Loft Conversions Seaham

Seaham Loft Conversions (SR7): On the whole the most typical method by which house-holders generate some additional liveable space in their houses at present is by putting in an extension onto their building. This can be done on the front, the back or the side and whatever holds true you will be substantially expanding the footprint of your home. You can develop more room at a roughly similar cost by having a loft conversion, and even better you won't expand the footprint at all. Another option which might be feasible is to have a garage conversion, although this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that isn't required for parking your car. Generally a nicely converted loft will not need planning permission, add a good amount of value to your property, be much less messy and disruptive than a typical extension and allow you to preserve your cherished garden space.

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I guess one of the questions which will be foremost in your mind at this point is "what will it cost"? Needless to say this depends on what type of property you have and what style of loft conversion you opt for. Though averages are not always helpful you may be interested to learn that the benchmark price for a loft conversion in the UK in 2019 is £35,000. If this sounds about right to you and is within your budget you could go ahead, if not perhaps something like a garage conversion would be a better plan for you.

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You'll be spoilt for choice when the time comes to make a decision on just what to do with the added living space you get with your loft conversion. It might be that you like the idea of a playroom where your kids can have their own quality space, maybe you want to put in an office where you're able to work in a peaceful and calm setting, or perhaps you're in need of an additional bedroom for your growing family. No matter which of these you intend to use it for, a loft conversion is an easy and cost efficient way to achieve this.

You will want to do some research as to how much value a loft conversion is likely to add to your property in Seaham. There is generally a ceiling price on houses in all neighbourhoods of Seaham. Taking the value of your property beyond this figure can make it hard to sell when you need to. This could make doing a loft conversion poor value for money. This may be less of an issue for you if you do not plan to sell.

Loft conversions in Seaham do not generally require planning permission, though, as with most situations, there are exceptions to this rule. You can find out these exceptions by contacting your local planning office. The Seaham loft conversion company you've chosen will help you with this process. The fact that you don't need planning permission does not mean that you do not have to comply with the relevant building regulations, which are different to planning. So, your last port of call will be the building control office, to get information on how the law affects this sort of work.

Seaham Loft Conversion

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

If this becomes a reality, rather than simply a dream, finding a contractor who is capable of doing loft conversions in Seaham will be your next priority. If you know of somebody who has fairly recently done a loft conversion, ask if they might recommend a contractor. Contact local businesses free through the Bark website, get free quotes from Rated People or Local Heroes and check out your local newspaper for adverts. This should provide you with a number of loft conversion contractors in the Seaham area that you can pick from.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard method of doing a loft conversion was first used during the 1600's due to a well known architect known as Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). He hoped it would be an ingenious space creating procedure that could deliver a substantial level of further living area where there previously was none. The Mansard sort of conversion can only be added to roof which are pitched and added space is fashioned by building up one of the walls (normally to the rear of the property) and also leveling out the roof, thus creating virtually a vertical appearance. The created angle of the raised wall needs to be on no less than a 72 degree slant. It is very often the situation that the wall which needs bringing up is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly in a house in a terrace), which means you will be needing the collaboration of your immediate neighbour - an additional concern if they're difficult to get on with!

Origins of Loft Conversions

Converting Lofts Seaham County DurhamAlthough the concept of a loft conversion might be thought of as a "British" thing, some of the first loft conversions and possibly the first ideas for transforming such spaces came about in nineteen sixties America. The location for this innovative building revolution was New York's Soho district, where new, trendy living spaces were built by artists and designers in the upper parts of ramshackle industrial buildings. The truth was that these zones and industrial buildings hadn't been designated for residential usage, and as a result were mainly illegal at the time. It was not until the early 70's when the city eventually made this practise legal, and thereafter several other sections of the city including Chelsea, Manhattan, Tribeca and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a common thing for the young, talented and wealthy. In the United Kingdom converting a loft is a particularly attractive proposition in big cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, where building land is hard to come by and any way to develop additional space without having to extend the building's footprint is understandably popular. (Tag Cloud: History of Loft Conversions, First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins)

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Local loft conversions: Dalton-le-Dale loft conversions, South Hetton loft conversions, Seaton loft conversions, Easington loft conversions, Hetton-le-Hole loft conversions, Wearside loft conversions, Dawdon loft conversions, East Herrington loft conversions, Cold Hesledon loft conversions, Seaham Grange loft conversions, Silksworth loft conversions, Ryhope loft conversions, Hawthorn loft conversions, Murton loft conversions, Peterlee loft conversions and more.

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A few Seaham areas covered by Seaham loft conversion specialists: Gas Works Road, Strangford Road, Flamborough Walk, Staithes Court, Ranksborough Street, Daphne Crescent, Wear Street, Adolphus Street West, Wordsworth Avenue, Epping Close, Swallow Street, Tyne Street, Queensbury Road, Gregson Terrace West, Derwent Close, Seaton Grove, Merlin Close, Stewart Street East, Stockton Road, Jasper Avenue, Eloise Close, Dalton Avenue, Heathway, Springfield Crescent, Emily Street East, Napier Road, Wycliffe Road, Northwood Road.

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Places close to Seaham include: Hetton-le-Hole, Dalton-le-Dale, Dawdon, East Herrington, Hawthorn, Seaham Grange, Easington, Cold Hesledon, Ryhope, Seaton, Murton, Peterlee, Silksworth, South Hetton, Wearside

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