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 Heston'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 Heston.
So why not? The loft concept appeals to all of us. Simply mentioning the word conjures up images of dusty toys, old books, and cobwebs. Not to mention the outdated yellow insulation! But let's be honest. What is the point of having a loft after the kids have grown up? Do you really want to keep everything up there? We all want a little more space, and a loft conversion is an ideal solution. Building an extension is much more expensive than converting the loft into an office, a spare room, or a guest bedroom. And also, converting your loft in Heston makes full use of unused space and raises the value of your home.
As long as they do not violate planning or conservation guidelines, nearly all lofts or attics can be converted. If you measure from the top of the existing ceiling joists to the top of the ridge board at the apex of the roof and get a minimum of 2.2 meters, the loft can be converted. Even if the height regulation in loft conversions has been relaxed, it is unlikely that there will be enough usable headroom clearance if the measurement is less than 2.2 meters.
You might be surprised to learn that building codes also govern the size and shape of spaces. It isn't much you can do to change the available attic space, which is often the deal-breaker for a loft renovation. Floor space of at least 70 square feet is required. These size regulations ensure that spaces are consistent and easy to enter and exit in an emergency. If you don't have enough headroom in your existing attic, adding dormers is one option. Adding dormers necessitates a change in the roof line, which increases the cost of the project.
You do not need permission from your neighbor for your loft conversion, but if you are converting a loft in a terraced or semi-detached property, you may need a Party Wall Agreement. The party wall is usually affected by the work because steelwork (loft conversion steels) must be installed, or the wall may need to be raised to form a dormer. If the party wall is affected, you must notify your neighbor in accordance with the Party Wall Act, which requires two months' notice. Your neighbor cannot use the Party Wall Act to prevent you from doing your work, but it is important that the proper notices are served and procedures are followed, or your work will be delayed until the proper agreements are in place. These delays could be lengthy and expensive. If your neighbor agrees to the work, you must obtain written confirmation. More information on party wall agreements and loft conversions.
The cost of a Heston loft conversion can vary depending on the size and complexity of the design. In general, a basic conversion will cost around £45,000 - though the exact amount will vary depending on the conversion you choose (for example, adding features such as skylights or ensuite bathrooms). To get an accurate quote for your loft conversion, it is best to speak with an expert. Loft Conversions Company can provide a free estimate and thoroughly discuss your options. Get in touch with us today.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Heston 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 Heston, 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.