Loft Conversions Weston-super-Mare UK

Weston-super-Mare Loft Conversions (BS22): By and large the most popular way that home-owners generate additional livable space in their houses at present is by having an extension built on the building. This may be on the front, the back or the side and whatever may be the case you'll be appreciably extending your home's footprint. It's possible to develop even more space at a similar cost by having a loft conversion, and even better you won't extend the footprint in the process. One other option of course which could be open to you is to have your garage converted, although this will be dependant on you having a spare garage that isn't required for putting your car in. Usually a nicely done loft conversion will is not going to require planning permission, add a good deal of value to your property, allow you to preserve your precious garden space and be less disruptive and messy than a regular extension.

When you are planning for a loft conversion in Weston-super-Mare, there are three or four factors to be taken into account in order to estimate the cost. Your loft conversion costs are determined by, the conversion style you are having, the intended use of the rooms created, the number and type of windows or skylights you need and the size and layout of your property. Most loft conversion companies in Weston-super-Mare offer free quotations for loft conversions, so you ought to reap the benefits of this service and get a number of estimates. The typical cost of a loft conversion currently (2019) is considered to be between thirty and forty thousand pounds, though of course will depend on the criteria already mentioned.

Loft Conversions Weston-super-Mare

When you are looking at doing a loft conversion on your home, you may already have an idea about what you are likely to use that newly created room for. Maybe you want to create an office where you're able to work in a peaceful and calm environment, perhaps you are in desperate need of an additional bedroom to accommodate your growing family, or it might be that you would like to put in a playroom where your children can have their own quality space. No matter what you intend to do with it, a loft conversion is a simple and cost effective means by which to achieve this.

You will want to determine how much added value a loft conversion is going to generate on your property in Weston-super-Mare. You have to grasp the fact that most areas of Weston-super-Mare will have a threshold price for homes. Homes that exceed this ceiling price can prove tricky to sell on. It won't come as any surprise that this could make your loft conversion less viable. This may be worth considering even if you currently have no plans to sell on your home.

If you happen to be good at DIY and are keen to take on a project such as this, you might prefer to have a shell loft conversion. This is an option where the conversion contractor will complete all the main structural jobs (also known as a first-fix loft conversion), including mansard/dormers, joists, steel beams (when needed), stairs, skylights/windows and roofing work. The interior jobs are left for the householder (ie you), so you're able to employ your own initiative to finish off the work at your leisure.

Loft Conversion Weston-super-Mare

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main types of loft conversion that you will come across in Weston-super-Mare are: mansard loft conversions, dormer loft conversions, loft pods, hip-to-gable loft conversions, roof light conversions, roof lift loft conversions and velux loft conversions.

Lots of householders in Weston-super-Mare choose to get a loft conversion, because by means of scaffolding, much of the work can be completed from the outside. This will be heartening for property owners because chaos and disruption leads to stress, and we certainly all want to prevent that. With less mess and dust on the inside of your home, it is easier to keep on living normally as the conversion work proceeds.

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Loft Stairs Weston-super-Mare

Loft Stairs Weston-super-MareShould you decide to get a loft conversion done on your home in Weston-super-Mare you will need to have good access to get up to and down from this newly created living area. This involves putting in a loft staircase or maybe a loft ladder. There are several different designs of loft stairs to pick from, and they are usually made out of wood or metal. The kind of loft stairs you decide on could be dependant upon your house's shape and layout, but it's possible to get them in spiral form for elegance or in space saving designs for more convenience. No matter which one you choose, you want to finish up with convenient, safe access that doesn't interfere too much with your pre-existing living area. It must also satisfy the latest Building Regulations, and provide an escape route in case of fire. (Tags: Attic Stairs Weston-super-Mare, Loft Ladders Weston-super-Mare, Loft Stairs Weston-super-Mare)

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard kind of creating loft conversions was developed sometime in the 1600's by a renowned French architect by the name of Mansart. It was intended as an incredible space saving method which could provide a large degree of added living area where previously there was none. The Mansard kind of loft conversion can only be added to pitched roofs and additional space is created by elevating one wall (typically to the rear of the property or home) and then flattening out that part of the roof, and as a result creating virtually a box contour. The final angle of the brought up wall needs to be on no less than a 72 degree slant. It is often the case that the wall needing to be brought up is also your neighbour's (particularly in a house in a terrace), so this means that you will need your immediate neighbour's cooperation - a further concern if there is any bitterness! (Tags: Mansard Roof Extensions, Mansard Conversions, Mansard Loft Conversions)

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer windows are a great way to provide more light and space into your loft, and similar to there being various kinds of loft conversions in Weston-super-Mare, you can also find various types of dormer windows available. The most widespread varieties of dormer construction include: flat roof dormers, gable dormers, shed dormers, hipped dormers and eyebrow dormers. The simplest of these dormer windows to build and maybe the most widely used in Weston-super-Mare would be the flat roofed dormer window. This pattern also generates more additional space than the other kinds, it is therefore practical as well as inexpensive, though it is often regarded as less appealing than some of the alternatives. Eyebrow dormer windows are very eye-catching in the right setting and comprise a curving roof topping a wide, low window, they have not got any straight surfaces. Gable dormers tend to be more appealing with simple pitched roofs more appropriate for older homes, gable dormers are sometimes termed dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Shed dormer windows are quite similar to flat roof dormers, having a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormers are appealing, have 3 sloped surfaces similar to the existing roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormers.

Loft Conversion Beginnings

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Whilst the concept of a loft conversion might be thought of as very "British", some of the early loft conversions and possibly the first notions of converting such spaces started in the US during the 1960's. The neighbourhood involved in this building revolution was New York's Soho district, where trendy, new living spaces were built by local artists, designers and their like in the upper parts of delapidated industrial structures. In fact such areas and structures had not been allotted for residential purposes, and subsequently were mainly illegal at that time. It wasn't until the early 1970's that New York City ultimately legalized this practise, and after this several other sections of the city including Greenwich Village, Manhattan, Tribeca and Chelsea jumped on the bandwagon, and "loft living" was a common thing for the talented, young and wealthy. In Britain loft conversion is an attractive proposition especially in large population centres like Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and London, where building space is in short supply and any means to generate additional living space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is not surprisingly popular.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations Control for Loft Conversion in Weston-super-Mare

Even if you don't need planning permission for your conversion, the relevant building regulations will still have to be adhered to. This is to make sure that the resulting loft conversion is structurally sound and that it matches the minimum requirements for accessibility, safety and energy efficiency, as laid down by building control. The type of loft conversion that you're planning will affect which particular building regulations apply. The elements of a loft conversion that may be subject to building regulations include walls, windows, loft stairs, floor joists, doors, electrics, sound insulation, drainage and fire safety, though there may be others. Your local building control office will give you advice about just which building regulations apply in your case, or you can chat with your architect or builder for the details of what's necessary.

House Extensions Weston-super-Mare

Home Extensions Weston-super-Mare Somerset

Loft extensions are naturally not the only way to add much needed living space to a house. House extensions are possibly the most common approach to do this. Space is a big issue when thinking about house extensions, not every property will have adequate space to do this. You'll also have to go through the bother of acquiring planning permission if you elect to do a house extension in Weston-super-Mare. Extending your property can impact on close neighbours and this is why obtaining the correct planning permission is crucial. Decent building firms in Weston-super-Mare should be competent at carrying out both loft conversions and house extensions. Extending your home is likely to be disruptive and messy and also increases your properties footprint. Things such as shared walls, the chances of flooding, rights of way, access to the site, demands on services, inherant soil conditions and close by trees, will all need to be taken into consideration when planning a house extension in Weston-super-Mare. In 2020 the typical cost of building house extensions Weston-super-Mare are around £1,500 and £2,100 per square meter. Click for Weston-super-Mare Home Extension QUOTES

Cellar/Basement Conversion

If your property is just not suitable for a loft conversion, a cellar conversion another splendid way to add additional living area. Not surprisingly this form of conversion can only be achieved on particular sorts of home, generally older properties ie: Victorian or period properties. In some instances you will find there are also properties built after the war with basements or cellars which are suited to converting. Doing a proper cellar conversion could also help to address issues with dampness which are quite common in basements. Much like what folks use their lofts for, most home owners simply use their cellars or basements as dumping grounds (they probably call it storage!) for a selection of household junk. With some investment and effort you could potentially change your basement into a workshop, a play room or a gym. A self-contained flat or an additional bedroom are amongst the other possibilities if your cellar is sufficiently large.

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Current Somerset loft conversion job posts: Leyton Fischer and Natalia Clegg in Backwell, Somerset want somebody who can renew the insulation and board out their loft, Mrs Elliott wanted a builder or loft conversion specialist in Holcombe, Somerset to give an estimate for a loft conversion, Andreea Burge from Wick St Lawrence needs to find someone to convert a garage, Wesley Webb in Stoke St Michael needs somebody to provide a quote for a conversion in his detached house near Stoke St Michael, Somerset, Miss Delilah Neale in Evercreech, Somerset wants somebody to convert her garage, Mr and Mrs Broadhurst are hunting for a loft conversion expert or builder in are looking to get a hip-to-gable conversion carried out on their small cottage in Bruton, Somerset, Bianca Hickey in Ruishton wants somebody to give a quotation for a conversion in her house, Stephen Gillespie in Dundry needs someone to provide a price for a loft conversion in his cottage, Mr Ibrahim Lomax in Huntspill wants somebody to convert his garage, Audrey Savage from Axbridge wants to find somebody to provide a quotation for a loft conversion in her property near Axbridge.

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Ways to track down loft conversion specialists in Weston-super-Mare: 15 years or so ago everybody used Yellow Pages or local newspapers to search for tradespeople nearby, but today's equivalent of that would seem to be browsing around internet business directories such as Mister What, Touch Local, City Visitor, Yell, Thomson Local, Local Life, Cyclex, Yelp and 118 118, while being mentioned in these business directories is no guarantee of the dependability of any specific company given that any loft conversion specialist prepared to pay the listing fee will be found within them Yet another widely used solution for locating trades-people in this computer age is to look on web portals like TrustaTrader, My Builder, Rated People, My Hammer, Local Heroes or Checkatrade, and as you will soon find out, the potential to check out customer reviews is the key benefit of these trade portals. Allowing you to pick out a top notch tradesperson who has been recommended and rated by past customers. The very last proposition is that you ask neighbours and friends to suggest a tradesman they have previously used.

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Some Weston-super-Mare locations serviced by Weston-super-Mare loft conversion specialists: Sunnyside Road, Somerdale Close, Spruce Way, Atholl Close, Trevelyan Road, Salisbury Road, The Crescent, Shrubbery Walk, Devonshire Road, Tower Hill, Cross Street, Burnham Drive, Spring Terrace, Spinney Road, Appsley Close, St Austell Road, Selwood Close, Stanley Grove, Siskin Walk, Adastral Road, Birnbeck Road, Drysdale Close, Derwent Road, Southview Close, Simons Close, Atlantic Road South, The Poplars, Baytree Road, Aycote Close, Blenheim Close.

Places near Weston-super-Mare include: Lower Canada, Worlebury, Uphill, Bleadon, Milton, Loxton, Kewstoke, Batch, Nailsea, Ashcombe, Oldmixon, Bournville, Hutton, Locking, Clevedon, Burnham on Sea, West Wick, Worle

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