Loft Conversions Sandown

Sandown Loft Conversions (PO36): On the whole the most typical way that homeowners create some extra living area in their houses these days is by putting on an extension on their building. This can be done on the back, the side or the front and whatever holds true you'll be appreciably increasing the footprint of your home. It's possible to create a lot more space for a comparable cost converting your loft, and even better you'll not extend the footprint at all. The other option that could be possible is to do a garage conversion, but this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that isn't needed for putting your car in. Generally a professionally converted loft will be much less messy and disruptive than a traditional extension, add a good amount of value to your property, will not require planning permission and allow you to keep your treasured garden space.

Quotations for Loft Conversions in Sandown Isle of Wight

There are a few factors to take into account when you are figuring out the cost of having a loft conversion done in Sandown. Your loft conversion costs are determined by, the form of loft conversion you are putting in, the planned use of the created space, the size and layout of the property and the amount of skylights or windows to be used. Most loft conversion contractors in Sandown will offer free quotations for loft conversions, so you can use this service and get a few estimates. The UK typical cost of a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is thought to be between £30,000 and £40,000.

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You shouldn't take these figures as gospel, since there are many variables involved. As the area of the loft conversion will affect the price, you can get an approximation using a materials and construction work cost of about £1,250 per square metre. Furthermore, architects fees, planning fees and building control fees will add more to the final bill.

Before getting in too deep you need to be mindful of the fact that not every loft is suitable for conversion. Calling an expert round to ensure your loft can actually be converted should be your first step. A height of no less than 2.2 metres is needed in your loft if you are to have any prospect of doing a loft conversion. With little more than a tape measure, you can clamber up into your loft space and check this yourself. An additional key factor is the kind of roof that you have on your home, trussed roofs are more expensive to convert than those that have rafters.

Whilst planning permission is not necessary for most loft conversions in Sandown, there are some exceptions where safety is concerned. Before you go any further, make certain you check with your local planning office. If dealing with officials isn't for you, ask your selected Sandown loft conversion company if they will do it for you. You'll also have to get building regulations approval, which is covered by a different department to planning permission. The building regulations cover build quality and safety which is extremely important and the place to go for this is your local building control office.

Loft Conversion in Sandown

Kinds of Loft Conversion: The main kinds of loft conversion that you'll encounter in Sandown are: hip-to-gable loft conversions, velux loft conversions, dormer loft conversions, roof light conversions, roof lift loft conversions, loft pods and mansard loft conversions.

If you decide to go ahead with a project like this, you will want to find a reliable contractor who does loft conversions in Sandown. If you know of an acquaintance who has recently done a loft conversion, ask if they might recommend a contractor. There are a variety of websites online who will help you find tradesmen you could try Rated People or Trustatrader, even better try Bark. Such methods should provide you with a short list of suitable loft conversion companies in and around Sandown.

Loft Stairs Sandown

Loft Stairs SandownIf you decide to get a loft conversion done on your Sandown home you'll need to include proper access to get up to and down from your newly created living area. This involves adding loft stairs or possibly a loft ladder. You will find numerous different designs of loft stairs on the market, and they are typically made out of wood or metal. Which kind of loft stairs you go with might be influenced by the shape and layout of your house, but you can purchase them in spiral form if you want style and elegance or in space saving designs for more convenience. Whatever you go for, you want to end up with convenient, safe access which does not interfere too much with your existing living space. It has to also meet the relevant Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route if there is ever a fire.

Origins of Loft Conversion

Although the idea of a loft conversion may be considered very "British", the first loft conversions and the first notions of remodeling loft spaces originated in 1960's America. The neighbourhood involved in this revolutionary building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where stylish, new living areas were developed by designers, artists and so on in the higher sections of run down industrial structures. In actual fact those areas and structures hadn't been set aside for residential usage, and consequently were largely illegal at the time. It was not until the early 70's that New York City eventually legalized this practise, and subsequently several other districts of New York such as Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Tribeca and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the talented, young and wealthy. In the UK converting a loft is a desirable option particularly in large urban centres like London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester, where building land is hard to come by and any means by which to acquire added liveable space without extending the footprint of a structure is sought after.

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Local loft conversions: Brading loft conversions, Newchurch loft conversions, Wroxall loft conversions, Lake loft conversions, Alverstone loft conversions, Arreton loft conversions, Apse Heath loft conversions, Ventnor loft conversions, Winford loft conversions, Whiteley Bank loft conversions, Merstone loft conversions, Yaverland loft conversions, Shanklin loft conversions, Adgestone loft conversions, Queens Bower loft conversions, Godshill loft conversions, Luccombe loft conversions, Ninham loft conversions and more.

Sandown Loft Conversion Services

Some Sandown areas served by Sandown loft conversion specialists: Cupressus Avenue, Albert Road, Station Lane, Carpenters Road, Alfred Road, Sunnyhill Close, Broadstone Crescent, St Johns Road, St Urians, Churchill Close, Bathingbourne Lane, Blackpan Close, Brownlow Road, Scotchells Brook Lane, Station Approach, The Mall, Stag Road, Dyers Lane, Aylett Close, Chesham Terrace, Araluen Way, Avenue Road, Cherry Side, Station Avenue, Cliff Close, The Chase.

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Places around Sandown include: Shanklin, Newchurch, Merstone, Apse Heath, Luccombe, Lake, Arreton, Alverstone, Brading, Winford, Yaverland, Ninham, Godshill, Wroxall, Whiteley Bank, Ventnor, Adgestone, Queens Bower

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