Loft Conversions Stafford UK

Stafford Loft Conversions (ST16): Moving home simply because you need an additional room or 2 might be avoidable in today's Stafford housing market. Do you really want to go through all the aggravation and stress of moving house, along with the added expense? If your present house is suitable you might be able to get a loft conversion so as to generate that extra living space. If in the future you decide to move home, you will find that the market value of your property has risen by as much as twenty to thirty percent. It's no surprise that the popular option in Stafford right now is to get a loft conversion.

When budgeting for a loft conversion in Stafford, you'll find there are a few aspects to be taken into account so as to calculate the cost. Amongst these factors will be, the planned use of the rooms created, the layout and size of your house, the number and type of skylights or windows to be used and the style of loft conversion you're having. It'll be useful to get a handful of free quotes for your loft conversion, and most local conversion firms will offer this type of service. Whilst your conversion will be subject to the conditions mentioned previously, the typical cost currently (2019) for a loft conversion in the United Kingdom is said to be around thirty thousand to forty thousand pounds.

Loft Conversions Stafford

The number above is just to give you a general idea of the costs that are involved. Get 3 or 4 detailed quotes before you make a final decision. An additional average number that may possibly provide you with a better idea is that generally loft conversions cost approximately £1,250 per m2 (this is for materials and construction work). You may get a sense of the overall cost when you have added architect fees, building control fees and planning fees.

You'll want to do some research as to exactly how much value a loft conversion is likely to add to your home in Stafford. Not everybody understands the fact that there's always a threshold price on properties in any neighbourhood of Stafford. Your house could be difficult to sell in the future if you take it above this ceiling. A loft conversion becomes a much less viable investment in circumstances such as this. You'll not have to worry that much if you've got no plans to sell anytime soon.

Property owners in Stafford wishing to build a loft conversion, will not usually need planning permission, except in some circumstances. Before you proceed much further with your project, confer with the local planning office for Stafford. If dealing with officials is uncomfortable for you, ask your preferred Stafford loft conversion company if they'll do it on your behalf. The fact that you do not need planning permission doesn't mean that you do not have to adhere to the current building regs, which are separate from planning permission. To understand what is required by law, seek the advice of your local building control department.

Loft Conversion in Stafford

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

It's vital that you sniff out a reputable building company carrying out loft conversions in and around Stafford, once you have made the decision to forge ahead with this plan of action. Chat with neighbours to ascertain if they've had a conversion done, and might be willing to recommend a contractor. An online company called Bark will help you get several free quotations, or try others like Local Heroes and Rated People. These strategies should highlight a variety of Stafford companies who might be perfect for you.

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Roof Light Conversions Stafford

Far and away the least disruptive and most cost-effective sort of loft conversion is a "roof light loft conversion", where it isn't necessary to change the shape or pitch of your roof. All that is involved in this case is putting in skylights, fitting stairs for access, and installing a suitable floor. Such loft conversions are possible only for lofts that already have the required amount of roof space.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard sort of loft conversion was developed in about the Seventeenth Century by a renowned French architect known as Mansart. He hoped it would be an incredible way of creating extra living space that could generate an appreciable volume of additional living area where there previously was none. The Mansard type of conversion can only be applied to pitched roofs and additional space is generated by raising one of the walls (commonly to the rear of the home) and flattening out that part of the roof, therefore creating a pretty much box contour. The final angle of the wall that's brought up needs to be a minimum of 72 degrees. It is very often the scenario that the wall which requires building up is shared with a neighbour (especially with houses in a terrace block), so this means that you'll want the cooperation of your immediate neighbour - a further worry if you aren't the best of friends!

What About Building Regulations?

Building Regulations for Loft Conversion in Stafford

No matter if you need planning permission for your loft conversion, it will still have to comply with the relevant building regulations. This is important to ensure that any building work done on your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe and meets the minimum requirements for safety, energy efficiency and accessibility. The sort of loft conversion that you're planning will affect which specific building regulations apply to you. There are lots of things to be considered and just some of the elements which may be subject to building regs include: loft stairs, fire safety, sound insulation, walls, windows, drainage, doors, floor joists and electrics. Your local Stafford building control office will advise you regarding just which building regulations apply to you, or you can speak to your builder or architect for the low down on what is required.

Loft Pods

Loft Pods, Home Extension Pods and Loft BUDS

Among the cheapest styles of loft conversion are "loft pods", "home extension pods" or "loft BUDS" . These are also usually done in a shorter timescale and less disruptive to install. Falling into the £20-30,000 price bracket, makes loft pods a better prospect for a lot of UK homeowners. Normally attached to the rear of a property, over the 1st floor, a loft pod is a roughly 3 x 3 metre module extension. There are 2 key options with loft BUDS (or pods). They can be used independently or attached or added to existing conversions as a supplemental extension. Therefore if you're set on creating a brand new playroom, home office, mini-gym or home cinema, a loft pod (or BUD) might be the perfect solution.

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Recently posted Staffordshire loft conversion job postings: Mrs Steere wanted a loft conversion specialist in Winshill, Staffordshire to give a quote for a conversion, Ilyas Mathers from Bednall needs to find somebody to provide a price for a loft conversion in his property near Bednall, Staffordshire, Mr and Mrs Broughton are searching for a builder or loft conversion company in Great Haywood, Staffordshire to see if their house is suitable for converting, Kobi Gill and Jiya Taylor in Longton, Staffordshire need somebody who can board out their loft space and renew the insulation, Elisha Flower in Abbots Bromley wants someone to convert a garage, Miss Beth Smullen in Pattingham, Staffordshire needs somebody to convert her garage, Mr and Mrs Daniels are looking for a builder or loft conversion company in are trying to get a Velux loft conversion done on their cottage just outside Whittington, Staffordshire, Bronte Winfield in Eccleshall needs someone to provide an estimate for a conversion in her farmhouse, Kobie Newman in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire wants somebody to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in his farmhouse, Yunus wanted a loft conversion expert to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in Berkswich, Staffordshire.

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Ways to locate loft conversion specialists in Stafford: There are many strategies that you may use to seek out a loft conversion specialist in Stafford, and the first we are going to look at is internet directories. For example, you might check on City Visitor, Local Life, 118 118, Mister What, Cyclex, Touch Local, Thomson Local, Yell and Yelp, although being mentioned in these sorts of directories is no guarantee of the quality of company mentioned because any loft conversion specialist able to part with the fee can be found in them A further useful resource which you should use to look for a top notch loft conversion specialist in Stafford is to look on trade portals like Checkatrade, Local Heroes, My Hammer, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Rated People, and the awesome thing about these trade portals is you are able to look at reviews and testimonials by former customers in relation to the tradesmen and their work. Last of all you could consider asking acquaintances, neighbours and family to endorse somebody they've used.

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Some Stafford areas covered by Stafford loft conversion specialists: Cherrywood Close, Stevenson Drive, Claremont Road, Chase Crescent, Sandringham Close, Coton, Dexton Rise, Surrey Road, St Peters Court, Clay Street, Tall Pines, St Georges Road, Avon Close, Astoria Drive, Brook End, Aspley Lane, Baywood Close, Beechfield Drive, Summer Hill, Small Lane, Brook Side, Carver Road, Sandy Lane, Bickford, Clifton Drive, St Marys Gate, Shutt Green, Shelsley Close, Tylecote Crescent.

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

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