Loft Conversion Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow Loft Conversion and Design Services

Great Dunmow Loft Conversions (CM6): When thinking about the possibilities for adding more living space to your property in Great Dunmow, and in the process boosting its value, a loft conversion should unquestionably be one of the options. Of all the possible ways to improve the value of a property, this is considered to be one of the better ones. It has the added benefit that planning permission is seldom required.

Obviously the cost may well sway your decision to press ahead with your project and several variables must be considered. Certain things which will affect the final cost of your loft conversion are, the conversion style you are having done, the amount of windows you need, the layout and dimensions of your house and the planned use of the room created. It'll be useful to acquire several free quotations for your loft conversion in Great Dunmow, and most local conversion firms will supply this type of service. In 2020 the average cost of doing a loft conversion in Great Dunmow, is roughly thirty to forty thousand pounds, depending of course on the above mentioned issues.

Loft Conversions Great Dunmow

You must never consider these numbers as gospel, since there are many criteria involved. Yet another average number that might give you a closer idea is that generally loft conversions work out at roughly £1,250 per m2 (this is for materials and construction work). As you'd imagine, there are additional costs to be incorporated, for example architect fees, planning fees and building control fees.

You will want to establish exactly how much your house in Great Dunmow will go up in price as a result of a loft conversion. Not everyone understands that there's always a ceiling price on properties in any neighbourhood of Great Dunmow. If you take your house over this price it may prove hard to sell in the future. It will come as no surprise that this would make your loft conversion less of an attraction. You ought to give this some consideration, even if you currently have no plans to sell.

If you happen to be a bit of a do-it-yourself fanatic you might even look at getting what is known as a shell loft conversion. That's where all the key structural work, like joists, dormers, staircase, roofing, Velux windows and steelwork (when needed) is completed. Everything else is left for the customer (which is to say you), so you can employ your own initiative to complete the work as you please.

Loft Conversion Great Dunmow (CM6)

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

Many property owners in Great Dunmow decide to get a loft conversion, because with the aid of a scaffold, almost all of the structural work can be accomplished from outside. Surprisingly, loft conversions are normally much less disruptive than are traditional home extensions. The ability to carry on living as normal is vital and keeping your house clear of dust and mess helps you to accomplish this.

Loft conversions are available in Great Dunmow and also nearby in: Churchend, Dunmow, Little Dunmow, Great Notley, Little Canfield, Bambers Green, Great Waltham, Black Notley, Barnston, Little Easton, Duckend Green, Stebbing, Felstead, Takeley, Great Easton, and in these postcodes CM6 1AH, CM6 1AE, CM6 1PW, CM6 1HB, CM6 1EB, CM6 1GN, CM6 3AS, CM6 1GL, CM6 1DN, CM6 1YY. Locally based Great Dunmow loft conversion specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01371 and the postcode CM6. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of loft conversions in your location.

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Mansard Loft Conversions Great Dunmow

Mansard Loft Conversion Great Dunmow: The Mansard sort of doing a loft conversion was first seen in the 1600's the brainwave of a French architect known as Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). He hoped it would be a valuable way of creating living space that would generate a large amount of further living space where there previously was none. The Mansard attic conversion can only be applied to roof which are pitched and additional space is created by building up one of the walls (often in the rear of the home) and flattening out that part of the roof, and as a result creating a pretty much vertical profile. The final angle of the lifted wall is required to be on no less than a 72 degree incline. It will often be the case that the wall which needs lifting is also your neighbour's (particularly with terraced houses), so this means you'll need your neighbour's co-operation - an additional concern if there's any animosity!

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Great Dunmow

Many semi-detached and detached properties in Great Dunmow have got hipped roofs with inclined ends as well as sides. This kind of roof design limits the quantity of room that is readily available for a loft conversion, but by employing a hip-to-gable loft conversion, much more space can be generated. Much more extra space is generated by in essence changing a hip end into a gable end, as the incline is transformed into a vertical. You may even be able to do a double hip-to-gable loft conversion, if your house is a detached property in Great Dunmow, because in such cases there is a good chance that you will have 2 hipped ends. You'll still have to double check with your local planning department, but as a rule hip to gable conversions slot into the "permitted developments" group and do not require planning approval. As well as semi-detached and detached properties, end-of-terrace dwellings in Great Dunmow could also be candidates for a hip-to-gable conversion if they've got hipped roofs. Hip-to-gable conversions are often more costly than other styles of loft conversion, due to the additional structural work that's required. An alternate solution which is more affordable but doesn't generate so much space, is a side dormer conversion.

Roof Light Conversions Great Dunmow

If you would prefer not to adjust the slope and shape of your roof, the solution may be a "roof light conversion". Instead, it's solely a case of putting in windows, fitting stairs, and installing a sturdy floor. These loft conversions are suitable only if your loft already has sufficient roof space.

Building Regulations

Building Regs for Loft Conversion in Great Dunmow

Your conversion will still have to adhere to the relevant building regs regardless of whether planning permission is necessary. This is to ensure that the resulting conversion is structurally sound and that it matches the minimum requirements for accessibility, energy efficiency and safety, as stipulated by building control. Different sorts of loft conversion will be subject to different regulations. The elements of a loft conversion that may be affected by building regulations include fire safety, floor joists, sound insulation, loft stairs, drainage, electrics, windows, walls and doors, though there could be others. Your local Great Dunmow building control office will advise you regarding which building regulations apply to your conversion, or you can speak to your builder or architect for the low down on what's needed.

Loft Conversion Origins

Converting Lofts Great Dunmow Essex

Though the concept of a loft conversion may seem like rather "British", some of the first loft conversions and probably the first ideas for converting lofts started in nineteen sixties America. The neighbourhood involved in this modern building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where new, trendy living areas were created by artists, designers and their like in the upper areas of derelict industrial buildings. In reality such industrial buildings and areas had not been set aside for residential purposes, and as a result were illegal at the time. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that New York at long last made this practise legal, and thereafter several other districts of the city including Tribeca, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Manhattan joined the revolution, and "loft living" became the in thing to do for the wealthy, young and talented. In Britain doing a loft conversion is an especially desirable proposition in huge cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield, where land is scarce and any way to gain more liveable space without the need to extend the building's footprint is welcome.

Dormer Windows

Great Dunmow Dormer Loft Conversion (CM6)

Dormer Conversions Great Dunmow: Dormer windows are a fantastic way to provide both light and space into a loft area, and the same as there are different forms of loft conversions in Great Dunmow, you can also find a variety of dormer windows available. The most widespread forms of dormer designs are: shed dormers, gable dormers, eyebrow dormers, hipped dormers and flat roof dormers. The simplest of these dormer windows to put in and perhaps the most widely used in Great Dunmow would be the flat roofed dormer window. This style also creates more additional space than all the other types, so it is functional as well as cost-effective, although it may be considered less desirable than the alternatives. Eyebrow dormers are very appealing in the right location and comprise a curving roof over a low, wide window, they don't have any straight sides. Gable dormers tend to be more attractive with straightforward pitched roofs more suitable for older homes, gable dormers are often referred to as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Shed dormer windows are quite similar to flat roof dormers, having a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormer windows are quite eye-catching, have three sloping surfaces similar to the original roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers. (Tags: Dormer Conversions Great Dunmow, Dormer Windows Great Dunmow, Dormer Loft Conversions Great Dunmow)

Cellar Conversion

Cellar/Basement Conversion

Cellar Conversion Great Dunmow: A cellar/basement conversion is yet another effective way to add additional liveable space to your house. Naturally this form of conversion can only be undertaken on particular kinds of home, normally older properties for instance Victorian or period properties. In some cases you will find that there are also properties built after the war with cellars that are suitable for conversion. Doing a high quality cellar conversion may also help to eliminate dampness problems which are fairly common in basements. Oftentimes cellars or basements are just a waste of space with the inclination of simply using them as a dumping ground for household junk. With some investment and effort you could turn your basement into an office, a kid's play room or a gym. A self-contained apartment or an additional bedroom are among the other alternatives if your basement is large enough. (Tags: Cellar Conversions, Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversion)
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Loft Conversion Projects Essex

Essex Loft Conversion Enquiries

Recent Essex loft conversion projects: Sofie Finch in Bicknacre needs to hire someone to give a quotation for a conversion in her house in Bicknacre. Lia Church from Southminster needs to find somebody to do a garage conversion. Imran Bugg from South Ockendon needs someone to supply a price for a loft conversion in his property just outside South Ockendon. Mr and Mrs Little are hunting for a loft conversion expert in were hoping to get a Velux loft conversion done on their house near Great Wakering, Essex. Mr Bradshaw needed a loft conversion specialist to give an estimate for a loft conversion in Nazeing. Miss Raven Simon from Roxwell wants somebody to do a conversion on her garage. Mr Harper was in search of a loft conversion specialist in Ramsden Heath, Essex to give a price for a loft conversion. Kane Hart in Elmstead Market, Essex wants to hire somebody to give an estimate for a loft conversion in his property .

Loft Conversions Near Great Dunmow

Local loft conversions: Little Canfield loft conversions, Barnston loft conversions, Great Easton loft conversions, Felstead loft conversions, Great Waltham loft conversions, Takeley loft conversions, Black Notley loft conversions, Churchend loft conversions, Bambers Green loft conversions, Duckend Green loft conversions, Great Notley loft conversions, Little Dunmow loft conversions, Stebbing loft conversions, Little Easton loft conversions, Dunmow loft conversions and more.

Great Dunmow Loft Conversion Tasks

Great Dunmow Loft Conversion Tasks

Great Dunmow loft conversion specialists can normally help you with hip-to-gable loft conversion, loft repairs in Great Dunmow, home extensions Great Dunmow, shell loft conversions Great Dunmow, loft carpentry, loft pods, cheap loft conversions, loft makeovers, loft ventilation services, loft alterations Great Dunmow, cellar conversions, loft refurbishment, attic conversions, loft stairs, loft conversion windows, loft renovations, dormer loft conversions in Great Dunmow, building control compliance in Great Dunmow, waste removal, garage & loft conversions, loft transformations, loft conversion quotes, roof light conversions, loft storage solutions and other loft related work in Great Dunmow, Essex.

Finding Great Dunmow Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways you can find loft conversion specialists in Great Dunmow: Fifteen years or so ago virtually everyone looked in local newspapers, Yellow Pages or now and again even postcard notices in corner shops to search for tradespeople in Great Dunmow, although the modern equivalent of this appears to be browsing around internet directories such as 118 118, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Touch Local, Local Life, Cyclex, Yelp, Yell and Mister What, although there aren't any guarantees by using this approach due to the fact that practically anyone is able to advertise in these directories and being listed does not assure the standard of their craftsmanship A further invaluable resource that you can use in order to locate a good loft conversion specialist in Great Dunmow is by looking on one of the trade portals like Local Heroes, My Hammer, TrustaTrader, My Builder, Checkatrade or Rated People, and the wonderful aspect of such portals is you are able to look at testimonials and reviews by former clients about the tradesmen and the standard of their work. Finally you should give some thought to asking neighbours, workmates and family to endorse somebody they've previously used.

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Loft Conversion Around Great Dunmow

Loft conversion work has been recently finished in the following Great Dunmow roads and streets - Church Street, Church View, Braintree Road, Station Road, Station Yard Industrial Park, Rosemary Crescent, Spruce Avenue, Elm Road, Stortford Road, Newton Villas, Green Lane, Woodlands Walk, The Broadway, Mellish Grove, Ongar Road, Ongar Road Trading Estate, Almond Road, Flitch Lane, Tower View Drive, Birch Road, St. Edmunds Lane, Gallows Green, Angel Lane, Stacey Court, Merks Hill, Warder Close, Rosemary Lane, Holm Drive, Conifer Way, Church Street, Godfrey Way, Castleden Way, as well as the following Great Dunmow area postcodes: CM6 1AH, CM6 1AE, CM6 1PW, CM6 1HB, CM6 1EB, CM6 1GN, CM6 3AS, CM6 1GL, CM6 1DN, CM6 1YY.

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