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 Tower Hill'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 Tower Hill.
A party wall is a wall that rests immediately on the land boundary between two (or more) separate owners. Walls that divide terraced or semi-detached houses are good examples, as are walls that form the boundary between two gardens. The Party Wall Act of 1996 applies to dwellings and prohibits construction activity that might jeopardize the structural integrity of any shared wall (party wall) or neighbouring properties. The Party Wall Act can be used to prevent problems between neighbors and to assist in their resolution if they do develop.
A party wall agreement is required if you want to do any building work near or party wall. You must notify your neighbors, give them a Party Wall Notice, and draft a written Party Wall Agreement. Any work on shared (party) walls between semi-detached and terraced residences. Work with shared party structures,' such as floors between units. Work on the garden's perimeter walls. Excavation operations - or underpinning - to or near the party wall (within 3-6m). Loft conversions that need tearing down a party wall. Putting up a moisture-proof course in a party wall. Increasing the thickness or height of party walls. Constructing a second-story addition atop a common wall. Adding a new wall too or away from the party wall.
A party wall agreement is not required for all work to party walls. Minor tasks include drilling into the wall internally to install kitchen cabinets or shelves. Plastering the wall, as well as installing or repairing electrical wiring or sockets, will not need an agreement.
A Party Wall Notice must be sent to your neighbors between two months and a year before the work begins to provide them with notice of the works you intend to carry out on the party wall in the issue. Serving a party wall notice does not need planning clearance, and while you have up to a year to begin construction once the notice is given, it is best to do it as soon as possible to minimize delays. Before delivering formal notice, visit with your neighbors in person to reassure them that you are taking the right steps and measures. This should help you prevent disagreements or misunderstandings and allow you to write out a quick agreement. You may also provide your neighbor with information on the Party Wall Act to assist them to understand the procedure – link them to the Party Wall information section on the Government's website. To legally serve notice, write to your impacted neighbor(s), giving your contact information, complete descriptions of the work you want to do, the date the work will begin, and any access needs over their land (perhaps to get materials or equipment onto site). In the event of contiguous leasehold buildings, you must serve notice on both the building's owners and the tenant(s).
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Tower Hill 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 Tower Hill, 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 Tower Hill 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.