Loft Conversions Wednesbury

Wednesbury Loft Conversions (WS10): Because of the way the housing market is in Wednesbury right now, moving house simply because you want another room or two might not be necessary. Do you really want to put yourself through all the stress and hassle of moving house, along with the added financial implications? If your current home is suitable you may be able to get a loft conversion so as to create that additional living space. Should you later opt to move, you can expect that your home's value will have increased by in the region of 20-30%. This will leave you in little doubt why electing to put in a loft conversion has become increasingly more widespread in Wednesbury.

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With regards to assessing the costs for doing a loft conversion in Wednesbury, there are 3 or 4 factors to consider. Among such criteria are, the planned use of the rooms created, the amount and type of skylights or windows to be used, the conversion style you are having done and the layout and size of the property. Most loft conversion companies in Wednesbury offer free quotations for conversions, so you ought to use this service and get a handful of estimates. The UK average cost of a loft conversion at the moment (2019) is said to be somewhere between thirty and forty thousand pounds.

Loft Conversions Wednesbury

When you are looking at getting a loft conversion on your house, you might already have a good idea about exactly what you are intending to use that added space for. Maybe you need an additional bedroom or two for your growing family, perhaps you like the idea of a den where your kids can have their own quality space, or it might be that you are wanting to put in an office where you are able to work in a relaxed and quiet setting. Whatever it is that you're looking to accomplish, a loft conversion offers a fantastic solution to do this.

How much will be added to the value of your house in Wednesbury, is a thing you will need to find out. There is generally a ceiling price on houses in all areas of Wednesbury. Your property could be difficult to sell in the future if you take it above this price. It won't come as any surprise that this could make your loft conversion less attractive. This will be less of a concern for you if you are not planning to sell up.

If you happen to be something of a DIY aficionado you could possibly look into getting what is called a shell loft conversion. This is a basic loft conversion in which all the major structural jobs are completed, for instance steel beams, joists, roofing, windows/skylights, mansard/dormers and staircase. All the remaining jobs is then completed by the property owner (that is to say you) or by a suitable tradesman.

Loft Conversion Wednesbury

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

So as to turn your dream to reality, the next step will be to find a local building company with a good reputation for accomplishing high quality loft conversions in and around Wednesbury. There'll be a number of builders to choose between in the Wednesbury area, so attempt to get referrals from people who you know. Communicate with local business owners free through the Bark website, get free quotations from Checkatrade or Rated People and have a look at your local classifieds for promotions. A decent short list of loft conversion contractors in the Wednesbury, West Midlands area should be the result of this groundwork.

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Roof Light Conversions Wednesbury

If you would prefer a loft conversion that doesn't call for any adjustments to the shape and slope of your roof, a "roof light conversion" could perhaps be the solution. Instead, it's only a case of installing an adequate floor, building an access staircase, and putting in windows. If you've already got sufficient roof space, this might be plausible.

Mansard Loft Conversions

The Mansard method of doing a loft conversion was developed sometime during the 17th Century due to a renowned French architect known as Mansart (not Mansard). He hoped it would be a handy space saving method that could gain an enormous level of added liveable space where previously there wasn't any. The Mansard method of conversion can only be utilized on roof which are pitched and additional space is fashioned by raising one of the walls (mostly in the rear of the house) coupled with flattening out that part of the roof, subsequently creating an essentially box shape. The finished angle of the wall that's brought up must be on no less than a 72 degree incline. It is often the case that the wall needing to be heightened is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly in houses that are terraced), which means that you'll be needing the co-operation of your immediate neighbour - a further concern if they're difficult to get on with!

History of Loft Conversions

Converting Lofts Wednesbury West Midlands

Though the process of doing a loft conversion might be considered very "British", some of the first loft conversions and probably the initial notions of transforming such spaces originated in America in the Sixties. The neighbourhood that was involved in this innovative building craze was New York's Soho district, where new, trendy living environments were created by artists, designers and their like in the upper parts of ramshackle industrial structures. In fact those structures and areas weren't designated for residential use, and as a result were largely illegal at that time. It was not until 1971 when the city eventually made this practise legal, and subsequently many other parts of New York such as Chelsea, Manhattan, Tribeca and Greenwich Village joined the revolution, and "loft living" was a popular thing for the talented, young and wealthy. In Great Britain loft conversion is a desirable concept especially in huge cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where building space is in short supply and any method by which to generate further living space without having to extend the structure's footprint is welcomed.

Loft Conversion Building Regulations

Building Regs for Loft Conversion in Wednesbury

Even if you do not require planning permission for your conversion, the appropriate building regulations will still need to be adhered to. This makes sure that all work carried out meets the minimum requirements for accessibility, energy efficiency and safety, and that your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe. Which building regulations apply to you will depend upon the sort of loft conversion you're planning on having. In most instances floor joists, drainage, doors, walls, windows, fire safety, electrics, sound insulation and loft stairs are among the things that could be subject to building regulations when carrying out a loft conversion. To learn which building regulations apply to you, you can either consult with your loft conversion contractor or architect or contact your local building control office.

Home Extension Wednesbury

House Extension Wednesbury West Midlands

Loft extensions are obviously not the only means by which to to add much needed living space to a house. Possibly the most favoured way that property owners do this is with a house extension. Not all homes in Wednesbury have sufficient available space for doing a home extension. You will also have to go through the bother of obtaining planning permission if you choose to do a home extension in Wednesbury. Extending your home may affect immediate neighbours and that's why gaining the appropriate planning permission is critical. Home extensions are often done by the same Wednesbury building firms who carry out loft conversions. Extending your home is likely to be disruptive and messy and also increases your properties footprint. Things like soil conditions, the likelihood of flooding, close by trees, site access, demands on services, rights of way and shared walls, will all need to be considered when planning a home extension in Wednesbury. In the year 2020 the average cost of building home extensions Wednesbury are around £1,700 and £2,100 per square metre. Click for Wednesbury Home Extension QUOTES

Loft Pods

Home Extension Pods, Loft Pods and Loft BUDS

If you happen to be on a tight budget and need to find the most affordable option for a loft conversion a "loft pod", "home extension pod" or "loft BUD" could be the solution. These are also typically done in a shorter timescale and less of a disruption to put in place. With loft pods commonly coming in the £20-30,000 price range, they're more attractive and affordable for the average property owner. Fundamentally an approximately 3 x 3m module extension, a loft pod is generally attached to the rear of a property, on top of the 1st floor. There are a couple of main options with loft pod modules. They may be employed independently or added to pre-existing conversions as a supplemental extension. A loft pod can have a number of applications, favored choices being a mini-gym, a home office, a home cinema or a playroom. (Tags: Home Extension Pods, Loft Buds, Loft Pods)
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Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Wednesbury: There are naturally various ways at your disposal for hunting down loft conversion specialists in Wednesbury and the main method which people used in times past was to look through the Yellow Pages or a local newspaper. In these modern times newspapers and the like are based online together with a number of business directories like Touch Local, Local Life, Yell, Cyclex, Thomson Local, Mister What, City Visitor, Yelp and 118 118, even though being mentioned in these sorts of directories is not a guarantee of the dependability of company mentioned given that any loft conversion specialist happy to pay the directory fee will be found in them Yet another convenient resource which you're able to use to identify a good loft conversion specialist in Wednesbury is by searching on one of the trade portals like Local Heroes, My Builder, My Hammer, Rated People, Checkatrade or TrustaTrader, and it is on those that customers are able to submit reviews regarding the standard of work completed and the people that were responsible. Last of all you should give some thought to asking friends and family if they can kindly recommend a tradesperson they have used before.

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Wednesbury Loft Conversion Services

When we carried out a swift search for "loft conversions Wednesbury", we unearthed these results on a local business directory: THREE60 Building Solutions Ltd WV14 9TP, Buckley Loft Conversions Ltd WS8 6HE, O'Sullivan Loft Conversions Ltd WS10 0PT.

A few Wednesbury areas served by Wednesbury loft conversion specialists: Bull Lane, Simcox Road, Blockall Close, Cemetery Road, Castle View Close, Bilston Road, Coleman Road, Terrace Street, St James Street, Squires Walk, Bentley Road South, Bishop Road, Avenue Road, St Lawrence Way, Alder Road, Addison Terrace, School Street, Corporation Street, Beebee Road, Sandwell Avenue, Crawford Avenue, The Green, Stanbury Avenue, Dorsett Road, Sproat Avenue, Alfred Street, Clarkson Road, Stafford Road, Darlington Street.

Places near Wednesbury include: Toll End, Ettingshall, Friar Park, Golds Green, Ocker Hill, Golds Hill, Woodsetton, Hill Top, Pleck, Kings Hill, MOxley, Lanesfield, Bilston, Summer Hill, Black Lake, Balls Hill, Darlaston

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