Loft Conversions Stafford

Stafford Loft Conversions (ST16): In general the commonest way that home-owners generate some additional livable space in their houses nowadays is by having an extension built onto their structure. This could be on the front, the back or the side and whichever is the case you'll be significantly expanding your home's footprint. It is possible to create more room at a roughly similar cost converting your loft, and even better you'll not expand the footprint at all. One other option that may be feasible is to have a garage conversion, but this is dependant on you having a spare garage that isn't required for your car. In most situations a nicely converted loft will be less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension, enable you to preserve your valuable outside space, will not need planning permission and add a good amount of value to your property.

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There are several aspects to account for when you are calculating the costs for having a loft conversion done in Stafford. Amongst such factors will be, the number and type of loft windows you require, the layout and dimensions of the property, the style of conversion you are having and the planned use of the rooms created. It'll be invaluable to acquire several free quotations for your loft conversion in Stafford, and most local loft conversion companies will supply this service. The United Kingdom typical cost of doing a loft conversion currently (2019) is said to be somewhere between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds.

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The figure above is only to give you a general idea of the costs involved. Get three or four detailed quotations before making a decision. 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 m2. You will get an idea of the total cost once you have added building control fees, planning fees and architect fees.

Your property in Stafford is going to go up in value as a result of a loft conversion, and you will want to find out by how much. The "ceiling price" is the limit on how much homes in your area of Stafford will sell for. Homes that are valued above this ceiling price can be hard to sell. In such situations, loft conversions can prove to be poor value for money. This may be worth considering even if you currently have no plans to sell your home.

Whilst planning permission is not necessary for most loft conversions in Stafford, there are some exceptions where safety is concerned. Before any work begins you need to call and check with your local planning office. Any Stafford loft conversion company worth their salt will be more than willing to help you deal with this. The fact that you don't need planning permission doesn't mean that you do not have to comply with the current building regulations, which are different to planning. The building regulations deal with build quality and safety which is extremely important and the place to go for this is your local building control office.

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

One of the reasons why loft conversions are a favourite in Stafford, is that a lot of the structural work can be achieved from the outside. When you choose to have an extension done, the annoyance and disruption can be considerable, but this is not generally the case with a loft conversion. It truly is a much less traumatic experience when you are able continue your daily routine as normal without needing to deal with mess and dust.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard design of doing a loft conversion first saw the light of day during the 1600's thanks to a famous architect called Mansart (not Mansard). He thought it would be a handy space creating solution which could generate a substantial measure of supplemental living area where there previously was none. This sort of conversion is only employed on pitched roofs and the space is generated by building up one wall (often to the rear of the property or home) along with leveling out the roof, consequently creating a near box profile. The finished angle of the raised wall should be on no less than a 72 degree slant. It is frequently the scenario that the wall which requires lifting is a party wall with a neighbour (especially with houses that are terraced), meaning you will need your immediate neighbour's cooperation - yet another concern if they are awkward to get along with!

Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are a good way to add both light and space to your loft area, and just as there are different sorts of loft conversions in Stafford, you can also find different types of dormers available. The most common forms of dormer construction are: hipped dormers, flat roof dormers, gable dormers, eyebrow dormers and shed dormers. The easiest of those to put in and perhaps the most popular and widely used in Stafford would be the flat-roofed dormer. This design also generates the most additional space of all the other types, therefore it is practical as well as cost-effective, however it might be viewed as less appealing than some of the alternatives. Gable dormers are more appealing with uncomplicated pitched roofs more appropriate for period properties, gable dormers are often called dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Eyebrow dormers are really attractive in the proper location and consist of a curved roof topping a low, wide window, they don't have any straight surfaces. Hipped dormers are eye-catching, have three sloped surfaces similar to the original roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers. Shed dormer windows are very similar to flat roof dormers, featuring a roof (single-plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof.

History of Loft Conversion

Though the concept of a loft conversion may seem like a very "British" thing, some of the early loft conversions and the first ideas for remodeling lofts came about in the United States in the 1960's. The location for this new building phenomenon was the Soho district of New York, where new, trendy living areas were built by local artists and designers in the upper levels of delapidated industrial buildings. The situation was that such areas and buildings hadn't been set aside for this purpose, and as a result were to all intents and purposes illegal in the day. It was not until 1971 that New York City finally made this practise legal, and consequently numerous other parts of the city including Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Manhattan and Chelsea joined the revolution, and "loft living" was a no brainer for the talented, wealthy and young. In the United Kingdom converting a loft is an exceedingly attractive concept in huge population centres like London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, where land is hard to come by and any method by which to develop further liveable space without the need to extend the structure's footprint is with good reason welcomed.

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Local loft conversions: Castletown loft conversions, Gnosall loft conversions, Forebridge loft conversions, Bradley loft conversions, Haughton loft conversions, Eccleshall loft conversions, Milford loft conversions, Littleworth loft conversions, Acton Trussell loft conversions, Ingestre loft conversions, Castle Bank loft conversions, Weeping Cross loft conversions, Baswich loft conversions, Great Bridgeford loft conversions, Queensville loft conversions, Seighford loft conversions, Brocton loft conversions and more.

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A few Stafford roads covered by Stafford loft conversion specialists: Alsop Crest, The Burgage, Tillington Street, Silvester Way, The Coppins, Tall Pines, Beech Lane, Befcote, Burton Court, Cobblers Bank, The Avenue, Silkmore Lane, The Ridgeway, Boscobel Lane, Ashbrook Close, Bellbrook, Chetney Close, St Chads Close, Dexton Rise, Alstone Lane, Byron Close, The Croft, South Walls, The Saplings, Bishops Drive, Barnes Road, The Russetts, Clement Close, Spur Lea, Devon Way.

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Places around Stafford include: Weeping Cross, Great Bridgeford, Castle Bank, Littleworth, Milford, Haughton, Castletown, Acton Trussell, Seighford, Baswich, Eccleshall, Brocton, Bradley, Gnosall, Queensville, Ingestre, Forebridge

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