Loft Conversions Slough

Slough Loft Conversions (SL1): If you urgently need another room or 2, to accommodate your expanding family in Slough, is moving home really your only option? It is not just the financial ramifications involved in moving, but also the stress and aggravation of the whole process. Why not stay right where you are and have a loft conversion to gain that additional space? A 20% to 30% increase in the market price of your house should be the consequence of having such work carried out. This will leave you in no doubt as to why electing to do a loft conversion is becoming more and more widespread in Slough.

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Doing a comprehensive assessment of the costs associated with having a loft conversion will be critical at this early stage. Naturally costs vary depending on the size and layout of the property and the type of conversion being done. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average cost of a loft conversion in the UK (2019), yours might be more than this or perhaps it could be less. There are cheaper ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for instance), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other possibilities.

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As there are a number of variables involved in the costs, you should only take this as a rough guideline. An approximate price for materials and construction work would be £1,250 per m2. When you add this to building control fees, architects fees and planning fees, you will get an idea of the total cost.

Be mindful of the fact that all lofts are not suitable for converting, so this issue must be investigated. The best way to make sure that your loft can in fact be converted, is to get in touch with an expert. Any loft conversion in the UK needs a height of at least 2.2 meters. To save some time, you could initially measure the height for yourself, by jumping up into your loft armed with a measuring tape. Is your roof built with rafters or trusses? You may not think that this is relevant but it will impact on ease and cost of the project. Doing conversions on roofs with trusses is generally trickier and more expensive.

Whilst planning permission is not required for most loft conversions in Slough, there are certain exceptions where safety is concerned. You can find out these exceptions by getting in touch with your local planning office. Your chosen Slough loft conversion company should be able to help you with this. Of course this doesn't mean that you do not have to abide by the current building regulations, which are entirely different from planning permission. The building regulations cover build quality and safety which is very important and the place to go for this is your local building control office.

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

If this is the route that you choose to take, your aim will be to locate a trustworthy local contractor who is known to do quality loft conversions in Slough. Check with people you know to see if they have had a loft conversion done, and could recommend somebody. Bark is an online company who might be able to help you, so get some quotes from them, together with Local Heroes or Rated People and comparable trade review websites. These methods should turn up a variety of Slough companies who might be suitable for you.

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A quick search for "loft conversions Slough", recently provided these useful listings on Yahoo: MD Roofing Plastering Ltd SL1 2YZ, Ian Hunt Associates Ltd SL1 2XJ, SSA Properties Ltd SL2 5BU.

Some Slough streets covered by Slough loft conversion specialists: Dupre Close, Sutton Lane, Crummock Close, Shoreham Rise, Stanley Green West, Seacourt Road, Cress Road, Cardigan Close, Cotswold Close, St Pauls Avenue, Colndale Road, Dart Close, Bedford Avenue, Chapels Close, Bryant Avenue, Sheepcote Lane, Southlea Road, Belfast Avenue, The Fields, Seymour Road, Dorney Wood Road, Cottesbrooke Close, Cooper Way, Sykes Road, Stile Road, Chatfield, Church Lane, Baldwin Road, Bourne Road.

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