Loft Conversions Dunstable

Dunstable Loft Conversions (LU5): If you desperately need another room or two, to accommodate your growing family in Dunstable, is moving house really your best solution? The financial ramifications should be considered as well as the aggravation and stress which is frequently involved in the moving process. There are alternative methods to achieve that additional space and stay right where you are, one of such ways is to get a loft conversion. Should you later decide to move, you can anticipate that your home's value will have risen by as much as 20% to 30%. No wonder that the popular course of action in Dunstable at present is to get a loft conversion put in.

Quotations for Loft Conversions in Dunstable Bedfordshire

Keeping abreast of the costs involved with a loft conversion is extremely important. The final cost is determined by the kind of loft conversion you have and the sort of property that you own. Though averages aren't always that helpful you might be interested to know that the benchmark price for a loft conversion in the UK in 2019 is £35,000. If this sort of amount is well within your spending budget you are ready to go, if it isn't realistic for you, you may need to come up with an alternative solution.

Loft Conversions Dunstable

You will no doubt have already got a clear idea about what your newly added space will be used for in your loft conversion. Perhaps you would like to create a playroom where your children can have their own quality space, it might be that you are in desperate need of an extra bedroom to accommodate your growing family, or maybe you are wanting to create an office where you're able to do your work in a calm and relaxed environment. Whether or not it's one of these, or another function which you would like it to achieve, a loft conversion is an excellent solution to do it.

You should not simply assume that you can go ahead and do a loft conversion, since not every loft is suitable. Calling somebody round to make certain your loft can actually be converted should be the first thing you do. A loft conversion needs a height of at least 2.2 meters. Calculating the height does not need an expert, in actual fact you could do this yourself with nothing more than a measuring tape and a ladder. The sort of roof is likewise a factor, rooves built with trusses are more difficult and costlier than ones with rafters.

If you are something of a do-it-yourself fanatic you could look into having what is known as a shell loft conversion. That's where all of the essential structural work, such as skylights/windows, staircase, joists, steel beams, dormers/mansard and roof alterations is done. The remainder of the project is done by the householder (ie you), so it can be finished as you please and carried out to your own specifications.

Loft Conversion in Dunstable

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

When you've made the decision to go forward with such an undertaking, it's vital that you find a decent company who specialise in loft conversions. You may find you can extract a recommendation from someone you know who's had this kind of work done. Check out reviews on trade websites such as Rated People or Trustatrader and submit a free quotation form to a website like Bark. A respectable short list of loft conversion companies in the Dunstable, Bedfordshire region will be the outcome of this research.

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Dormer Windows Dunstable

Dormer windows are a good option to provide more space and light into your loft, and the same as there are different types of loft conversion in Dunstable, there are also different types of dormers on the market. The most widely used types of dormer designs include: gable dormers, hipped dormers, shed dormers, flat roof dormers and eyebrow dormers. The simplest of those to put in and perhaps the most widely used in Dunstable is the flat roofed dormer window. This pattern also creates more additional space than all of the other types, so it is practical as well as cost-effective, even so it might be viewed as less attractive than the other designs. Eyebrow dormer windows are really eye-catching in the right setting and comprise a curved roof topping a wide, low window, they've got no straight sides. Gable dormers tend to be more eye-catching with basic pitched roofs more suitable for period houses, gable dormers may also be referred to as gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers. Shed dormer windows are very similar to flat roofed dormers, providing a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormer windows are appealing, having three sloping surfaces similar to the original roof, these can also be called hip roof dormers.

Loft Conversion - The Beginnings

Converting Lofts Dunstable Bedfordshire

Whilst the concept of a loft conversion may seem like rather "British", some of the first loft conversions and maybe the first notions of transforming lofts came about in 1960's America. The precise location for this modern building fad was the Soho district of New York, where trendy, new living areas were created by local artists, designers and their like in the upper areas of decrepit industrial buildings. In actual fact such structures and areas had not been allotted for residential purposes, and as a result were mainly illegal in those times. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one when the city ultimately made this practise legal, and thereafter numerous other sections of the city such as Chelsea, Manhattan, Tribeca and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a popular thing for the talented, young and wealthy. In the United Kingdom loft conversion is an appealing concept particularly in big cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield, where building land is hard to come by and any method by which to achieve added space without extending the building's footprint is sought after.

What About Building Regulations?

Building Regulations for Loft Conversion in Dunstable

Your loft conversion will still need to adhere to the appropriate building regs irrespective of whether planning permission is required. This is essential to make certain that any building work carried out on your loft conversion is safe and structurally sound and meets the minimum requirements for accessibility, energy efficiency and safety. The kind of loft conversion that you're planning on having will affect which particular building regulations apply. The aspects of a loft conversion that could well be subject to building regs include walls, windows, doors, loft stairs, drainage, floor joists, electrics, sound insulation and fire safety, though there could be others. Talk to your architect or builder for the low down on what is required, or head on down to your local town building control department, where the appropriate advice will be available.

To Summarize


When you consider all the solutions, doing a loft conversion is clearly one of the the optimal ways that you can add more space or another room to your property. In essence it results in a lot less disruption and mess, it's economical, it will probably not need planning permission, it raises the value of your property and it won't affect the property footprint. The actual roof construction may be a deciding factor, with older houses in Dunstable generally being better suited to loft conversion than more recent ones. Less suitable, although not implausible for the loft conversion option, are newer homes having trussed roofs (mostly built after 1960), they normally have less space and height to work with. If you feel that your Dunstable house could be suitable for a loft conversion, why not get hold of an expert for some advice?

Current Bedfordshire loft conversion job posts: Ms Kelsey Dover from Hockliffe, Bedfordshire wants somebody to do a conversion on her garage, Leonardo Adams in Meppershall, Bedfordshire needs somebody to give an estimate for a loft conversion in his cottage in Meppershall, Bedfordshire, Adam Begum in Maulden wants somebody to convert a garage, Eleni London from Cranfield, Bedfordshire wants someone to give a quotation for a conversion in her house near Cranfield, Bedfordshire, Mr and Mrs Wainwright want a loft conversion expert in were hoping to get a mansard conversion done on their house just outside Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Austin Broadhurst and Miah Coles from Wilstead, Bedfordshire want someone to renew the insulation and board out their loft, Nel Barnett in Riseley, Bedfordshire needs somebody to supply a quote for a loft conversion in her house, Adrian Gardner in Blunham, Bedfordshire wants somebody to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in his farmhouse, Mr Cameron was enquiring about a builder or loft conversion specialist in Toddington, Bedfordshire to give a quote for a conversion, Mr Maximus Atkinson from Flitton needs somebody to convert his garage.

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Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Dunstable: 20 years ago very nearly everybody looked in local newspapers, Yellow Pages or sometimes even cards in shop windows to look for services in Dunstable, although today's equivalent of this would seem to be browsing directories online such as Mister What, City Visitor, Yelp, Cyclex, Thomson Local, Local Life, 118 118, Yell and Touch Local, however there are not any guarantees using this technique simply because more or less anybody is able to advertise in these directories and being listed is not an assurance of the standard of the work they do Also widely used these days is to seek out trusted trades-people in Dunstable with the help of trade portals, some of the favoured of these are My Builder, Rated People, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, My Hammer or Local Heroes, and the chief advantage of these trade portals is that they display customer reviews and testimonials about each tradesman on the site. Lastly you might consider asking friends and family if they are able to suggest a tradesman they've previously used.

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Checking a business directory for "loft conversions Dunstable" turned up these results: Shire Conversions LU5 4HQ, Shire Loft Conversions LU6 1HN, Dual-Tech Construction LU6 3HR.

A few Dunstable areas served by Dunstable loft conversion specialists: Beacon Avenue, The Rye, Constable Close, Bryony Way, Stratford Close, Sundon Road, Dale Close, Southend Lane, Cusworth Way, Stubbs Close, Barrie Avenue, The Crest, Downs Road, Cooks Meadow, Church Croft, Bedford Road, Station Road, Duchess Court, Cheyne Close, Brookfield Avenue, Bidwell Hill, Broadwalk, Cantilupe Close, The Pastures, Bradford Road, The Cedars, Drovers Way, Tudor Drive, Bryant Way, Brandreth Avenue.

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

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