Loft Conversions Whitley Bay UK

Whitley Bay Loft Conversions (NE25): When considering ways to improve the value of your home in Whitley Bay and in the process increase the amount of liveable space that you have available to you, a loft conversion may be an option that's high up on your list of solutions. This is regarded by experts to be among the best ways to boost the worth of a property. What makes this alternative even more attractive is the fact that planning permission is hardly ever needed for loft conversions.

I guess one of the main questions that will be foremost in your thoughts at this point is "what will it cost"? How much a loft conversion costs is based on a few variables such as property layout and size. In the UK (2019) the typical cost of a loft conversion computes to about £35,000, which gives you an approximate idea of the level of costs that are involved. There are less expensive methods by which to increase the value of your house (a garage conversion for example), so if this seems too pricey for you, there are various other solutions.

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You will be spoilt for choice when the time comes to make a decision on just what you would like to do with the extra living space you get with your loft conversion. Perhaps you're in need of an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing family, maybe you are wanting to build an office where you are able to work in a quiet and tranquil environment or it might be that you would like to put in a playroom where your kids can have their own quality space. Whatever you plan to use it for, a loft conversion is a simple and cost effective means by which to accomplish this.

Loft conversions invariably add considerable value to a home in Whitley Bay, consequently figuring out exactly how much that additional value is likely to be is vital. The "ceiling price" is the upper limit on how much homes in your area of Whitley Bay will sell for. It could be hard to sell on a property that is above this price. A loft conversion will become a much less appealing project in circumstances such as this. This could be less of a worry for you if you don't plan to sell up.

If you're a bit of a DIY enthusiast you could even think about opting for what's known as a shell loft conversion. That's where all the key structural work, such as steel beams, roof alterations, stairs, mansard/dormers, joists and external windows and doors is done. The internal jobs are left to the customer (ie you), so you can use your initiative to complete the work at your leisure. For capable householders or those on a tight budget this can be a possibility.

Loft Conversion in Whitley Bay

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

Householders in Whitley Bay are sometimes discouraged from attempting home improvements because they can be so disruptive and messy. Loft conversions aren't such a pain because much of the work can be carried out employing a scaffold on the outside. Disruption on the inside of your property, should for that reason, be kept to a minimum. It is a less traumatic experience when you can carry on with your daily routine as normal without the need to cope with mess and dust.

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Loft Conversion - The Beginnings

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Whilst the concept of a loft conversion might be thought of as rather "British", some of the earliest loft conversions and probably the initial ideas for converting such spaces started in nineteen sixties America. The neighbourhood involved in this building revolution was New York's Soho district, where chic, new living environments were built by artists, designers and so on in the upper areas of decrepit industrial properties. The situation was that those properties and zones weren't set aside for residential usage, and as a result were strictly speaking illegal in those times. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that New York City at long last legalized this practise, and consequently some other parts of the city such as Tribeca, Manhattan, Greenwich Village and Chelsea followed suit, and "loft living" was popular for the talented, young and wealthy. In Britain loft conversion is an especially attractive concept in huge urban centres like Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London, where building land is hard to come by and any method by which to generate added liveable space without the need to extend the footprint of a building is popular. (Tag Cloud: Loft Conversion Origins, History of Loft Conversions, First Loft Conversions)

What About Building Regulations?

Building Control for Loft Conversion in Whitley Bay

Regardless of whether you need to get planning permission for your conversion, it must still observe the appropriate building regulations. This is vital to make sure that any building work carried out on your loft conversion is safe and structurally sound and satisfies the minimum requirements for safety, energy efficiency and accessibility. The kind of loft conversion that you're planning will impact on which specific regulations apply. In most instances loft stairs, sound insulation, electrics, floor joists, walls, doors, windows, fire safety and drainage are among the things that might be subject to building regs when undertaking a loft conversion. To discover which of the building regulations apply to you, you can either chat to your architect or loft conversion company or visit local Whitley Bay building control office.

Summing Up


Considering everything above, one of the optimal ways to add extra living space to your house, is by having a loft conversion. Fundamentally it doesn't increase the property footprint, it adds value to your property, it creates minimal mess and disruption, it is economical and it will most likely not require planning permission. This will of course all be determined by whether your house is appropriate for a loft conversion, with older properties in Whitley Bay usually being better because of the construction of the roof. Less suitable, though not implausible for loft conversion, are newer homes with trussed roofs (mainly built since the 1960s), they are apt to have less space and height to work with. Why not get a specialist in to check it out if you believe that your home is suitable for a loft conversion?

Whitley Bay loft conversion specialists can generally help with loft conversion windows in Whitley Bay, roof light loft conversions, loft transformations in Whitley Bay, part-build lofts in Whitley Bay, loft alterations, loft refurbishments, loft renovation, garage & loft conversions Whitley Bay, building control liason, hip-to-gable loft conversions in Whitley Bay, loft conversion plans Whitley Bay, loft storage solutions in Whitley Bay, loft boarding Whitley Bay, loft conversion design, loft carpentry Whitley Bay, shell loft conversions in Whitley Bay, loft extensions Whitley Bay, bungalow loft conversions Whitley Bay, roof lift conversions in Whitley Bay and other loft related work in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.

Current Tyne and Wear loft conversion requests: Amal Leek from Preston wants somebody to provide an estimate for a conversion in her house, Mr and Mrs Butterworth are looking for a loft conversion specialist or builder in Benton to determine if their terraced house is suitable for a conversion, Mr and Mrs Keeling need a loft conversion expert in are hoping to get a mansard conversion done on their detached house just outside Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, Justin Turner and Samara Macfarlane in Boldon want someone who can board out their loft space and replace the insulation, Mrs April Spencer from Throckley needs someone to convert her garage, Will Marshall from Preston, Tyne and Wear needs somebody to convert a garage, Lily-Mai needed a loft conversion expert in Lobley Hill to supply a quotation for a conversion, Benny Warner from Forest Hall needs someone to give a quote for a conversion in his cottage in Forest Hall, Lorena needed a loft conversion company to give a quote for a loft conversion in Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, Ocean Mack from Kibblesworth, Tyne and Wear needs somebody to give a quote for a conversion in her farmhouse in Kibblesworth, Tyne and Wear.

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Ways to find loft conversion specialists in Whitley Bay: Of the numerous strategies available to search for local tradespeople in Whitley Bay like loft conversion specialists, one that's been around for the last few years is web business directories. These are actually the modern day alternative of the now largely outdated Yellow Pages, which almost everybody in the United Kingdom used to use to search for services locally. In this technological age people look in Yell, 118 118, City Visitor, Thomson Local, Cyclex, Mister What, Yelp, Touch Local and Local Life, although entries in these are open to anyone ready to shell out the fee for listing, which isn't a guarantee of quality Also widely used these days is to uncover the best trades-people in Whitley Bay by using online portals, some of the favourite ones are My Builder, My Hammer, TrustaTrader, Rated People, Local Heroes or Checkatrade, and the chief advantage of these is that they highlight client testimonials and reviews concerning each loft conversion specialist on their site. The final and possibly even the optimal alternative is to ask neighbours and friends to recommend someone they have used before.

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Some Whitley Bay areas covered by Whitley Bay loft conversion specialists: Albany Gardens, Brundon Avenue, Beechwood Avenue, Beaumont Drive, St Davids Court, Bolam Way, Taylor Gardens, Algernon Place, Cambo Avenue, Dorchester Court, Bradbury Place, Duchess Street, Athol Gardens, Astley Drive, Sandringham Drive, Briar Avenue, Church Way, Allenheads, Brentwood Close, Beech Grove, Cauldwell Close, Townsville Avenue, Aidan Avenue, Blyth Road, The Dene, Braeside Terrace, Birkdale, Southward Close, Duke Street, St Johns Place.

Places near Whitley Bay include: Cowpen, Newsham, Old Hartley, New Delaval, Seaton Delaval, Monkseaton, Earsdon, Blyth, Cullercoats, North Shields, Marden, Holywell, South Wellfield, Seaton, Hartley, Preston Grange

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