Loft Conversions Herne Bay

Herne Bay Loft Conversions (CT6): A good option for both adding value and extra living space to your home in Herne Bay is to convert your existing loft space. When you look at the alternative methods to boost the value of your property, loft conversion stands out as one of the most effective. When you bear in mind the fact that the majority of loft conversions don't need planning permission, the idea becomes even more interesting.

Quotations for Loft Conversions in Herne Bay

When it comes to working out the costs for having a loft conversion done in Herne Bay, there are 3 or 4 aspects to account for. Such factors should include, the conversion style you're having, the dimensions and layout of your house, the number and type of loft windows to be used and the intended use of the space created. It will be invaluable to acquire a few free quotes for your loft conversion in Herne Bay, and a lot of local loft conversion firms will supply this type of service. At the moment (2019) the average cost for doing a loft conversion in Herne Bay, will be roughly thirty thousand to forty thousand pounds, dependent on the aforementioned variables.

Loft Conversions Herne Bay

You must never consider these figures as gospel, because there are a lot of factors involved. Construction work and building materials typically computes to roughly £1,250 per m2. That's not the end of it though, as you will need to add planning fees, building control fees and architect fees at least.

There are many lofts in Herne Bay that aren't suitable for converting, so check before taking things too far. Fetching a specialist in to guarantee your loft can actually be converted should be the first thing you do. The most vital thing is the height of your loft space because you must have a height of at least 2.2m to successfully do a loft conversion. With nothing other than a tape measure, you can clamber up into your loft and check this yourself. The type of roof you've got will also be a factor, roofs with rafters tend to be less expensive and easier to convert than ones with trusses.

If you happen to be a bit of a DIY devotee you might even consider opting for what's known as a shell loft conversion. That's where all the major structural work, like dormers, roof alterations, joists, stairs, steelwork and skylights/windows is done. The rest of the project is left to the householder (in other words you), so it can be completed in your own time and done to your own specifications. For capable people or those on a strict budget this could be ideal.

Loft Conversion in Herne Bay

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

Tracking down a good company renowned for doing loft conversions in the Herne Bay district, needs to be your priority if you choose to go down this route. You might be able to get a recommendation from someone you know who's had this type of work done. Fill in a free quote form to a lead company like Bark and see what shows up, or perhaps check reviews and feedback on Checkatrade or Rated People. This should provide you with a bird's eye view of reputable people in the Herne Bay area, that you could use.

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Loft Conversion Origins

Converting Lofts Herne Bay Kent

Though the concept of a loft conversion might seem like rather "British", some of the first loft conversions and probably the first ideas for converting loft spaces began in the US during the 60's. The specific location of this ingenious building fad was New York's Soho district, where fashionable, new living areas were developed by local designers, artists and the like in the upper parts of run down industrial buildings. In reality such zones and industrial buildings had not been designated for residential use, and as a result were illegal in those times. It was not until the early 70's that New York at long last made this practise legal, and subsequently several other districts of New York such as Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Manhattan and Chelsea followed suit, and "loft living" became the thing to do for the young, talented and wealthy. In the United Kingdom doing a loft conversion is an attractive proposition particularly in huge urban centres such as Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and London, where building land is in short supply and any method by which to develop more space without extending the footprint of a structure is with good reason sought after.

Conversion Planning Permission

Loft Conversion Planning Permission Herne Bay Kent

Whilst a number of conditions are connected to this type of undertaking, local authority planning permission is not generally needed for loft conversions. If your roof space needs modifying and this alteration goes above certain limitations, you're going to need planning permission. Here are a few of the restrictions that have to be adhered to: verandas, raised platforms and balconies are not permitted, building materials used in construction need to complement pre-existing materials, obscure glass must be used on windows that are side-facing, at most 40 cubic metres extra space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for semi-detached/detached houses, as observed from the main highway no roof extension must extend past the plane of the existing roof slope, pre-existing walls cannot be overhung by any roof extension, the highest part of the existing roof structure should not be exceeded by an extension. Also it must be mentioned that those rules are relevant for houses and not for converted houses, flats, maisonettes or other structures. Development rights are controlled and unique planning conditions are enforced in some areas. To discover which conditions affect your property, seek advice from your local planning department.

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Ways that you can find loft conversion specialists in Herne Bay: Of the countless methods available to search for nearby tradespeople in Herne Bay such as loft conversion specialists, one that's been around for many years is web-based directories. These are the modern day alternative of the old Yellow Pages, which everybody in the United Kingdom at one time used to find services locally. Nowadays customers look in Touch Local, Mister What, Yell, Cyclex, Local Life, City Visitor, 118 118, Yelp and Thomson Local, although there aren't any guarantees by using this tactic due to the fact that pretty much anybody can advertise in these resources and being listed is not an assurance of the quality of the work they do A further very popular technique for identifying trades-people as of late is to browse web portals like TrustaTrader, Rated People, Local Heroes, Checkatrade, My Hammer or My Builder, and as you'll soon learn, the chance to examine client reviews is the biggest benefit of such portals. Helping you to pick out a first rate loft conversion specialist who's been recommended and rated by other local people. Lastly you should give some thought to asking friends and family if they are able to suggest a tradesperson they have used before.

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A look on Google returned these results for "loft conversions Herne Bay": Sittibuilders Ltd CT6 8TZ, Tim Day Construction Ltd CT6 8HR, Lofthouse Conversions Ltd CT6 6SJ.

Some Herne Bay locations covered by Herne Bay loft conversion specialists: St Georges Avenue, Chislet Court, Clifftown Gardens, Swale Close, Salisbury Road, Silverdale Drive, Beltinge Road, Cecil Court, Arkley Road, Southsea Drive, Thornden Wood Road, Cliff Avenue, Charles Street, Churchill Avenue, Darenth Close, Austin Avenue, Barnfield, Cresta Close, Darrell Close, Sunbeam Avenue, South Road, The Meadows, Talbot Avenue, Tomay Cottages, Aspen Road, Coopers Hill, Alma Road, Conyngham Road, Thornden Close.

Places around Herne Bay include: Eddington, Broadoak, Herne Common, Beltinge, Birchington, Westbere, Reculver, Hersden, Sturry, Broomfield, Upstreet, St Nicholas at Wade, Monkton, Chestfield, Tyler Hill, Hoath, Whitstable

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