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 Woodside'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 Woodside.
While Planning Permission is widely regarded as the most significant legal impediment to additions and repairs, the Party Wall Act of 1996 is equally important. A property may have one or more party walls. A semi-detached house, for example, will frequently have a party wall with a neighbor on one side and a mid-terrace on two sides. Many flat owners have several party walls. Party walls also refer to barriers constructed between gardens and other areas of a property, but these are not necessarily jointly held and do not always qualify as party walls. The border must lie in the centre of the wall, not to one side, to qualify as a party wall under the Act. If you want to do work on or near a party wall, you must first serve a Party Wall Notice. Before beginning construction, you must obtain the written approval of the neighbouring owners; failing to do so is a civil offense at the very least. If a Party Wall Agreement cannot be obtained, you will need to hire a chartered surveyor to do a comprehensive evaluation. They will next serve a professionally written Party Wall Notice, which will pave the way for a Party Wall Award, which will allow the requested works.
As loft conversions have grown in popularity, the restrictions have gotten increasingly severe. Unfortunately, conversions completed more than ten years ago were not subject to the same rules and are unlikely to satisfy current standards. If your conversion was completed before 2003, it most likely provides very little insulation. The u-value of the roof must be 0.18W/m2 or less, according to regulations. To put it simply, the layer of insulation (either fiber or wool) should be 270mm thick, with a stiff board of 175mm or a spray foam filling of roughly 125mm. If you intend to re-insulate your old loft conversion, you must follow these guidelines.
A cold loft is only good for storing things. This is where you put the Christmas tree and all the decorations, the old furniture you intend to refinish, the extra blankets and sleeping bags with the tent for that camping trip...you get the idea. You don't want to send your visitors to the cold loft since you've run out of beds! A warm loft is ideal for transforming into an office, an extra bedroom, a gym, a playroom for when the kids are too boisterous, or any other reason you can think of to live in there. Because it is a heated space, it will offer the necessary insulation to keep it warm or cold.
The average cost of a Loft Conversion in Woodside 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 Woodside, 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 Woodside 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.