Loft Conversions Hanley UK

Hanley Loft Conversions (ST1): If you really need an additional room or two, to accommodate your growing family in Hanley, is moving home really your sole solution? Do you really want to put yourself through all the hassle and stress of moving house, along with the added expense? Instead you could stay in your current house and generate that additional space by having a loft conversion. A 30% rise in the value of your property will be the consequence of having this work carried out. It is no great surprise that the modern course of action is get a loft conversion.

You'll be wanting to get a rough estimation of the costs which are involved with having your loft converted. The final costs will of course be determined by the type of house you own and the design of loft conversion you are doing. In 2019 the average cost of a loft conversion was around £35,000, but this is just a guide, yours could possibly be more or less than that. If a figure like this does not terrify you at all you might be in a good place to forge ahead with the work, if it frightens you, an alternate option might be better.

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You will want to get two or three in-depth quotes so as to make an informed decision. The bulk of the cost will be taken up by construction work and materials, and at the time of writing this works out at about £1,250 per square metre. When you add this to building control fees, architects fees and planning fees, you may get an inkling of the total cost.

You should not just take for granted that you can go ahead and do a loft conversion, as not every loft is suitable. One of your first steps should be to have your loft inspected by a specialist. One factor is the total height of your loft space, if it's in excess of 2.2 metres you should be on track. To save a bit of time, you can at first measure this yourself, by climbing up into your loft space armed with a tape measure. The type of roof you have will also be an issue, rooves built with rafters tend to be less expensive and easier to convert than those with trusses.

Planning permission is normally not required for loft conversions in Hanley, but you should be aware of the fact that there can be exceptions. Before you commence, ensure that you seek advice from your local planning department. If you are nervous about doing this, ask for advice from your chosen Hanley loft conversion company. You'll still have to to stick to the appropriate building regs, which are totally different to planning permission. The building control office of the local authority will be able to guide you on what is required legally.

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

Tracking down a good company renowned for completing loft conversions in the Hanley district, should be your key objective if you choose to take this course of action. Attempt to get a recommendation from somebody you know, who's had a loft conversion done recently. Study reviews on trade portals such as Checkatrade or Rated People and send in a free quotation form to a site such as Bark. These methods should turn up a range of Hanley builders who may be perfect for you.

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Roof Light Conversions Hanley

Undoubtedly the least disruptive and most cost-effective sort of conversion is the "roof light conversion", whereby you don't need to alter the pitch or shape of the roof. This type of loft conversion requires just building an access staircase, putting in windows, and installing a sturdy floor. This style of conversion can only be carried out if you already have adequate roof space.

Loft Conversion - The Origins

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Although the concept of a loft conversion may seem like very "British", the early loft conversions and possibly the initial notions of transforming lofts originated in the United States in the 1960's. The location for this building revolution was New York's Soho district, where stylish, new living areas were built by local designers and artists in the higher levels of delapidated industrial buildings. In fact these properties and areas had not been designated for this purpose, and subsequently were to all intents and purposes illegal in those times. It was not until 1971 that New York finally legalized this practise, and subsequently some other districts of New York including Chelsea, Manhattan, Tribeca and Greenwich Village joined the revolution, and "loft living" was popular for the talented, wealthy and young. In Great Britain loft conversion is an appealing proposition especially in large metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield, where land is at a premium and any means by which to generate additional liveable space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is with good reason welcomed.

Building Regulations and Loft Conversions

Building Regs for Loft Conversion in Hanley

Even if you do not require planning permission for your conversion, the appropriate building regulations will still need to be adhered to. This is essential to make sure that any work carried out on your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe and meets the minimum requirements for energy efficiency, safety and accessibility. The kind of loft conversion you're planning on having will impact on which particular building regulations apply. In most cases windows, sound insulation, doors, loft stairs, electrics, floor joists, fire safety, drainage and walls are among the things that could be subject to building regs when doing a loft conversion. To discover which building regs apply to you, you can either consult with your loft conversion contractor or architect or visit local building control office.

Loft Pods

Loft Pods, Loft BUDS and House Extension Pods

One of the most inexpensive sorts of loft conversion are "house extension pods", "loft pods" or "loft BUDS" . Aside from the cost these are also easier to put in place and considerably less disruptive. With loft pods typically sitting in the twenty to thirty thousand pound price bracket, they are more attractive and affordable for the average householder. Basically an approximately 3 x 3m extension module, a loft pod is usually added to the rear of a property, over the first floor. There are 2 main options with loft pod modules. They can be used independently or added to pre-existing loft conversions as an additional extension. Therefore if you are keen on creating a brand new home cinema, playroom, home office or mini-gym, a loft pod (or BUD) could be just the ticket.
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Summary

To Summarize

When you evaluate all of the options, doing a loft conversion is most definitely one of the the most effective ways that you can add extra space or an extra room to your home. Fundamentally it doesn't affect the property footprint, it will possibly not need planning permission, it causes substantially less mess and disruption, it is economical and it raises the value of your home. The entire notion, does however, depend on the suitability of your home, with older properties in Hanley typically being better for loft conversion. Less suitable, although not implausible for the loft conversion option, are newer homes with trussed roofs (mostly constructed after 1960), they normally have less height and space to work with. If your Hanley house is suited, why not call in a specialist to have a look?

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Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Hanley: There are many strategies that you may use to search for a local loft conversion specialist, and the first one we will look into is internet directories. To illustrate, you could have a look on Touch Local, Cyclex, 118 118, Thomson Local, Yell, Yelp, City Visitor, Local Life and Mister What, though of course anybody can get listed into these which means that there are really no certainties of the integrity of any specific handman, consequently you will be chancing to luck by applying this method A further very popular way of seeking out tradespeople in this computer age is to look on internet portals like Checkatrade, Rated People, My Hammer, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes, and as you'll soon learn, the ability to check out customer testimonials and reviews is the principle benefit of these trade portals. Allowing you to pick out a high-quality tradesman who has been endorsed by past clients. And lastly, you should ask fiends and neighbours if they can kindly endorse a tradesperson they've previously used.

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Hanley Loft Conversion Services

A few Hanley locations served by Hanley loft conversion specialists: Lomas Street, Humbert Street, Downey Street, Jubilee Avenue, Lanehead Road, Clarke Street, Pretoria Road, Etruria Vale Road, Watford Street, Marsh Street South, Robson Street, Fletcher Street, Raymond Street, Warner Street, Ridgeway Road, Winton Square, Waterloo Road, Davis Street, Victoria Road, Etruria Old Road, Sheaf Street, Squires View, Cauldon Road, Hartill Street, Stoke Road, Trinity Street, Meigh Street, Lawrence Street, Timmis Street.

Places close to Hanley include: Basford, Milton, Etruria, Ash Bank, Sneyd Green, Abbey Hulton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northwood, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Bucknall, Smallthorne, Cliffe Vale, Baddeley Edge

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