Loft Conversions Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead Loft Conversions (HP1): Moving home simply because you want an extra room or two might be a step too far in today's Hemel Hempstead housing market. The financial ramifications should be looked at together with the stress and aggravation which is typically involved in the moving process. Why not stay where you are and get a loft conversion to generate that extra living space? If later on you elect to move, you should find that the price tag on your house has risen by up to thirty percent. It's no surprise that the popular option in Hemel Hempstead right now is to get a loft conversion put in.

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There are 3 or 4 factors to take into account when you are calculating the costs for doing a loft conversion in Hemel Hempstead. Some details that will affect the final cost of your loft conversion are, the layout and dimensions of your property, the intended use of the created space, the number and type of windows or skylights you require and the style of conversion you are having. It'll be invaluable to obtain a number of free quotes for your loft conversion, and a lot of local conversion companies will provide this service. The average cost of a loft conversion currently (2019) is considered to be between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds, though of course will depend on the variables mentioned above.

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Since there are numerous variables associated with the price, you must only consider this to be a rough guide. The majority of the costs will be taken up by construction work and materials, and at the time of writing this works out at around £1,250 per square metre. On top of that there will be some other costs to look at for example building control fees, planning fees and architects fees.

You shouldn't just assume that you'll be able to do a loft conversion, as not every loft in Hemel Hempstead is suitable. One of your first steps ought to be to have your loft surveyed by a specialist. The most vital thing is the height because you must have a height of at least 2.2 metres to do a loft conversion. With nothing other than a tape measure, you can climb up into your loft and check this for yourself. Another crucial issue is the style of roof that you have on your home, trussed roofs are more costly to convert than those that have rafters.

If you're competent at DIY and are up for such a project, you could decide to get a shell loft conversion. This is a service whereby the conversion specialist will undertake all the important structural tasks (also known as a first-fix loft conversion), for instance joists, stairs, roof alterations, windows/skylights, steel beams (when needed) and dormers. All of the remaining jobs can then be completed by the home owner (in other words you) or by your own tradesman.

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

You may be thinking that you cannot face the mess and disruption of this type of building work, but as a fair amount the structural work on loft conversions can ordinarily be carried out from outside, this should not be a cause for concern. Disruption on the inside of your house, should as a result, be minimal. Also there should be much less dust and mess on the interior, meaning you can pretty much carry on your way of life while the work proceeds.

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Loft Stairs Hemel Hempstead

Loft Stairs Hemel HempsteadIf you do end up having a loft conversion done on your home in Hemel Hempstead you'll need to include proper access to get in and out of your newly created living space. This involves installing a loft staircase or at least a loft ladder. There are a variety of different loft stair designs available on the market, and they are generally constructed from wood or metal. Which style of stair you decide on could be subject to your house's shape and layout, but you're able to get them in space saving models for more convenience or in spiral form if you want elegance and style. No matter which you choose, it is vital that you end up with safe, convenient access that doesn't excessively interfere with the existing living area. It should also satisfy the relevant Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route in the event of fire.

Mansard Loft Conversions Hemel Hempstead

The Mansard variety of creating a loft conversion was first seen sometime in the 1600's thanks to a famous architect known as Francois Mansart. He thought it would be a unique space saving method that would deliver a sizable quantity of further liveable space where there previously was none. This sort of conversion can only be utilized on roofs that are pitched and space is generated by raising one of the walls (ordinarily in the rear of the property) along with flattening out the roof, hence creating a virtually box appearance. The angle of the lifted wall have got to be on no less than a 72 degree slant. It is normally the scenario that the wall which needs bringing up is shared with a neighbour (especially in a house in a terrace), which means that you will require the cooperation of your immediate neighbour - a further worry if you aren't the best of friends!

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions

Conversion Planning Permission Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire

Even though several conditions are attached to this kind of venture, local authority planning permission is not generally necessary for loft conversions. Certain restrictions should not be exceeded if your roof space needs altering, if they are exceeded then you will have to apply for planning permission. The following are most of the conditions that should be followed: verandas, raised platforms and balconies are not permitted, when seen from the road no extension should exceed the plane of the existing roof slope, existing exterior walls should not be overhung by roof extensions, obscured glazing is necessary for windows that are side-facing, the uppermost section of the roof structure mustn't be exceeded by the extension, at most 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for detached/semi-detached homes, components employed in construction have to complement existing ones. And it should be mentioned that those regulations are relevant for houses and not for maisonettes, flats, converted houses or other buildings. The rights for development are restricted and unique planning rules are enforced in some areas. The only way to discover if you need permission, is to consult with the local council's planning department.

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Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Hemel Hempstead: Twenty years ago a lot of people used local newspapers or Yellow Pages to look for nearby tradesmen, however the modern-day equivalent of this would seem to be using online business directories such as Thomson Local, Yelp, Mister What, Yell, 118 118, Touch Local, Cyclex, City Visitor and Local Life, however there are no guarantees using this method since almost anyone can advertise in these mediums and being listed is no assurance of the quality of the work they do Internet trade portals are an additional way which you'll be able to to look for a high-quality loft conversion specialist, try My Builder, TrustaTrader, Local Heroes, Checkatrade, Rated People or My Hammer, and the key advantage of these portals is that they highlight client testimonials and reviews about each trades-person signed up to the site. The very last bit of advice is you ask neighbours, family and friends if they are able to endorse a tradesperson they've used.

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Browsing online produced these results for "loft conversions Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire": NRG Environmental Ltd HP2 4JL, DSB Construction Ltd HP2 4HQ, Be Sure HP3 8PB.

Some Hemel Hempstead locations serviced by Hemel Hempstead loft conversion specialists: Durrants Hill Road, St Nicholas Mount, Belsize Close, Cemmaes Court Road, Barley Croft, Sundew Road, St Johns Close, Sheethanger Lane, Belswains Green, Slippers Hill, Church Lane, Arran Close, Aragon Close, Tannsmore Close, Breakspear Way, Abel Close, Bell Green, Temple Mead, Balfour Mews, Solway, The Square, Barn Close, The Rowans, The Chase, Cambrian Way, St Georges Road.

Places around Hemel Hempstead include: Redbourn, Frogmore, Frithsden, Gorhambury, Bourne End, Abbots Langley, Chipperfield, Bovingdom, Berkhamsted, St Albans, Kings Langley, Great Gaddesden, Orchard Leigh, Potten End

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