Loft Conversion Stone

Stone Loft Conversion and Design Services

Stone Loft Conversions (ST15): On the whole the most common method by which homeowners create some extra liveable space in their homes these days is by getting an extension built on the structure. This can be put on the side, the back or the front and whichever may be the case you will end up extending your home's footprint. It is possible to create a lot more room for much the same cost converting your loft, and even better you'll not expand the footprint in the process. An additional option which may be open to you is to have a garage conversion, although this will be dependant on you having a spare garage that isn't required for parking your car. Generally speaking a converted loft will won't need any planning permission, add a good deal of value to your property, allow you to preserve your precious garden space and be less messy and disruptive than a typical extension.

Before you press ahead with the conversion, you'll want to estimate the costs, and 3 or 4 aspects need to be considered. The eventual cost of your loft conversion will definitely be impacted by, the amount and type of skylights or windows you need, the style of conversion you're putting in, the intended use of the created rooms and the dimensions and layout of your property. The majority of loft conversion companies in Stone offer free estimates for loft conversions, so you can take advantage of this service and get a handful of estimates. The typical cost of a loft conversion currently (2020) is said to be between thirty thousand and forty thousand pounds, though obviously will be determined by the elements stated previously.

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These numbers should not be considered as gospel, they're only intended as a rough guideline. The majority of the costs will be taken up by building materials and construction work, and when this was written this works out at around £1,250 per m2. Additionally there are additional costs to think about such as planning fees, building control fees and architects fees.

It's crucial to check into what the value rise on your home in Stone is likely to be, as a consequence of the loft conversion. The homes in most areas of Stone will have a threshold price. It can be difficult to sell a property that is above this ceiling figure. In such situations, loft conversions can prove to be poor value for money. If you are not likely to sell anytime soon, this should be less of a worry for you.

If you're something of a DIY fanatic you might even think about opting for what is known as a shell loft conversion. This is a basic loft conversion whereby all the important structural work is completed, for instance dormers/mansard, steelwork (when needed), joists, external doors and windows, roof alterations and stairs. All the remaining jobs can then be done by the customer (namely you) or by a suitable tradesman.

Loft Conversion Stone (ST15)

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

Tracking down a respected building company renowned for completing loft conversions in the Stone region, should be your top priority if you do choose to go down this course of action. Word of mouth is frequently best, so try to get recommendations from local people who have had conversions done fairly recently. An online company called Bark will help you to get several free quotations, or test out others such as Rated People and Local Heroes. Using these and other techniques should provide you with a reasonable short list of prospective loft conversion experts in Stone and elsewhere in Staffordshire.

Loft conversion is available in Stone and also nearby in: Walton, Stonefield, Cotes Heath, Weston, Little Stoke, Barlaston, Hilderstone, Tittensor, Cold Meece, Fulford, Moddershall, Cresswell, Eccleshall, Milwich, Great Bridgeford, Sandon, Swynnerton, Rough Close, and in these postcodes ST15 0XH, ST15 0LF, ST15 0WF, ST15 0XT, ST15 0AY, ST15 0JD, ST15 0LG, ST15 0LQ, ST15 0TE, ST15 0FG. Local Stone loft conversion specialists will probably have the dialling code 01785 and the postcode ST15. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of loft conversion in your area.

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Garage Conversion Stone

Garage Conversion Stone (ST15)

Garage Conversions Stone: If you need to create some extra living space in your home in Stone and the building is not suitable for a loft conversion, or if this option is way too costly for you, a less expensive alternative is to do a garage conversion. This is only going to be possible if you've got a garage that's not presently in use, and if your garage is suitably constructed for conversion purposes. Garage conversions in Stone can be accomplished at about 25% of the price of converting a loft, and can be achieved more quickly and easily.

If all the work is internal and the structure of the garage isn't going to be extended, a garage conversion in Stone will not usually require planning permission. In certain conservation zones and on some newer housing estates there might be exemptions to this guideline. You need to ask your local authority planning department before proceeding with a garage conversion in Stone. It's well worth looking into a garage conversion because it could add up to 20 percent to the value of your house. It is likely to cause minimal disruption and can be accomplished quite quickly. Probably the most preferred uses of garage conversions in Stone are for granny annexes, games rooms, kid's play rooms and dining rooms.

Loft Stairs Stone

Loft Stairs Stone

If you do end up getting a loft conversion done on your Stone home you'll need to include some good access for getting in and out of this newly built living area. This involves putting in a loft staircase or at least a loft ladder. You can find several different loft stair designs to pick from, and they might be manufactured from metal or wood. Which kind of loft stairs you decide on could be determined by your house's shape and layout, but you are able to buy them in spiral form for elegance or in space saving designs for more convenience. Whichever you decide on, it is crucial that you end up having safe, easy access which does not interfere too much with the existing living area. It has to also satisfy the relevant Building Regulations, providing an escape route in the event of fire. (Tags: Loft Stairs Stone, Attic Stairs Stone, Loft Ladders Stone)

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard type of doing loft conversions began in around the 17th C by a well known architect known as Mansart. It was developed to be a huge space saving method that could generate a substantial degree of additional living area in an unused area. The Mansard attic conversion is only used on pitched roofs and added space is produced by raising one wall (regularly at the back of a property or home) and then flattening out that part of the roof, and as a result creating a pretty much box contour. The final angle of the elevated wall should be on not less than a 72 degree incline. It will frequently be the case that the wall to be heightened is shared with a neighbour (particularly with houses that are terraced), which means you will require the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - a further worry if you aren't on friendly terms!

Origins of Loft Conversions

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While the process of doing a loft conversion may seem like very "British", some of the earliest loft conversions and probably the first ideas for remodeling such spaces started in the US during the 1960's. The specific location for this inventive building revolution was the Soho district of New York, where new, stylish living environments were built by local designers and artists in the upper parts of run down industrial structures. In fact those industrial buildings and zones weren't set aside for residential purposes, and thus were considered illegal at the time. It wasn't until the early 70's when the city ultimately legalized this practise, and after this many other areas of the city including Chelsea, Tribeca, Manhattan and Greenwich Village jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was popular for the young, wealthy and talented. In Britain loft conversion is an appealing option in particular in big population centres such as Birmingham, London, Leeds and Manchester, where building land is in short supply and any method by which to generate further living space without extending the footprint of a building is welcomed.

Cellar Conversion

Cellar Conversions

Cellar Conversion Stone: If your home is not a good candidate for a loft conversion, a cellar or basement conversion another great way to create further liveable space. Generally speaking, only older houses (ie: Victorian or period properties) are perfect for this sort of conversion. In some cases you will find that there are also properties built after the war with cellars/basements that are ideal for conversion. Doing a proper cellar conversion could also help to eliminate dampness problems which are prevalent in basements. Much like what folks use their attics for, most homeowners simply use their basements as a dumping ground (or storage) for all sorts of household waste. With a bit of investment and effort you could possibly convert your cellar into an office, a kid's play room or a gym. A guest apartment or a kitchen/diner are amongst the other possibilities if your cellar is big enough.
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House Extension Stone

House Extensions Stone (ST15)

Naturally loft extensions are not the only means by which that you can develop much needed extra living space in your property. House extensions are quite possibly the most common way to accomplish this. Home extensions in Stone are only possible if you've got ample space on your property. You will also need to undergo the hassle of gaining planning permission if you decide to do a home extension in Stone. Extending your home may affect close neighbours and this is why getting the correct planning permission is vital. Quite often the same building firms that do loft extensions will also carry out home extensions. Remember that the footprint of your property increases with a house extension and the building work can be quite disruptive and messy. You will need to be conscious of a number of points when thinking about a house extension in Stone, including: nearby trees, inherant soil conditions, the likelihood of flooding, shared walls, site access, demands on services and rights of way. In 2020 the typical price of building home extensions Stone are approximately £1,700 and £2,000 per square meter. Click for Stone Home Extension QUOTES

Loft Conversion Planning Permission

Planning Permission Stone (01785)

Planning permission is not usually essential for loft conversions, but for this to be true a number of stipulations have to be fulfilled. Certain limits should not be exceeded if your roof space needs to be modified, if they are exceeded then you will have to obtain planning permission. Here are several of the restrictions that should be followed: when seen from the main highway no extension should go over the plane of the pre-existing roof slope, at most 40 m3 added space for terraced houses and 50 m3 for semi-detached/detached homes, components utilised in conversion must match pre-existing ones, the highest part of the roof mustn't be exceeded by any extension, raised platforms, balconies and verandas aren't permitted, existing walls must not be overhung by any roof extension, obscure glazing is essential on side-facing windows. Moreover it should be pointed out that these regulations are relevant for houses and not for flats, converted houses, maisonettes or other structures. Development rights are limited and special planning stipulations exist in some areas. The easiest way determine if you need planning permission, is to take advice from the local authority planning office.

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Summary

To Sum Up

When you evaluate all of the solutions, having a loft conversion is unquestionably one of the the optimum means by which to add extra living space or an extra room to your house. Essentially it's economical, it doesn't increase the footprint of the property, it causes a lot less mess and disruption, it adds value to your home and it will possibly not need planning permission. The whole idea, does however, hinge upon the suitability of your house, with older homes in Stone typically being better for loft conversion. Modern houses (typically those built after 1960) with "trussed" roofs are unlikely to have enough height or space to undertake a loft conversion, although it's not impossible in some instances. Why not get a specialist in to check it out if you believe that your home is suited to a loft conversion?

Finding Stone Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Stone: There are clearly various ways at your disposal for locating loft conversion specialists in Stone and the primary technique which folks used a few years back was to check out the Yellow Pages or a free local newspaper. Nowadays newspapers and such like can be found on the internet together with numerous handy directories like Touch Local, Cyclex, Local Life, Yell, Yelp, 118 118, City Visitor, Thomson Local and Mister What, although listings in such directories are available to anyone happy to fork out the fee for listing, which isn't a guarantee of quality One more favorite method for locating loft conversion specialists in recent times is to browse one of the web portals such as My Builder, Checkatrade, My Hammer, Rated People, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes, and it is on these that clients can submit testimonials and reviews concerning the standard of the work conducted and the people that did it. Lastly, you can ask workmates, neighbours and family members to suggest a loft conversion specialist they have used previously.

Loft Conversions Near Stone

Local loft conversions: Cresswell loft conversions, Great Bridgeford loft conversions, Walton loft conversions, Hilderstone loft conversions, Eccleshall loft conversions, Cold Meece loft conversions, Stonefield loft conversions, Rough Close loft conversions, Swynnerton loft conversions, Moddershall loft conversions, Barlaston loft conversions, Cotes Heath loft conversions, Fulford loft conversions, Little Stoke loft conversions, Weston loft conversions, Tittensor loft conversions, Sandon loft conversions, Milwich loft conversions and more.

Staffordshire Loft Conversion Projects

Staffordshire Loft Conversion Enquiries

Recently posted Staffordshire loft conversion job requests: Mr Mcfadden wanted a builder or loft conversion specialist to give an estimate for a conversion in Brindley Heath. Rebeca Carmichael in Whittington wants to find somebody to do a garage conversion. Kobi Gardner from Huntington wants to find somebody to supply a quotation for a conversion in his detached house in Huntington. Yash Oneill in Whitmore, Staffordshire wants to find somebody to give an estimate for a conversion in his cottage . Mr Victor Craig from Brizlincote, Staffordshire needs someone to do a conversion on his garage. Adil Moody and Ottilie Brown in Burton, Staffordshire need somebody to renew the insulation and board out their loft space. Ms Aqsa Nolan in Betley wants someone to do a conversion on her garage. Mr and Mrs Ireland are hunting for a builder or loft conversion company in are looking to get a dormer loft conversion carried out on their small cottage just outside Shelton, Staffordshire.

Stone Loft Conversion Tasks

Stone Loft Conversion Tasks

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Loft Conversion Around Stone

Properties in Heath Gardens, Sycamore Road, Cressey Close, Old Road, Sutherland Road, Thomas Avenue, Rolt Close, Oakleigh Court, Whitesytch Lane, Stuart Close, Adies Alley, Airdale Grove, Richmond Grove, Manor Rise, Ash Road, Carey Close, Yarnfield Lane, Hayes Bank, Harecastle Bank, Lander Close, Fieldsway, Riverside Grove, Churchill Road, Willow Road, Telford Close, Hill Crescent, Hawthorn Avenue, Arthur Street, Mount Street, have had loft conversion work finished just recently. Loft surveys have also been carried out in these Stone area postcodes: ST15 0XH, ST15 0LF, ST15 0WF, ST15 0XT, ST15 0AY, ST15 0JD, ST15 0LG, ST15 0LQ, ST15 0TE, ST15 0FG.

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