Loft Conversions Hastings UK

Hastings Loft Conversions (TN34): On the whole the most commonplace way that home-owners create a little extra livable space in their homes at present is by having an extension onto their structure. This could be on the front, the side or the back and whatever may be the case you will end up extending your home's footprint. You can develop more room at a roughly similar price converting your loft, and even better you won't increase the footprint at all. The other option that may be open to you is to have a garage conversion, although this will be dependant upon you having a spare garage that you don't need for parking your car. Generally speaking a nicely done loft conversion will enable you to keep your much needed outside space, be much less disruptive and messy than a typical extension, will likely not need any planning permission and add a fair amount of value to your property.

Naturally the costs may sway your decision to press ahead with the project and three or four aspects should be considered. Your conversion costs are determined by, the planned use of the rooms created, the size and layout of your house, the amount of skylights or windows you need and the design of conversion you are having done. You should always get a handful of quotations and with luck most loft conversion firms in Hastings will provide free quotes. Currently (2019) the typical cost of doing a loft conversion in Hastings, is roughly £30,000 to £40,000, depending of course on the above mentioned variables.

Loft Conversions Hastings

You will have an abundance of possibilities in regards to making your mind up about exactly what to do with the added space you get with your loft conversion. Perhaps you want to build an office where you are able to do your work in a peaceful and quiet environment, maybe you would like to build a playroom where your children can have their own quality space, or it might be that you're in need of another bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family. Whichever of these it is that you are looking to achieve, a loft conversion provides the perfect means by which to do it.

There are a number of lofts in Hastings which aren't suitable for a loft conversion, so get this checked out before you get too involved. You will need to get a specialist round to look over your loft and get advice about whether it can actually be converted. The most important issue is the height as you must have a minimum height of 2.2m to successfully do a loft conversion. To save a bit of time, you can at first measure this yourself, by scrambling up into your loft armed with a measuring tape. The kind of roof you've got will also be an issue, roofs with rafters tend to be less expensive and easier to convert than ones made with trusses.

Although planning permission isn't needed for the majority of loft conversions in Hastings, there are some exceptions where safety is involved. Make sure you consult with the local planning office before you go any further. If you ask your chosen Hastings loft conversion company, they'll doubtless do this step for you. The building regs are another thing that you've got to abide by and this is a different department to planning. To familiarize yourself with the building regulations which affect this sort of development, speak with the building control department.

Loft Conversion in Hastings

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

The thing where a loft conversion is concerned is that a lot of the work can be accomplished from outside using scaffolding. Disruption inside your property, should therefore, be kept to a minimum. With considerably less dust and mess on the interior of your property, it's easier to carry on living as normal as the conversion work progresses above.

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Roof Light Conversions Hastings

If you are looking for a style of conversion that does not involve any adjustments to the shape and pitch of the roof, the "roof light loft conversion" might be the answer. This type of conversion involves only installing an adequate floor, putting in windows, and building an access staircase. Such loft conversions are an option only if your loft already has sufficient roof space. (Tags: Roof Light Conversions Hastings, Roof Light Loft Conversions Hastings)

Dormer Windows Hastings

Dormer windows are a good option to increase both light and space into a loft or attic, and the same as there are different forms of loft conversion in Hastings, there are also different kinds of dormer windows to choose from. The preferred kinds of dormer window designs are: gable dormers, flat roof dormers, eyebrow dormers, hipped dormers and shed dormers. The simplest of these dormer windows to build and maybe the most frequently used in Hastings would be the flat roofed dormer window. This type furthermore creates more additional space than all the other designs, it is therefore practical as well as economical, though it could be thought of as slightly less eye-catching than the alternatives. Gable dormer windows tend to be more attractive with simple pitched rooves more appropriate for older properties, gable dormers are sometimes known as gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers. Eyebrow dormers are very attractive in the proper location and consist of a curving roof over a wide, low window, they don't have any straight sides. Hipped dormers are rather attractive, having three sloped surfaces similar to the existing roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormer windows. Shed dormers are just like flat roofed dormers, having a roof (on a single plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission Hastings East Sussex

Though there are a number of stipulations connected to this kind of venture, planning permission is not normally required for a loft conversion. Planning permission is going to be necessary if the roof space has to be modified and the result exceeds specific limits. A few of the conditions which need to be fulfilled are: materials utilised in conversion must match pre-existing materials, a max of 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for semi-detached/detached properties, verandas, raised platforms and balconies aren't permitted, the highest section of the roof must not be exceeded by the extension, when observed from the road no extension should go beyond the plane of the pre-existing roof slope, frosted glazing is essential on side-facing windows, pre-existing exterior walls mustn't be overhung by any roof extension. Those rules apply to houses and not maisonettes, flats, converted houses or any other buildings. Development rights are limited and exceptional planning stipulations apply in specified areas. So seek the advice of your planning department to ascertain which regulations affect you.

Cellar Conversions

If your property just isn't a good candidate for a loft conversion, a basement or cellar conversion another great way to add additional living area. Naturally this can only be undertaken on specific kinds of house, usually older properties for instance period or Victorian properties. Some post-war homes may also be suitable and if you happen to be fortunate enough to have the luxury of a cellar, why don't you take full advantage of it? A cellar conversion can not only generate additional space but also help solve dampness troubles. A lot like what people use their lofts for, most homeowners simply use their basements as dumping grounds (or storage) for all sorts of household rubbish. You could transform your cellar into a man cave, a kid's play room or a home office and make it a great deal more than simply storage. A self-contained flat or a kitchen/diner are amongst the other possibilities if your cellar is large enough.

Home Extension Pods, Loft BUDS and Loft Pods

Loft Pods, House Extension Pods and Loft BUDS

One of the most cost effective sorts of loft conversion are "loft BUDS", "house extension pods" or "loft pods" . They are furthermore typically completed in a shorter timeframe and less of a disruption to set up. With loft pods commonly falling within the £20-30,000 price bracket, they are apt to be more attractive and affordable for many homeowners. Typically added to the rear of a property, over the 1st floor, a loft pod is a roughly 3 x 3m module extension. There are a couple of main options with loft pods (or BUDS). They may be employed independently or attached or added to pre-existing conversions as a supplemental extension. So if you are looking to create a new playroom, home office, mini-gym or home cinema, a loft pod or BUD (Back Upper Dimension) could be just the ticket. (Tags: Home Extension Pods, Loft Pods, Loft Buds)

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Ways to uncover loft conversion specialists in Hastings: Of the different strategies out there to track down nearby tradesmen in Hastings like loft conversion specialists, one that's been used for quite a while is web-based business directories. These are actually the modern day equivalent of the now outdated Yellow Pages, which almost everyone in Great Britain once used to look for local services. Nowadays customers look in Local Life, City Visitor, Touch Local, 118 118, Cyclex, Thomson Local, Yelp, Yell and Mister What, even though being featured in these business directories is no guarantee of the quality of company mentioned given that any loft conversion specialist ready to shell out the fee will be included in them One other widely used way for looking for tradespeople in recent times is to search through one of the internet portals such as Rated People, My Builder, TrustaTrader, My Hammer, Local Heroes or Checkatrade, and the useful thing about such portals is you are able to examine reviews by past clients about the tradesmen and their standard of workmanship. Last of all you should consider asking neighbours, family and friends if they can kindly endorse someone they've used before.

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A few Hastings roads serviced by Hastings loft conversion specialists: Channel Way, Chapel Lane, Tedder Terrace, Ditchling Drive, Coghurst Road, Sea Road, The Broadway, Barham Close, Brede Road, Baldslow Road, Chiltern Drive, Clover Lea, St Helens Crescent, The Gables, Briers Gardens, Barley Avenue, The Dene, Ashford Way, St Marys Road, Stonefield Place, Chanctonbury Drive, Austen Way, The Ridge, Chailey Close, South Terrace, Clive Avenue, Braybrooke Road, Ticehurst Close, Trinity Mews.

Places close to Hastings include: Guestling, Icklesham, Ore, Silverhill, Telham, Crowhurst, Hollington, Westfield, Bexhill, Winchelsea, St Leonards-on-Sea, Bulverhythe, Pett Level, St Helens

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