Loft Conversions Stevenage

Stevenage Loft Conversions (SG1): If you fancy the idea of both increasing the value of your home in Stevenage and adding more usable living space, a loft conversion could just be the answer to your prayers. Many people regard this to be one of the better ways to add a bit of value to any property. Having a loft conversion may become even more appealing when you take into account that planning permission will probably not be required.

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You'll be wanting to get a detailed estimation of the costs that are associated with getting your loft converted. Costs can vary widely and will be determined by things like the style of loft conversion and the layout and size of the property itself. As a guide an average Stevenage loft conversion will probably cost approximately £35,000 (in 2019), it could be a little more, it could be a bit less. If this is something that you can easily afford then you should be all set to go, if not perhaps you should think again.

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Remember this is only a national average so prices may differ in the Stevenage area. An approximate price for building materials and construction work would be £1,250 per square metre. You will also need to allow for building control fees, architect fees and planning fees before you come to a final figure.

You shouldn't just take for granted that you will be able to do a loft conversion, given that not all lofts are suitable. The fastest way to ensure that your loft can be converted, is to contact a specialist. One aspect is the height of the loft, if it is over 2.2 metres you should be fine. Calculating the height doesn't need a specialist, the truth is you could quite easily do this for yourself using little more than a tape measure and a loft ladder. Is your roof built with rafters or trusses? You may not consider that this is important but it does affect the cost and ease of the project. Doing conversions on roofs with trusses tends to be costlier and more difficult.

Loft conversions in Stevenage do not generally require planning permission, though, as with most situations, there are exceptions to this caveat. The local planning office for the Stevenage area will be glad to tell you about any exceptions that apply to you. This is something that your preferred Stevenage loft conversion company should be able to do on your behalf. The fact that you don't need planning permission does not mean that you do not have to adhere to the current building regulations, which are different to planning. The building control office of your local council will be able to tell you what is required by law.

Loft Conversion in Stevenage

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

If this becomes a reality, rather than simply a dream, finding a contractor who is capable of doing loft conversions in Stevenage will be your next priority. Check with people you know to see if they have had a loft conversion done, and could recommend somebody. Contact local businesses free through the Bark website, get free quotes from Rated People or Checkatrade and check out your local newspaper for adverts. This should provide you with a number of loft conversion companies in the Stevenage area that you can select from.

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard style of doing loft conversions first saw the light of day in about the 1600's thanks to a little known French architect by the name of Francois Mansart. He thought it would be a handy space creating strategy that could deliver a sizable volume of extra living space where previously there wasn't any. This style of loft conversion is only added to pitched roofs and the space is fashioned by bringing up one of the walls (generally to the rear of the property or home) along with flattening out the top of the roof, therefore creating a virtually vertical shape. The finished angle of the elevated wall is required to be on at least a 72 degree slant. It's often the case that the wall needing to be elevated is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly with houses that are terraced), meaning you'll be needing the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - a further concern if you are not the best of buddies!

Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are a good way to increase more light and space into your loft area, and similar to there being different forms of loft conversion in Stevenage, there's also different kinds of dormers available. The most commonplace types of dormer construction are: gable dormers, shed dormers, eyebrow dormers, hipped dormers and flat roof dormers. The simplest of these dormer windows to construct and maybe the most widely used in Stevenage would be the flat roof dormer window. This style also creates more additional space than the other designs, it is therefore practical as well as economical, though it may be thought of as slightly less attractive than some of the other designs. Hipped dormers are eye-catching, have three sloped surfaces much like those of the existing roof, these can also be called hip roof dormers. Eyebrow dormers are extremely eye-catching in the right location and comprise a curved roof atop a low, wide window, they have no straight surfaces. Gable dormer windows are more attractive with straightforward pitched rooves more suitable for period properties, gable dormers are sometimes termed dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Shed dormers are quite similar to flat roof dormers, having a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof.

Stevenage loft conversion specialists can normally help with loft repairs in Stevenage, conversion designs in Stevenage, hip-to-gable loft conversions in Stevenage, loft refurbishments in Stevenage, loft remodelling in Stevenage, loft carpentry in Stevenage, loft renovations in Stevenage, loft extensions in Stevenage, loft alterations in Stevenage, loft storage solutions in Stevenage, attic conversions in Stevenage, loft rebuilding in Stevenage and other loft related work in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Recent Hertfordshire loft conversion projects: Yusra Groves in Thundridge wants somebody to convert a garage, Honey Hutchinson from Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire wants to find somebody to supply a price for a loft conversion in her house just outside Bricket Wood, Courtney Doherty from Tring wants to find someone to provide an estimate for a loft conversion in her home, Abbas Blundell in Potten End needs somebody to provide a price for a loft conversion in his detached house in Potten End, Hertfordshire, Miss Zarah Mcguinness in Aston, Hertfordshire wants somebody to convert her garage, Mr and Mrs Rankin are hunting for a loft conversion expert in Whitwell to determine if their home is suited for converting, Mr Zidan Head in Woolmer Green needs someone to do a conversion on his garage, Milly Doble was in need of a builder or loft conversion expert in Watton At Stone, Hertfordshire to give an estimate for a loft conversion, Mr and Mrs Wills want a builder or loft conversion company in are looking to get a hip-to-gable conversion carried out on their cottage just outside Nash Mills, Darren Fairhurst and Aysha Partington in Bedmond, Hertfordshire want somebody to replace the insulation and board out their attic.

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Local loft conversions: Benington loft conversion, Graveley loft conversion, Langley loft conversion, Little Wymondley loft conversion, Bragbury End loft conversion, Aston loft conversion, Dane End loft conversion, Knebworth loft conversion, Codicote loft conversion, Walkern loft conversion, Ardeley loft conversion, Broadwater loft conversion, Woolmer Green loft conversion, St Pauls Walden loft conversion, Standon loft conversion, Datchworth loft conversions and more.

Ways to discover loft conversion specialists in Stevenage: There are needless to say a few ways at your disposal for uncovering loft conversion specialists and other local tradespeople in Stevenage and the main method which people used twenty years ago was to look in the local newspaper or Yellow Pages. In these modern times papers and such like tend to be based online together with a range of handy directories such as 118 118, Cyclex, City Visitor, Yelp, Local Life, Mister What, Yell, Touch Local and Thomson Local, even though having a business listing in one of those does not guarantee a decent quality of workmanship, simply because pretty much anyone can publicise their "skills" in these resources Also widely used these days is to track down decent tradespeople in Stevenage by making use of trade portals, some of the favourite of these are Local Heroes, My Hammer, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, My Builder or Rated People, and the really good thing about such trade portals is the fact that you can look at reviews and testimonials by previous clients in relation to the loft conversion specialists and their work. The last and probably even the most effective option is to ask neighbours and friends to suggest a loft conversion specialist they've previously used.

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When we recently conducted a brief search for "loft conversions Stevenage", we unearthed the following listings on online: BDH Builders SG2 9RH, Urbanstyle Building Services Ltd SG2 9DX, Chantry Construction Herts Ltd SG1 3LS.

A few Stevenage roads serviced by Stevenage loft conversion specialists: Basils Road, Sparrow Drive, Beech Drive, St Margarets, Byron Close, Salisbury Road, Benstede, Barham Road, The Spinney, Brick Kiln Road, Bell Lane, Barleycroft, Blair Close, Baker Street, The Forum, The Willows, Boxwood, Carters Close, The Dell, The Hawthorns, Cherry Tree Rise, Shackleton Spring, Twinwoods, Chestnut Walk, Blakeney Road, Arthur Gibbons Court, Dunn Close, Baddeley Close.

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

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