Loft Conversions Harlow

Harlow Loft Conversions (CM20): If your family is outgrowing your home in Harlow and the time has come to decide whether to extend or move, you might want to think about doing a loft conversion. A lot of property experts suggest that this is one of the better ways to add value. When you throw into the mix the fact that most loft conversions do not require planning permission, you can see the appeal of this alternative.

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Making a comprehensive assessment of the costs associated with having a loft conversion will be critical at this early stage. How much a loft conversion costs is dependent on a few variables such as property layout and size. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average cost of a loft conversion in the UK (2019), yours might be more than this or perhaps it could be less. There are cheaper ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for example), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other alternatives.

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Remember this is the national average so prices may differ in the your area. Another average figure that may perhaps give you a better idea is that typically loft conversions cost around £1,250 per square metre (this is for construction work and building materials). That is not the end of it though, since you will have to consider planning fees, architect fees and building control fees at the very least.

You will need to find out exactly how much your property in Harlow will go up in price as a result of a loft conversion. You need to understand that most areas of Harlow will have a ceiling price for houses. Increasing the value of your home beyond this figure could cause difficulties in selling later on. This means that it could be poor value for money doing a loft conversion. Even for those of you who are not thinking about selling, this is worth bearing in mind.

Although most loft conversions in Harlow won't require planning permission there are some exceptions. To find out if any of these exceptions affect you, contact your local planning office before pressing on. This is something that your chosen Harlow loft conversion company should be able to do on your behalf. You will also have to get building regulations approval, which is covered by a different department to planning permission. To understand what is required by law, communicate with your local council building control office.

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

Many homeowners in Harlow prefer to get a loft conversion, because by using a scaffold, nearly all of the structural work can be achieved from the outside. When you choose to have an extension done, the disturbance and disruption may be unbearable, but this is not normally the way it is with a loft conversion. It really is a much less traumatic experience when you are able carry on with your daily routine as normal without the need to deal with dust and mess.

Loft Stairs HarlowLoft Stairs Harlow: Should you decide to get a loft conversion done on your property in Harlow you will need some proper access to get up to and down from your newly built living space. This entails adding a loft staircase or at least a loft ladder. You will find a number of different loft stair designs to pick from, and they're usually made out of wood or metal. Which kind of stairs you decide on may be dependant upon the shape and layout of your house, but it is possible to purchase them in space saving designs for more convenience or in spiral form for more style and elegance. Whichever you decide on, you want to finish up with safe, convenient access that does not interfere too much with your existing living area. It has to also satisfy the relevant Building Regulations, providing an escape route in case of fire. (Tags: Loft Ladders Harlow, Attic Stairs Harlow, Loft Stairs Harlow)

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A brief search for "loft conversions Harlow", the other day brought to light these businesses on the web: A Boylan General Building Services Ltd CM19 5SW, M D Brickwork CM20 3QY, Infinitii Lofts & Extensions SG12 8HG.

A few Harlow areas serviced by Harlow loft conversion specialists: Sheppards, Shaftesbury Villas, Temple Mead, The Bentons, Threshers Bush, Sedge Green, Cock Green, Challinor, Arderne Bungalows, Ducketts Mead, Cowlins, Tripton Road, The Stow, Dunstalls, Brook Lane Field, Terminus Street, Crammond Park, Burnt Mill, Dobbs Weir Road, Acorn Mews, Spring Hills, Doulton Close, Colvers, Sovereign Court, Bramble Rise, The Hornbeams, Sakins Croft.

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