Loft Conversions Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot Loft Conversions (TQ12): Generally speaking the most common way that homeowners create some extra living space in their houses at present is by getting an extension built onto the building. This can be on the back, the front or the side and whichever is the case you'll be appreciably increasing the footprint of your home. It's possible to develop even more space at a roughly equivalent price converting your loft, and even better you'll not extend the footprint at all. One other alternative which might be possible would be to have your garage converted, however this is dependant on your having a garage to spare that is not required for parking your car. In most situations a nicely converted loft will enable you to preserve your cherished outside space, add a good amount of value to your property, be much less disruptive and messy than a conventional extension and will likely not need any planning permission.

Prices for Loft Conversions in Newton Abbot

You will probably be wondering what sort of costs might be involved in getting a loft conversion done. The final cost is determined by the kind of loft conversion you have and the type of property you live in. To give you a rough guideline, the average cost of a loft conversion in 2019 was £35,000, so keeping this figure in mind might be helpful. If this sort of figure is well within your budget you are good to go, if it is not realistic for you, you might need to do something different.

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Remember this is the national average so prices may differ in the your area. An approximate price for construction work and building materials would be £1,250 per m2. That is not the end of it though, because you will have to consider building control fees, planning fees and architects fees at the very least.

Bear in mind that not every loft in Newton Abbot is suitable for converting, so this issue should be investigated. To make certain that your loft can be successfully converted, call a specialist round to have a look at it. One of the key deciding criteria is the height which has to be a minimum of 2.2 metres. Calculating the height of your loft space doesn't really need an expert, the truth is you could do this yourself using little more than a ladder and a tape measure. Does your roof have rafters or trusses? You might not think that this is relevant but it will affect the cost and ease of the project. Doing conversions on trussed roofs is typically trickier and more expensive.

If you are good at do-it-yourself and are up for a project of this nature, you might prefer to have a shell loft conversion. This is an option where the contractor will carry out all of the important structural work (also known as a first-fix loft conversion), including structural floor, dormers/mansard, steelwork (when needed), roofing, stairs and windows/skylights. The finishing work is left for the householder to do at their own leisure. This is good for those on a limited budget.

Loft Conversion Newton Abbot

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

You might be thinking that you just can't deal with the mess and disruption of such building work, but because the majority of the structural work on loft conversions can generally be completed from outside, this should not be a problem. Therefore you'll have a lot less disruption on the inside of your home than you would in the case of an extension or similar. Also there should be much less mess and dust on the interior, which means that you can pretty much continue your way of life while the work is going on.

Roof Light Conversions Newton Abbot

If you would prefer not to change the shape and angle of your roof, the solution may be a "roof light conversion". This kind of loft conversion requires just installing an appropriate floor, building an access staircase, and putting in windows. Roof light conversions are only feasible when you've already got ample roof space in your loft.

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard form of creating a loft conversion was first used in about the 17th C by a renowned French architect named Mansart (not Mansard). He thought it would be a handy space saving method that could yield a considerable magnitude of supplemental liveable space in an unused area. The Mansard sort of loft conversion can only be built on roofs that are pitched and the space is created by building up one of the walls (frequently at the back of a home) coupled with flattening out the roof, and as a result creating a virtually box contour. The finished angle of the raised wall has to be on not less than a 72 degree incline. It will very often be the scenario that you will be hoping to elevate a wall that is shared with a neighbour (especially with houses in a terrace block), so this means you'll need your immediate neighbour's collaboration - an additional worry if you do not get on that well!

Loft Conversion - The Beginnings

Converting Lofts Newton Abbot DevonWhilst the concept of a loft conversion might appear to be a very "British" thing, some of the earliest loft conversions and probably the initial notions of upgrading loft spaces came about in the US in the 1960's. The location for this building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where cool, new living environments were created by local designers and artists in the upper levels of shabby industrial structures. In reality such zones and industrial buildings weren't allotted for residential purposes, and as such were largely illegal at the time. It wasn't until the early 70's that the city eventually legalized this practise, and thereafter some other sections of the city such as Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Tribeca and Manhattan joined the revolution, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the talented, wealthy and young. In Great Britain converting a loft is an especially desirable undertaking in big cities such as Liverpool, London, Manchester and Birmingham, where space is hard to come by and any means by which to get further space without the need to extend the building's footprint is with good reason welcomed.

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Newton Abbot Loft Conversion Services

Some Newton Abbot locations serviced by Newton Abbot loft conversion specialists: St Leonard's Close, Torquay Road, Powderham Road, Alexandra Road, Highweek Village, Bury Road, Park View, Redstart Close, Windsor Close, Station Road, Back Road, Castle Way, Elizabeth Square, Silverwood Avenue, Wolborough Street, Tudor Road, Greenaway Road, Wood View, Kiln Orchard, Abbotsbury Road, Castlewood Avenue, Church Way, Stoneleigh Close, Greycoat Lane, Courtenay Street, Mayflower Avenue, St Leonard's Road, Chercombe Valley Road, Buller Road.

Places around Newton Abbot include: Abbotskerswell, Highweek, Kingsteignton, Combeinteignhead, Two Mile Oak, Netherton, East Ogwell, Milber, West Ogwell, North Wilborough, Ogwell, Wilborough, Wolborough, Penn Inn

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