Loft Conversions Dorchester

Dorchester Loft Conversions (DT1): By and large the commonest way that homeowners create some additional living space in their houses at present is by having an extension built onto their property. This may be done on the back, the front or the side and no matter what is the case you will end up increasing your home's footprint. It's possible to develop more room at a similar cost converting your loft, and you'll not increase the footprint in the process. The other option which might be possible would be to have your garage converted, however this is dependant on your having a garage to spare that you don't require for your car. In most situations a loft conversion will not require planning permission, add a good amount of value to your property, be less messy and disruptive than a conventional extension and enable you to keep your valuable outside space.

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You'll obviously be wanting to know about the costs that may be incurred by doing a loft conversion. This will be determined by the style of property being worked on and the kind of loft conversion required. In the UK (2019) the average cost of a loft conversion works out at around £35,000, which gives you a rough idea of the sort of costs involved. You can safely go ahead with your project, if this is a figure you are comfortable with, if not you might have to try other options.

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Don't count on the exactness of these figures though, considering that so many variables will impact on the price. Each m2 of your loft conversion will cost about £1,250 for construction work and materials. As you would imagine, there are other costs to be added, such as architects fees, building control fees and planning fees.

It is crucial to check into what the value rise on your property in Dorchester is likely to be, due to the loft conversion. There is likely to be a ceiling price on homes in your neighbourhood. Your home could be hard to sell in the future if you take it above this price. A loft conversion becomes a much less viable project in circumstances like these. This will be less of a worry for you if you are not planning to sell.

A shell loft conversion is one thing that you could maybe think about if you are competent at do-it-yourself and fancy a demanding project like this. All the essential structural jobs, including dormers, joists, roofing, steelwork (when needed), external windows and doors and stairs, will be undertaken by the conversion contractor. Everything else is left for the householder (ie you), allowing you to use your own creative skills to finish off the work at your leisure.

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

Homeowners in Dorchester are often discouraged from carrying out serious home improvements because they can be so messy and disruptive. Loft conversions aren't such a pain since almost all of the hard work can be accomplished working from scaffolding on the exterior. Surprisingly, loft conversions can actually be less annoying and disruptive than are traditional extensions. With less dust and mess on the inside of your home, it is easier to keep on living normally as the work progresses.

Loft Stairs Dorchester

Loft Stairs DorchesterIf you choose to get a loft conversion built on your home in Dorchester you'll need decent access for getting up to and down from this newly created living area. This entails installing loft stairs or at the very least a loft ladder. There are numerous different designs of loft stairs available on the market, and they're normally manufactured out of metal or wood. Which style of loft stairs you decide on may be dependant on your house's layout, but it's possible to get them in space saving designs for added convenience or in spiral form for more style and elegance. Whatever you go for, it is essential that you end up having convenient, safe access that doesn't overly interfere with the pre-existing living area. It has to also abide by the current Building Regulations, and provide an escape route in the event of fire.

Loft Conversion Beginnings

Although the idea of a loft conversion may seem like an awfully "British" thing, some of the earliest loft conversions and probably the first notions of upgrading such spaces started in the US in the 60's. The specific location of this building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where new, cool living environments were developed by local designers, artists and their like in the upper levels of derelict industrial structures. In reality such areas and buildings had not been designated for this purpose, and thus were strictly speaking illegal at that time. It wasn't until 1971 that New York City ultimately legalized this practise, and subsequently some other districts of the city such as Tribeca, Chelsea, Manhattan and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the young, talented and wealthy. In the UK loft conversion is an appealing proposition especially in large cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and London, where building space is limited and any method by which to achieve additional space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is naturally popular. (Tag Words: First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins, History of Loft Conversions)

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Dorchester Loft Conversion Services

A few Dorchester locations served by Dorchester loft conversion specialists: The Folly, Barlake Court, Diggory Crescent, Stokehouse Street, Alington Place, The Terrace, Alfred Place, Augustan Close, South Street, Ash Hill, School Lane, Athelstan Road, Alington Terrace, South Terrace, Chalk Pit Lane, Trinity Street, Came View Road, Beech Close, Caters Place, Chydyok Road, Springham Walk, Chester Close, Talbothays Road, Blacknoll, Acreman Close, Crewkerne Road, Combe Way, Acland Road, Cornwall Road, The Moor.

Places near Dorchester include: Puddletown, Poundbury, Charminster, Crossways, West Knighton, Weymouth, Frampton, Maiden Newton, Preston, Broadmayne, Fordington, Martinstown, Grimstone, Piddlehinton, Portesham, Chickerell

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