Loft Conversions Company manages every aspect of loft conversion from drawing architectural plans right through to completion of all finishing trades, leaving the completed Loft Conversion ready for decoration. As Beckenham's leading Loft Conversion specialist, we have been transforming homes for over two decades building hundreds of fantastic living spaces to suit your lifestyle and needs. With us, you will get a cost-effective Loft Conversion that will add value to your property in Beckenham.
The loft concept appeals to everyone. The name alone brings up thoughts of dusty toys, ancient books, and cobwebs. Not to mention the yellow insulation that is decades old! It's a terrific spot for youngsters to play and an excellent location for old rubbish. But let's be real. What's the use of having a loft now that the kids are grown? Is it truly your intention to keep everything up there? We all need extra room, and a loft conversion is a perfect option. Converting the loft into an office, extra room, or guest bedroom is significantly less expensive than building an addition. It maximizes underused space and increases the value of your property.
Almost all lofts or attics may be converted as long as they do not break planning or conservation rules. However, the height of the ridge also plays an effect. The loft can be converted if you measure from the top of the present ceiling joists to the top of the ridge board at the pinnacle of the roof and get a minimum of 2.2 meters. Even if the height restriction for loft conversions has been lowered, less than 2.2 meters is unlikely to provide adequate useful headroom clearance.
Building rules also influence the size and design of spaces, which may surprise you. It isn't much you can do to alter the available attic space, which is sometimes the deciding factor in a loft remodel. A minimum of 70 square feet of floor area is necessary. In an emergency, these size standards guarantee that places are consistent and easy to access and escape. If your present attic does not have adequate headroom, adding dormers is one solution. The addition of dormers involves a modification in the roof line, which raises the cost.
You do not need permission from your neighbor for your loft conversion, but you may require a Party Wall Agreement if you are converting a loft in a terraced or semi-detached house. The party wall is frequently affected by the construction because steelwork (loft conversion steels) must be built, or the wall may need to be elevated to make a dormer. If your neighbor's party wall is compromised, you must tell them in line with the Party Wall Act, which requires two months' notice.
The cost of a Beckenham loft conversion varies based on its size and complexity. A simple conversion will typically cost roughly £40,000, however, the actual amount may vary depending on the conversion you select (for example, adding features such as skylights or en-suite bathrooms). It is advisable to consult with a professional to obtain an exact price for your loft conversion. Loft Conversions Company can give a free estimate and go through all of your alternatives with you.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Beckenham is between £40,000 to £90,000. (in 2022) The most common type of Loft Conversion is the dormer as it adds the most space and best light to your property. A loft conversion will not only give you extra space but also enhance your living space on your property. A loft conversion price depends on many factors such as type of the conversion, type of the roof you have, type of the lighting you want in the loft, the type of windows required, the size of the project, fixtures and fittings, nature of the exterior, client's personal requirements and the site's location. If you want to know the exact cost of your Loft Conversion in Beckenham, you will need to book a site survey or send us your drawings and our loft specialist will review them and get back to you with a quotation.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Beckenham home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions.