Loft Conversions Gatley UK

Gatley Loft Conversions (SK8): Generally the most common method by which homeowners create additional living area in their homes these days is by getting an extension built onto their structure. This might be put on the back, the front or the side and whatever may be the case you will end up significantly increasing your home's footprint. It is possible to generate far more space at a similar cost by having a loft conversion, and even better you won't increase the footprint in the process. One other option of course that could be open to you is to do your garage converted, but this will be dependant upon your having a spare garage that is not required for your car. In most instances a nicely done loft conversion will won't need planning permission, be much less disruptive and messy than a regular extension, add considerable value to your property and enable you to preserve your precious outside space.

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Of course the costs could determine whether or not you press on with the project and several aspects must be taken into account. Among these factors will be, the conversion style you are having, the number of loft windows to be used, the planned use of the rooms created and the layout and size of your house. Generally loft conversion companies in Gatley will give free quotations for loft conversions, so you ought to use this service and get a number of quotes. The average cost for doing a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is considered to be somewhere between £30,000 and £40,000, but obviously will depend on the issues already mentioned.

Loft Conversions Gatley

You will have an abundance of alternatives when it comes to figuring out just what you will do with the extra living space you gain by having a loft conversion. Maybe you are in desperate need of an additional bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family, perhaps you like the idea of a playroom where your children can enjoy their own quality space, or it might be that you are wanting to create an office where you're able to work in a tranquil and calm setting. Whether or not it's one of these, or some other function which you want it to achieve, a loft conversion is an effective solution to do this.

You'll need to figure out how much your home in Gatley will go up in price as a consequence of a loft conversion. There'll likely be a price ceiling on homes in your neighbourhood of Gatley. If you take your house above this ceiling it might prove difficult to sell down the road. This may affect your decision, rendering a loft conversion poor value for money. For householders with no plans to sell, this might not be an issue.

An alternative known as a shell loft conversion is something that you could maybe look at if you're good at do-it-yourself and you are willing to take on a demanding project like this. This is a service whereby the conversion specialist will execute all the key structural work (also called a first-fix loft conversion), including steelwork (when needed), staircase, roofing, Velux windows, joists and mansard/dormers. The interior jobs are left for the home owner (in other words you), so you're able to use your own creative skills to complete the work as you please. For capable people or those of you on a strict budget this can be perfect.

Loft Conversion in Gatley

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

Many homeowners in Gatley prefer to get a loft conversion, as with the help of scaffolding, the majority of the work can be achieved from outside. Consequently you'll undergo a lot less disruption on the inside of your property than you would in the case of an extension. The capability to live normally is important and keeping your home free of dust and mess really helps to achieve this.

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Roof Light Conversions Gatley

With "roof light loft conversions" there's no need to alter the slope and shape of your roof, which makes it by far the least disruptive and most cost-effective sort of loft conversion. Instead, it is simply a case of putting in skylight windows, building an access staircase, and installing an adequate floor. If you already have the required amount of roof space, this might be plausible.

Mansard Loft Conversions Gatley

The Mansard method of creating loft conversions was first seen sometime in the Seventeenth Century the brainwave of a little known French architect by the name of Mansart. It became a big space creating technique that could provide a sizable measure of further liveable space where previously there was none. The Mansard type of conversion is only employed on roof which are pitched and added space is generated by raising one of the walls (usually at the back of a house) along with flattening out the top of the roof, and so creating a pretty much box contour. The finished angle of the wall that's built up must be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It's frequently the situation that you will be looking to lift a wall that is a party wall with a neighbour (especially with a house in a terrace), so this means you'll need your neighbour's collaboration - an additional concern if you are not the best of buddies!

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer windows are a fantastic way to provide both light and space to your loft or attic, and similar to there being different sorts of loft conversion in Gatley, there's also distinct types of dormer windows to choose from. The most often seen sorts of dormer design are: hipped dormers, shed dormers, gable dormers, eyebrow dormers and flat roof dormers. The easiest of those to build and perhaps the most widely used in Gatley is the flat-roofed dormer. This pattern also generates more additional space than all of the other designs, therefore it is practical as well as economical, though it could be thought to be slightly less attractive than some of the alternatives. Eyebrow dormers are very eye-catching in the right setting and consist of a curved roof over a low, wide window, they don't have any straight surfaces. Shed dormer windows are just like flat roofed dormers, having a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Gable dormers tend to be more eye-catching with simple pitched roofs more suited to period properties, gable dormers can also be referred to as gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers. Hipped dormers are eye-catching, have 3 sloped surfaces similar to the existing roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormer windows. (Tags: Dormer Windows Gatley, Dormer Conversions Gatley, Dormer Loft Conversions Gatley)

Conversion Planning Permission

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions Gatley Greater Manchester

By and large a loft conversion doesn't need planning permission, nevertheless there are a few stipulations which should be fulfilled if this is to be the case. Specific limitations should not be exceeded if the roof space needs to be modified, if they are you'll need to obtain planning permission. Planning permission won't be needed as long as these restrictions are fulfilled: the highest section of the existing roof should not be exceeded by an extension, at most 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for semi-detached/detached properties, pre-existing exterior walls should not be overhung by roof extensions, obscure glazing is necessary on side-facing windows, as seen from the main highway no extension must go over the plane of the existing roof slope, building materials utilised in construction must complement pre-existing ones, raised platforms, verandas and balconies are not allowed. Additionally it should be noted that those rules apply to houses and not to maisonettes, converted houses, flats or other buildings. The rights for development are limited and exceptional planning rules are enforced in specific areas. The only real way to figure out if you need planning permission, is to check with the local planning department.

House Extension Gatley

House Extensions Gatley

Needless to say loft extensions are not the only means by which to generate some extra living space in your property. Home extensions are perhaps the most popular way to achieve this. Space is a major issue when thinking about house extensions, not every property will have ample space to do this. You'll also have to undergo the bother of obtaining planning permission if you choose to do a house extension in Gatley. Because your immediate neighbours are generally affected, planning permission is crucial for all home extensions. Quite often the same building companies that do loft extensions will also do home extensions. Understand that the footprint of your property will increase with a home extension and the procedure could be messy and disruptive. Issues like access to the site, shared walls, the existence of trees, demand on services, the likelihood of flooding, rights of way and inherant soil conditions, will all need to be considered when planning a home extension in Gatley. The typical cost of building home extensions Gatley was in the region of £1,700 and £2,000 per M2, at the time of preparing this post in 2020. Click for Gatley Home Extension QUOTES

In Conclusion

In Conclusion

Taking all factors into consideration, a loft conversion is an ideal way to add some extra living space to your house. Basically it won't increase the footprint of the property, it increases the value of your home, it creates less mess and disruption, it will probably not require planning permission and it is cost effective. The construction of your roof could be a deciding factor, with older properties in Gatley generally being better suited to loft conversion than newer ones. Modern homes (generally those constructed since the 1960s) with "trussed" roofs are unlikely to have sufficient space or height to do a loft conversion, although it is not impossible in some instances. If you feel that your Gatley home could be a candidate for a loft conversion, why not contact an expert for some professional advice?

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Recent Greater Manchester loft conversion posts: Mr Walls needed a loft conversion company or builder in Mossley, Greater Manchester to provide a quotation for a conversion, Mr Leopold Jennings from Cheadle Hulme needs somebody to convert his garage, Alina Longhurst in Worsley wants to hire somebody to give an estimate for a loft conversion in her detached house, Mr and Mrs Blundell are hunting for a loft conversion expert in Tottington, Greater Manchester to determine if their terraced house is suited for a conversion, Ms Isla Hayes in Bredbury, Greater Manchester wants to find somebody to do a conversion on her garage, Mr and Mrs Mcelroy want a loft conversion specialist or builder in were looking to get a hip-to-gable loft conversion done on their detached home just outside Shaw and Crompton, Cian Brookes from Bickershaw, Greater Manchester needs someone to supply a quote for a loft conversion in his farmhouse just outside Bickershaw, Greater Manchester, Isaiah wanted a loft conversion specialist or builder to give a price for a conversion in Ramsbottom, Tomasz Mcmanus and Inaaya Draper from Newhey, Greater Manchester need somebody to board out their loft space and renew the insulation, Brooklyn Ford in Uppermill, Greater Manchester needs someone to do a garage conversion.

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Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Gatley: A few years back everybody looked in the Yellow Pages or local newspapers to look for nearby tradespeople, but the contemporary equivalent of that would seem to be browsing around online directories like 118 118, Local Life, Mister What, Cyclex, Yelp, Yell, Thomson Local, City Visitor and Touch Local, even though having a business listed in one of those doesn't guarantee a good quality of workmanship, because just about anybody can publicise their services in such mediums An alternative resource which you should use in order to find a reliable loft conversion specialist in Gatley is by looking on trade portals such as My Hammer, Rated People, Checkatrade, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes, and it's on those that clients are able to post testimonials and reviews regarding work completed and the tradesman who were responsible. The final recommendation is to ask family, acquaintances and neighbours if they can endorse someone they've used.

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Gatley Loft Conversion Services

When we carried out a swift search for "loft conversions Gatley", we came across the following results on a local directory: J & J Plasterers M22 4ZD, Ebdan Building Services M20 6UG, Another Level Loft Conversions M22 4NW.

A few Gatley streets served by Gatley loft conversion specialists: Old Hall Road, Keswick Avenue, Park Mount, Stonepail Close, Oakwood Avenue, Frances Avenue, Green Close, Acres Road, Park Road, Rosewood Gardens, Peckforton Close, South Park Road, Lyntonvale Avenue, Kendal Drive, Brentwood Drive, Fairway, Firs Grove, Altrincham Road, Kenwood Avenue, Lynton Road, Park View, Belmont Road, Pendlebury Road, Styal Road, Rimsdale Close, Ogden Grove.

Places close to Gatley include: Heald Green, Cheadle, Heaton Norris, Bramhall, East Didsbury, Davenport, Cheadle Hulme, Withington, Parrs Wood, Heaton Mersey, Adswood, Barlow Moor, Didsbury, Northenden, Cheadle Heath

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