Loft Conversions Porthcawl

Porthcawl Loft Conversions (CF36): Generally speaking the most common method by which home-owners generate additional living space in their houses at present is by getting an extension built onto the structure. This may be put on the side, the front or the back and whatever may be the case you'll be increasing your home's footprint. It is possible to generate more space at a similar price converting your loft, and even better you'll not increase the footprint at all. The other option that might be feasible is to have your garage converted, but this is dependant on you having a spare garage that you don't need for parking your car. Usually a professionally converted loft will be less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension, enable you to preserve your much needed outside space, won't require planning permission and add a fair amount of value to your property.

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There are 3 or 4 things to account for when you are establishing the costs for doing a loft conversion in Porthcawl. Your conversion costs will depend on, the number and type of windows you would like, the form of loft conversion you are having done, the planned use of the created space and the size and layout of the house. It'll be handy to obtain a handful of free quotations for your loft conversion, and a lot of local loft conversion contractors will provide this type of service. The typical cost for doing a loft conversion currently (2019) is thought to be somewhere between £30,000 and £40,000, but obviously will be determined by the criteria mentioned above.

Loft Conversions Porthcawl

If you are thinking about getting a loft conversion on your home in Porthcawl, it's possible you'll have already got a good idea what you're planning to use that added living space for. It might be that you like the idea of a playroom where your kids can enjoy their own quality space, maybe you are wanting to put in an office where you are able to do your work in a tranquil and calm setting, or perhaps you're in need of an extra bedroom for your growing family. No matter which of these you plan to use it for, a loft conversion is an easy and cost effective way to achieve this.

A house in Porthcawl with a loft conversion will go up in value and you will want to determine by what amount. There is generally a threshold price on homes in all areas of Porthcawl. It may be hard to sell a home that's over this ceiling price. This can make doing a loft conversion a poor investment. If you're not likely to sell anytime soon, this will be much less of a worry for you.

Though there are certain exceptions, you should not need to apply for planning permission to do a loft conversion in Porthcawl. You can check with your local planning department to check if your specific loft conversion comes under such exceptions. Any Porthcawl loft conversion company worth their salt will be more than willing to help you deal with this. As soon as planning permission is out of the way, you will need to focus on the latest building regulations pertaining to loft conversions. To familiarize yourself with the building regulations affecting this type of development, talk to the local building control department.

Loft Conversion Porthcawl

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

One reason why loft conversions are popular in Porthcawl, is that much of the hard work can be done from outside. This is actually comforting for householders because disruption causes stress, and we certainly all want to avoid that. The ability to continue living normally is crucial and keeping your home clear of dust and mess really helps to accomplish this.

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Loft Stairs Porthcawl

Loft Stairs PorthcawlIf you do end up getting a loft conversion done on your Porthcawl property you'll need to include some decent access to get up to and down from this newly found living space. This means installing loft stairs or maybe a loft ladder. You can find numerous different loft stair designs available on the market, and they may be constructed out of metal or wood. The kind of stairs you opt for might be subject to your house's layout and shape, but you are able to obtain them in space saving designs for added convenience or in spiral form if you prefer style and elegance. Whichever you decide on, it is important that you finish up with easy, safe access which doesn't overly interfere with the pre-existing living space. It should also meet the relevant Building Regulations, providing an escape route in case of fire. (Tags: Attic Stairs Porthcawl, Loft Stairs Porthcawl, Loft Ladders Porthcawl)

Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are one of the best ways to introduce more space and light to a loft, and the same as there are varied sorts of loft conversions in Porthcawl, there are also different kinds of dormers on the market. The most widely used varieties of dormer design are: flat roof dormers, shed dormers, gable dormers, hipped dormers and eyebrow dormers. The easiest of those to build and maybe the most widely used in Porthcawl would be the flat roofed dormer window. This design also generates the most additional space of all of the other designs, it is therefore practical as well as economical, however it is often thought of as slightly less attractive than some of the alternatives. Eyebrow dormer windows are extremely beautiful in the proper location and consist of a curving roof atop a wide, low window, they don't have any straight sides. Shed dormer windows resemble flat roofed dormers, having a roof (single-plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormers are eye-catching, having three sloping surfaces much the same as the existing roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers. Gable dormer windows are considered more attractive with uncomplicated pitched roofs more suitable for older houses, gable dormers are often called gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers.

History of Loft Conversions

Converting Lofts Porthcawl Wales

Though the concept of a loft conversion might seem like very "British", the earliest loft conversions and maybe the first ideas for upgrading loft spaces began in 1960's America. The neighbourhood involved in this building revolution was New York's Soho district, where new, fashionable living environments were built by artists and designers in the higher levels of shabby industrial structures. In fact those areas and properties were not allocated for residential usage, and hence were to all intents and purposes illegal at the time. It was not until the early 70's that New York finally made this practise legal, and thereafter numerous other areas of the city including Tribeca, Chelsea, Manhattan and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the young, wealthy and talented. In Great Britain loft conversion is a particularly appealing undertaking in large population centres like Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and London, where land is scarce and any means by which to generate further liveable space without extending the structure's footprint is sought after.

House Extension Porthcawl

House Extensions Porthcawl

Loft extensions are of course not the only means by which to to add much needed space to a property. Possibly the most favoured way that homeowners do this is with a house extension. Home extensions in Porthcawl are only possible if you have sufficient space on your property. Planning permission will also be necessary, and there could be some hassle attached to this procedure. Extending your property can impact on close neighbours and that's the reason why obtaining the correct planning permission is vital. Home extensions are frequently done by the same Porthcawl building companies who carry out loft conversions. Keep in mind that the footprint of your property will increase with a home extension and the procedure may be messy and disruptive. A number of details must be considered before moving ahead with a home extension in Porthcawl, these include the likes of: access to the site, demand on services, the existence of trees, rights of way, inherant soil conditions, shared walls and the likelihood of flooding. The average cost of house extensions Porthcawl at the time of writing (2020) was in the region of £1,600 and £2,100 per square metre. Click for Porthcawl Home Extension QUOTES

In Conclusion

Summing Up

Taking all things into account, a loft conversion is a good way to add some extra living space to your property. Essentially it won't affect the footprint of the property, it will possibly not require planning permission, it's cost effective, it adds value to your house and it creates substantially less disruption and mess. The roof construction may be a deciding factor, with older houses in Porthcawl commonly being more suitable for loft conversions than more modern ones. Modern houses (typically those built since the 1960s) with trussed roofs are unlikely to have enough space or height to undertake a loft conversion, although it isn't implausible in some instances. If your Porthcawl house is suitable, then why not speak to an expert to have a look?

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversion

One more great way to add further liveable space to your property is to carry out a cellar/basement conversion. Not surprisingly this can only be performed on specific sorts of house, typically older properties for instance period or Victorian properties. In some instances there are also post-war properties with basements/cellars that are suited to conversion. Carrying out a high quality cellar conversion will also help to eliminate dampness troubles which are fairly common in cellars. Similar to what folks use their lofts for, lots of householders simply use their cellars or basements as a dumping ground (storage!) for a variety of household junk. You could easily turn your basement into an office, a children's play room or a man cave and make it a great deal more than simply storage. An extra bedroom or even a self-contained flat are among the other alternatives when there is plenty of space.
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Ways to look for loft conversion specialists in Porthcawl: There are lots of means you may use to uncover a loft conversion specialist in Porthcawl, and the first one we shall look at is directories on the web. For example, you can have a look on Mister What, 118 118, Local Life, City Visitor, Touch Local, Yelp, Cyclex, Yell and Thomson Local, obviously such business directories don't all give customer testimonials, so you don't always get a notion of any specific loft conversion specialist's reliability. One more widely used way of tracking down loft conversion specialists as of late is to browse trade portals such as TrustaTrader, Rated People, Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Hammer or My Builder, and the principal advantage of these is that they display customer testimonials and reviews regarding each trades-person signed up to their site. Last of all you should think about asking neighbours and friends to endorse someone they have previously used.

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Porthcawl Loft Conversion Services

Some Porthcawl streets serviced by Porthcawl loft conversion specialists: Victoria Avenue, Maple Walk, Mallard Way, Vintin Lane, Poplar Crescent, South Place, Davies Avenue, Flatholm Way, Clevis Crescent, Old Station Road, Hawkhurst Court, Fitzhamon Road, George Street, Hillsboro Place, Lougher Gardens, Dol Notais, Curlew Close, Poplar Avenue, Glenavon Crescent, West Park Drive, Warwick Crescent, Lock's Lane, South Road, Heol-y-goedwig, Rockfields, Cae Ganol, Chestnut Drive, Hutchwns Terrace, Hawthorn Place, Wellfield Crescent.

Places near Porthcawl include: Trecco Bay, North Cornelly, Wigfach, Nottage, Maudlam, Kenfig Hill, South Cornelly, Bridgend, Tythegston, Danygraig, Margam, Goytre, Port Talbot, Laleston

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