this leap of faith and convert your loft, the first job will be to get yourself a good local contractor known for doing loft conversions in Cirencester. If you know of somebody who has recently done a loft conversion, ask if they can recommend a contractor. There are numerous websites online who will help you find tradesmen you could try Rated People or Checkatrade, even better try Bark. This should provide you with an overview of dependable people in the Cirencester area that you might use.

Roof Light Conversions Cirencester

If you are looking for a less disruptive and more cost-effective form of loft conversion, the "roof light conversion" could perhaps be the answer to your dreams, because changes to the slope and shape or your roof aren't necessary. Instead, it's solely a case of putting in skylight windows, fitting an access staircase, and installing an appropriate floor. Only lofts that already have sufficient roof space and don't need extending, are possible candidates for roof light loft conversions. (Tags: Roof Light Conversions Cirencester, Roof Light Loft Conversions Cirencester)

Origins of Loft Conversions

Though the concept of a loft conversion may be considered a very "British" thing, some of the first loft conversions and possibly the initial ideas for upgrading such spaces began in the United States during the nineteen sixties. The neighbourhood which was involved in this building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where new, stylish living areas were built by artists and designers in the upper levels of decrepit industrial buildings. The truth was that these areas and industrial buildings hadn't been designated for residential usage, and thus were to all intents and purposes illegal in the day. It wasn't until the early 70's when the city eventually legalized this practise, and subsequently some other districts of the city such as Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Tribeca and Chelsea followed suit, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the wealthy, talented and young. In Britain loft conversion is an especially appealing concept in large population centres like Birmingham, London, Manchester and Liverpool, where land is limited and any method by which to acquire more living space without having to extend the footprint of a structure is with good reason welcome. (Tag Words: History of Loft Conversions, First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins)

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Local loft conversions: Kemble loft conversions, Lower Norcote loft conversions, Coates loft conversions, Preston loft conversions, Somerford Keynes loft conversions, South Cerney loft conversions, Ampney Crucis loft conversions, Perrotts Brook loft conversions, Ewen loft conversions, Stratton loft conversions, Barnsley loft conversions, Baunton loft conversions, Siddington loft conversions, Daglingworth loft conversions, North Cerney loft conversions and more.

Cirencester Loft Conversion Services

Some Cirencester locations covered by Cirencester loft conversion specialists: Keble Close, Nursery Road, The Mead, Baunton Lane, Weavers Road, Market Place, Burford Road, Black Jack Street, Swindon Road, Hammond Way, Beaufort Court, Berry Hill Crescent, Smith's Field, Fosse Close, Cotswold Close, Melmore Gardens, Park Lane, Purley Avenue, Beech Grove, Cranhams Lane, The Maples, White Way, Chester Crescent, Bingham Close, Little Meadow, Cricklade Road.

Places near Cirencester include: Lower Norcote, Siddington, Baunton, Preston, Kemble, Stratton, Ampney Crucis, South Cerney, Ewen, Perrotts Brook, Somerford Keynes, Barnsley, North Cerney, Coates, Daglingworth

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