Loft Conversion Harrow

Harrow Loft Conversion and Design Services

Harrow Loft Conversions (HA1): Generally speaking the most commonplace way that house-holders create some additional liveable space in their houses these days is by having an extension built onto the property. This may be built on the side, the back or the front and no matter what is the case you'll be substantially extending the footprint made by your home. It is possible to create even more room at a similar cost by putting in a loft conversion, and you won't extend the footprint in the process. The other alternative that could be possible is to do a garage conversion, but this will be dependant on you having a garage to spare that is not required for parking your car. In most instances a well built loft conversion will enable you to preserve your priceless garden space, add considerable value to your property, won't need planning permission and be much less messy and disruptive than a traditional extension.

I'm guessing one of the questions which will be foremost in your mind at this point is "what will it cost"? The layout and size of the house and the type of the loft conversion will ultimately determine how much it is going to cost. As a guide a typical Harrow loft conversion will probably cost roughly £35,000 (in 2020), it could be a little more, it could be a bit less. For many householders this is a lot of capital and you should not even consider going ahead unless you can easily finance it.

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Don't rely on the exactness of these figures though, because so many criteria will be involved in the final price tag. Each m2 of your conversion will cost approximately £1,250 for construction work and materials. Then, architect fees, planning fees and building control fees will need to be added to the bill.

A property in Harrow with a loft conversion will increase in value and you'll need to know by how much. All areas of Harrow will probably have a ceiling price on homes like yours. If you take your property over this price it may turn out to be difficult to sell in the future. This could mean that it is poor value for money doing a loft conversion. This might be less of a problem for you if you don't have any plans to sell up.

Though there are certain exceptions, loft conversions in Harrow will not require planning permission. You can find out these exceptions by contacting your local planning office. This is something that your selected Harrow loft conversion company will be happy to do in your stead. Another detail that's got nothing at all to do with planning permission is the building regulations, which you'll naturally have to comply with. The building regulations deal with safety and build quality which is extremely important and the place to go for this is your local building control department.

Loft Conversion Harrow (HA1)

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

You might be feeling that you can't deal with the mess and disruption of this type of building work, but given that a fair amount the structural work on loft conversions can generally be achieved from outside, this should not be a problem. This means that you will have a lot less disruption inside your property than you generally would with an extension. The chance to continue living as normal is essential and keeping your home clear of mess and dust helps to accomplish this.

Loft conversions are available in Harrow and also in nearby places like: Harrow on the Hill, Greenhill, North Harrow, Wealdstone, South Harrow, Pinner, Rayners Lane, Sudbury, Roxeth, Harrow Weald, Belmont, Burnt Oak, North Wembley, Kenton, Preston, West Harrow, and in these postcodes HA1 1YH, HA1 1QN, HA1 1JZ, HA1 1SF, HA1 1AS, HA1 1YF, HA1 1LQ, HA1 1JP, HA1 1UH, HA1 1XH. Local Harrow loft conversion specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 020 and the postcode HA1. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get information on loft conversions in your location.

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Roof Light Conversions Harrow

With "roof light conversions" you don't have to change the pitch and shape of your roof, which makes it far and away the least disruptive and most economical sort of conversion. All that is needed in this case is building stairs for access, installing an adequate floor, and putting in windows. If you've already got enough roof space, this might be feasible.

Loft Conversions - The Beginnings

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Though the process of doing a loft conversion might appear to be an awfully "British" thing, the first loft conversions and possibly the first notions of remodeling loft spaces originated in America during the 60's. The neighbourhood involved in this ingenious building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where new, stylish living spaces were built by artists and designers in the upper parts of shabby industrial properties. The truth was that those areas and properties weren't allocated for this purpose, and as such were largely illegal in the day. It was not until nineteen seventy one that the city finally legalized this practise, and thereafter several other districts of New York including Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Chelsea and Tribeca jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" became the in thing to do for the young, wealthy and talented. In the United Kingdom doing a loft conversion is a particularly appealing proposition in big cities such as Manchester, London, Leeds and Birmingham, where building space is at a premium and any means by which to acquire extra space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is with good reason welcomed. (Tag Words: First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins, History of Loft Conversions)

What About Building Regulations?

Building Regulations for Loft Conversion in Harrow

Even if you do not require planning permission for your conversion, the relevant building regulations will still have to be observed. This makes certain that all work carried out satisfies the minimum requirements for energy efficiency, safety and accessibility, and that your conversion is safe and structurally sound. Different types of loft conversion will be affected by different building regulations. The aspects of a loft conversion that may well be subject to building regulations include fire safety, walls, loft stairs, floor joists, windows, doors, electrics, sound insulation and drainage, though there could be others. Talk to your builder or architect for the low down on what is needed, or pop down to your local building control department, where the relevant advice will be obtainable.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard method of creating loft conversions originated sometime during the Seventeenth Century due to a well known architect known as Mansart (not Mansard). He thought it would be a bit of a space saving method which would gain a massive magnitude of added living area where there previously was none. This style of conversion is only used on pitched roofs and additional space is produced by bringing up one of the walls (generally to the rear of the property or home) and also leveling out the roof, therefore creating a virtually vertical contour. The angle of the elevated wall has to be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It is frequently the case that you will be looking to lift a wall that is also your neighbour's (particularly with terraced houses), so this means you will require the cooperation of your immediate neighbour - an additional concern if there's any animosity! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions)

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer Loft Conversion in Harrow (HA1)

Dormer windows are a good option to introduce more space and light into your attic or loft, and similar to there being varied types of loft conversions in Harrow, you can also find different forms of dormers available. The most widespread types of dormer window styles include: gable dormers, flat roof dormers, eyebrow dormers, hipped dormers and shed dormers. The simplest of those to put in and perhaps the most popular in Harrow is the flat roof dormer window. This style also creates the most additional space of the other kinds, so it is functional as well as cost-effective, even so it could be viewed as slightly less appealing than the other designs. Shed dormer windows are very similar to flat roof dormers, providing a roof (on a single plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Eyebrow dormers are very beautiful in the proper location and comprise a curved roof over a low, wide window, they don't have any straight surfaces. Gable dormers are considered more appealing with uncomplicated pitched rooves more suitable for older houses, gable dormers may also be known as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormer windows are rather eye-catching, having three sloping surfaces similar to the existing roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormer windows.

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Harrow Loft Conversion Tasks

Harrow Loft Conversion Tasks

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Loft Conversions Near Harrow

Local loft conversions: Harrow on the Hill loft conversions, Wealdstone loft conversions, Pinner loft conversions, Burnt Oak loft conversions, Greenhill loft conversions, South Harrow loft conversions, West Harrow loft conversions, Rayners Lane loft conversions, North Wembley loft conversions, Harrow Weald loft conversions, Sudbury loft conversions, Belmont loft conversions, Roxeth loft conversions, North Harrow loft conversions, Preston loft conversions, Kenton loft conversions and more.

Greater London Loft Conversion Projects

Greater London Loft Conversion Enquiries

Current Greater London loft conversion job requests: Kallum Harman in Lewisham, Greater London needs somebody to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in his detached house just outside Lewisham, Greater London. Shiloh Porter and Josephine Sims in Well Hall, Greater London need to find someone to renew the insulation and board out their loft. Mr and Mrs Maloney need a loft conversion company or builder in Slade Green to find out if their farmhouse is suitable for converting. Mabel Kelsey in Manor House needs to find someone to give a quote for a loft conversion in her property near Manor House. Mr Alvin Mould in Derry Downs, Greater London needs someone to do a conversion on his garage. Mario Sugden in Mile End wants someone to give a price for a conversion in his cottage . Dolcie Bone needed a loft conversion company in Sanderstead to give an estimate for a loft conversion. Cassie Jennings from Widmore needs someone to do a garage conversion.

Finding Harrow Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Harrow: There are numerous methods you can use to uncover a loft conversion specialist in Harrow, and the first we're going to look at is directories on the internet. To illustrate, you could have a look on Cyclex, Yell, City Visitor, Local Life, 118 118, Touch Local, Yelp, Thomson Local and Mister What, although having a listing in one of those doesn't guarantee you a good quality of craftsmanship, because virtually any tradesman can showcase their "skills" in such mediums Trade portals are another resource that you can use to uncover a decent loft conversion specialist, try TrustaTrader, My Hammer, My Builder, Rated People, Checkatrade or Local Heroes, and the awesome aspect of such trade portals is you are able to examine reviews and testimonials by former clients about the tradesmen and the standard of their work. Lastly you might think about asking friends and family if they are able to endorse someone they've previously used.

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Loft Conversion Around Harrow

Folks who live in the following roads and areas have just recently inquired about loft conversions - Stafford Road, Derby Avenue, Athelstone Road, Arnold Close, Sandridge Close, Astall Close, The Hollies, Templars Drive, Drayton Waye, The Bye Way, Byron Road, Argyle Road, Almond Way, Dorset Road, Swift Close, Ashridge Close, Dryden Road, Churchill Place, Sudbury Court Road, Chandos Road, Cullington Close, Alma Court, Cumberland Road, Briar Road, Sheridan Gardens, Boxtree Road, Bruce Road, St Marks Close, as well as the following Harrow area postcodes: HA1 1YH, HA1 1QN, HA1 1JZ, HA1 1SF, HA1 1AS, HA1 1YF, HA1 1LQ, HA1 1JP, HA1 1UH, HA1 1XH.

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