Loft Conversions Halewood

Halewood Loft Conversions (L26): Generally speaking the commonest way that house-holders create a bit of extra livable space in their houses these days is by having an extension built on the structure. This can be put on the back, the side or the front and whatever is the case you will end up considerably extending your home's footprint. It is possible to create much more room at a roughly similar price by putting in a loft conversion, and you won't expand the footprint in the process. The other alternative that might be feasible is to do a garage conversion, but this is dependant on you having a spare garage that you don't need for putting your car in. Typically a converted loft will enable you to preserve your invaluable outside space, won't require planning permission, add a fair amount of value to your property and be less disruptive and messy than a regular extension.

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You'll want to delve deeply into all of the costs that could be involved with loft conversion work. How much a loft conversion costs is determined by certain variables such as property layout and size. In in Halewood (2019) the average price of a loft conversion works out at approximately £35,000, which gives you a rough idea of the sort of costs that are involved. If your budget stretches to a figure like this, then you might be set to go ahead with your conversion project, otherwise you may have to have a rethink.

Loft Conversions Halewood

The number above is merely to give you a rough idea of the costs that are involved. Get 3 or 4 in-depth estimates before making a decision. Each m2 of your loft conversion will cost about £1,250 for construction work and materials. There'll not surprisingly be some other costs including architect fees, planning fees and building control fees.

Loft conversions inevitably add considerable value to a house in Halewood, so establishing precisely how much that additional value is going to be is vital. You need to grasp the fact that most areas of Halewood will have a ceiling price for houses. Homes that exceed this ceiling could prove to be tricky to sell. This can make doing a loft conversion a poor investment. You ought to bear this in mind, even if you have no plans to sell.

A solution that you could consider is a shell loft conversion, if you happen to be proficient at DIY. All the essential structural jobs, for instance dormers, steel beams (when needed), joists, Velux windows, staircase and roof alterations, will be done by the conversion specialist. The householder (ie you) is left to complete the remainder of the work at your leisure. Shell loft conversions tend to be quicker and cheaper, so if funding is a worry, this could possibly be a better solution.

Loft Conversion Halewood

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

If you decide to go ahead with this project, you will want to look for a trusted contractor who is known for doing loft conversions in Halewood. If there is a neighbour who's recently had a loft conversion, see if you can get a recommendation for a local contractor. Other methods you could try include obtaining free quotes from online companies like Bark, Rated People or Checkatrade. Using these and other strategies ought to provide you with an acceptable short list of potential loft conversion professionals in Halewood and elsewhere in Merseyside.

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Loft Stairs Halewood

Loft Stairs HalewoodIf you decide to get a loft conversion done on your home in Halewood you'll need some good access for getting in and out of this newly created living area. This means installing a loft staircase or possibly a loft ladder. You will find a number of different designs of loft stairs to pick from, and they are usually constructed from wood or metal. Which style of stair you decide on might be dependant upon the shape and layout of your house, but you're able to buy them in spiral form for elegance and style or in space saving variations for more convenience. Whichever you choose, you want to end up having safe, convenient access that doesn't overly interfere with the existing living space. It has to also adhere to the relevant Building Regulations, and provide an escape route if there is ever a fire. (Tags: Loft Stairs Halewood, Loft Ladders Halewood, Attic Stairs Halewood)

Loft Conversion Planning Permission

Planning Permission Halewood Merseyside

Planning permission isn't generally essential for a loft conversion, however for this to be the case several stipulations must be fulfilled. Planning permission will be necessary if the roof space needs remodeling and the resulting work goes beyond specific limitations. Most of the restrictions which must be fulfilled are: pre-existing exterior walls cannot be overhung by any roof extension, when viewed from the main highway no roof extension should extend past the plane of the current roof slope, obscured glass is necessary on windows that are side-facing, raised platforms, verandas and balconies are not permitted, a limit of 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for detached/semi-detached homes, the highest part of the roof structure must not be exceeded by the extension, building materials used in construction must match existing ones. Those conditions apply to houses and not to flats, maisonettes, converted houses or any other structures. Additionally, there are specific areas where development rights are limited and exceptional planning conditions exist. Therefore seek the advice of your local council to see what rules apply to your home.

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion

A cellar/basement conversion is yet another effective way to add extra living area to your home. Of course this can only be achieved on particular sorts of house, commonly older properties ie: period or Victorian properties. If you happen to be fortunate enough to have the luxury of a basement, you will want to get the most from it and have yourself a conversion? Carrying out a decent cellar conversion could also help to address dampness issues which are common in cellars. A lot of homeowners only use their basements or cellars as a dumping ground (they might call it storage!) for a selection of household garbage, much like what people use their lofts for. With a bit of investment and effort you could potentially convert your basement or cellar into a workshop, a home cinema or a children's play room. If you've got adequate space a kitchen/diner or maybe even a self-contained flat are amongst the other potential options.
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Ways to look for loft conversion specialists in Halewood: There are in fact a number of ways open to you for locating loft conversion specialists and other local tradespeople in Halewood and the foremost technique which folks used in the past was to search in the local newspaper or Yellow Pages. Nowadays newspapers and such like seem to be on the internet along with numerous web directories like Local Life, 118 118, Cyclex, Thomson Local, Yelp, City Visitor, Touch Local, Yell and Mister What, however being featured in these kinds of internet directories isn't a guarantee of the dependability of company mentioned because any loft conversion specialist happy to fork out the fee may be found within them Yet another favorite way of looking for tradespeople these days is to check out trade portals such as TrustaTrader, My Builder, Checkatrade, Rated People, Local Heroes or My Hammer, and the wonderful thing about such portals is the fact that it is possible to check out testimonials and reviews by past clients regarding the tradesmen and their working standards. The last and maybe actually perfect solution is to ask neighbours and friends to endorse someone they have used in the past.

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Halewood Loft Conversion Services

A quick search for "loft conversions Halewood", a few days ago brought up the following listings on a search engine: Jonestown Construction Ltd CH62 1EL, Tidysite Building & Construction Services Ltd L26 6LX, Britannia Builders L26 0UU.

A few Halewood locations served by Halewood loft conversion specialists: Markfield Crescent, Lower Close, Cherrywood Avenue, Pendleton Green, Palmerston Drive, Cotswolds Crescent, Acre Green, Bromley Close, Willaston Drive, Kenton Road, Abberley Road, Veryan Close, Cambridge Drive, Didcot Close, Kylemore Court, North Road, Catterick Close, Saltash Close, Poulton Close, Oakwood Road, Kempsell Way, Church Road, Cheriton Close, Blacksmith Place, Alexandra Grove, Clough Road, Macket's Lane, Bodmin Way.

Places near Halewood include: Tarbock Green, Hunts Cross, Oglet, Swanside, Ditton, Hale, Widnes, Hale Bank, Woolton, Dovecot, Tarbock, Liverpool, Gateacre, Knotty Ash, Childwall, Roby, Huyton, Speke, Huyton Quarry

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