Loft Conversion Tiverton

Tiverton Loft Conversion and Design Services

Tiverton Loft Conversions (EX16): Generally speaking the most common method by which householders create additional livable space in their homes at present is by having an extension built onto the property. This could be put on the front, the side or the back and whatever is the case you will end up appreciably extending the footprint of your home. You can generate much more room at a similar price converting your loft, and even better you will not extend the footprint at all. Another option that could be possible is to do a garage conversion, however this is dependant on your having a spare garage that isn't needed for your car. Normally a well built loft conversion will be much less messy and disruptive than a typical extension, is not going to need planning permission, add a fair amount of value to your property and permit you to keep your treasured garden space.

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You'll want to dig deeply into all of the costs that may be associated with loft conversion work. Needless to say this will depend on what sort of property you have and what sort of loft conversion you opt for. In the United Kingdom (2020) the average price of a loft conversion works out at around £35,000, giving you an approximate idea of the sort of costs that are involved. If this sort of figure is within your spending budget you're ready to go, if it isn't feasible for you, you might have to do something different.

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As there are a lot of factors associated with the costs, you must only take this as a rough guide. The bulk of the cost will be taken up by construction work and materials, and at the time of writing this works out at approximately £1,250 per m2. Then, architects fees, planning fees and building control fees will need to be added to the bill.

Before you go too far you should keep in mind that not all lofts in Tiverton are suitable for conversion. The best way to be sure that your loft can in fact be converted, is to call in a specialist. One issue is the height, if it is greater than 2.2m you should be fine. To save a bit of time, you can at first check this for yourself, by crawling up into your loft armed with a measuring tape. An additional important factor is the kind of roof that you have on your property, trussed roofs are more expensive to convert than those that have rafters.

A shell loft conversion is one thing that you might look into if you are skilled at DIY and you are willing to take on a formidable project like this. This is where all of the important structural work, including roof alterations, dormers/mansard, joists, stairs, steelwork (when needed) and windows/skylights is completed. The internal jobs are left to the householder (which is to say you), so that you can use your creative skills to complete the work as you please. If you are on a limited budget, a shell loft conversion could possibly be perfect for you.

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

Property owners in Tiverton are frequently discouraged from carrying out serious home improvements because they tend to be so messy and disruptive. Loft conversions are often not such a pain since nearly all of the structural work can be carried out working from scaffolding externally. Any disruption on the inside of your house, should for that reason, be kept to a minimum. It shouldn't be difficult to keep the interior of your house free from dust and mess and so keep on living normally.

Loft conversion is available in Tiverton and also in: Pennymoor, Uplowman, Crazelowman, Butterleigh, Chevithorne, Hensleigh, Halberton, Bickleigh, Huntsham, Ashley, Bampton, Stoodleigh, Bolham, Cadeleigh, Chettiscombe, Collipriest, and in these postcodes EX16 0SH, EX16 4HF, EX16 4JB, EX16 4GB, EX16 4BG, EX16 0EP, EX16 0AY, EX16 4AN, EX16 0SX, EX16 0SD. Local Tiverton loft conversion specialists will probably have the dialling code 01884 and the postcode EX16. Click the "quote" banner to get details about loft conversion in your location.

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Garage Conversion Tiverton

Garage Conversion Tiverton (EX16)

If you need to generate some extra living space in your house in Tiverton and your property isn't suitable for a loft conversion, or if this option is too costly for you, a less expensive alternative is to do a garage conversion. This is only going to be possible if you've a garage that isn't presently in use, and if your structure is suitably constructed for conversion. Tiverton garage conversions can be completed at something like a quarter of the cost of a loft conversion, and can be done more easily and quickly.

If all of the construction work is internal and the main structure of the garage is not being extended in any way, a garage conversion in Tiverton will not generally need planning permission. In specific conservation areas and on some newer housing developments there could be some exceptions to this guideline. It's best to contact your local planning department to establish what regulations apply to your planned Tiverton garage conversion project. A garage conversion could add as much as twenty percent to the valuation of your home, so it is certainly worth considering. A fairly speedy result can be achieved, and with a modest amount of disruption or mess. Spaces such as dining rooms, kids rooms, games rooms and granny annexes, are the most favoured ideas for garage conversions in Tiverton.

Cellar/Basement Conversions

Cellar Conversion

If your property isn't suitable for a loft conversion, a cellar/basement conversion another effective way to create extra liveable space. Generally, only older residences (ie: Victorian or period properties) are suitable for this form of conversion. If you're fortunate enough to have the benefit of a cellar or basement, you should take full advantage of it and get to work on a conversion? In addition to the recognizable advantage of extra living space, a cellar conversion may also solve troubles with dampness and increase the value of your house. Much like what people use their attics for, many home owners just use their basements or cellars as dumping grounds (or storage) for a selection of household junk. Your cellar/basement could be much more than merely storage, with a gym, a play room or a home office being amongst the most favoured alternatives. A guest apartment or a kitchen/dining room are amongst the other alternatives if your cellar is big enough. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions)

Loft Stairs Tiverton

Loft Stairs Tiverton

If you do end up having a loft conversion built on your property in Tiverton you will need some good access to get up to and down from your extra living area. This entails adding a loft staircase or at least a loft ladder. You can find several different designs of loft stairs available on the market, and they're usually manufactured out of metal or wood. Which style of loft stairs you go with might be influenced by the layout of your house, but it is possible to purchase them in spiral form if you want style and elegance or in space saving variations for added convenience. Whichever you decide on, you want to end up having safe, convenient access that does not overly interfere with your pre-existing living area. It has to also satisfy the current Building Regulations, and provide an escape route in case there is fire. (Tags: Loft Stairs Tiverton, Loft Ladders Tiverton, Attic Stairs Tiverton)

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Tiverton

Lots of detached and semi-detached properties in Tiverton have got hipped roofs with inclined ends as well as sides. This puts a limit on the degree of space that's readily available for a loft conversion, and one of the ways to get around this is to go with a hip-to-gable style of loft conversion, which is a clever answer to this problem. By adjusting the pitch to a vertical plane, this effectively transforms a hip end into a gable end, thereby providing more space. You might even be able to do a double hip-to-gable loft conversion, if your home in Tiverton is detached, because in this instance it is likely that you will have two hipped ends. Generally speaking hip to gable conversions fall under the "permitted developments" category, and don't need planning permission, nonetheless you should still double check with your local authority or planning department to put your mind at rest. As well as semi-detached and detached properties, end-of-terrace homes in Tiverton may also be contenders for hip to gable loft conversions if they have hipped roofs. Hip-to-gable loft conversions are typically roughly twenty percent more pricey that other kinds of conversion, mostly because they call for more structural work. An alternative solution is a side dormer loft conversion, which is cheaper but does not create so much space.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard technique of doing a loft conversion began sometime in the 1600's thanks to a well known architect named Mansart. He hoped it would be a massive way of creating extra space which could deliver a significant measure of added liveable space where previously there wasn't any. The Mansard conversion can only be built on roof which are pitched and the space is produced by elevating one of the walls (most often at the back of a property or home) and leveling out that part of the roof, therefore creating a near box shape. The final angle of the wall that is raised is required to be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It will often be the situation that you will be seeking to bring up a wall that is a party wall (particularly with terraced houses), which means you will need your immediate neighbour's co-operation - an extra worry if you're not the best of friends! (Tags: Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions)

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Summing Up


Taking all things into account, a loft conversion is an excellent way to add some additional living space to your home. Basically it will possibly not require planning permission, it's economical, it adds value to your house, it does not increase the footprint of the property and it creates less disruption and mess. The entire notion, does however, hinge upon the suitability of your house, with older properties in Tiverton commonly being better for loft conversion. Less suitable, though not impossible for the loft conversion process, are newer homes with trussed roofs (largely built after 1960), they are apt to have less height and space to work with. If you feel that your Tiverton house might be a candidate for a loft conversion, why not get in touch with a specialist for some professional advice and guidance?

Finding Tiverton Loft Conversion Specialists

Ways to search for loft conversion specialists in Tiverton: There are lots of means you could use to search for a local loft conversion specialist, and the initial one we shall look at is directories online. By way of example, you can have a look on Thomson Local, 118 118, Yelp, Touch Local, City Visitor, Yell, Mister What, Cyclex and Local Life, however having a business listing in these doesn't guarantee a good standard of workmanship, because just about any business can promote their "skills" in these mediums An alternative resource that you'll be able to to identify a decent loft conversion specialist in Tiverton is by looking on one of the trade portals such as My Hammer, Rated People, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, My Builder or Local Heroes, and it is on those that clients are able to submit testimonials and reviews about the standard of the work conducted and the people who were responsible. Last but not least you might think about asking family, acquaintances and next door neighbours to suggest somebody they have used before.

Tiverton Loft Conversion Tasks

Tiverton Loft Conversion Tasks

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Households in Hofheim Drive, Ridge Lane, Park Close, Bonville Crescent, Tumbling Fields, Tumbling Field Lane, Marley Close, Kabale Close, Rose Close, Maple Grove, Queensway, Narrow Lane, Derick Road, Newport Street, Brushford Lane, Juniper Close, Irene Way, Lilac Road, Prideaux Crescent, Waylands Road, Butler Close, Old Road, Chilcott Close, Redvers Way, Queen Street, Besley Close, Coleman Close, Lockyer Crescent, Coles Mead, have had loft conversion work undertaken just recently. Lofts have also been surveyed in the following Tiverton area postcodes: EX16 0SH, EX16 4HF, EX16 4JB, EX16 4GB, EX16 4BG, EX16 0EP, EX16 0AY, EX16 4AN, EX16 0SX, EX16 0SD.

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(This loft conversion Tiverton information was last updated on 20-09-2023)