Loft Conversions Milton Keynes UK

Milton Keynes Loft Conversions (MK1): By and large the most common method by which house-holders create a bit of extra livable space in their houses nowadays is by adding an extension onto the building. This could be on the side, the front or the back and whatever holds true you'll be substantially expanding the footprint made by your home. It is possible to develop a lot more space at a roughly similar cost by having a loft conversion, and you'll not extend the footprint at all. One other alternative that might be feasible is to do your garage converted, although this is dependant on you having a spare garage that you don't need for your car. Normally a professionally converted loft will be less messy and disruptive than a traditional extension, add considerable value to your property, is not going to need planning permission and enable you to keep your invaluable garden space.

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You will probably be curious about what sort of costs could be involved in getting a loft conversion put in. Obviously costs vary depending on the layout and size of the property and the type of conversion being built. A figure of £35,000 is currently the typical price for a loft conversion in in Buckinghamshire (2019), yours may be more expensive than this or possibly it could even be less. If this sort of budget is too steep for you then perhaps you need to look at something else, possibly a garage conversion?

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These numbers should not be taken as gospel, they are simply intended as a rough guideline. The cost of the building materials and construction work will usually be about £1,250 per square metre. That is not the end of it though, since you will need to consider building control fees, planning fees and architects fees at the very least.

Your property in Milton Keynes is going to go up in value as a result of a loft conversion, and you will need to ascertain by what amount. There's normally a threshold price on homes in all areas of Milton Keynes. If you have to sell in the future, your property may be hard to sell on if it is valued above this figure. This could make a loft conversion a significantly less viable project. Even for people who aren't thinking about selling up, this is worth bearing in mind.

A solution known as a shell loft conversion is something that you could consider if you are proficient at do-it-yourself and are looking for a challenging project. This is a basic loft conversion whereby all of the main structural jobs are completed, like steel beams, staircase, Velux windows, roof alterations, joists and dormers/mansard. The property owner (to be precise you) is left to complete the rest of the work at his leisure.

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

If this is the path that you choose to take, your goal should be to look for a reliable local builder who's been seen to do top quality loft conversions in Milton Keynes. Ask around, especially if you know of other folks who've had a conversion done on their loft. Study reviews and feedback on trade portals like Rated People or Trustatrader and submit a free quotation form to a site like Bark. Such methods should provide you with a short list of acceptable loft conversion companies around and in Milton Keynes.

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Mansard Conversions

The Mansard technique of loft conversion was first developed in around the 1600's by a well known architect called Francois Mansart. It was developed to be an incredible space creating strategy that would provide an appreciable measure of additional living area where there previously was none. The Mansard attic conversion is only utilized on roofs that are pitched and space is created by building up one of the walls (often at the back of a home) and also leveling out that part of the roof, subsequently creating an essentially vertical appearance. The finished angle of the wall that's lifted should be no less than seventy two degrees. It's quite often the case that you will be wanting to raise a wall that is a party wall (especially in houses that are terraced), meaning you will want the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - yet another concern if they are difficult to get along with! (Tags: Mansard Loft Conversions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions)

Dormer Conversions Milton Keynes

Dormer windows are one of the best ways to provide both light and space into your loft area, and as there are varied kinds of loft conversions in Milton Keynes, you'll also learn there are different kinds of dormers available. The most frequently seen kinds of dormer window design are: eyebrow dormers, shed dormers, gable dormers, flat roof dormers and hipped dormers. The easiest of these dormers to put in and maybe the most frequently used in Milton Keynes is the flat roofed dormer window. This pattern also creates more additional space than all the other designs, so it is functional as well as inexpensive, although it is often viewed as slightly less attractive than some of the other styles. Gable dormers are more eye-catching with simple pitched rooves more suitable for traditional houses, gable dormers are often called gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers. Eyebrow dormer windows are extremely appealing in the proper location and comprise a curved roof on top of a wide, low window, they have no straight sides. Shed dormer windows are very similar to flat roofed dormers, having a roof (single-plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormers are appealing, have 3 sloped surfaces similar to the original roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers.

Origins of Loft Conversions

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Though doing a loft conversion might seem like a "British" thing, some of the first loft conversions and probably the initial ideas for remodeling such spaces came about in 1960's America. The exact location for this ingenious building phenomenon was New York's Soho district, where new, trendy living areas were created by local designers, artists and the like in the upper parts of delapidated industrial structures. In reality such zones and industrial buildings weren't designated for this purpose, and thus were considered illegal at that time. It was not until 1971 that New York City ultimately made this practise legal, and consequently several other districts of New York including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Tribeca and Manhattan joined the revolution, and "loft living" was a popular thing for the talented, wealthy and young. In Great Britain converting a loft is an appealing option in particular in big population centres like London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, where building space is expensive and any method by which to acquire added space without extending the footprint of a structure is popular.

Planning Permission

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As a general rule a loft conversion doesn't require local authority planning permission, although there are several stipulations that must be satisfied for this to be true. Planning permission will be necessary if your roof space needs modifying and the result goes above certain specified restrictions. Planning permission won't be required providing these stipulations are adhered to: materials used in conversion must complement existing materials, frosted glass is necessary on side-facing windows, the uppermost a part of the existing roof structure should not be exceeded by any extension, pre-existing walls cannot be overhung by any roof extension, balconies, verandas and raised platforms aren't allowed, at most 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for detached/semi-detached houses, when observed from the highway no extension must go over the plane of the current roof slope. Those guidelines relate only to houses and not maisonettes, flats, converted houses or other structures. Development rights are controlled and special planning regulations apply in some areas. The simplest way determine if you require permission, is to seek the advice of the planning department.

Home Extensions Milton Keynes

House Extensions Milton Keynes

There are naturally other ways to add extra space to your house in Milton Keynes. Home extensions are perhaps the most favoured approach to do this. Not all properties in Milton Keynes have adequate available space for doing a house extension. You will also have to undergo the stress of obtaining planning permission if you elect to do a home extension in Milton Keynes. All home extensions have got to have planning permission as immediate neighbours could be impacted by the process. Decent building companies in Milton Keynes will be competent at undertaking both home extensions and loft conversions. Remember that your property footprint will increase with a home extension and the work might be messy. You will need to be conscious of a number of issues when considering a home extension in Milton Keynes, including: the existence of trees, the chances of flooding, shared walls, access to the site, demands on services, rights of way and soil conditions. In the year 2020 the typical cost of building home extensions Milton Keynes are about £1,700 and £2,200 per M2. Click for Milton Keynes Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar Conversions

Cellar Conversions

A basement or cellar conversion is one more superb way to add additional living area to your home. Only particular types of property are appropriate for this kind of conversion, usually Period or Victorian properties, rather than modern day ones. If you happen to be lucky enough to have the benefit of a basement or cellar, why not get the most from it and get to work on a conversion? As well as the obvious benefit of increased living space, a cellar conversion can also fix problems with dampness while increasing the value of your house. Quite a few homeowners just use their cellars or basements as dumping grounds (or storage) for a plethora of household rubbish, similar to what folks use their lofts for. With some investment and effort you could potentially change your basement into a home cinema, a kid's play room or an office. An extra bedroom or even a guest apartment are among the other alternatives if there is enough space. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions)
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In Summary

Summing Up

Considering all things, one of the best ways to add extra space to your property, is by means of a loft conversion. Basically it creates less mess and disruption, it is cost effective, it won't enlarge the footprint of the property, it adds value to your home and it will probably not need planning permission. The actual roof construction may be the deciding factor, with older properties in Milton Keynes typically being better suited to loft conversion than more modern properties. Less suitable, though not impossible for loft conversion, are newer homes with trussed roofs (mostly constructed since the 1960s), they are apt to have less space and height to work with. If your Milton Keynes property is suitable, why not call in an expert to take a look?

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The latest Buckinghamshire loft conversion posts: Mr and Mrs Mackenzie are hunting for a loft conversion company or builder in were looking to get a mansard conversion carried out on their farmhouse near Hedgerley, Alannah Moroney in Denham Green, Buckinghamshire needs to hire somebody to give an estimate for a loft conversion in her detached house, Kamila Bailey in Halton, Buckinghamshire needs someone to supply a quotation for a loft conversion in her farmhouse near Halton, Buckinghamshire, Rocky Bob from Medmenham needs someone to supply a quote for a conversion in his farmhouse, Mr Carter Barnett from Wing, Buckinghamshire wants somebody to do a conversion on his garage, Conan Hitchcock and Lilly-May North from Loughton want someone who will board out their attic and renew the insulation, Lilly Macmillan from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire wants to hire someone to convert a garage, Malachi Gaffney from Padbury wants to find someone to provide a quotation for a conversion in his house just outside Padbury, Miss Foulkes was trying to find a builder or loft conversion company in Marsworth to supply an estimate for a loft conversion, Mr and Mrs Fisher are searching for a loft conversion specialist in Chalfont St Giles to find out if their detached house is suitable for a conversion.

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Ways to search out loft conversion specialists in Milton Keynes: Of the wide variety of methods available to search out local trades-people in Milton Keynes such as loft conversion specialists, one resource that has been used for the last few years is web business directories. They are the modern equivalent of the old Yellow Pages, that everyone in the UK used to use to find all sorts of local services. In recent times customers look in Touch Local, Mister What, Local Life, 118 118, Cyclex, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Yelp and Yell, although having a business listed in one of those does not guarantee a decent standard of craftsmanship, because almost any tradesman is able to advertise their "skills" in such resources One more widely used way for seeking out tradespeople these days is to browse trade portals like Rated People, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, My Builder or My Hammer, and as you'll pretty quickly learn, the opportunity to check out customer reviews is the primary advantage of such portals. Allowing you to select a reliable craftsman who's been rated and recommended by other local people. The final and maybe actually most effective strategy would be to ask next door neighbours, family members and friends if they can kindly endorse someone they've used.

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A swift search for "loft conversions Milton Keynes", recently provided these useful listings on a local business directory: Grebcon Ltd MK6 2QP, FSG Property Services Ltd MK1 1DL, Property Maintenance in MK MK6 3HT.

A few Milton Keynes roads covered by Milton Keynes loft conversion specialists: Saxon Street, Arrow Place, Barkers Croft, Bedford Street, Turnmill Avenue, Durrans Court, Arlott Crescent, Timberscombe, Cecily Court, The Carne, Cleeve Crescent, Chicksands Avenue, Bletchley Park, The High Street, Clydesdale Place, Blanchland Circle, Dawson Road, Solar Court, Bodiam Close, Beaverbrook Court, Chipperfield Close, Bridge Road, St Bees, Campion, Snowshill Court, Sidlaw Court, Bascote, Attingham Hill.

Places near Milton Keynes include: Cosgrove, Olney, Bletchley, Stoney Stratford, Great Horwood, Newton Longville, Woburn Sands, Buckingham, Tongham, Loughton, Bradwell, Wolverton, Stoke Hammond, Cranfield, Newport Pagnell, Willen

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