Loft Conversions Marlborough UK

Marlborough Loft Conversions (SN8): One way to add an extra room to your house and considerably increase the value of your property in Marlborough is to do a loft conversion. This is viewed by experts to be amongst the better ways to increase the worth of a property. The fact that planning permission is seldom necessary for a loft conversion, makes this solution even more interesting.

Needless to say the cost may determine whether you proceed with the conversion and three or four variables must be considered. The eventual cost of your loft conversion will definitely be affected by, the number of windows you need, the planned use of the created room, the layout and size of the property and the sort of conversion you are having done. It'll be invaluable to obtain a few free quotations for your loft conversion, and a lot of local loft conversion firms will offer this type of service. At the moment (2019) the average cost of doing a loft conversion in Marlborough, is around thirty thousand to forty thousand pounds, dependent on the aforementioned factors.

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This is only intended as an approximate figure, get an accurate estimate before you make up your mind. A rough price for materials and construction work would be £1,250 per square metre. That is not the end of it though, since you will have to add building control fees, planning fees and architects fees at least.

There are lots of lofts in Marlborough which are not suitable for a loft conversion, so check this out before taking things too far. One of the first things you do ought to be to get your loft surveyed by an expert. One factor is the height, if it is over 2.2m you should be good to go. Measuring the height of your loft doesn't need a specialist, in actual fact you can do this yourself with little more than a ladder and a tape measure. Does your roof have trusses or rafters? You might not consider that this is relevant but it does impact on cost and ease of the project. Doing conversions on trussed roofs is generally costlier and more difficult.

If you are something of a DIY devotee you could possibly look at getting what's known as a shell loft conversion. This is a basic loft conversion in which all the major structural work is undertaken, like staircase, steel beams, structural floor, dormers/mansard, roofing work and windows. The rest of the work is left to the customer (in other words you), so that it can be finished to your own specifications and in your own time. Shell loft conversions can be a lot cheaper, so if saving money is important, this could possibly be the perfect solution.

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Kinds of Loft Conversion: The main kinds of loft conversion that you'll come across in Marlborough are: roof light conversions, loft pods, hip-to-gable loft conversions, mansard loft conversions, roof lift loft conversions, velux loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.

Many property owners in Marlborough favour getting a loft conversion, because through the use of scaffolding, most of the structural work can be accomplished from outside. Any disruption on the inside of your home, should for that reason, be less than you might have envisioned. The capability to live normally is crucial and keeping your property free from mess and dust helps to accomplish this.

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Roof Light Conversions Marlborough

If you want a less disruptive and cheaper form of conversion, the "roof light conversion" could be the solution, since alterations to the shape and slope or your roof aren't necessary. This form of loft conversion involves just fitting a staircase for access, installing a suitable floor, and putting in skylight windows. Such loft conversions are only feasible for lofts that already have enough roof space.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard technique of doing a loft conversion originated in the Seventeenth Century due to a French architect named Mansart. He thought it would be a bit of a way of creating extra space which could deliver a significant level of supplemental liveable space where previously there was none. The Mansard loft conversion is only utilized on pitched roofs and added space is produced by building up one of the walls (almost always to the rear of the property or home) coupled with leveling out the top of the roof, and so creating a virtually box appearance. The angle of the lifted wall has to be not less than seventy two degrees. It will often be the scenario that the wall needing to be brought up is a party wall (particularly in a house in a terrace), which means you'll be needing the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - yet another worry if you're not the best of friends! (Tags: Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions Marlborough, Mansard Roof Extensions)

Conversion Planning Permission

Loft Conversion Planning Permission Marlborough Wiltshire

Whilst a number of conditions are connected to this sort of project, local authority planning permission is not normally needed for loft conversions. Planning permission will be required if your roof space has to be modified and the result goes above certain specified limitations. Some of the restrictions which must be adhered to are: balconies, verandas and raised platforms are not permitted, pre-existing exterior walls cannot be overhung by roof extensions, as observed from the main highway no extension should go over the plane of the pre-existing roof slope, privacy glazing must be used for windows that are side-facing, the uppermost a part of the roof should not be exceeded by any extension, no greater than 40 cubic metres extra roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for detached/semi-detached houses, building materials used in the conversion must match pre-existing materials. Also it should be pointed out that these regulations apply to houses and not to flats, maisonettes, converted houses or any other structures. For home owners who reside in certain areas there may be different rules whereby unique planning conditions are imposed and development is limited. To find out what regulations apply to you, check with your planning office.

House Extension Pods, Loft Pods and Loft BUDS

Loft Pods, Home Extension Pods and Loft BUDS

If you have got some estimates for a loft conversion and realise they're a bit high priced for you a "loft BUD", "home extension pod" or "loft pod" might be more cost effective. They are also usually less disruptive to put in place and done in a shorter timeframe. Loft pods usually fall within the twenty to thirty thousand pound price range, which makes them more attractive to the average property owner in the area. Essentially a loft pod (or BUD) is a three metre by three metre (approximately) space which is added to the rear of a property, over the first floor. There are two alternatives with loft pods (or BUDS). They may be employed independently or attached or added to pre-existing loft conversions as a supplementary extension. There are a wide range of uses to which a loft pod can be put including a home office, a playroom, a home cinema or a mini-gym.

To Summarize


Considering all that has been said, one of the simplest ways to add extra space to your home, is by means of a loft conversion. Essentially it results in a lot less mess and disruption, it will most likely not require planning permission, it increases the value of your house, it's economical and it does not enlarge the property footprint. The actual construction of your roof could be a deciding factor, with older properties in Marlborough typically being better for loft conversions than newer ones. Modern properties (typically those constructed after 1960) with "trussed" roofs are unlikely to have adequate space or height to carry out a loft conversion, though it isn't impossible in some instances. If you believe that your Marlborough house might be suited to a loft conversion, why not get in touch with a specialist for some professional guidance?

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Current Wiltshire loft conversion posts: Mr Keir asked about a builder or loft conversion expert in Great Bedwyn to supply a quotation for a conversion, Lorna Hallam in Box, Wiltshire wants somebody to do a garage conversion, Evalyn Featherstone in Bradford on Avon needs somebody to provide a quote for a conversion in her farmhouse near Bradford on Avon, Mr and Mrs Alexander want a loft conversion specialist or builder in were hoping to get a mansard conversion done on their detached house near Wroughton, Wiltshire, Rueben Heaton in Minety needs someone to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in his farmhouse in Minety, Mr Lloyd Bullock from Wroughton wants someone to do a conversion on his garage, Mr and Mrs Easton want a loft conversion specialist in South Tedworth to determine if their farmhouse is suited for a conversion, Kaia Paul in Burbage wants someone to give a quotation for a conversion in her detached house, Mikhail Malley and Dorothy Roach from Potterne, Wiltshire need somebody who will board out their attic and renew the insulation, Mr Holden asked about a builder or loft conversion expert to provide an estimate for a conversion in Southwick.

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Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Marlborough: Of the wide variety of strategies available to find local trades-people in Marlborough like loft conversion specialists, one that's been used for quite a while is web-based directories. These are basically the contemporary equivalent of the old Yellow Pages, that everybody in the UK used to call services locally. Nowadays customers look in 118 118, Cyclex, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Local Life, Mister What, Yelp, Yell and Touch Local, naturally these directories do not all give customer reviews, which means you don't always get any idea of any particular loft conversion specialist's reliability. Internet trade portals are yet another resource which you're able to use to search for a good loft conversion specialist, try Checkatrade, Rated People, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, My Hammer or My Builder, and the main benefit of such portals is that they showcase customer reviews concerning each tradesman on the site. Last but not least you should think about asking family, acquaintances and neighbours to suggest someone they've previously used.

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A few Marlborough streets covered by Marlborough loft conversion specialists: Tennyson Close, Oxford Street, Coldharbour Lane, The Parade, Elcot Lane, School Lane, Jefferies Close, Blenheim Road, Newby Acre, Cardigan Road, Woodstock Court, Orchard Road, Silverless Street, Savernake Court, High Street, Poulton Hill, Free's Avenue, Aubrey Close, Irving Way, Vicarage Close, Bath Road, Lower Church Fields, Upper Isbury, Blowhorn Street, Stonebridge Close, Manton Road, Preshute Lane.

Places close to Marlborough include: Cadley, Easton Royal, Mildenhall, Ramsbury, Froxfield, Ogbourne St George, Lockeridge, Baydon, Manton, Great Bedwyn, Fyfield, Broad Hinton, Pewsey, Winterbourne Bassett, Chiseldon, Burbage, Aldbourne

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