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 Stockwell'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 Stockwell.
A bungalow's loft conversion area may be used in a variety of ways. Many homeowners want to add another bedroom in the loft conversion since the space on the highest floor makes sense and an extra bedroom may add a significant amount of value to the house. Loft conversions have lately become popular home office spaces, but they might also be utilized as an additional living area in your house, or for leisure purposes, such as a movie room or games room. Bathrooms may also be added to loft conversions, providing you the choice of using the space as an extra bathroom in your house or even as the primary bathroom, allowing you to make better use of the lower floor area. You might also utilize it as a more comfortable storage space, or perhaps a walk-in closet.
Most loft conversions are under Permitted Development, which means that no planning approval is required if certain requirements are satisfied. If your design does not fall under PD, you must seek for planning authorization. If your bungalow is in a Conservation Area or National Park, you will additionally need to obtain planning clearance. There are several limitations to Permitted Development loft conversions, such as the total volume permitted for dormer windows or hip-to-gable conversions. Other regulations are as follows:
• The height of the roof cannot be increased.
• Dormers or anything protruding from the roof at the front of the house is not permitted.
• Any new side-facing windows should be opaque-glazed, with an opening casement at least 1700mm above the floor.
• There are no elevated platforms or balconies.
A new stair serving the additional room(s) will be required to guarantee acceptable fire safety for the home. When there isn't enough room for a complete standard stair, a "space-saving" stair may be an option. Normally, retractable ladders or steps are not permitted. There are several standards that a stair should meet for general safety reasons.
This is generally constructed by removing part of the existing ceiling joists between the home's current living rooms and the loft space. Replacement support should be supplied since these joists support the existing ceiling and keep the sloped roof from expanding. This would generally take the shape of wooden "trimmers" surrounding the entrance, with at least two timbers connected together (double trimmer) to guarantee the load is passed to the remaining timbers.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Stockwell 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 Stockwell, 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 Stockwell 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.