Loft Conversions Dunstable

Dunstable Loft Conversions (LU5): On the whole the most popular method by which householders generate a bit of extra livable space in their houses these days is by having an extension built onto the property. This might be on the side, the back or the front and no matter which is the case you will end up significantly expanding your home's footprint. You can develop a lot more space for much the same price by putting in a loft conversion, and even better you will not expand the footprint at all. The other option of course which could be possible is to have a garage conversion, but this is dependant on you having a spare garage that you don't need for your car. Typically a nicely converted loft will add considerable value to your property, will not need any planning permission, enable you to preserve your valuable garden space and be less disruptive and messy than a regular extension.

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Before you go ahead with a project such as this you will need to be conscious of the costs involved. Naturally this depends on what type of property you have and what kind of loft conversion you decide on. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average cost of a loft conversion in the UK (2019), yours might be more than this or perhaps it could be less. You can safely go ahead with your project, if this is a figure you are at ease with, if not you might have to try other options.

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You could already have a clear idea as to what your newly added space is going to become in your loft conversion. It might be that you would like to put in a den where your children can have their own quality space, maybe you want to build an office where you'll be able to do your work in a quiet and peaceful setting, or perhaps you need an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family. No matter which of these relates to you, a loft conversion is definitely a good way to gain that extra living space.

How much is likely to be added to the value of your property in Dunstable is something you will need to find out. Not everyone understands the fact that there is always a ceiling price on homes in any neighbourhood of Dunstable. If you need to sell down the road, your property may be hard to sell if it is valued above this figure. This could make doing a loft conversion poor value for money. This may be worth considering even if you currently have no plans to sell your property.

Whilst planning permission is not necessary for most loft conversions in Dunstable, there are some exceptions where safety is concerned. You should check with the local planning office before you begin. This is something that your selected Dunstable loft conversion company should be able to do on your behalf. The building regulations are something else that you have to abide by and this is a different department to planning. To familiarize yourself with the building regulations affecting this kind of work, speak with the local building control office.

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

If you choose to bite the bullet and convert your loft, the initial task will be to get yourself a good local contractor known for doing loft conversions in Dunstable. There'll be several contractors to choose from in the Dunstable area, so endeavour to get recommendations from anyone you know. Check reviews on trade websites such as Checkatrade or Rated People and send in a free quote form to a website like Bark. Using these and other techniques should give you a reasonable short list of prospective loft conversion specialists in Dunstable and the surrounding areas of Bedfordshire.

Loft Stairs Dunstable

Loft Stairs DunstableIf you do end up getting a loft conversion done on your Dunstable property you'll need good access to get up to and down from your newly found living space. This means installing a loft staircase or possibly a loft ladder. You will find numerous different loft stair designs available, and they're generally constructed out of wood or metal. Which style of stair you decide on may be dependant upon your house's layout and shape, but you are able to buy them in spiral form if you prefer elegance and style or in space saving designs for more convenience. No matter which you go for, it is critical that you finish up with easy, safe access that does not overly interfere with the existing living area. It has to also satisfy the relevant Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route in case there is fire. (Tags: Attic Stairs Dunstable, Loft Ladders Dunstable, Loft Stairs Dunstable)

Origins of Loft Conversion

Converting Lofts Dunstable BedfordshireAlthough doing a loft conversion might be considered rather "British", the earliest loft conversions and the first notions of converting lofts started in the United States of America in the Sixties. The specific location of this new building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where fashionable, new living spaces were developed by artists, designers and their like in the upper levels of delapidated industrial properties. The situation was that these industrial buildings and zones were not allotted for residential purposes, and thus were illegal at the time. It wasn't until 1971 that New York ultimately legalized this practise, and consequently various other areas of New York including Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Tribeca followed suit, and "loft living" was the in thing to do for the talented, young and wealthy. In the UK converting a loft is a really desirable undertaking in large urban centres like Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where land is costly and any way to develop further liveable space without the need to extend the footprint of a structure is with good reason sought after. (Tags: First Loft Conversions, History of Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins)

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Local loft conversions: Stanbridge loft conversions, Slip End loft conversions, Eaton Bray loft conversions, Caddington loft conversions, Chalton loft conversions, Battlesden loft conversions, Totternhoe loft conversions, Markyate loft conversions, Leagrave loft conversions, Hockliffe loft conversions, Houghton Regis loft conversions, Tebworth loft conversions, Whipsnade loft conversions, Toddington loft conversions, Edlesborough loft conversions, Sundon loft conversions, Kensworth loft conversions and more.

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A few Dunstable addresses serviced by Dunstable loft conversion specialists: Church Lane, Byfield Close, Brookfield Park, The Orchards, Bunhill Close, Dorchester Close, Clarkes Way, Clifton Road, Tennyson Avenue, Downs Road, Chapel Lane, Shelton Avenue, Castle Close, Doolittle Lane, Catchacre, Bernard Close, St Peters Road, Barton Avenue, Buckwood Lane, Cheney Close, Dovehouse Lane, Swannells Wood, The Avenue, De Montford Court, Boscombe Road, Chiltern Court, Booth Place, Burford Walk.

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Places close to Dunstable include: Markyate, Stanbridge, Slip End, Toddington, Tebworth, Totternhoe, Leagrave, Whipsnade, Caddington, Chalton, Kensworth, Eaton Bray, Hockliffe, Edlesborough, Sundon, Houghton Regis, Battlesden

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