Loft Conversions Gravesend UK

Gravesend Loft Conversions (DA11): When you are thinking about home improvements that can both add living space and value to your home in Gravesend, a loft conversion will definitely be an alternative to look into. When you think about the alternative methods to boost the value of your property, loft conversion holds up as one of the most effectual. When you take into account the fact that most loft conversions do not need planning permission, the approach becomes even more desirable.

There are a few variables to account for when you are working out the costs for doing a loft conversion in Gravesend. The ultimate price of your loft conversion will be impacted by, the conversion design you are having done, the type and number of windows or skylights you would like, the planned use of the room created and the layout and size of your house. It'll be helpful to obtain a few free estimates for your loft conversion, and most local loft conversion firms will supply this service. The average cost of a loft conversion currently (2019) is estimated to be between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds, though obviously is determined by the things stated previously.

Loft Conversions Gravesend

Even though there are many practical uses for the newly created room generated by a loft conversion, you will more than likely already have a notion regarding what you will be using it for. Maybe you're in need of another bedroom for your growing family, perhaps you would like to put in a den where your children can enjoy their own quality space, or it might be that you want to build an office where you're able to work in a relaxed and calm environment. Whatever applies to you, a loft conversion is without doubt an excellent way to deliver that additional living space.

Loft conversions invariably add value to a home in Gravesend, so determining just how much that added value is likely to be is crucial. There's generally a threshold price on homes in all neighbourhoods of Gravesend. It could be tricky to sell a house that is higher than this ceiling price. A loft conversion becomes a much less attractive project in situations like these. Even for those of you who aren't thinking about selling, this is worth taking into consideration.

Whilst generally it isn't always necessary to get planning permission for a loft conversion in Gravesend, there can be conditions. Before proceeding much further with your conversion, you should check with the local planning department for Gravesend. You could get some assistance with this process from your preferred Gravesend loft conversion company. When planning permission is sorted, you'll need to focus on the latest building regulations affecting loft conversion. So you will now need to talk to the building control department of your local council to establish which laws you have to abide by.

Gravesend Loft Conversion

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

One of the reasons why loft conversions are a favourite in Gravesend, is that a fair amount the structural work can be accomplished externally. This can be reassuring for homeowners since disruption and chaos triggers stress, and we're certainly best off without that. There should also be much less dust and mess on the inside, meaning you can pretty much carry on your daily routine as normal while the work goes on.

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Loft Stairs Gravesend

Loft Stairs GravesendIf you do end up having a loft conversion done on your home in Gravesend you will need to have some proper access for getting up to and down from your newly built living space. This entails putting in a loft staircase or possibly a loft ladder. You will find many different designs of loft stairs to choose from, and they're normally made out of wood or metal. Which style you go with might be dependant on the layout and shape of your house, but you can buy them in spiral form if you prefer elegance or in space saving variations for more convenience. Whatever you choose, you want to finish up with convenient, safe access which does not interfere too much with the existing living area. It must also abide by the current Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route in case there is fire.

Dormer Windows Gravesend

Dormer windows are a fantastic way to provide both space and light into your loft, and as there are varied sorts of loft conversion in Gravesend, there are also several kinds of dormers available. The preferred varieties of dormer construction include: eyebrow dormers, shed dormers, flat roof dormers, gable dormers and hipped dormers. The simplest of those to build and perhaps the most widely used in Gravesend is the flat-roof dormer. This design also creates more additional space than all the other designs, it is therefore practical as well as cheap, however it might be viewed as less attractive than the alternatives. Hipped dormers are appealing, having three sloped surfaces similar to the original roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormer windows. Shed dormer windows are quite similar to flat roof dormers, featuring a roof (on a single plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Eyebrow dormer windows are really eye-catching in the proper location and consist of a curving roof over a wide, low window, they've got no straight sides. Gable dormers tend to be more eye-catching with simple pitched roofs more suited to older houses, gable dormers are often referred to as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers.

Basement/Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion

If your home is just not a good candidate for a loft conversion, a cellar/basement conversion another splendid way to add extra living area. By and large, only older residences (ie: Period or Victorian properties) are appropriate for this form of conversion. Certain post-war homes might also be suitable and if you are lucky enough to have the luxury of a cellar, you should get the most from it? As well as the obvious advantage of more space, a cellar conversion could also clear up issues with dampness while increasing the value of your property. A lot like what folks use their attics for, countless property owners just use their basements or cellars as a dumping ground (storage!) for a variety of household waste. You could convert your basement into an entertainment zone, an office or a man cave and make it so much more than just storage. If you've got plenty of space an extra bedroom or maybe even a self-contained apartment are amongst the other potential options. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Cellar Conversions, Basement Conversions)

Loft Pods, Loft BUDS and Home Extension Pods

Loft BUDS, Loft Pods and Home Extension Pods

If you have got a few quotations for a loft conversion and find that they're much too expensive for your situation a "loft pod", "house extension pod" or "loft BUD" might be more economical. Apart from the cost these are also quicker to put in place and considerably less disruptive. Coming within the 20,000 - 30,000 pound price range, makes loft pods a better prospect for a lot of UK householders. Basically an approximately 3 metre by 3 metre module extension, a loft pod is generally added onto the rear of a house, over the 1st floor. A loft bud (or pod) may be used as an independent extension in its own right or possibly even attached to a pre-existing loft conversion. A loft pod module could have a broad range of functions, favorite options being a home office, a mini-gym, a kid's playroom or a home cinema. (Tags: Loft Buds, Loft Pods, Home Extension Pods)

In Conclusion


When you evaluate all of the alternatives, having a loft conversion is definitely one of the the optimum ways that you can add additional space or another room to your home. Essentially it causes minimal mess and disruption, it will probably not require planning permission, it does not enlarge the footprint of the property, it adds value to your home and it is economical. The entire concept, does however, depend on the suitability of your home, with older homes in Gravesend commonly being more suitable for loft conversion. Less suitable, though not impossible for the loft conversion option, are newer homes with "trussed" roofs (largely constructed since the 1960s), they normally have less space and height to work with. If you consider that your Gravesend house may be suitable for a loft conversion, why not get hold of an expert for some advice and guidance?

Gravesend loft conversion specialists can normally help you with cellar conversions, loft conversion ideas, loft alterations Gravesend, part-build lofts Gravesend, hip-to-gable loft conversions, roof lift conversions, loft refurbishment in Gravesend, dormer loft conversions, loft & garage conversions, loft insulation in Gravesend, bungalow loft conversions Gravesend, velux loft conversions, attic conversions, loft transformations in Gravesend, loft pods in Gravesend, loft renovation, home extensions in Gravesend, loft storage solutions in Gravesend, loft extensions in Gravesend and other loft related work in Gravesend, Kent.

Current Kent loft conversion job posts: Kingsley Kay and Savannah Darlington in Sutton At Hone need somebody who can board out their loft space and renew the insulation, Amber-Rose Sayers from New Barn, Kent wants to find somebody to give a quotation for a conversion in her house just outside New Barn, Kent, Maja Mckeown from Minster wants to find somebody to do a garage conversion, Ms Mariella Laycock in Nettlestead, Kent wants somebody to do a conversion on her garage, Mr Alan Wild in Sellindge, Kent needs to find somebody to do a conversion on his garage, Eesa Ashby in Stanhope needs to find someone to provide a price for a conversion in his detached house near Stanhope, Kent, Mr and Mrs Mcdonald are looking for a loft conversion specialist or builder in Sundridge, Kent to determine if their house is suitable for converting, Mrs Peters was enquiring about a loft conversion expert or builder to provide a price for a loft conversion in Mereworth, Sadie Worthington from Boughton Monchelsea wants someone to give a price for a loft conversion in her home, Mr and Mrs Ashton want a loft conversion expert in are hoping to get a Velux conversion carried out on their detached house just outside Brabourne Lees, Kent.

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Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Gravesend: There are naturally lots of different ways open to you for tracking down loft conversion specialists and other local businesses in Gravesend and the chief technique that folks used 20 years or so ago was to check out the Yellow Pages or a local newspaper. In the world today local newspapers and such like seem to be on the internet along with a variety of handy web directories like Mister What, Cyclex, Thomson Local, 118 118, Local Life, Yell, City Visitor, Touch Local and Yelp, even though having a business listed in one of these doesn't guarantee you a decent quality of workmanship, because just about anyone is able to promote their "skills" in such mediums One other resource which you could use in order to identify a good loft conversion specialist in Gravesend is by looking on trade portals like Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Hammer, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Rated People, and it's on these portals that customers can submit reviews in relation to the standard of the work undertaken and the loft conversion specialist that were responsible. Last but not least you could give some thought to asking friends, family members and neighbours if they are able to suggest a loft conversion specialist they have previously used.

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Gravesend Loft Conversion Services

A few Gravesend addresses served by Gravesend loft conversion specialists: The Coppice, Carters Hill Lane, Ashleigh Close, Thong Lane, Spire Close, Battle Street, Cecil Road, Beech Mast, Brimstone Lane, Sandown Road, Tudor Close, The Hedgerows, Berkley Row, Castlefields, Bedford Road, Butchers Hill, Bramley Close, Cross Lane West, Tamesis Strand, Betsham Road, Boucher Drive, Chapmans Hill, Chestnut Lane, Trosley Avenue, Clive Road, The Knole, Abbey Road, Swillers Lane, Cob Drive, Tree Tops.

Places around Gravesend include: Istead Rise, Ebbsfleet, Singlewell, Cobham, Southfleet, Chalk, Hook Green, Northfleet Green, Shorne, Longfield, Greenhithe, Strood, Higham, Northfleet, Bean, Milton, Stone, Swanscombe, Denton

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