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 Upton'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 Upton.
In general, a basic loft conversion will consist of a stairway to access the loft conversion and a single bedroom with one or two Velux windows; that's pretty much it. But there's more to a loft conversion than putting down some flooring and plasterboarding the walls:) Unless it is in a conservation district or a listed structure, a basic loft conversion with only Velux windows will not require Planning Permission. A basic loft conversion must still adhere to current building requirements and will necessitate a Building Warrant, the major areas being:
It is critical that in the case of a fire, you and your family have a safe evacuation route from your loft. The building standards have adopted a stricter position on this....and rightly so if it may save lives. If the loft conversion is in a bungalow, fire standards are less stringent since it is assumed that you may evacuate the building by a window in the case of a fire at this height; if it is in a two-story house, things get a little more interesting. The amount of fire protection necessary for a loft conversion in a two-story house is significantly increased since it is quite unlikely that you would survive leaving by a window at this height, it's just not possible. The stair enclosure must provide 30 minutes of fire protection, all doors must be fire rated with intumescent seals, and the existing upper story ceilings must either have an extra layer of plasterboard or be covered with an authorized intumescent paint.
Because most Loft or Attic rooms are not intended to be "Habitable areas," they will necessarily need some structural adjustments. Most contemporary roof trusses are only intended to hold the roof up! Some roof trusses (often in bungalows) have been constructed as attic trusses; they have been engineered with a future loft conversion in mind and will require minimal if any, structural adjustments. With varied degrees of structural alteration, most lofts can be transformed. If you have a very restricted budget and your Loft requires extensive structural improvements, the structural work is likely to consume the majority of your cash. A staircase and Velux windows will also be necessary, as well as structural work.
The degree of insulation required for a loft conversion (to fulfill minimal requirements) is the same whether the loft conversion is simple or high-end. In comparison to a property built after 1983, the insulation levels required for the loft conversion will be higher if the building was built before 1983. (but not by much). Typical sloped roof construction will be as follows:
• Kingspan 100mm insulation between the rafters
• Over the rafters, a 25mm Kingspan is used.
• Service gap of 30mm
• Finish: 12.5mm plasterboard
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Upton 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 Upton, 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 Upton 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.