Loft Conversions Kettering UK

Kettering Loft Conversions (NN15): In today's Kettering housing market, moving house might not be the best alternative if you're only looking to gain a room or two. It is not just the financial repercussions associated with moving, but also the aggravation and stress of the process. If your existing house is suitable you may be able to have a loft conversion so as to achieve that added living space. If you do elect to sell up and move house in the future, the value of your home should have increased by up to twenty to thirty percent. You should now understand why having a loft conversion is an ever more popular course of action in Kettering.

You will obviously be curious about the costs that could be incurred by having a loft conversion. This will be dependant on the sort of property being converted and the design of loft conversion needed. In in Northamptonshire (2019) the typical cost of a loft conversion computes to about £35,000, which gives you a rough idea of the sort of costs involved. You can safely go ahead with the conversion project, if this is a figure you are happy about, if it isn't you might need to try other alternatives.

Loft Conversions Kettering

When you are looking at doing a loft conversion on your home in Kettering, you will no doubt already have an idea of exactly what you're likely to use that newly created room for. Perhaps you would like to put in a den where your kids can enjoy their own quality space, it might be that you're in need of an extra bedroom for your growing family, or maybe you want to create an office where you're able to work in a tranquil and calm environment. No matter what you plan to use it for, a loft conversion is a simple and cost effective solution to accomplish this.

You must not simply take for granted that you'll be able to do a loft conversion, given that not every loft in Kettering is suitable. One of the first things you do ought to be to get your loft inspected by a specialist. A loft conversion in Kettering requires a minimum height of 2.2m. With little more than a tape measure, you can clamber up into your loft space and check this yourself. An additional important factor is the kind of roof that you've got on your property, trussed roofs are costlier to convert than ones with rafters.

Something you could consider if you are okay at do-it-yourself, and are up for a challenging project like this, is to opt for a shell loft conversion. All of the essential structural work, for instance windows, dormers, joists, roofing work, steel beams (when needed) and staircase, will be completed by the builder. The customer (that is to say you) is left to complete the remainder of the work at his leisure.

Loft Conversion in Kettering

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

Homeowners in Kettering are often put off doing serious home improvements because they can be so disruptive and messy. Loft conversions are often not so bad since the majority of the structural work can be carried out employing scaffolding externally. This means that you will have a lot less disruption on the inside of your property than you would with an extension or similar. It's a less stressful experience when you can carry on with your day to day life as normal without having to deal with dust and mess.

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Planning Permission for Loft Conversions

Planning Permission Kettering Northamptonshire

Usually loft conversions do not require local authority planning permission, but there are a few conditions that must be satisfied if this is to be the case. If the roof space needs modifying and these modifications exceed specified limits, planning permission will need to be applied for. Most of the stipulations which should be satisfied are: verandas, raised platforms and balconies are not permitted, the highest section of the roof structure must not be exceeded by the extension, existing walls can't be overhung by any roof extension, no more than 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for semi-detached/detached houses, obscured glass is essential on windows that are side-facing, components employed in conversion should match up with pre-existing ones, when seen from the main highway no extension should extend past the height of the existing roof slope. In addition it should be mentioned that those regulations apply for houses and not for maisonettes, flats, converted houses or any other structures. For property owners that live in specific areas there could be additional rules whereby special planning stipulations are imposed and development is restricted. So seek advice from your local council to see what conditions affect your home.

Home Extension Kettering

Home Extensions Kettering

There are naturally other means by which to to add extra liveable space to your property in Kettering. House extensions have become one of the most common ways that this can be achieved. Home extensions in Kettering are only achievable if you have enough space surrounding your property. Planning permission will also be necessary, and there could be some stress associated with this process. Extending your house may affect close neighbours and that's the reason why gaining the correct planning permission is vital. Quite often the same construction companies that do loft extensions will also do home extensions. Extending will also increase the footprint of you property and the entire procedure is likely to be disruptive and messy. You will have to be concious of several factors when planning a house extension in Kettering, including: shared walls, site access, demands on services, rights of way, the existence of trees, the likelihood of flooding and inherant soil conditions. The average cost of house extensions Kettering at the time of writing (2020) was roughly £1,700 and £2,000 per square metre. Click for Kettering Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar Conversions

If your property is just not a good candidate for a loft conversion, a basement/cellar conversion another effective way to create extra living space. By and large, only older homes (ie: Period or Victorian properties) are perfect for this type of conversion. If you're lucky enough to have the benefit of a cellar/basement, why not take full advantage of it and get yourself a conversion? Doing a proper cellar conversion may also help to resolve dampness issues which are commonplace in cellars. Many home owners only use their cellars/basements as a dumping ground (storage!) for all sorts of household junk, much like what people use their attics for. You could easily convert your cellar into a workshop, a home cinema or a play room and make it a great deal more than merely storage. A kitchen/dining room or even a self-contained flat are among the other possibilities if you have enough space. (Tags: Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions, Cellar Conversion)

Home Extension Pods, Loft BUDS and Loft Pods

Loft Pods, Loft BUDS and Home Extension Pods

If you happen to be on a tight budget and wish to find the least expensive alternative for a loft conversion a "loft BUD", "house extension pod" or "loft pod" might be your perfect answer. Loft pods are also often faster to complete and less disruptive to install. With loft pods usually falling within the £20,000-£30,000 price bracket, they are apt to be more affordable and attractive to the average householder. In essence a loft BUD (or pod) is a 3 metre by 3 metre (roughly) module which is added to the back of a property, on top of the first floor. There are 2 options with loft pod modules. They may be employed independently or added or attached to existing conversions as a supplemental extension. So if you are set on creating a new playroom, home office, home cinema or mini-gym, a loft pod or BUD (Back Upper Dimension) could be just the ticket.

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Ways to discover loft conversion specialists in Kettering: There are of course plenty of ways open to you for uncovering loft conversion specialists in Kettering and the main technique which people used years ago was to look in the Yellow Pages or a free local newspaper. In these modern times newspapers and the like appear to be on the internet along with several business directories such as 118 118, Mister What, Yell, Touch Local, Local Life, Yelp, Cyclex, Thomson Local and City Visitor, though there are not any guarantees by using this tactic since just about anyone is able to advertise their businesses in these directories and having a listing is not an assurance of the quality of their work An alternative useful resource which you're able to use to uncover a decent loft conversion specialist in Kettering is by looking on one of the internet trade portals like Local Heroes, Rated People, Checkatrade, My Hammer, TrustaTrader or My Builder, and the principal advantage of these is that they highlight client reviews and testimonials concerning each loft conversion specialist signed up to their site. The last and possibly actually optimal alternative would be to ask next door neighbours, workmates and family if they are able to recommend someone they've used in the past.

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A few Kettering addresses covered by Kettering loft conversion specialists: Deeble Road, Blake Court, Sir John Brown Court, Beverley Close, Avenue Terrace, The Leys, Ashbrook Close, Chaston Place, Barnwell Street, Bowling Green Avenue, Tithe Close, Bunting Close, Chichester Close, Brambleside Court, Spinney Road, Barton Road, Columbus Crescent, Thorpe Road, St Amandas Close, Catesby Road, Court Drive, Cheviot Close, Tasman Way, Duck End, St Catherines Road, Trinity Road, St Leonards Close, Storefield Cottages, Cardigan Road.

Places close to Kettering include: Pytchley, Isham, Barton Seagrave, Glendon, Desborough, Broughton, Burton Latimer, Rothwell, Orlingbury, Mawsley, Cranford, Rushton, Little Cransley, Warkton, Loddington, Cransley

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