Loft Conversions Yeovil

Yeovil Loft Conversions (BA20): If you really need another room or 2, to accommodate your growing family in Yeovil, is moving house really your best solution? Take into account the expense, the aggravation, and the stress involved with the process of moving. However, with a loft conversion, you'll be able to to generate that additional space and continue living in the house you love. The cost of having this done will be covered by a 20-30% rise in the market value of your house, should you ever decide to sell later on. It's no surprise that having a loft conversion is an increasingly popular move to make in Yeovil nowadays.

You'll obviously be wondering about the costs that could be incurred by having a loft conversion. The size and layout of the property and the style of the loft conversion will in the end determine how much it is going to cost. In in Somerset (2019) the average cost of a loft conversion computes to around £35,000, which gives you a rough idea of the level of costs that are involved. If your budget extends to a number such as this, then you could be all set to proceed with your conversion project, otherwise you may need to have a rethink.

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You might have already got a pretty good idea as to what your new found space is going to become in your planned loft conversion. Perhaps you need an extra bedroom or two for your growing family, maybe you want to create an office where you can work in a quiet and tranquil environment or it might be that you would like to build a playroom where your children can enjoy their own quality space. No matter which of these holds true for you, a loft conversion is without doubt an effective solution to deliver that additional room.

Be warned that all lofts are not suitable for converting, so this issue should be investigated. The first thing you do ought to be to have your loft inspected by an expert. A height of no less than 2.2m is necessary in your loft space if you're to have any possibility of doing a loft conversion. This is one of those things that you could easily check for yourself, simply jump up into your loft with a tape measure. The sort of roof you have is likewise a factor, roofs with trusses are more complicated and costlier than those made with rafters.

If you happen to be something of a DIY fanatic you could even look at having what's known as a shell loft conversion. This is a loft conversion in which all of the important structural jobs are undertaken, like mansard/dormers, joists, steel beams, roofing work, stairs and windows/skylights. The interior finishing work will be left for the householder to complete to their own standards. For talented people or those of you on a tight budget this can be ideal.

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

You might be feeling that you can't deal with the mess and disruption of this type of extensive building work, but since a lot of the major structural work on loft conversions can generally be done from outside, this should not put you off. When you have an extension done, the disturbance and disruption can be considerable, but this is not generally the way it is with a loft conversion. Also there should be a lot less dust and mess on the interior, which means that you're able to pretty much carry on your day to day life as normal while the work proceeds.

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Loft Stairs YeovilIf you do end up having a loft conversion done on your home in Yeovil you'll need some proper access to get up to and down from this newly built living area. This means putting in loft stairs or at least a loft ladder. You will find a variety of different designs of loft stairs available, and they are generally constructed out of metal or wood. Which kind of stair you opt for could be determined by your house's shape and layout, but it is possible to get them in space saving models for added convenience or in spiral form if you want elegance and style. Whichever you go for, it is important that you end up having safe, convenient access that does not interfere too much with your existing living space. It should also adhere to the relevant Building Regulations, and provide a safe escape route in the event of fire. (Tags: Loft Ladders Yeovil, Attic Stairs Yeovil, Loft Stairs Yeovil)

Mansard Conversions

The Mansard technique of loft conversion originated in about the 1600's by a little known French architect called Francois Mansart. It was intended as an interesting space creating technique which could deliver a considerable amount of supplementary liveable space in an unused area. This kind of loft conversion can only be built on pitched roofs and additional space is created by bringing up one of the walls (usually to the rear of the property) and also flattening out the top of the roof, and as a result creating a near vertical appearance. The created angle of the wall that is raised must be on no less than a 72 degree incline. It will often be the scenario that you will be looking to elevate a wall that is a party wall with a neighbour (especially in a house in a terrace), so this means that you will need your neighbour's collaboration - yet another concern if you're not on particularly friendly terms!

Dormer Loft Conversions Yeovil

Dormer windows are among the best ways to add both light and space to a loft, and just as there are varied kinds of loft conversion in Yeovil, you can also find various kinds of dormer windows available. The most frequently seen kinds of dormer window styles are: eyebrow dormers, hipped dormers, shed dormers, flat roof dormers and gable dormers. The simplest of these to build and possibly the most popular and widely used in Yeovil is the flat roof dormer window. This style also generates the most additional space of all the other designs, it is therefore practical as well as inexpensive, however it is often thought to be less desirable than some of the other alternatives. Shed dormer windows are quite similar to flat roof dormers, having a roof (on a single plane) inclined at an angle less than that of the house roof. Eyebrow dormers can be really beautiful in the right setting and comprise a curved roof on top of a wide, low window, they have not got any straight sides. Gable dormer windows tend to be more appealing with basic pitched rooves more appropriate for traditional properties, gable dormers are often known as dog-house dormer or gable fronted dormers. Hipped dormer windows are eye-catching, having three sloping surfaces much the same as the original roof, these may also be known as hip roof dormer windows. (Tags: Dormer Windows Yeovil, Dormer Conversions Yeovil, Dormer Loft Conversions Yeovil)

Origins of Loft Conversions

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Although the concept of a loft conversion might be considered very "British", the early loft conversions and the initial notions of upgrading lofts started in nineteen sixties America. The exact location of this building revolution was New York's Soho district, where new, trendy living spaces were built by artists, designers and the like in the higher levels of tumbledown industrial properties. The truth was that those areas and industrial buildings weren't set aside for residential use, and thus were mainly illegal in those times. It was not until nineteen seventy one that New York at long last legalized this practise, and consequently various other sections of the city such as Manhattan, Tribeca, Chelsea and Greenwich Village joined the revolution, and "loft living" was popular for the talented, young and wealthy. In Britain loft conversion is an extremely attractive proposition in huge urban centres like Birmingham, London, Manchester and Liverpool, where building land is scarce and any method by which to develop further space without having to extend the structure's footprint is understandably popular. (Tag Words: Loft Conversion Origins, First Loft Conversions, History of Loft Conversions)

Current Somerset loft conversion job requests: Rufus Bevan and Rania Harris in Rode, Somerset need someone who can board out their loft space and replace the insulation, Mr and Mrs Brady are hunting for a builder or loft conversion expert in are hoping to get a Velux loft conversion done on their detached house in Bathampton, Somerset, Angelica Hunt from Brympton wants to hire somebody to do a garage conversion, Mr Mikael Herbert from Stogursey, Somerset wants someone to convert his garage, Ms Daniela Wade from Shipham, Somerset needs someone to do a conversion on her garage, Maya Khan from Barwick, Somerset wants somebody to provide an estimate for a conversion in her home, Zayne Williamson was in need of a loft conversion specialist to provide a price for a conversion in Milverton, Donnie Whittington from Batheaston, Somerset wants somebody to supply a price for a conversion in his cottage in Batheaston, Somerset, Mr and Mrs Beck are looking for a loft conversion company or builder in Chew Magna to see if their detached house is suited for a conversion, Jessie Cooper in Evercreech, Somerset needs someone to supply an estimate for a loft conversion in her detached house just outside Evercreech.

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Ways to uncover loft conversion specialists in Yeovil: There are lots of ways that you can use to uncover a loft conversion specialist in Yeovil, and the first we are going to look into is directories online. By way of example, you can have a look on Yell, Local Life, 118 118, City Visitor, Cyclex, Thomson Local, Touch Local, Yelp and Mister What, obviously these web directories do not all allow people to submit customer testimonials, therefore you do not necessarily get any idea of any particular loft conversion specialist's dependability. Another widely used means for identifying a loft conversion specialist in recent times is to browse trade portals like Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, My Hammer, My Builder, Checkatrade or Rated People, and the great aspect of such portals is that it is possible to look at testimonials and reviews by past clients regarding the tradesmen and the standard of their work. And lastly, you could ask fiends and neighbours if they are able to suggest somebody they have used.

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Checking a search engine for "loft conversions Yeovil" created the following results: R L Jeffery Building Contractors BA21 4QE, Complete Property Solutions BA20 2PP, SBS Builders (South West) Ltd BA21 5ND.

A few Yeovil areas covered by Yeovil loft conversion specialists: Alder Grove, Dray Road, St James's Park, Chestnut Drive, Cherry Tree Drive, Catash Close, Southway Crescent, Alastair Close, Buller Avenue, Dampier Place, Bineham Lane, Southcombe Way, Colmer Road, Crofton Avenue, College, Bishops Lane, Barrows Hill, The Close, Derwent Way, Cherry Lane, Beaconfield Road, Corton Close, Camborne Place, Alexandra Road, Crofton Court, Brookhampton, Coryate Close.

Places close to Yeovil include: Brympton d\'Evercy, Hollands, Preston Plucknett, Bradford Abbas, Stoford, Barwick, Mudford, Nether Compton, Odcombe, Trent, Clifton Maybank, East Coker, Houndstone, Lufton

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