Loft Conversions Waltham Abbey UK

Waltham Abbey Loft Conversions (EN9): For the most part the most typical method by which house-holders generate a bit of extra livable space in their homes at present is by putting in an extension on the structure. This can be put on the back, the side or the front and whichever holds true you'll be substantially expanding the footprint of your home. You can generate more room for a comparable price converting your loft, and even better you'll not expand the footprint at all. One other option of course which might be possible is to have a garage conversion, however this will be dependant on your having a garage to spare that isn't needed for parking your car. Normally a professionally converted loft will be much less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension, add a fair amount of value to your property, is not going to need planning permission and enable you to keep your valuable garden space.

In relation to figuring out the cost of doing a loft conversion in Waltham Abbey, there are 3 or 4 aspects to take into account. These factors will include, the planned use of the room created, the type and amount of loft windows to be used, the conversion design you're having and the layout and size of your house. Most loft conversion companies in Waltham Abbey will give free quotes for conversions, so you can reap the benefits of this service and get a number of estimates. The average cost for doing a loft conversion in 2019 is estimated to be somewhere between £30,000 and £40,000, though of course will depend on the criteria stated earlier.

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The figure above is just to provide you with a general idea of the costs involved. Get 3 or 4 detailed quotes before making a final decision. The majority of the cost will be used to buy construction work and materials, and at the time of writing this equates to around £1,250 per square metre. Then, building control fees, architect fees and planning fees will have to be added to the bill.

Before you go too far you must keep in mind that not all lofts are suited to conversion. The simplest way to be sure that your loft can actually be converted, is to bring in an expert. Any loft conversion in the UK requires a minimum height of 2.2 meters. To save some time, you could at first measure this for yourself, by clambering up into your loft armed with a tape measure. Rooves with rafters are usually cheaper and easier to convert than those with trusses, so check what yours has.

A solution known as a shell loft conversion is an option that you might look at if you happen to be proficient at do-it-yourself and are looking for an exacting project like this. That's where all of the key structural work, for instance joists, external windows and doors, mansard/dormers, staircase, steelwork (when needed) and roof alterations is undertaken. The interior jobs are left to the home owner (ie you), so you can use your own creative skills to finish the work at your leisure.

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

You could be thinking that you just can't deal with the mess and disruption of this kind of extensive building work, but given that a fair amount the structural work on loft conversions can often be done from outside, this should not be a problem. Surprisingly, loft conversions can be a lot less annoying and disruptive than are standard home extensions. It should be relatively simple to keep the interior of your home free from mess and dust and therefore go on living as normal.

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Roof Light Conversions Waltham Abbey

If you prefer not to change the slope and shape of your roof, the perfect solution could be a "roof light conversion". Instead, it's just a case of installing an appropriate floor, fitting an access staircase, and putting in windows. Such loft conversions are only an option for lofts that already have enough roof space.

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House Extensions Waltham Abbey Essex

There are naturally other techniques to add extra living space to your home in Waltham Abbey. Possibly the most common way that homeowners do this is with a house extension. Space is a major issue when thinking about house extensions, not all properties have enough space to do it. It will also depend on achieving planning permission from the local authority. All home extensions have got to have planning permission because close neighbours might be impacted by the result. Often the same building companies who do loft extensions will also carry out home extensions. Extending also increases the footprint of you property and the whole process could be disruptive. Factors such as site access, shared walls, the likelihood of flooding, inherant soil conditions, close by trees, rights of way and demands on services, will all need to be considered when planning on having a home extension in Waltham Abbey. In 2020 the average cost of building house extensions Waltham Abbey are roughly £1,600 and £2,100 per M2. (Tags: Home Extension Waltham Abbey, House Extensions Waltham Abbey, Home Extensions Waltham Abbey) Click for Waltham Abbey Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar Conversion

If your house is just not suitable for a loft conversion, a cellar/basement conversion another superb way to add further liveable space. By and large, only older homes (ie: Victorian or period properties) are perfect for this style of conversion. Some post-war houses might also be suitable and if you're lucky enough to have the luxury of a cellar, you should get the most from it? A cellar conversion doesn't only generate more living space but also help to resolve problems with dampness. Most homeowners only use their cellars/basements as dumping grounds (or storage) for a selection of household waste, similar to what folks use their lofts for. Your basement or cellar could be such a lot more than just storage, with a play room, an office or a home cinema being amongst the most popular options. A guest room or a kitchen/dining room are among the other options if your basement is sufficiently large. (Tags: Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions, Cellar Conversion)

House Extension Pods, Loft Pods and Loft BUDS

Home Extension Pods, Loft BUDS and Loft Pods

If you are operating on a tight budget and prefer to find the cheapest option for a loft conversion a "home extension pod", "loft BUD" or "loft pod" could be your ideal solution. Aside from the cost they can be installed within a shorter timescale and a great deal less of a disruption. With loft pods normally coming in the 20,000 - 30,000 pound price range, they tend to be more attractive and affordable for many homeowners. Essentially a loft pod is a 3 x 3m (roughly) space added to the back of a house, over the first floor. There are 2 possibilities with loft BUDS (or pods). They may be used independently or attached to existing conversions as a supplemental extension. You will find that there are a variety of possible uses to which a loft pod module can be put including a home cinema, a kid's playroom, a home office or a mini-gym. (Tags: Loft Pods, Loft Buds, Home Extension Pods)

To Sum Up


Taking all things into consideration, a loft conversion is an ideal way to add some additional living space to your home. Basically it will most likely not need planning permission, it doesn't affect the property footprint, it causes a lot less disruption and mess, it's economical and it increases the value of your property. The whole concept, does however, hinge on the suitability of your property, with older homes in Waltham Abbey commonly being better for loft conversion. Modern homes (typically those built after 1960) with trussed roofs are unlikely to have adequate height or space to carry out a loft conversion, although it's not implausible in some instances. If your Waltham Abbey house is suited, then why not contact a specialist to have a look?

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Latest Essex loft conversion projects: Mrs Zaynab Copeland in Mistley wants somebody to convert her garage, Mr and Mrs Pattison want a loft conversion company or builder in Chalkwell to determine if their home is suitable for a conversion, Amal Ricketts in Corringham wants somebody to supply a quote for a conversion in her home near Corringham, Jak Brett in Fyfield wants to hire somebody to provide a quotation for a conversion in his detached house, Daniela Prentice from Copford wants to find someone to provide a quote for a conversion in her farmhouse, Mr and Mrs Benson are hunting for a builder or loft conversion specialist in were looking to get a hip-to-gable conversion done on their detached house in Marks Tey, Essex, Mr Braydon Hoyle in Ardleigh, Essex wants someone to convert his garage, Jayson Schofield from Thorpe le Soken wants to find someone to supply a price for a loft conversion in his house just outside Thorpe le Soken, Essex, Mr Pollock was searching for a loft conversion company or builder to give a quotation for a conversion in Great Horkesley, Ricky Burns and Demi-Leigh Drury from Holland on Sea, Essex need someone to renew the insulation and board out their loft space.

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Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Waltham Abbey: A few years ago a lot of folks used Yellow Pages or local newspapers to search for nearby businesses, although the modern day equivalent of this would seem to be browsing online business directories like Yelp, City Visitor, Cyclex, Yell, Local Life, 118 118, Mister What, Touch Local and Thomson Local, while being mentioned in these kinds of web directories is no guarantee of the dependability of company mentioned since any loft conversion specialist prepared to shell out the listing fee can be included in them Also very popular these days is to look for recommended tradespeople in Waltham Abbey by utilizing online trade portals, amongst the favoured ones are TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Rated People, My Hammer, My Builder or Local Heroes, and the nice aspect of such trade portals is you can check out reviews by past customers about the tradesmen and their work. And finally you could give some thought to asking next door neighbours, family members and acquaintances to endorse a loft conversion specialist they have used.

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Some Waltham Abbey addresses serviced by Waltham Abbey loft conversion specialists: Abbeyview, Parklands, Brookside, Rosebank, Sewardstone Road, Marsh Hill, Peregrin Road, Halley Road, Geisthorp Court, Farthingale Lane, Green Lane, Mott Street, Cartersfield Road, Skarnings Court, Poplar Shaw, Dominic Court, Deerpark Way, Old Oaks, Fleming Road, Farm End, Manor Road, Quinton Way, Eagle Close, Drayson Close, Caldbeck, The Dell, Fernhall Lane, Honey Lane.

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

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