Loft Conversions Stevenage UK

Stevenage Loft Conversions (SG1): On the whole the most typical method by which householders generate some extra liveable space in their homes at present is by having an extension built onto the property. This might be put on the side, the front or the back and whichever is the case you will end up significantly extending your home's footprint. You can develop even more room for much the same cost by having a loft conversion, and you won't extend the footprint at all. One other alternative that could be feasible is to have your garage converted, but this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that isn't needed for putting your car in. Usually a loft conversion will is not going to need any planning permission, add a good deal of value to your property, be much less disruptive and messy than a regular extension and allow you to preserve your valuable outside space.

When planning for a loft conversion in Stevenage, there are a few aspects to be considered so as to figure out the costs. The points that will impact on the eventual loft conversion cost are, the intended use of the created room, the conversion design you're having done, the layout and size of your house and the amount of windows to be used. Because you'll need to acquire a decent number of estimates, watch out for local loft conversion contractors in Stevenage who provide a free quotation service. The United Kingdom typical cost of a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is considered to be between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds.

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You will want to get several detailed estimates in order to come to an informed decision. The cost of the construction work and materials will generally be about £1,250 per square metre. You will also need to allow for planning fees, building control fees and architect fees before arriving at a final figure.

Precisely how much will be added to the value of your home in Stevenage, is one thing you will need to establish. Your neighbourhood of Stevenage will likely have a threshold price on properties. It could be hard to sell on a house that's over this ceiling figure. This might affect your decision, making a loft conversion poor value for money. You won't have to be concerned too much if you have no intention of selling anytime soon.

Whilst usually it is not always necessary to get planning permission for a loft conversion in Stevenage, there may be conditions. Before you commence, it is important to seek advice from your local planning department. If you're concerned about doing this, ask for advice from your preferred Stevenage loft conversion company. Obviously this does not mean that you haven't got to abide by the relevant building regs, that are altogether different to planning. The building regs cover build quality and safety which is extremely important and the place to go for this is your building control office.

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

One reason why loft conversions are popular in Stevenage, is that a fair amount the work can be accomplished externally. When you get an extension done, the annoyance and disruption can be substantial, but this isn't normally true with a loft conversion. With much less dust and mess on the interior of your house, it really is easier to keep on living normally as the conversion work progresses.

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Mansard Loft Conversions Stevenage

The Mansard kind of creating loft conversions began sometime in the 17th Century the brainwave of a well known architect known as Francois Mansart (yes Mansart not Mansard!). It was intended as a useful space creating procedure which could provide an appreciable magnitude of extra liveable space where there previously was none. This sort of loft conversion can only be employed on roof which are pitched and added space is generated by bringing up one wall (generally in the rear of the home) and flattening out the top of the roof, thereby creating an essentially box contour. The angle of the wall that's brought up should be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It is normally the situation that the wall which needs building up is also your neighbour's (particularly with a house in a terrace), so this means that you'll need your immediate neighbour's co-operation - an extra worry if they're awkward to get on with! (Tags: Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions)

Origins of Loft Conversions

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Whilst the process of doing a loft conversion might seem like very "British", some of the first loft conversions and the initial ideas for converting loft spaces started in nineteen sixties America. The neighbourhood that was involved in this revolutionary building revolution was the Soho district of New York City, where new, stylish living environments were built by artists, designers and the like in the upper levels of run down industrial properties. In actual fact such zones and industrial buildings had not been allocated for this purpose, and as such were to all intents and purposes illegal at the time. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one when the city finally legalized this practise, and after this some other sections of the city including Manhattan, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and Chelsea joined the revolution, and "loft living" was a common thing for the talented, wealthy and young. In Great Britain converting a loft is an attractive proposition especially in big cities such as Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and London, where building space is hard to come by and any method by which to acquire extra liveable space without the need to extend the structure's footprint is naturally favoured.

Cellar Conversion

A cellar conversion is another good method to add extra living space to your home. Generally speaking, only older houses (ie: Victorian or period properties) are perfect for this kind of conversion. In some instances there are also post-war properties with cellars or basements which are suitable for converting. Along with the recognizable advantage of increased living space, a cellar conversion may also eliminate troubles with dampness while increasing the value of your house. A lot like what folks use their lofts for, a lot of house owners just use their cellars as a dumping ground (storage!) for all sorts of household trash. With some effort and investment you could potentially transform your basement or cellar into a gym, an office or an entertainment zone. A guest room or a kitchen/dining room are amongst the other alternatives if your cellar is big enough.

Stevenage loft conversion specialists can usually help you with velux loft conversions Stevenage, garage & loft conversions, loft repairs, loft alterations in Stevenage, roof lift conversions in Stevenage, part loft conversions in Stevenage, loft storage solutions, home extensions Stevenage, loft staircases, shell loft conversions Stevenage, loft conversion blueprints, hip-to-gable loft conversions in Stevenage, loft boarding in Stevenage, loft remodelling Stevenage, loft pods Stevenage, cellar conversions, conversion design, bespoke loft furniture, loft makeovers and other loft related work in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Current Hertfordshire loft conversion job posts: Miguel Cowell from Berkhamsted needs somebody to do a garage conversion, Mr and Mrs Clamp want a builder or loft conversion specialist in Baldock to see if their house is suited for a conversion, Hunter Goddard in Benington wants somebody to supply a quotation for a loft conversion in his house in Benington, Hertfordshire, Tyler Mcdonagh and Gracie-May Cherry from Weston, Hertfordshire want to hire someone to replace the insulation and board out their attic, Kimberley Bush wanted a builder or loft conversion expert in Sandridge to provide a quote for a conversion, Dolcie Tomlinson from Croxley Green, Hertfordshire wants somebody to provide a price for a conversion in her property just outside Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, Lucy Wood in Garston, Hertfordshire wants someone to supply a quotation for a conversion in her detached house, Rufus Buchanan from Weston, Hertfordshire wants to find somebody to provide an estimate for a conversion in his detached house, Mrs Phoenix Speight from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire wants someone to convert her garage, Mr Sonny Sutton from Essendon wants someone to convert his garage.

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Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Stevenage: There are of course lots of different ways available to you for hunting down loft conversion specialists and other local tradesmen in Stevenage and the foremost technique which people used in the past was to check out the Yellow Pages or a local newspaper. In these modern times local rags and the like seem to be online along with many different handy web directories such as 118 118, City Visitor, Yelp, Local Life, Cyclex, Mister What, Thomson Local, Yell and Touch Local, of course these business directories don't all give reviews, which means you do not necessarily get a notion of any specific loft conversion specialist's reliability. One more resource that you're able to use in order to track down a good loft conversion specialist in Stevenage is by searching on trade portals such as Rated People, My Builder, TrustaTrader, My Hammer, Local Heroes or Checkatrade, and the foremost advantage of these is that they showcase customer testimonials and reviews relating to each tradesman on the site. The final recommendation is you ask family members, next door neighbours and acquaintances to recommend a loft conversion specialist they've used.

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Some Stevenage roads served by Stevenage loft conversion specialists: School Close, Broadview, The Chace, Drakes Drive, Trinity Place, Chapman Road, Corton Close, Benington Road, Beecroft Lane, Columbus Close, Broad Oak Way, Dewpond Close, Caernarvon Close, Cromwell Road, Trent Close, St Georges Way, Belgrave Mews, Chepstow Close, Town Square, Ditchmore Lane, The Hornbeams, Bernhardt Crescent, Berkeley Close, Barleycroft, Bassus Green Road, Turpins Rise, Bridge Road, Cromer Mill.

Places around Stevenage include: Little Wymondley, Datchworth, St Pauls Walden, Benington, Ardeley, Langley, Knebworth, Dane End, Woolmer Green, Codicote, Broadwater, Graveley, Standon, Aston, Bragbury End, Walkern

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