Loft Conversions Hitchin

Hitchin Loft Conversions (SG4): If you fancy the idea of both increasing the value of your home in Hitchin and adding more usable living space, a loft conversion could just be the answer to your prayers. If you speak to property experts who are in the know, many will suggest this as an effective way to add a fair amount of value. What makes this option even more attractive is the fact that planning permission is hardly ever needed for loft conversions.

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I guess one of the questions which will be foremost in your mind at this stage is "what will it cost"? The actual costs will of course be determined by the type of property you live in and the design of loft conversion you are having. Currently (2019) £35,000 is the average cost of a loft conversion in the United Kingdom. There are less expensive ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for instance), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other solutions.

Loft Conversions Hitchin

The figure above is only to give you a general idea of the costs involved. Get three or four detailed estimates before making a decision. Materials and construction work usually works out at about £1,250 per square metre. Besides that, architect fees, planning fees and building control fees will add more to the final bill.

You've got to make sure that your particular loft is suitable for conversion, as not every loft is. To make certain that your loft can be converted, call a specialist in to have a look at it. A height of at least 2.2 metres is necessary in your loft space if you're to have any chance of doing a loft conversion. To save a bit of time, you could at first check the height for yourself, by crawling up into your loft space armed with a measuring tape. An additional key factor is the style of roof that you have on your property, trussed roofs are costlier to convert than those that have rafters.

An alternative known as a shell loft conversion is an option that you might consider if you are competent at DIY and are keen to take on a challenging project like this. This is a loft conversion in which all the key structural work is undertaken, including joists, mansard/dormers, steel beams, staircase, external doors and windows and roofing work. All the remaining jobs can then be done by the property owner (that is to say you) or by your favourite tradesman.

Loft Conversion in Hitchin

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main styles of loft conversion that you'll encounter in Hitchin are: roof lift loft conversions, roof light conversions, dormer loft conversions, loft pods, mansard loft conversions, hip-to-gable loft conversions and velux loft conversions.

You may be feeling that you can't deal with the mess and disruption of this type of extensive building work, but given that nearly all of the work on loft conversions can generally be achieved from outside, this should not put you off. When you have an extension done, the disruption and disturbance may be unbearable, but this isn't normally true with a loft conversion. It shouldn't be difficult to keep the interior of your home free from mess and dust and so keep your day to day life flowing normally.

Loft Stairs Hitchin

Loft Stairs HitchinIf you decide to get a loft conversion built on your Hitchin home you will need to have good access for getting in and out of this extra living space. This will entail installing a loft staircase or possibly a loft ladder. You can find a number of different loft stair designs available, and they're generally made out of metal or wood. The style of stairs you opt for could be subject to the layout and shape of your house, but it is possible to get them in space saving variations for more convenience or in spiral form if you want elegance and style. No matter which you choose, you want to finish up with convenient, safe access that doesn't excessively interfere with the existing living space. It should also meet the latest Building Regulations, and provide a safe escape route if there is ever a fire.

Dormer Windows Hitchin

Dormer windows are among the best ways to introduce more light and space to a loft, and just as there are different sorts of loft conversion in Hitchin, you'll also learn there are different varieties of dormers on the market. The most often seen types of dormer designs include: eyebrow dormers, shed dormers, flat roof dormers, hipped dormers and gable dormers. The easiest of these to build and maybe the most popular and frequently used in Hitchin is the flat-roofed dormer. This design also generates the most additional space of all of the other types, therefore it is functional as well as cheap, even so it is often thought to be less attractive than the other alternatives. Eyebrow dormer windows are very eye-catching in the proper setting and comprise a curved roof over a low, wide window, they've got no straight surfaces. Shed dormers are quite similar to flat roofed dormers, featuring a roof (on a single plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Gable dormers are considered more eye-catching with basic pitched rooves more suited to period houses, gable dormers may also be called dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormers are appealing, have 3 sloping surfaces much like those of the existing roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormers. (Tags: Dormer Windows Hitchin, Dormer Loft Conversions Hitchin, Dormer Conversions Hitchin)

Current Hertfordshire loft conversion posts: Mr Freddie Haslam in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire wants someone to do a conversion on his garage, Mrs Merritt needed a loft conversion company in Tewin to provide a quote for a conversion, Harry Cartwright in Harefield, Hertfordshire wants to hire somebody to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in his house, Mr and Mrs Lake want a loft conversion company in Turnford to see if their detached house is suitable for converting, Mckenzie Fleming and Leah Norton from Essendon need to find someone to board out their loft and renew the insulation, Mr and Mrs Street are hunting for a loft conversion company or builder in are trying to get a mansard loft conversion done on their farmhouse in Wymondley, Mahnoor Fleming in Stanstead St Margarets, Hertfordshire needs to find somebody to supply an estimate for a conversion in her house near Stanstead St Margarets, Hertfordshire, Louise Patel in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire wants somebody to supply a quote for a conversion in her home, Bruce Maguire in Aston, Hertfordshire needs someone to give an estimate for a loft conversion in his farmhouse just outside Aston, Mrs Macy Smullen from Watton At Stone, Hertfordshire needs somebody to convert her garage.

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Local loft conversions: Kings Walden loft conversion, Holwell loft conversion, Walsworth loft conversion, Ashbrook loft conversion, Offley loft conversion, Preston loft conversion, Lower Stondon loft conversion, Little Wymondley loft conversion, Pegsdon loft conversion, St Ippolyts loft conversion, Pirton loft conversion, Weston loft conversion, Gosmore loft conversion, Lilley loft conversion, Letchworth Garden City loft conversion, Ickleford loft conversions: Letchworth Garden City loft conversion, Kings Walden loft conversion, Ashbrook loft conversion, Lilley loft conversion, Offley loft conversion, Preston loft conversion, Walsworth loft conversion, Weston loft conversion, Gosmore loft conversion, Pegsdon loft conversion, Pirton loft conversion, St Ippolyts loft conversion, Holwell loft conversion, Lower Stondon loft conversion, Ickleford loft conversion, Little Wymondley loft conversion and more.

Ways you can find loft conversion specialists in Hitchin: There are after all a lot of different ways out there for locating loft conversion specialists in Hitchin and the foremost technique that people used twenty years ago was to look in the Yellow Pages or a local newspaper. In the world today papers and the like can be found on the internet together with several handy web directories such as Local Life, Yell, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Mister What, Cyclex, Touch Local, Yelp and 118 118, even though having a listing in these doesn't guarantee a good standard of craftsmanship, because pretty much anybody is able to publicise their "skills" in these mediums Yet another widely used method for looking for tradespeople in this computer age is to search through web portals such as My Hammer, Rated People, Checkatrade, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes, and as you'll pretty quickly find out, the chance to read client reviews and testimonials is the principal benefit of these portals. Allowing you to settle on a quality craftsman who's been recommended and rated by past clients. The last and maybe actually most effective option would be to ask family members, workmates and next door neighbours to endorse somebody they have used.

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A swift search for "loft conversions Hitchin", recently brought to light the following useful listings on Yahoo: BDH Builders SG5 1LA, Stoeri Plastering SG5 1NB, J W Carpentry & Home Improvements SG4 0TY.

Some Hitchin roads covered by Hitchin loft conversion specialists: Brownings Lane, Davis Crescent, St Marys Avenue, The Holt, The Close, Bramshott Close, Chapel Place, Back Lane, Benslow Rise, Strathmore Road, Dugdale Court, Symonds Road, Skegsbury Lane, Common Rise, Crow Furlong, Benslow Lane, Crofton Close, Tall Trees, Bearton Avenue, The Chestnuts, Darley Road, Stirling Close, Broadmead, Coopers Hill, Traherne Close, Canham Close.

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Places around Hitchin include: Lilley, Ashbrook, Pirton, Walsworth, Holwell, Weston, St Ippolyts, Gosmore, Ickleford, Letchworth Garden City, Pegsdon, Kings Walden, Lower Stondon, Preston, Little Wymondley, Offley

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