Loft Conversion Reigate

Reigate Loft Conversion and Design Services

Reigate Loft Conversions (RH2): Generally the most typical method by which home-owners generate a little extra living space in their homes at present is by having an extension built onto their property. This may be built on the back, the side or the front and whatever is the case you will be significantly extending the footprint of your home. It is possible to generate far more room at a roughly equivalent price converting your loft, and you'll not expand the footprint in the process. Another option which may be feasible is to have your garage converted, although this will be dependant on you having a garage to spare that isn't required for putting your car in. Usually a nicely converted loft will will not require planning permission, add a fair amount of value to your property, permit you to keep your much needed outside space and be less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension.

Before you press on with your conversion, you must calculate the costs, and a few factors have to be considered. The details that will impact on the final loft conversion cost are, the dimensions and layout of the property, the planned use of the rooms created, the style of loft conversion you're having and the type and amount of loft windows you would like. Acquire as many quotes as possible for your project, a lot of Reigate loft conversion contractors will offer a free quotation service. Currently (2020) the typical cost of a loft conversion in Reigate, should be approximately thirty to forty thousand pounds, depending on the aforementioned variables.

Loft Conversions Reigate

This number is in no way written in stone and is only meant to be a guideline price. £1,250 per m2 is an approximate idea of the costs of construction work and materials. As you'd imagine, there are other costs to be added, like architects fees, building control fees and planning fees.

As the value of your property in Reigate will almost certainly increase when your loft conversion is completed, you'll want to analyze by how much. Not everybody understands the fact that there's always a threshold price on homes in any neighbourhood of Reigate. Taking the value of your home above this ceiling price can make it hard to sell when you need to. A loft conversion becomes a much less appealing investment in circumstances like these. This might be less of a concern for you if you do not plan to sell.

If you are okay at DIY and you are willing to take on such a project, you could opt to have a shell loft conversion. That's where all the key structural work, for instance structural floor, roofing work, windows/skylights, steel beams (when needed), stairs and mansard/dormers is undertaken. The property owner (that is to say you) is left to finish off the rest of the work at his / her leisure. For those of you on a limited budget, this can be the ideal solution.

Loft Conversion Reigate (RH2)

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main styles of loft conversion that you will encounter in Reigate are: velux loft conversions, dormer loft conversions, hip-to-gable loft conversions, roof lift loft conversions, roof light conversions, loft pods and mansard loft conversions.

One reason why loft conversions are a favourite in Reigate, is that the majority of the structural work can be achieved externally. This will be comforting for homeowners because disruption and chaos leads to emotional stress, and we're certainly best off without that. Also there should be a lot less dust and mess on the interior, meaning that you should be able to carry on your way of life as normal while the work goes on.

Loft conversion is available in Reigate and also nearby in: Earlswood, Horley, South Nutfield, Lower Kingswood, Redhill, Irons Bottom, The Acres, South Park, Salfords, Hooley, Betchworth, Merstham, Buckland, Leigh, Sidlow, Beare Green, Mickleham, Wrays, and in these postcodes RH2 0EZ, RH2 0BT, RH1 6BD, RH2 0JQ, RH2 0PD, RH2 0BN, RH2 0HQ, RH2 0JP, RH2 0BB, RH2 0HU. Locally based Reigate loft conversion specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01737 and the postcode RH2. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about loft conversion in your area.

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Roof Light Conversions Reigate

Far and away the least disruptive and most cost-effective type of conversion is the "roof light conversion", where you don't need to alter the shape or slope of your roof. This form of conversion entails simply building an access staircase, putting in windows, and installing an appropriate floor. Only lofts that currently have ample roof space and do not need to be extended at all, are suitable for roof light loft conversions. (Tags: Roof Light Loft Conversions Reigate, Roof Light Conversions Reigate)

Hip to Gable Loft Conversions Reigate

There are a number of houses in Reigate that have hipped roofs with ends that are inclined along with the sides, and these are generally detached and semi-detached properties. This type of roof design limits the level of room that's available for a loft conversion, however by implementing a hip-to-gable loft conversion, more space can be generated. By adjusting the incline into a vertical plane, this basically transforms a hip end into a gable end, consequently providing significantly more extra space. You might even be in a position to do a double hip-to-gable loft conversion, if your house is a detached property in Reigate, because in this situation there is a good chance that you will have two hipped ends. You'll still need to check with your local authority, but as a rule hip to gable loft conversions slot into the "permitted developments" classification and do not require planning approval. It's not only detached and semi-detached properties in Reigate that are contenders for hip-to-gable conversions, as some end of terrace homes with hipped roofs may also be suitable. Hip-to-gable conversions are normally more pricey than other kinds of conversion, due to the additional structural work that's involved. An alternate solution that is cheaper but does not generate as much space, is the side dormer loft conversion.

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard sort of loft conversion was first used during the 1600's the brainwave of a little known French architect named Mansart (not Mansard). It was developed to be a bit of a space creating technique which could provide a large amount of supplementary liveable space where there wasn't any before. The Mansard attic conversion is only employed on pitched roofs and space is created by bringing up one of the walls (almost always at the back of a home) and also leveling out that area of the roof, consequently creating a virtually box shape. The created angle of the wall that's raised is required to be on not less than a 72 degree incline. It is oftentimes the situation that the wall which requires bringing up is shared with a neighbour (especially in terraced houses), meaning you will need your neighbour's co-operation - yet another concern if you are not the best of buddies!

House Extensions Reigate

House Extensions Reigate Surrey (RH2)

House Extension Reigate: There are naturally other means by which to to add extra space to your house in Reigate. Home extensions have become probably the most common means by which this can be achieved. Not all houses in Reigate have enough available space for putting in a house extension. It will also depend upon achieving planning permission from your local council. Extending your home might affect close neighbours and that is why getting the correct planning permission is necessary. House extensions are often carried out by the same Reigate building companies who carry out loft conversions. Extending also increases your properties footprint and the whole process could be disruptive and messy. Points such as nearby trees, access to the site, demand on services, rights of way, inherant soil conditions, the likelihood of flooding and shared walls, will all need to be looked at when planning on having a home extension in Reigate. The typical cost of home extensions Reigate when writing this (2020) was about £1,500 and £2,100 per square meter. (Tags: House Extensions Reigate, Home Extension Reigate, Home Extensions Reigate) Click for Reigate Home Extension QUOTES

Garage Conversion Reigate

Garage Conversion Reigate (RH2)

A solution if your property in Reigate isn't suited to a loft conversion, a garage conversion is also a less expensive option if the cost of converting your loft is beyond you. If your garage is not currently in use, and it is a suitable structure for conversion purposes, this might be a better option. If you establish that your garage in Reigate would be suitable for conversion, it can be completed at roughly 25% of the price of converting a loft, and won't take anywhere near as much time.

Planning permission is not required for most Reigate garage conversions, provided that the building is not going to be extended in any way and if all the construction work is internal. There are some exceptions to this rule in specific conservation areas and on some newer housing estates. It's recommended that you contact your local authority planning department to verify what legislation applies to your planned Reigate garage conversion project. It's well worth looking into a garage conversion as it could add as much as 20 percent to the value of your home. It can be accomplished fairly swiftly and is liable to cause very little disruption. Spaces like dining areas, granny annexes, gyms and kid's play rooms, are the most common ideas for garage conversions in Reigate.

Origins of Loft Conversions

Converting Lofts Reigate Surrey

Although the concept of a loft conversion may seem like an awfully "British" thing, the earliest loft conversions and probably the first notions of remodeling loft spaces came about in America during the 60's. The location for this new building revolution was New York's Soho district, where stylish, new living spaces were created by local designers and artists in the upper parts of neglected industrial structures. In actual fact such zones and structures were not allotted for this purpose, and as such were illegal at the time. It wasn't until 1971 that New York eventually legalized this practise, and consequently various other districts of the city such as Manhattan, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was popular for the young, talented and wealthy. In the United Kingdom loft conversion is an especially appealing concept in large population centres like London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester, where building land is costly and any way to generate additional living space without having to extend the footprint of a building is welcomed.

Cellar Conversions

Cellar Conversions

Cellar Conversion Reigate: A cellar or basement conversion is yet another excellent way to add extra living area to your home. Only particular sorts of property are suitable for this form of conversion, typically Victorian or period properties, as opposed to modern ones. In some instances there are also post-war properties with cellars or basements that are suitable for conversion. Carrying out a decent cellar conversion can also help to eliminate dampness problems which are commonplace in cellars. On many occasions cellars or basements are just wasted space with the temptation of simply using them as a dumping ground for worthless trash. With some effort and investment you can turn your basement or cellar into a games room, a man cave or a home office. A self-contained apartment or a kitchen/dining room are amongst the other options if your cellar is sufficiently large. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Cellar Conversions, Basement Conversions)
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To Sum Up

To Summarize

Taking all things into account, a loft conversion is an outstanding way to add some extra space to your house. Essentially it won't increase the footprint of the property, it will probably not require planning permission, it creates a lot less mess and disruption, it's economical and it adds value to your home. This will naturally all depend on whether or not your property is suited to a loft conversion, with older properties in Reigate typically being more suitable on account of the roof construction. Modern properties (generally those built 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 cases. If your Reigate property is suitable, why not contact an expert to have a look? (Tags: Reigate Loft Conversion, Loft Conversion Reigate, Loft Conversions Reigate)

Reigate Loft Conversion Tasks

Reigate Loft Conversion Tasks

Reigate loft conversion specialists will likely help you with loft electrics, waste removal, home extensions in Reigate, l-shaped loft conversions, loft insulation, loft rebuilding, loft conversion windows Reigate, loft plumbing, part-build lofts, bespoke loft furnishings, loft staircases, loft conversion price quotes Reigate, loft remodelling, loft makeovers, loft refurbishment, cheap loft conversions, loft clearances, garage & loft conversions, roof lift conversions Reigate, bespoke loft storage, garage extensions, shell loft conversions, loft alterations, loft boarding and other loft related work in Reigate, Surrey.

Surrey Loft Conversion Projects

Surrey Loft Conversion Enquiries

Latest Surrey loft conversion requests: Alexis Crisp in Merrow needs somebody to give a quote for a conversion in her detached house in Merrow. Mr and Mrs Michael are looking for a loft conversion expert or builder in West Horsley, Surrey to see if their detached house is suitable for converting. Mr Jude Howarth in Nutfield, Surrey wants to hire somebody to do a conversion on his garage. Harvey Drummond in Bagshot, Surrey wants to hire someone to supply a quote for a loft conversion in his property near Bagshot, Surrey. Eryk Merritt from Betchworth, Surrey needs to hire somebody to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in his cottage . Mr and Mrs Nicholls want a builder or loft conversion expert in are trying to get a Velux conversion carried out on their home just outside Langley Vale, Surrey. Craig Tyler and Isla Love from Felbridge need to find someone who will board out their loft space and renew the insulation. Craig Hancock was attempting to find a builder or loft conversion company to supply an estimate for a conversion in Deepcut.

Loft Conversions Near Reigate

Local loft conversions: The Acres loft conversions, Merstham loft conversions, Redhill loft conversions, Sidlow loft conversions, Horley loft conversions, Wrays loft conversions, Irons Bottom loft conversions, Earlswood loft conversions, Buckland loft conversions, Betchworth loft conversions, South Park loft conversions, South Nutfield loft conversions, Beare Green loft conversions, Leigh loft conversions, Hooley loft conversions, Mickleham loft conversions, Lower Kingswood loft conversions, Salfords loft conversions and more.

Finding Reigate Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to look for loft conversion specialists in Reigate: There are undoubtedly a few ways open to you for uncovering loft conversion specialists and other local businesses in Reigate and the primary technique which folks used in times past was to finger through the Yellow Pages or a free local newspaper. These days newspapers and such like seem to be online along with quite a few business directories like Yelp, Touch Local, Cyclex, Thomson Local, 118 118, Yell, Local Life, Mister What and City Visitor, even though having a business listed in these does not guarantee a decent quality of workmanship, because practically anyone is able to publicise their "skills" in such resources An additional favoured solution for obtaining trades-people as of late is to search through web portals such as Rated People, Checkatrade, My Builder, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader or My Hammer, and it's on such portals that clients can post testimonials and reviews in relation to the standard of the work conducted and the loft conversion specialist who were responsible. And lastly, you could ask acquaintances, neighbours and family if they can suggest somebody they have used.

Reigate Loft Conversion Services

Loft Conversion Around Reigate

People who live in the following roads and streets have just recently asked about loft conversion - Cedar Close, Alexander Road, Alma Road, The Crescent, Castlefield Road, Churchfield Road, Coniston Way, Stuart Crescent, St Davids Close, Carlton Road, Sandhills Road, Blanford Road, Birkheads Road, Slipshatch Road, Chartway, Albany Close, Crakell Road, Sheldon Close, Staplehurst Close, Dovers Green Road, Blackborough Close, Tapners Road, Bunce Common Road, Sherwood Crescent, Beehive Way, Staplehurst Road, Crescent Road, as well as these local Reigate postcodes: RH2 0EZ, RH2 0BT, RH1 6BD, RH2 0JQ, RH2 0PD, RH2 0BN, RH2 0HQ, RH2 0JP, RH2 0BB, RH2 0HU.

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