Loft Conversions Maidstone

Maidstone Loft Conversions (ME14): In today's Maidstone housing market, moving home may not be the preferred option when you are only wishing to gain an additional room or two. It is not only the financial outlay that you should think about in the moving procedure, but also the aggravation and stress. There are different ways to achieve that added living space and stay where you are right now, one of these is to have a loft conversion. Should you ever opt to move, you can anticipate that the market value of your home will have gone up by perhaps as much as twenty to thirty percent. It's little wonder that getting a loft conversion is an ever more popular action to take in Maidstone at present.

Quotations for Loft Conversions in Maidstone

You will want to delve deeply into all of the costs that could be involved with loft conversion work. The actual costs will of course be determined by the sort of property you live in and the design of loft conversion you are having. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average cost of a loft conversion in in Maidstone (2019), yours might be more than this or maybe it could even be less. For many home owners this is a considerable amount of cash and you shouldn't even think about proceeding unless you can comfortably finance it.

Loft Conversions Maidstone

Although there are many practical uses for the additional living space that is gained by a loft conversion, you will likely have a notion about what you will use it for. It might be that you like the idea of a playroom where your children can enjoy their own quality space, maybe you want to create an office where you can do your work in a tranquil and calm setting, or perhaps you are in desperate need of an additional bedroom for your growing family. Whether or not it's one of those uses, or another function which you would like it to achieve, a loft conversion is a good way to do it.

You shouldn't just assume that you'll be able to do a loft conversion, since not every loft is suitable. The simplest way to be certain that your loft can actually be converted, is to bring in a specialist. The most vital aspect is the height as you must have a height of at least 2.2m to do a loft conversion. With nothing other than a ladder and measuring tape, you can clamber up into your loft and measure this for yourself. The style of roof you have will also be an issue, rooves with rafters are easier and less expensive to convert than ones made with trusses.

A loft conversion in Maidstone will not normally need planning permission, although there are exceptions to this rule. Before any work begins you need to call and talk to your local planning office. Your chosen Maidstone loft conversion company will help you with this. The fact that you don't require planning permission doesn't mean that you've not got to observe the relevant building regulations, which are a different thing altogether to planning. To familiarize yourself with the building regulations affecting this type of work, contact the building control office.

Maidstone Loft Conversion

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

If you decide to move forward with your loft conversion project, you'll need to sniff out a reputable contractor who is known for doing loft conversions in Maidstone. See if you can get a recommendation from a person you know, who has had a conversion done recently. There are so many resources online nowadays, so make the most of them and get some free quotes from the likes of Bark, Local Heroes or Rated People, to give you lots of possibilities. This ought to highlight several loft conversion companies in and around Maidstone that you can pick from.

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Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are a good way to introduce both light and space into your loft or attic, and similar to there being different forms of loft conversions in Maidstone, there's also different varieties of dormers on offer. The most common forms of dormer styles are: gable dormers, flat roof dormers, eyebrow dormers, shed dormers and hipped dormers. The easiest of these to build and perhaps the most popular and widely used in Maidstone is the flat roofed dormer window. This style also generates more additional space than all of the other types, so it's practical as well as economical, though it is often regarded as less desirable than some of the other options. Gable dormer windows tend to be more attractive with simple pitched roofs more suitable for traditional properties, gable dormers are sometimes referred to as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormer windows are eye-catching, having three sloped surfaces similar to the existing roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormer windows. Shed dormer windows resemble flat roof dormers, featuring a roof (single-plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Eyebrow dormer windows are really attractive in the proper location and comprise a curving roof topping a low, wide window, they don't have any straight surfaces. (Tags: Dormer Windows Maidstone, Dormer Conversions Maidstone, Dormer Loft Conversions Maidstone)

Conversion Planning Permission

Loft Conversion Planning Permission Maidstone Kent

In general a loft conversion does not need local authority planning permission, however there are various conditions which should be fulfilled if this is to be the case. Planning permission is going to be necessary if your roof space needs changing and the result goes over specific restrictions. Planning permission won't be necessary providing the following stipulations are met: a maximum of 40 cubic metres added roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for detached/semi-detached houses, the highest a part of the roof mustn't be exceeded by any extension, obscure glazing is necessary for side-facing windows, as seen from the road no roof extension must go over the plane of the current roof slope, verandas, raised platforms and balconies aren't allowed, materials used in the conversion must complement existing materials, existing exterior walls can't be overhung by roof extensions. You must also be aware that it is houses that these regulations apply to and not maisonettes, flats, converted houses or other structures. Additionally, there are certain areas where development rights are restricted and exceptional planning conditions exist. To determine which rules relate to your home, take advice from your planning department.

Recent Kent loft conversion projects: Jack Speight in Stanhope, Kent needs someone to convert a garage, Gracie Wheeldon asked about a builder or loft conversion specialist in Stanhope to give a quote for a conversion, Cecilia Court in South Darenth wants to find someone to supply a quotation for a loft conversion in her house, Mr and Mrs Said want a builder or loft conversion company in were looking to get a Velux conversion carried out on their cottage near Worth, Leyla Coburn in Goudhurst, Kent wants someone to provide an estimate for a loft conversion in her house near Goudhurst, Kent, Tiago Hind in Southborough needs somebody to provide an estimate for a conversion in his house in Southborough, Kent, Mr Beer asked about a loft conversion company to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in Iwade, Kent, Theodor Coburn in Chiddingstone wants someone to provide a price for a conversion in his detached house, Mr and Mrs Mooney need a loft conversion company in Dunton Green to see if their semi-detached house is suited for a conversion, Oliwier Mccallum and Laiba Burge in Farningham, Kent need someone to replace the insulation and board out their loft space.

Local loft conversions: Aylesford loft conversion, Yalding loft conversion, Tovil loft conversion, Downswood loft conversion, Allington loft conversion, Boxley loft conversion, Mereworth loft conversion, Detling loft conversion, Thurnham loft conversion, Weavering loft conversion, East Farleigh loft conversion, Penenden Heath loft conversion, Linton loft conversion, Barming loft conversion, Walderslade loft conversion, Parkwood loft conversion, Sandling loft conversion, Hollingbourne loft conversions and more.

Ways to uncover loft conversion specialists in Maidstone: Fifteen years or so ago virtually everybody used local newspapers or Yellow Pages to look for nearby services, although today's equivalent of that appears to be using directories on the internet like City Visitor, Local Life, 118 118, Yell, Mister What, Thomson Local, Cyclex, Touch Local and Yelp, though there are not any guarantees using this technique simply because almost anyone is able to advertise their businesses in these mediums and being listed is no assurance of the standard of their work Another widely used way of looking for tradespeople as of late is to look on trade portals like Local Heroes, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, My Builder, Rated People or My Hammer, and the chief benefit of such trade portals is that they display customer reviews concerning each tradesman affiliated with the site. The very last tip is you ask family members, workmates and next door neighbours to suggest somebody they have previously used.

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Maidstone Loft Conversion Services

A quick search for "loft conversions Maidstone", the other day brought to light the following businesses on a local directory: Elite Econoloft Ltd ME16 9LH, Webb Drylining Ltd ME15 7DZ, IDS Builders Ltd ME9 0LQ.

A few Maidstone areas covered by Maidstone loft conversion specialists: Tintern Road, Broad Street, Cranborne Avenue, Saxons Drive, Collington Terrace, Acott Fields, Blendon Road, Cobfields, Copsewood Way, Birch Tree Way, Douglas Alms Houses, Thorneycroft Close, Cliff Hill, Springwood Road, Bow Meadow Cottages, The Spinney, Silchester Court, Cranbrook Close, Seven Mile Lane, Chamberlain Avenue, Dhekelia Close, Scragged Oak Road, Church Crescent, Disraeli Close, Boughton Road, The Priory, Dean Street, Albany Street, Allington Way.

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

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