Loft Conversions Westgate-on-Sea

Create More Space With a Loft Conversion in Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea Loft Conversions (CT8): By and large the most common method by which house-holders generate some extra liveable space in their homes nowadays is by having an extension built on the building. This may be on the back, the side or the front and whatever holds true you will be increasing the footprint made by your home. It is possible to develop even more room at a roughly similar price by putting in a loft conversion, and even better you won't expand the footprint at all. Another alternative which could be open to you is to have your garage converted, but this will be dependant on your having a spare garage that you don't require for putting your car in. In most instances a professionally converted loft will will not require planning permission, be much less messy and disruptive than a typical extension, add considerable value to your property and permit you to preserve your cherished garden space.

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You will be wanting to get a detailed calculation of the costs that are involved with having your loft converted. Needless to say this is dependent upon what sort of property you have and what kind of loft conversion you choose. A figure of £35,000 is currently the typical cost of a loft conversion in in Kent (2019), yours might be more expensive than this or maybe it could even be less. If this sort of budget is too steep for you then maybe you ought to think about something else, perhaps a garage conversion?

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You might already have a clear idea as to what your newly added living space will be used for in your planned loft conversion. Perhaps you would like to put in a den where your children can enjoy their own quality space, it might be that you're in need of another bedroom or two for your growing family, or maybe you want to put in an office where you're able to do your work in a peaceful and calm environment. A loft conversion is an effective solution to gain that additional living space, whatever it is you plan to do with it.

A property in Westgate-on-Sea with a loft conversion will increase in value and you will want to determine by what amount. Your neighbourhood of Westgate-on-Sea will probably have a threshold price on houses. Homes that exceed this ceiling could prove to be difficult to sell. Loft conversions can be poor value for money in such situations. If you are not intending to sell in the near future, this should be less of a concern for you.

If you happen to be something of a do-it-yourself fanatic you could even look into opting for what is known as a shell loft conversion. This is a service whereby the contractor will carry out all of the important structural jobs (also called a first-fix loft conversion), for instance dormers, external doors and windows, roof alterations, joists, steel beams (when needed) and stairs. The internal jobs are left for the property owner (namely you), so that you can employ your own skills to finish off the work at your leisure. If you're on a limited budget, a shell loft conversion could be the perfect answer for you.

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

You could be thinking that you just can't face the disruption and mess of this type of building work, but because a lot of the hard work on loft conversions can often be completed from the outside, this shouldn't put you off. When you get something like an extension done, the disruption can be considerable, but this is not often true with a loft conversion. Also there should be a lot less mess and dust on the interior, which means you should be able to pretty much continue your way of life as normal while the work goes on.

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Loft Stairs Westgate-on-SeaIf you do end up having a loft conversion done on your Westgate-on-Sea home you will need to have good access to get in and out of your newly found living space. This entails adding loft stairs or maybe a loft ladder. There are a variety of different designs of loft stairs available on the market, and they're normally constructed from metal or wood. The kind of loft stairs you decide on may be determined by the shape and layout of your house, but you're able to purchase them in spiral form if you prefer style and elegance or in space saving variations for more convenience. Whichever you choose, you want to end up having easy, safe access that does not overly interfere with the pre-existing living space. It must also adhere to the current Building Regulations, providing a safe escape route in the event of fire. (Tags: Loft Ladders Westgate-on-Sea, Attic Stairs Westgate-on-Sea, Loft Stairs Westgate-on-Sea)

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard technique of doing loft conversions started off in around the 1600's due to a well known architect called Mansart. He hoped it would be an inventive way of creating space that could generate an enormous measure of extra living area where previously there was none. The Mansard conversion can only be built on roof which are pitched and added space is produced by raising one of the walls (typically at the back of a house) along with flattening out the top of the roof, therefore creating a virtually box profile. The angle of the wall that is elevated has to be on a minimum of a 72 degree incline. It is very often the situation that the wall which needs raising is a party wall with a neighbour (particularly with a house in a terrace), so this means you'll need your immediate neighbour's co-operation - a further worry if there is any bitterness! (Tags: Mansard Loft Conversions Westgate-on-Sea, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Roof Extensions)

What About Building Regulations?

Building Regulations for Loft Conversion in Westgate-on-Sea

Your conversion will still need to abide by the appropriate building regs regardless of whether planning permission is needed. This makes certain that all work carried out meets the minimum requirements for accessibility, safety and energy efficiency, and that your loft conversion is structurally sound and safe. The kind of loft conversion you are planning to have will impact on which particular building regulations apply to you. In most instances windows, doors, loft stairs, sound insulation, floor joists, walls, drainage, electrics and fire safety are among the things that might be subject to building regulations when carrying out a loft conversion. Talk to your builder or architect for details of what's needed, or head on down to your local building control department, where the appropriate advice will be readily available.

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Home Extensions Westgate-on-Sea Kent

Naturally loft extensions are not the only means by which that you can generate some extra space in your home. Probably the most common way that householders accomplish this is with a home extension. Space is a large issue when thinking about home extensions, not every property will have sufficient space to do this. They will also depend upon getting planning permission from your local council. Extending your property may affect immediate neighbours and that's the reason why obtaining the correct planning permission is vital. House extensions are frequently done by the same Westgate-on-Sea building firms who carry out loft conversions. Extending your home is likely to be messy and also increases your properties footprint. Points like inherant soil conditions, the likelihood of flooding, demands on services, access to the site, rights of way, the existence of trees and shared walls, will all have to be looked at when planning to have a home extension in Westgate-on-Sea. The typical cost of building home extensions Westgate-on-Sea was in the region of £1,600 and £2,000 per square metre, at the time of writing this article in 2020. Click for Westgate-on-Sea Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar Conversion

Yet another good method to add additional living area to your house is to carry out a cellar or basement conversion. Obviously this form of conversion can only be done on certain types of house, commonly older properties for example Victorian or period properties. Some post-war houses could also be suitable and if you're lucky enough to have the luxury of a cellar, why not make the most of it? Carrying out a proper cellar conversion will also help to solve dampness troubles which are commonplace in basements. On many occasions cellars or basements are simply wasted space with the habit to simply use them as a dumping ground for household garbage. Why don't you turn your cellar into an office, a gym or a games room and make it so much more than simply storage. When you've got adequate space a kitchen/dining room or maybe even a self-contained apartment are amongst the other potential possibilities.
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Summing Up

Summing Up

Taking all things into consideration, a loft conversion is a good way to add some additional space to your house. Essentially it is cost effective, it causes substantially less disruption and mess, it will most likely not require planning permission, it does not increase the property footprint and it adds value to your property. The whole idea, does however, hinge upon the suitability of your house, with older houses in Westgate-on-Sea normally being more suitable for loft conversion. Modern properties (generally those built after 1960) with trussed roofs most likely won't have enough height or space to carry out a loft conversion, though it isn't implausible in some instances. Why not get a specialist in to have a look if you consider that your home is suitable for a loft conversion? (Tags: Loft Conversions Westgate-on-Sea, Loft Conversion Westgate-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea Loft Conversion)

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A few Westgate-on-Sea areas covered by Westgate-on-Sea loft conversion specialists: Westbury Road, Carlton Rise, Quex Road, Suffolk Avenue, St Clement's Road, St Crispin's Road, Wellesley Road, Allen Avenue, Crofton Road, Elm Grove, Streete Court, Woodchurch Road, Courtlands Way, Adrian Square, Osbourn Avenue, Pal Crescent, St Margarets Road, Ethelbert Terrace, The Warren Drive, Canterbury Road Westgate, Canterbury Road, Ivanhoe Road, St Mildred's Road.

Places near Westgate-on-Sea include: Broomfield, Margate, Marshside, Cliffs End, Garlinge, Westwood, Ramsgate, Manston, Minster, Reculver, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Acol, Cliftonville, St Peters, Monkton, Birchington

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