Loft Conversion Newport-on-Tay

Newport-on-Tay Loft Conversion and Design Services

Newport-on-Tay Loft Conversions (DD6): For the most part the most commonplace method by which householders create additional livable space in their homes at present is by having an extension built onto the building. This might be put on the front, the back or the side and no matter which holds true you will end up increasing your home's footprint. It's possible to develop more space at a roughly similar price converting your loft, and you'll not expand the footprint at all. The other option which may be open to you is to have a garage conversion, however this is dependant on your having a spare garage that isn't required for your car. Generally a converted loft will add considerable value to your property, will likely not need any planning permission, enable you to keep your much needed garden space and be much less disruptive and messy than a typical extension.

You'll want to delve deeply into all the costs that could be associated with loft conversion work. Costs can differ widely and are based upon stuff like the type of loft conversion and the size and layout of the property itself. As a guide a typical Newport-on-Tay loft conversion will most likely cost about £35,000 (in 2020), it could be more, it could be less. You can safely proceed with your project, if this is a number you're at ease with, if not you might have to try other options.

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Though there are plenty of conceivable uses for the extra space attained by a loft conversion, you'll almost certainly have a notion about what you will use it for. Perhaps you would like to build a playroom where your kids can have their own quality space, it might be that you need an extra bedroom to accommodate your growing family, or maybe you are wanting to build an office where you'll be able to do your work in a calm and relaxed environment. Whether or not it's one of these, or some other function that you would like it to perform, a loft conversion is the perfect way to do it.

You must not just assume that you can go ahead and do a loft conversion, as not all lofts are suitable. You should call a specialist round to take a look at your loft and get advice about whether it can in fact be converted. A height of no less than 2.2m is needed in your loft if you're to have any prospect of putting in a loft conversion. Calculating the height of your loft doesn't need an expert, in actual fact you could quite easily do this yourself using little more than a ladder and a measuring tape. The type of roof you have will also be a factor, roofs with rafters tend to be easier and cheaper to convert than ones made with trusses.

If you happen to be competent at do-it-yourself and are keen to take on a project such as this, you might choose to get a shell loft conversion. All the major structural tasks, such as dormers, staircase, roofing work, steel beams (when needed), joists and windows/skylights, will be completed by the conversion contractor. The home owner (in other words you) is left to complete the remainder of the work at your leisure.

Loft Conversion Newport-on-Tay (DD6)

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

The thing about loft conversions is that a fair percentage of the hard work can be done from the outside using a scaffold. Incredibly, loft conversions are usually considerably less disruptive than traditional extensions. The capability to go on living normally is important and keeping your property free from mess and dust helps you to accomplish this.

Loft conversions are available in Newport-on-Tay and also in nearby places like: St Michaels, Bottomcraig, Gauldry, Dundee, Carrick, Tayport, Balmerino, Guardbridge, Drumoig, Balmullo, Leuchars, Dairsie, Pickletillum, Wormit, and in these postcodes DD6 8AB, DD6, DD6 8LF, DD6 8DT, DD6 8HQ, DD6 8HR, DD6 8LD, DD6 8DP, DD6 8BS, DD6 8JN. Locally based Newport-on-Tay loft conversion specialists will most likely have the phone code Dialling code 01382 and the postcode DD6. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about loft conversion in your location.

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Loft Stairs Newport-on-Tay

Loft Stairs Newport-on-Tay

If you do end up having a loft conversion built on your property in Newport-on-Tay you'll need to include some decent access for getting up to and down from your extra living space. This will entail adding loft stairs or at the very least a loft ladder. You will find several different loft stair designs available on the market, and they are typically made from wood or metal. Which kind of stair you opt for could be influenced by the layout and shape of your house, but you're able to obtain them in space saving variations for more convenience or in spiral form if you prefer style and elegance. Whichever you decide on, you want to end up with easy, safe access which doesn't interfere too much with the pre-existing living space. It should also meet the current Building Regulations, and provide a safe escape route in case of fire.

Home Extension Newport-on-Tay

House Extensions Newport-on-Tay Scotland (DD6)

There are of course other ways to add extra space to your house in Newport-on-Tay. Home extensions are perhaps the most common approach to accomplish this. Home extensions in Newport-on-Tay are only possible if you have ample space surrounding your property. It will also rely on achieving planning permission from the local council. As your immediate neighbours are frequently affected, planning permission is vital for all home extensions. Reliable building companies in Newport-on-Tay should be perfectly capable of carrying out both home extensions and loft conversions. Extending also increases the footprint of you property and the whole process might be disruptive. Factors like rights of way, close by trees, soil conditions, the chances of flooding, shared walls, demands on services and site access, will all have to be looked at when planning to have a home extension in Newport-on-Tay. The typical cost of doing house extensions Newport-on-Tay was in the region of £1,700 and £2,100 per M2, at the time of writing this short article in 2020. Click for Newport-on-Tay Home Extension QUOTES

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions

Loft Conversion Planning Permission Newport-on-Tay (Dialling code	01382)

Loft Conversion Planning Permission Newport-on-Tay: Whilst several stipulations are placed on this kind of undertaking, planning permission isn't normally necessary for a loft conversion. Planning permission will be required in the event that the roof space needs to be modified and the end result goes over certain specified limitations. Some of the conditions which must be satisfied are: a maximum of 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for semi-detached/detached homes, the uppermost section of the roof structure should not be exceeded by an extension, raised platforms, verandas and balconies are not permitted, existing exterior walls should not be overhung by roof extensions, obscure glazing is essential for windows that are side-facing, as seen from the road no roof extension must exceed the plane of the pre-existing roof slope, components employed in construction have to match existing materials. In addition it must be pointed out that these guidelines are relevant for houses and not for flats, maisonettes, converted houses or other structures. Also, there are specified areas where development is restricted and exceptional planning conditions exist. To find out which regulations affect your home, seek the advice of your local council's planning office.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Newport-on-Tay

There are plenty of houses in Newport-on-Tay that have hipped roofs with ends that slope as well as the sides, and these are mostly semi-detached and detached properties. These types of roof have a restricted amount of loft space, that can be improved by employing a hip to gable loft conversion. To all intents and purposes, this turns a hip end into a gable end (switching the slope into a vertical), consequently providing extra space that can be turned into a new room. You might even be able to carry out a double hip-to-gable loft conversion, if you own a detached property in Newport-on-Tay, because in this instance you will likely have two hipped ends. You'll still have to check with your local authority, but for the most part hip to gable conversions come in the "permitted developments" grouping and do not need planning permission. If you've got an end of terrace house with a hipped roof in Newport-on-Tay, you may also be in a position to carry out a hip-to-gable conversion. Due to the extra structural work that is involved, hip-to-gable conversions are usually more costly than other styles of loft conversion (approximately 20% extra). A side dormer conversion is a cheaper alternative, but doesn't create as much space as a hip-to-gable conversion does.

Mansard Loft Conversions Newport-on-Tay

The Mansard method of doing a loft conversion was first used sometime during the 17th C the brainwave of a well known architect known as Mansart. It was developed to be a huge space creating strategy that could gain a substantial magnitude of additional liveable space where previously there wasn't any. This style of attic conversion is only utilized on roof which are pitched and the space is produced by bringing up one of the walls (regularly to the rear of the property) and flattening out that area of the roof, consequently creating a virtually box contour. The angle of the elevated wall must be more than 72 degrees. It will oftentimes be the case that the wall to be brought up is a party wall (especially with houses that are terraced), so this means that you'll need your neighbour's cooperation - an extra concern if you don't get along that well! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Loft Conversions, Mansard Conversions)

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion Newport-on-Tay: If your house isn't suitable for a loft conversion, a basement/cellar conversion another excellent way to create further living area. Only certain types of property are suitable for this kind of conversion, usually Period or Victorian properties, as opposed to modern day ones. In some cases you will find that there are also post-war properties with basements/cellars that are suited to conversion. Along with the recognizable advantage of more space, a cellar conversion may also remedy issues with dampness and increase the value of your home. In many cases basements or cellars are just wasted space with the inclination to merely use them as a dumping ground for worthless rubbish. With a little bit of investment and effort you could potentially turn your cellar into an entertainment zone, a gym or a home office. A self-contained flat or a kitchen/diner are among the other possibilities if your basement is sufficiently large.
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To Sum Up

In Summary

Considering all the factors, one of the optimal ways to add additional living space to your home, is by means of a loft conversion. Fundamentally it is economical, it will probably not need planning permission, it increases the value of your home, it causes less disruption and mess and it does not enlarge the property footprint. The overall concept, does however, depend upon the suitability of your home, with older houses in Newport-on-Tay frequently being more suitable for loft conversion. Modern properties (in general those built since the 1960s) with "trussed" roofs are unlikely to have sufficient height or space to carry out a loft conversion, although it isn't implausible in some instances. If you think that your Newport-on-Tay house might be suited to a loft conversion, why not contact a specialist for some professional advice?

Finding Newport-on-Tay Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to track down loft conversion specialists in Newport-on-Tay: There are many techniques you may use to uncover a local loft conversion specialist, and the first we will take a look at is internet directories. As an example, you might have a look on Cyclex, Mister What, Yell, Touch Local, Yelp, 118 118, Local Life, City Visitor and Thomson Local, while being mentioned in these sorts of internet directories is no guarantee of the quality of any specific company seeing that any loft conversion specialist ready to shell out the directory fee will be found in them One more favorite solution to finding loft conversion specialists nowadays is to check out one of the web portals such as Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Builder, TrustaTrader, My Hammer or Rated People, and the foremost advantage of such trade portals is that they showcase customer reviews and testimonials with regards to each trades-person on their site. Then finally you might consider asking next door neighbours, acquaintances and family members to suggest someone they've used.

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Newport-on-Tay Loft Conversion Tasks

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In Forgan School House, Bridge Street, Tayfield House, Linden Avenue, Easter Friarton House, West Park Road, Forgan House Steading, Coultrabank, Blyth Court, Cupar Road, Tayfield Garden House, Chesterhill House, Maryton, Norwood Lane, Roseacres Chalets, Woodbine Terrace, Forgan House, Wester Friarton, West Road, Craighead Crescent, Forgandakey, Hill Street, Forgan Smithy, Craighead Road, as well as these Newport-on-Tay area postcodes: DD6 8AB, DD6, DD6 8LF, DD6 8DT, DD6 8HQ, DD6 8HR, DD6 8LD, DD6 8DP, DD6 8BS, DD6 8JN. householders have just recently had loft conversion work carried out.

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