Loft Conversions Maidstone UK

Maidstone Loft Conversions (ME14): One of the ways to add an extra room to your house and considerably improve the worth of your property in Maidstone is to do a loft conversion. In terms of adding value to a property, this is believed to be one of the better ways. It has the added benefit that planning permission is seldom needed.

Undoubtedly the costs may well influence your decision to go ahead with the conversion and three or four aspects have to be considered. Certain matters which will affect the eventual loft conversion cost are, the layout and dimensions of the house, the design of loft conversion you're having, the amount of windows you require and the intended use of the space created. It will be helpful to obtain a number of free estimates for your loft conversion, and most local loft conversion contractors will provide this type of service. The typical cost of a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is considered to be somewhere between thirty and forty thousand pounds, but of course will be determined by the criteria already mentioned.

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This figure is in no way etched in stone and is only meant as a guideline. Another average number that might provide you with a better idea is that generally loft conversions cost roughly £1,250 per m2 (this is for construction work and building materials). Additionally there will be some other costs to consider for example planning fees, architects fees and building control fees.

There are many lofts in Maidstone which aren't suitable for converting, so get this checked out before taking things too far. One of the first things you do should be to get your loft checked by an expert. One of the principal deciding issues is the height which has to be not less than 2.2 metres. You could perhaps scramble up into your loft space and check this for yourself. The sort of roof you have will also be an issue, roofs built with trusses are trickier and more expensive than ones made with rafters.

One alternative that you could think about is a shell loft conversion, if you happen to be skilled at do-it-yourself projects. All of the key structural work, like steelwork (when needed), external doors and windows, joists, roof alterations, stairs and dormers, will be completed by the conversion specialist. Everything else is left to the customer (which is to say you), so that you can employ your own skills to finish off the work at your leisure. If you happen to be on a strict budget, a shell loft conversion could possibly be perfect for you.

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

So as to turn your pipe dream into a reality, the next thing will be to search for a local company that's got a good record for doing high quality loft conversions in and around Maidstone. Attempt to get a word of mouth recommendation from a friend or acquaintance, who has had a loft conversion done. Other methods you could try include getting free quotations from online companies like Bark, Rated People or Checkatrade. This will provide you with a bird's eye view of reputable tradesmen in the Maidstone area, that you might use.

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Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard method of creating loft conversions was first used sometime during the 17th Century thanks to a French architect called Francois Mansart. He hoped it would be a good way of creating living space which would provide an enormous degree of further living space in a previously unused area of the house. This type of attic conversion is only employed on roofs that are pitched and the space is generated by building up one wall (frequently in the rear of the property or home) and also flattening out the top of the roof, therefore creating a near vertical appearance. The angle of the wall that is elevated must be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It is quite often the case that the wall to be built up is also your neighbour's (particularly with houses that are terraced), so this means you will need the collaboration of your immediate neighbour - a further concern if you aren't on friendly terms! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions Maidstone)

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Loft extensions are obviously not the only means by which to to add much needed space to a home. Possibly the most common way that householders do this is with a home extension. Not all properties in Maidstone have sufficient available space for putting in a house extension. They will also be determined by gaining planning permission from the local council. Extending your house may affect close neighbours and this is why getting the correct planning permission is essential. House extensions are often done by the same Maidstone construction companies who do loft conversions. Extending will also increase your properties footprint and the whole process can be quite disruptive and messy. A number of things have to be looked at before pressing ahead with a home extension in Maidstone, they include the likes of: shared walls, rights of way, demand on services, close by trees, the likelihood of flooding, access to the site and inherant soil conditions. The typical cost of home extensions Maidstone in 2020 are roughly £1,500 and £2,100 per square meter. Click for Maidstone Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar/Basement Conversions

Cellar/Basement Conversions

If your home is just not a good candidate for a loft conversion, a cellar conversion another good way to add extra living area. Obviously this form of conversion can only be done on specific types of home, typically older properties ie: Victorian or period properties. In some instances there are also post-war properties with basements/cellars that are suitable for conversion. A cellar conversion does not only generate more living space but will also help resolve dampness issues. Much like what people use their attics for, most house owners simply use their basements or cellars as a dumping ground (they might call it storage!) for for a wide variety of household garbage. Your cellar could be so much more than just storage, with a games room, a man cave or a home office being a selection of the most favoured options. A self-contained apartment or a kitchen/diner are amongst the other options if your basement is sufficiently large. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions)
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Loft BUDS, Home Extension Pods and Loft Pods

House Extension Pods, Loft BUDS and Loft Pods

Among the most cost effective styles of loft conversion are usually "loft BUDS", "house extension pods" or "loft pods" . They are also usually quicker to complete and less disruptive to set up. Falling within the twenty to thirty thousand pound price bracket, makes loft pods more affordable for a lot of UK property owners. Essentially a loft pod (or BUD) is a 3m x 3m (roughly) space which is added to the rear of a house, on top of the first floor. A loft pod module may be employed as an independent extension or even attached to a pre-existing conversion. A loft pod can have numerous potential applications, favoured choices being a home cinema, a home office, a mini-gym or a kid's playroom.
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In Conclusion

To Summarize

Taking all things into consideration, a loft conversion is a really good way to add some additional living space to your house. Basically it's economical, it will probably not require planning permission, it won't affect the footprint of the property, it adds value to your property and it creates substantially less disruption and mess. This will naturally depend on whether your house is suited to a loft conversion, with older properties in Maidstone generally being more suitable on account of the construction of the roof. Less suitable, though not impossible for the loft conversion option, are newer homes with trussed roofs (largely built after 1960), they generally have less height and space to work with. Why not get a specialist in to take a look if you believe that your house is suitable for a loft conversion?

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Current Kent loft conversion projects: Simon Barnes from Lamberhurst needs to hire someone to do a garage conversion, Hector Oldfield from Seal, Kent wants somebody to provide an estimate for a loft conversion in his house, Mr and Mrs Mullins want a loft conversion company in are trying to get a hip-to-gable loft conversion carried out on their farmhouse just outside Cliffe, Kent, Darren Webb from Orlestone needs someone to provide a quotation for a conversion in his farmhouse just outside Orlestone, Kent, Mr Nico Young in Woodnesborough, Kent needs to find someone to convert his garage, Evalyn Montgomery in Sundridge needs to find someone to give an estimate for a conversion in her detached house, Mrs Nala Tucker in Hildenborough, Kent needs somebody to convert her garage, Mr Love was in search of a builder or loft conversion specialist to provide an estimate for a conversion in Penshurst, Kent, Mr and Mrs Abbas are searching for a loft conversion company or builder in Woodnesborough to determine if their farmhouse is suitable for converting, Annie Keenan in Brenchley, Kent wants someone to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in her farmhouse near Brenchley, Kent.

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Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Maidstone: There are numerous ways you could use to uncover a local loft conversion specialist, and the first one we're going to have a look at is online directories. For instance, you could search on Thomson Local, Local Life, Yelp, Touch Local, Cyclex, Mister What, City Visitor, Yell and 118 118, however entries in these directories are open to anyone able to shell out the fee for listing, which is no guarantee of craftsmanship Trade portals are an additional way which you'll be able to to look for a high-quality loft conversion specialist, you could try Local Heroes, My Hammer, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, Rated People or My Builder, and the useful aspect of such portals is you're able to examine reviews and testimonials by past clients with regards to the tradesmen and the quality of their work. The final tip is that you ask family, friends and next door neighbours to suggest a loft conversion specialist they've previously used.

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Some Maidstone locations serviced by Maidstone loft conversion specialists: Barleyfields, Silver Birch Walk, Brunswick Street, Smallhythe Close, Crispin Court, Aviemore Gardens, Aden Terrace, Square Hill Road, Somerset Road, Cobfields, The Valley, Blacksmith Drive, Derby Road, Swadelands Close, Stansted Close, Aspian Drive, Calder Road, Christen Way, Teasel Close, Tovil Hill, Beech Hurst Close, Bramble Close, Bilberry Close, Sutton Street, Beacon Road, Beechwood Road, The Platt, College Court, Carmans Close, Senacre Square.

Places close to Maidstone include: Weavering, Sandling, Boxley, Hollingbourne, Tovil, Barming, Aylesford, Downswood, Detling, Penenden Heath, Thurnham, Mereworth, East Farleigh, Linton, Walderslade, Parkwood, Allington, Yalding

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