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 Redbourn'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 Redbourn.
People prefer to expand their present house rather than move up the property ladder, or they wish to raise the value of their property. A loft conversion is an excellent method to add a bedroom to your home without expanding the size or sacrificing yard space. In general, depending on size and complexity, a loft conversion in the southeast and London would cost between £35 and £40,000. The simple step is deciding on a budget. Many people find it difficult to plan a loft conversion. We get a lot of queries about planning and building rules, party wall agreements, and other topics. This section answers the most frequently asked questions concerning loft conversion guidelines and restrictions.
Many loft conversions are permitted under the 'Permitted Development' laws, which limit the extent of additional space that may be erected without requiring planning approval. You can also have a dormer loft conversion to add height to your conversion as long as it does not sit higher than the highest point of your existing roof or extends forward of the roof plane at the front of the property. Consent may be necessary if these are visible from the highway. Planning approval is normally required for a mansard loft conversion, which is often erected at the rear of your property and has a horizontal roof and virtually vertical back wall. Always double-check the necessity for planning permission with your local planning authority. If you reside in a conservation area, or a listed building, have existing expansions to your home, or if your location has unique requirements, you may need to apply for planning permission.
You do not need permission from your neighbor for your loft conversion, however, if you are converting a loft in a terraced or semi-detached house, you may require a Party Wall Agreement. The construction usually affects the party wall because steelwork (loft conversion steel) must be built, or the wall may need to be elevated to make a dormer. If the party wall is harmed, you must tell your neighbor in accordance with the Party Wall, etc Act, which requires two months' notice. Your neighbor cannot use the Party Wall Act to prohibit you from conducting your work, but it is critical that the proper notifications be given and procedures are followed, otherwise, your work will be delayed until the proper agreements are in place. These delays might be lengthy and expensive. If your neighbor agrees to the work, you must obtain written confirmation. More information about party wall agreements and loft conversions.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Redbourn 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 Redbourn, 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 Redbourn home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.