Loft Conversions Whittlesey

Whittlesey Loft Conversions (PE7): For the most part the most common method by which house-holders generate some additional living area in their homes these days is by having an extension built on the structure. This might be on the side, the back or the front and whatever holds true you'll be appreciably extending the footprint of your home. You can develop far more space at a roughly similar price by having a loft conversion, and you will not expand the footprint at all. An additional alternative which might be open to you would be to have your garage converted, although this will be dependant on you having a spare garage that is not required for parking your car. Typically a well built loft conversion will add a good amount of value to your property, be much less disruptive and messy than a traditional extension, enable you to preserve your treasured garden space and won't require planning permission.

Prices for Loft Conversions in Whittlesey Cambridgeshire

Keeping abreast of the costs involved with a loft conversion is very important. The ultimate cost is determined by the sort of loft conversion you have and the type of property you live in. Currently (2019) £35,000 is the average cost of a loft conversion in the United Kingdom. If this sort of figure is well within your budget you are good to go, if it is not realistic for you, you might need to do something different.

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You will no doubt already have a notion about what your new found room will become in your loft conversion. Maybe you need an additional bedroom for your growing family, perhaps you would like to put in a playroom where your children can have their own quality space, or it might be that you want to create an office where you're able to do your work in a relaxed and calm environment. A loft conversion is definitely a good solution to deliver that extra living space, whatever you intend to do with it.

How much is likely to be added to the value of your property in Whittlesey is something you will need to find out. There will likely be a price ceiling on properties in your area of Whittlesey. If you take your property above this price it could prove difficult to sell later on. A loft conversion becomes a much less attractive project in circumstances like these. If you are not planning to sell anytime soon, this will be less of a concern for you.

Something you might look at if you're good at do-it-yourself, and are eager for a project like this, is to go for a shell loft conversion. This is a service where the contractor will carry out all the essential structural jobs (also referred to as a first-fix loft conversion), such as structural floor, steel beams, dormers, roof alterations, windows/skylights and staircase. The interior jobs are left for the householder (ie you), so that you can use your initiative to finish off what's left as you please. For householders on a strict budget, this could be an excellent solution.

Loft Conversion in Whittlesey

Styles of Loft Conversion: The main kinds of loft conversion that you'll encounter in Whittlesey are: roof lift loft conversions, velux loft conversions, roof light conversions, hip-to-gable loft conversions, mansard loft conversions, dormer loft conversions and loft pods.

People in Whittlesey can be put off carrying out major renovations because they're so messy and disruptive. Loft conversions aren't so bad since almost all of the major structural work can be accomplished employing a scaffold on the outside. Disruption inside your house, should as a result, be less than you might have imagined. It should be relatively simple to keep the inside of your home clear of dust and mess and so keep on living as normal.

Loft Stairs Whittlesey

Loft Stairs WhittleseyShould you decide to get a loft conversion done on your property in Whittlesey you will need decent access for getting in and out of your newly found living area. This will mean putting in loft stairs or maybe a loft ladder. You can find a variety of different loft stair designs to choose from, and they're generally constructed from metal or wood. Which style of stairs you decide on may be subject to your house's shape and layout, but it's possible to obtain them in space saving variations for more convenience or in spiral form if you want elegance and style. Whatever you go for, it is important that you end up with convenient, safe access which does not excessively interfere with your existing living space. It must also abide by the relevant Building Regulations, and provide a safe escape route in case there is fire.

Dormer Conversions

Dormer windows are a great way to increase more space and light to your loft area, and similar to there being different kinds of loft conversions in Whittlesey, there's also different forms of dormers on the market. The most often seen varieties of dormer window style include: hipped dormers, shed dormers, gable dormers, flat roof dormers and eyebrow dormers. The simplest of these dormer windows to build and possibly the most popular and widely used in Whittlesey would be the flat roofed dormer window. This style also generates the most additional space of all the other kinds, so it's practical as well as economical, although it could be thought of as slightly less desirable than the other designs. Eyebrow dormers are really eye-catching in the right setting and comprise a curving roof over a wide, low window, they have no straight surfaces. Gable dormer windows are considered more appealing with basic pitched roofs more suitable for traditional homes, gable dormers are often referred to as gable fronted dormers ot dog-house dormers. Shed dormers resemble flat roofed dormers, providing a roof (single-plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Hipped dormer windows are attractive, having 3 sloped surfaces much like those of the original roof, these are sometimes called hip roof dormer windows.

Loft Conversion Origins

Whilst the process of doing a loft conversion may be considered rather "British", some of the first loft conversions and probably the first ideas for transforming lofts came about in 1960's America. The location for this building fad was New York's Soho district, where new, fashionable living areas were built by artists and so on in the upper levels of shabby industrial buildings. In reality such zones and structures weren't allocated for residential use, and thus were considered illegal at that time. It wasn't until the early 70's that New York finally made this practise legal, and consequently many other areas of New York including Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Manhattan and Chelsea followed suit, and "loft living" was popular for the wealthy, young and talented. In the UK doing a loft conversion is an extremely desirable option in large cities like London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, where building land is hard to come by and any method by which to acquire extra living space without the need to extend the footprint of a structure is not surprisingly welcomed. (Tag Words: History of Loft Conversions, Loft Conversion Origins, First Loft Conversions)

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Some Whittlesey roads covered by Whittlesey loft conversion specialists: High Causeway, Cambers Drove, Reidy Gardens, The Old School Mews, Florence Close, The Pantiles, Duddington Gardens, Waterside Gardens, Elm Park, Wakelyn Road, Martin Court, Palmer Close, Otago Close, Millfield Way, Arnolds Lane, Churchfield Way, Moretons Close, Ladysmith Avenue, Marne Road, Gale Gardens, Feldale Place, Eastgate Court, Searles Court, Harvester Road, Scaldgate, Cemetery Road, Meadow View, East Delph, Boyce Close, Otago Road.

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