Loft Conversions Tamworth

Tamworth Loft Conversions (B77): If you really need an additional room or two, to cater for your growing family in Tamworth, is moving home really your only option? Do you really want to put yourself through all the aggravation and stress of moving, along with the added expense? However, with a loft conversion, it will be possible to achieve that extra space whilst continuing to live in your existing home. Should you ultimately choose to move house later on, the value of your property should have gone up by around twenty to thirty percent. This leaves you in little doubt why choosing to put in a loft conversion has become increasingly more fashionable in Tamworth.

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I guess one of many questions that will be foremost in your head at this point is "what will it cost"? The ultimate cost will be determined by the sort of loft conversion you have and the kind of property that you live in. A figure of £35,000 is currently the average price for a loft conversion in in Staffordshire (2019), yours may be more expensive than that or possibly it could even be less. If this appears about right and is within your budget you can move forward, if not maybe a garage conversion would be better for you.

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You'll need to get 2 or 3 in-depth estimates in order to make an informed decision. £1,250 per square metre is an approximate idea of the costs of materials and construction work. You'll get an inkling of the total cost after you have added planning fees, architects fees and building control fees.

Before you get carried away with this you need to bear in mind that not every loft in Tamworth is suitable for conversion. You should get a specialist round to look over your loft and make certain that it can in fact be converted. Among the foremost deciding factors is the height which has to be at least 2.2m. This is something that you can check yourself, simply clamber up into your loft with a tape measure. The sort of roof you've got is likewise an issue, rooves with trusses are trickier and more expensive than those made with rafters.

Something that you could give some thought to if you're proficient at DIY, and are looking for a project of this nature, is to go for a shell loft conversion. That's where all the important structural work, like steel beams (when needed), roofing work, joists, stairs, mansard/dormers and skylights/windows is done. The internal finishing work is left for the home owner to carry out to their own standards. If you're on a limited budget, a shell loft conversion could possibly be the perfect answer for you.

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

One reason why loft conversions are a favourite in Tamworth, is that a majority of the work can be carried out externally. When you choose to have an extension done, the disruption may be significant, but this isn't normally true with a loft conversion. With considerably less mess and dust on the inside of your home, it's easier to carry on living normally as the work progresses.

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Loft Stairs Tamworth

Loft Stairs TamworthIf you do end up getting a loft conversion built on your home in Tamworth you'll need some proper access for getting in and out of your new living space. This means adding a loft staircase or possibly a loft ladder. You can find many different designs of loft stairs to choose from, and they're usually made from wood or metal. The kind of stair you opt for could be dependant upon the layout of your house, but it's possible to obtain them in spiral form if you want style and elegance or in space saving designs for more convenience. Whatever you choose, you want to end up with convenient, safe access which doesn't overly interfere with the pre-existing living area. It has to also abide by the latest Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route if there is ever a fire.

Dormer Conversions

Dormer windows are a good way to introduce both space and light into your loft, and the same as there are different kinds of loft conversion in Tamworth, you can also find several types of dormer windows on offer. The most often seen sorts of dormer window construction are: flat roof dormers, eyebrow dormers, gable dormers, shed dormers and hipped dormers. The easiest of these dormer windows to build and possibly the most widely used in Tamworth is the flat roof dormer window. This type also generates the most additional space of the other kinds, so it is functional as well as cheap, though it could be viewed as slightly less appealing than the other styles. Shed dormers are quite similar to flat roofed dormers, providing a roof (on a single plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Eyebrow dormers are extremely attractive in the proper setting and comprise a curved roof topping a wide, low window, they don't have any straight surfaces. Gable dormers tend to be more eye-catching with simple pitched roofs more suitable for traditional properties, gable dormers are often called dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormers are attractive, have 3 sloped surfaces much the same as the existing roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers.

Loft Conversion Planning Permission

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions Tamworth Staffordshire

Local authority planning permission isn't generally required for loft conversions, although in order for this to be the case several stipulations should be observed. If the roof space needs changing and these modifications go over certain limitations, planning permission will be needed. Planning permission will not be needed as long as the following stipulations are adhered to: when seen from the road no roof extension must extend past the height of the pre-existing roof slope, no more than 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for semi-detached/detached properties, verandas, balconies and raised platforms aren't permitted, the highest a part of the existing roof structure must not be exceeded by any extension, obscured glass is necessary on side-facing windows, materials used in the construction need to match pre-existing materials, existing walls cannot be overhung by any roof extension. These conditions apply exclusively to houses and not maisonettes, converted houses, flats or other buildings. For those that reside in certain areas there may be different rules where special planning stipulations are enforced and development rights are restricted. So confer with your local council to find out which rules apply to you.

Home Extensions Tamworth

Home Extensions Tamworth

Loft extensions are naturally not the only way to add much needed space to a house. Possibly the most favoured way that homeowners do this is with a house extension. House extensions in Tamworth are only achievable if you have ample space on your property. It will also depend on achieving planning permission from the local council. As your immediate neighbours are normally affected, planning permission is critical for all house extensions. Home extensions are frequently done by the same Tamworth building firms who do loft conversions. Extending will also increase your property's footprint and the whole process can be messy. A number of issues must be considered before pressing ahead with a home extension in Tamworth, these include the likes of: the likelihood of flooding, rights of way, demand on services, close by trees, soil conditions, access to the site and shared walls. The typical cost of home extensions Tamworth was around £1,700 and £2,000 per square metre, at the time of penning this short article in 2020. Click for Tamworth Home Extension QUOTES

In Conclusion

To Summarize

When you consider all of the options, having a loft conversion is clearly one of the the optimum ways that you can add more living space or another room to your home. Basically it does not increase the property footprint, it will most likely not require planning permission, it's cost effective, it creates a lot less mess and disruption and it adds value to your home. The overall concept, does however, depend upon the suitability of your property, with older houses in Tamworth generally being better for loft conversion. Less suitable, though not impossible for the loft conversion option, are newer homes with "trussed" roofs (mostly constructed after 1960), they are apt to have less space and height to work with. Why not get a specialist in to check it out if you feel that your property is suitable for a loft conversion? (Tags: Tamworth Loft Conversion, Loft Conversion Tamworth, Loft Conversions Tamworth)

Recent Staffordshire loft conversion projects: Mr Curry needed a builder or loft conversion specialist in Madeley to give an estimate for a loft conversion, Andrea Jarvis in Codsall wants someone to supply a quote for a conversion in her farmhouse in Codsall, Rafe Ware from Rugeley, Staffordshire needs somebody to convert a garage, Dion Coll and Zoey Beveridge in Wombourne want somebody who can renew the insulation and board out their loft, Mr Arian Barrett from Armitage needs to hire somebody to do a conversion on his garage, Mr and Mrs Forde are looking for a loft conversion expert or builder in are trying to get a hip-to-gable conversion done on their detached home just outside Featherstone, Staffordshire, Ms Gabriella Perkins in Standon wants to find someone to do a conversion on her garage, Lincoln Docherty from Berkswich, Staffordshire needs to hire somebody to supply a price for a loft conversion in his farmhouse just outside Berkswich, Kobie Howarth from Shobnall, Staffordshire needs somebody to supply a quote for a conversion in his detached house, Miss Sadiq needed a loft conversion company or builder to provide a quote for a loft conversion in Draycott in the Clay, Staffordshire.

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Ways that you can locate loft conversion specialists in Tamworth: In the old days most folks looked in local newspapers, Yellow Pages or sometimes even postcard notices in corner shops to track down nearby tradespeople, but today's equivalent would seem to be browsing around online business directories like Mister What, Yelp, City Visitor, Touch Local, Cyclex, Local Life, Thomson Local, 118 118 and Yell, whilst being listed in such internet directories isn't a guarantee of the trustworthiness of any specific company seeing that any loft conversion specialist able to pay the fee can be found within them Yet another favorite way for locating tradesmen nowadays is to check out one of the trade portals like My Hammer, Checkatrade, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, Rated People or My Builder, and the best thing about such portals is you are able to check out testimonials and reviews by former customers regarding the loft conversion specialists and the quality of their work. Lastly you could think about asking family, friends and neighbours to suggest a tradesman they've used previously.

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Browsing a local directory for "loft conversions Tamworth Staffordshire" produced the following results: Blue Sky 23 Ltd B79 7DN, Marc Tomlinson Ltd B77 2FP, Dodwell Builders B79 8BH.

Some Tamworth streets covered by Tamworth loft conversion specialists: Deepdale, Argyle Avenue, Cavendish, Barn Close, Salters Lane, Belvedere Close, Burns Road, Slingsby, Syerscote Lane, Camhouses, Birds Bush Road, Coventry Road, Sherbrooke Avenue, Dace, Cherwell, Brookside Way, Beauchamp Road, Athelstan Way, Tarrant, Arran Drive, Clifton Lane, Stud Farm Drive, Allen Street, Sambar Road, Carnoustie, Coleridge Close, The Dell, Sandpiper, Dent Street.

Places close to Tamworth include: Bonehill, Perry Crofts, Birchmoor, Two Gates, Hopwas, Kettlebrook, Drayton Bassett, Hockley, Hints, Fazeley, Amington, Whittington, Wilnecote, Shuttington, Polesworth, Mile Oak, Glascote, Dosthill

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