Loft Conversions Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Loft Conversions (EN9): On the whole the commonest method by which householders generate some additional living area in their houses these days is by putting in an extension onto their structure. This may be added to the back, the front or the side and no matter what holds true you will be considerably extending your home's footprint. It's possible to develop far more room for a comparable cost by putting in a loft conversion, and even better you will not extend the footprint at all. An additional option of course which could be open to you would be to have your garage converted, but this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that you don't require for putting your car in. In most instances a well built loft conversion will add considerable value to your property, is not going to need planning permission, allow you to preserve your priceless garden space and be much less messy and disruptive than a regular extension.

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Making a detailed assessment of the costs associated with having a loft conversion will be crucial at this early stage. Naturally this depends on what type of property you have and what kind of loft conversion you decide on. At this stage you might be interested to learn that £35,000 is the average price for a UK loft conversion in 2019. There are cheaper ways to add value to your house (a garage conversion for example), so if this is too expensive for you, there are other solutions.

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This is only intended as a rough figure, get an accurate estimate before you make up your mind. As the area of the loft conversion will affect the price, you can get an approximation using a building materials and construction work cost of about £1,250 per square metre. When you add this to building control fees, architect fees and planning fees, you will get an idea of the total cost.

There are lots of lofts which aren't suitable for converting, so check before you get too involved. The easiest way to double check that your loft can be converted, is to bring in an expert. One aspect is the height of your loft space, if it is greater than 2.2 metres you should be on track. With nothing other than a measuring tape, you can clamber up into your loft space and check this yourself. An additional important issue is the form of roof which you have on your house, trussed roofs are costlier to convert than those that have rafters.

If you are skilled at DIY and fancy such a project, you could choose to get a shell loft conversion. Also called a first-fix loft conversion, this is where the main structural tasks are completed, for instance dormers/mansard, joists, stairs, steelwork, roofing and external windows and doors. All of the remaining jobs can then be done by the householder (namely you) or by your own tradesman.

Waltham Abbey Loft Conversion

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

The wonderful thing where loft conversions are concerned is that a fair percentage of the work can be achieved from outside using a scaffold. Disruption on the inside of your house, should for that reason, be less than you might have expected. With much less mess and dust on the inside of your property, it's simpler to keep on living normally as the work progresses.

Roof Light Conversions Waltham Abbey

Undoubtedly the least disruptive and most economical sort of conversion is a "roof light loft conversion", where it is not necessary to change the shape or pitch of your roof. Instead, it is only a case of fitting a staircase for easy access, installing a sturdy floor, and putting in skylights. Roof light loft conversions are only an option when you already have adequate roof space in your loft.

Origins of Loft Conversion

Though doing a loft conversion might seem like rather "British", the early loft conversions and possibly the initial notions of converting such spaces originated in nineteen sixties America. The neighbourhood that was involved in this building phenomenon was New York's Soho district, where chic, new living spaces were developed by local artists and designers in the upper levels of ramshackle industrial structures. The situation was that those zones and industrial buildings had not been allotted for residential purposes, and therefore were mainly illegal in the day. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that New York City at long last legalized this practise, and subsequently several other areas of New York such as Tribeca, Greenwich Village, Manhattan and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a popular thing for the wealthy, talented and young. In Britain doing a loft conversion is a particularly appealing concept in large metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, London, Leeds and Manchester, where building land is scarce and any means to get further liveable space without extending the building's footprint is welcomed.

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Local loft conversions: Gilwell Hill loft conversions, Goffs Oak loft conversions, Loughton loft conversions, Nazeing loft conversions, Wormley loft conversions, Theydon Bois loft conversions, Brimsdown loft conversions, Epping Green loft conversions, Cuffley loft conversions, High Beach loft conversions, Cheshunt loft conversions, Waltham Cross loft conversions, Chingford Green loft conversions, Enfield loft conversions, Enfield Lock loft conversions, Ponders End loft conversions, Sewardstone loft conversions and more.

Waltham Abbey Loft Conversion Services

A few Waltham Abbey areas served by Waltham Abbey loft conversion specialists: Rat's Lane, Eagle Close, Woodridden Hill, Barge Yard, Brookside, Epping New Road, Southend Lane, Pasfield, Pick Hill, Elms, Galleyhill Road, Monkswood Avenue, Cypress Close, Hayden Road, Howse Road, Tillingham Court, Wren Drive, Epping Road, Pinnacles, Homefield, Town Mead Road, Honey Lane, Abbey Court, Roundhills, Winchester Close, Tudor Way, Halfhides, Berthold Mews, Maple Springs, Mead Court.

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Places close to Waltham Abbey include: Chingford Green, Epping Green, Cheshunt, Brimsdown, Waltham Cross, Nazeing, Goffs Oak, High Beach, Enfield, Enfield Lock, Loughton, Theydon Bois, Sewardstone, Gilwell Hill, Cuffley, Wormley, Ponders End

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