Loft Conversions Warrington UK

Warrington Loft Conversions (WA1): In general the commonest way that house-holders generate a bit of extra liveable space in their houses these days is by having an extension built on their property. This may be done on the back, the side or the front and no matter what is the case you will end up expanding your home's footprint. You can create far more space at a similar cost by doing a loft conversion, and even better you will not expand the footprint at all. The other option of course that may be possible is to do a garage conversion, although this will be dependant upon you having a garage to spare that isn't needed for putting your car in. Generally a professionally converted loft will add a good amount of value to your property, be less messy and disruptive than a regular extension, enable you to keep your valuable garden space and won't require planning permission.

You will presumably be curious about the costs that might be incurred by having a loft conversion. Variables such as the size and layout of the house and the style of loft conversion needed will impact on the price somewhat. In 2019 the typical cost of a loft conversion was around £35,000, however this is just a guideline, yours could very well be less or more than this. If this sounds about right to you and is within your spending budget you could go ahead, if not maybe something like a garage conversion would be better for you.

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You shouldn't take these figures as gospel, as there are a lot of criteria involved. £1,250 per m2 is an approximate idea of the price of construction work and building materials. On top of that, architects fees, building control fees and planning fees will contribute even more to the eventual bill.

Since the value of your home in Warrington is going to increase when your loft conversion is completed, you'll want to investigate by what amount. You must understand that most areas of Warrington will have threshold prices for houses. Properties that are appraised above this ceiling price can be tricky to sell on later. In such situations, loft conversions can prove to be poor value for money. You must give this some consideration, even if you have no plans to sell.

A shell loft conversion is a thing that you could look into if you happen to be competent at DIY and you are willing to take on a challenging project. This is a loft conversion in which all the main structural jobs are done, such as steelwork (when needed), windows/skylights, joists, roofing work, dormers/mansard and staircase. The internal finishing work will be left for the householder to carry out at their own leisure. Shell loft conversions can actually be quicker and cheaper, so if money is a worry, this may be the perfect solution.

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

If this is the route you opt to take, your next objective should be to search for a trustworthy local contractor who is known to do top quality loft conversions in Warrington. There will be various companies to pick from in the Warrington area, so attempt to get recommendations from people who you know. Get in touch with local businesses free through the Bark website, get free quotations from Rated People or Checkatrade and have a look at your local newspaper for adverts. The more choice of contractors in and around Warrington, the better.

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Roof Light Conversions Warrington

With "roof light conversions" you don't have to change the shape and angle of your roof, making it by far the least disruptive and cheapest kind of conversion. Instead, it's simply a case of installing a sturdy floor, putting in skylights, and fitting an access staircase. Such loft conversions are possible only for lofts that already have ample roof space. (Tags: Roof Light Conversions Warrington, Roof Light Loft Conversions Warrington)

Dormer Windows

Dormer windows are a good option to add more light and space into your attic or loft, and just as there are different kinds of loft conversions in Warrington, you can also find a variety of dormers on the market. The most common varieties of dormer construction are: eyebrow dormers, flat roof dormers, gable dormers, hipped dormers and shed dormers. The simplest of these dormers to build and perhaps the most widely used in Warrington is the flat-roof dormer. This pattern also generates more additional space than all the other types, so it is functional as well as inexpensive, however it may be thought of as slightly less eye-catching than the other designs. Eyebrow dormer windows can be really eye-catching in the right setting and consist of a curved roof atop a wide, low window, they don't have any straight sides. Shed dormers are quite similar to flat roofed dormers, having a roof (on a single plane) sloping at an angle less than that of the house roof. Gable dormers tend to be more attractive with basic pitched rooves more suitable for traditional houses, gable dormers can also be known as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormers are attractive, having 3 sloped surfaces similar to the original roof, these can also be called hip roof dormers. (Tags: Dormer Windows Warrington, Dormer Loft Conversions Warrington, Dormer Conversions Warrington)

Loft Conversion Origins

Converting Lofts Warrington Cheshire

Although doing a loft conversion may be considered a rather "British" thing, the early loft conversions and probably the first ideas for remodeling lofts began in the US in the Sixties. The location for this modern building craze was the Soho district of New York, where new, cool living spaces were built by local artists and designers in the upper parts of ramshackle industrial buildings. In fact those areas and buildings had not been allotted for residential use, and as a result were mainly illegal at the time. It was not until 1971 that New York City at long last made this practise legal, and after this some other parts of New York including Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Tribeca and Chelsea followed suit, and "loft living" was a common thing for the wealthy, young and talented. In the UK converting a loft is a particularly desirable undertaking in huge cities like Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester, where land is scarce and any method by which to achieve added living space without extending the structure's footprint is popular. (Tags: First Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins, History of Loft Conversions)

Planning Permission for Loft Conversions

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For the most part a loft conversion doesn't require planning permission, however there are several conditions that must be satisfied for this to be the case. If the roof space needs changing and these modifications go beyond specific limits, you are going to need planning permission. The following are most of the restrictions that have to be fulfilled: no more than 40 cubic metres added roof space for terraced houses and 50 cubic metres for detached/semi-detached homes, the highest a part of the roof must not be exceeded by any extension, existing walls should not be overhung by roof extensions, materials used in the conversion have to match up with existing ones, as observed from the highway no roof extension should extend past the height of the existing roof slope, frosted glass must be used for windows that are side-facing, verandas, raised platforms and balconies aren't allowed. Those conditions relate only to houses and not flats, converted houses, maisonettes or any other structures. Development rights are restricted and special planning rules exist in certain areas. To see what regulations affect you, seek the advice of your local authority planning office.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations for Loft Conversion in Warrington

Even if you do not need planning permission for your loft conversion, the appropriate building regulations will still have to be observed. This is crucial to ensure that any work carried out on your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe and satisfies the minimum requirements for safety, accessibility and energy efficiency. Different sorts of loft conversion will be subject to different regulations. The aspects of a loft conversion that may be subject to building regs include walls, loft stairs, doors, drainage, fire safety, windows, sound insulation, electrics and floor joists, though there could be others. To discover which of the building regs apply to you, you can either talk to your architect or loft conversion contractor or contact your local building control office.

Cellar/Basement Conversions

Cellar Conversions

One more splendid way to add extra living area to your property is to undertake a cellar or basement conversion. By and large, only older houses (ie: Period or Victorian properties) are perfect for this type of conversion. In some instances there are also properties built after the war with cellars/basements which are suitable for converting. As well as the recognizable benefit of increased space, a cellar conversion may also resolve dampness issues and increase the value of your property. A lot like what people use their lofts for, lots of property owners just use their basements or cellars as a dumping ground (better known as storage!) for for a wide variety of household rubbish. Why don't you turn your cellar into a home office, a home cinema or a play room and make it a great deal more than simply storage. A kitchen/diner or maybe even a guest room are other possibilities if there's plenty of space. (Tags: Cellar Conversion, Basement Conversions, Cellar Conversions)
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Loft Pods, House Extension Pods and Loft BUDS

Loft BUDS, House Extension Pods and Loft Pods

If you're operating on a tight budget and want to find the least expensive option for a loft conversion a "home extension pod", "loft pod" or "loft BUD" might be the ideal solution. Loft pods are furthermore typically completed in a shorter timeframe and less disruptive to put in place. Coming within the twenty to thirty thousand pound price bracket, makes loft pods a more affordable option for a lot of UK home-owners. Usually added to the back of a property, above the 1st floor, a loft BUD (or pod) is a roughly three metre by three metre extension module. A loft pod may be employed as an independent extension in its own right or attached or added to a preexisting loft conversion. There are a variety of applications for a loft pod (or BUD) such as a kid's playroom, a home office, a home cinema or a mini-gym. (Tags: Loft Buds, Home Extension Pods, Loft Pods)
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Recently posted Cheshire loft conversion requests: Miss Sydney Hurrell in Alsager, Cheshire needs someone to do a conversion on her garage, Dougie Lake in Christleton needs someone to provide a quotation for a conversion in his detached house, Mrs Howard needed a loft conversion specialist to provide a price for a loft conversion in Whitegate, Zakariyah Daniel from Antrobus, Cheshire needs to hire somebody to give a quote for a loft conversion in his farmhouse just outside Antrobus, Sebastian Mcdermott and Harmony Schmidt in Latchford, Cheshire need to find someone to renew the insulation and board out their loft space, Mr and Mrs Coulter need a loft conversion specialist in Rixton, Cheshire to see if their property is suited for converting, Idrees Prior from Waverton wants somebody to convert a garage, Frances Grant from Higher Wincham, Cheshire wants someone to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in her detached house just outside Higher Wincham, Cheshire, Arman Bowen was looking for a loft conversion specialist or builder in Haslington to supply a quotation for a loft conversion, Mr and Mrs Thompson are looking for a loft conversion company in were trying to get a mansard conversion carried out on their farmhouse in Haslington.

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Ways to track down loft conversion specialists in Warrington: 20 years or so ago the vast majority of people looked in local newspapers, Yellow Pages or sometimes even cards in corner shops to track down nearby tradesmen, although the modern-day equivalent appears to be browsing online directories like Yell, 118 118, Thomson Local, Touch Local, City Visitor, Cyclex, Mister What, Local Life and Yelp, while being listed in these directories is not a guarantee of the trustworthiness of any specific company seeing that any loft conversion specialist willing to pay the fee for the listing may be included in them Another widely used solution to selecting trades-people in recent times is to search through internet portals like TrustaTrader, My Hammer, Rated People, My Builder, Local Heroes or Checkatrade, and the ideal aspect of these portals is the fact that you can look at reviews by past clients in relation to the loft conversion specialists and the quality of their work. Finally you should give some thought to asking workmates, family members and next door neighbours to recommend someone they've used.

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Some Warrington addresses serviced by Warrington loft conversion specialists: Strickland Close, Slaidburn Crescent, Delenty Drive, Barnard Street, Adamson Street, Derek Avenue, Derwent Close, Clifton Street, Tenby Close, St Barnabas Place, Dover Road, Davenham Avenue, Apple Dell Avenue, Shelley Grove, Duncansby Crescent, Chantler Avenue, Alderbank Road, Cotswold Avenue, Cavendish Close, Carlton Street, Derwent Road, Shanklin Close, Tatton Court, Shadewood Crescent, Boteler Avenue, Six Acre Lane, Antony Road, Dorothea Street, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Places near Warrington include: Great Sankey, Fearnhead, Stretton, Paddington, Latchford, Thelwall, Westbrook, Higher Walton, Hatton, Padgate, Bewsey, Appleton, Statham, Walton, Grappenhall, Old Hall, Lymm

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