Loft Conversion Bishops Stortford 

Bishops Stortford is a historic market town on the county border of Essex and Hertfordshire. Located just off the M11 motorway, the town is 27 miles north of central London, and is a rail journey from Liverpool Street station. In 2019, the town had an estimated population of 40815. The area is home to many museums, art galleries, and theaters. For more information about the city, read about its history.

The city's population is growing. In the 2011 census, the population was approximately 38,000. This number increased slightly to around 40,000 people in 2017. In 2001, Bishops Stortford had a population of 38,202, according to the United Kingdom's Census.

Benefits of Loft Conversion in Bishops Stortford

There are many benefits to doing a loft conversion in Bishops Stortford. Not only will you have extra space, but the new space will also increase the resale value of your home. This means that you can rent out the additional rooms and make more money. Regardless of how you plan to use your new space, it's worth considering a loft conversion. A good way to assess whether a loft conversion is right for your family is to create a checklist of questions to ask yourself.

One of the biggest benefits to a loft conversion in Bishops Stortford is that you won't need to apply for planning permission. However, you do need to follow the building regulations to ensure safety and structural integrity. This is especially important if you're planning to sell the house in the future. A reputable company will know how to do this, and will also be able to offer you free advice and quotes.

A loft conversion can be the ideal way to add extra space to your home in Bishops Stortford. A conversion can be done quickly and easily, and you can live in your new room within a few months. There are many advantages to this type of project, so it's worth taking the time to find the right contractor. It's also possible to find affordable, professional services to complete your project. If you're planning a loft conversion, you'll be able to save money on construction and planning.

The dos and don'ts when planning a loft conversion

Loft conversions are a clever and attractive way to add square footage to your house (without having to move!) and make the most of underutilized space. Compared to basement conversions, the average attic occupies the square footage in your home and is easier to convert into a practical space solution. If you're thinking of expanding your house, a loft conversion is one of the most popular choices. A loft conversion will not only add a room or two to your home, but it will also do it without taking up the substantial garden or outdoor space. However, planning a loft conversion is more complicated and time-consuming than you may assume.

Don't go with the First Quote.

This applies to all construction projects, not only loft additions. Consider all parts of the work and what is included; inquire about its finish, what is included in the build, and the timeframe they anticipate working.

After you've considered these factors and spoken with several contractors, don't just accept the lowest quote; if something seems too good to be true, it usually is, and you could be better off selecting one of the higher quotations, which will likely include more.

Always double-check the rules.

Inquire with your loft extension contractor about any regulations that may apply. Planning permission, party wall agreements, or building laws are examples of these. Often, our Loft Conversion team in Bishop's Stortford will be able to assist you with all of these issues, but it's critical to get everything in order before beginning the construction process.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.

If you're unsure about anything in your build, ask, and ask some more! There is no such thing as a silly question; We would prefer to know that you are happy with our team in your house and their work.

So, if you're unsure about something we've mentioned in the blueprints, or if you need more help visualising what the space will look like once it's finished, don't hesitate to ask.

Do Think Outside the Box.

No two loft conversions are alike, and yours can be as well with a bit of planning. Why not consider a Juliet balcony instead of a usual window ? Why not add modern features to your new room, such as underfloor heating in the bathroom and intelligent lighting? After all, it's your space.

Don't entrust it to a loft conversion company.

Most loft conversion firms won't need this advice because any professional loft extension company will do a great job to the highest standards. It is still critical to participate.

Don't just assume that you've communicated your needs; double-check with them to ensure that everything is running smoothly. Similarly, and as previously stated, if you have any doubts regarding their work, ask some inquiries. It's usually best to point out anything you're not sure about so you can collaborate on a solution.

DO check your building regulations.

Before starting a Loft Conversion in Bishops Stortford, be sure it complies with all applicable building codes.

Installing a permanent staircase is one of them, significantly if you're transforming the space into a bedroom, bathroom, or office. If you don't have enough space, a fixed ladder or spiral staircase may be available. You'll also need sufficient insulation to keep the room warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

Take into account the season.

Although our Loft Conversion construction in Bishops Stortford is technically unaffected by the time of year it is carried out, many homeowners prefer to do so during the warmer months. Whether the time of year the work is done bothers you or not, make sure you talk to our team about your plans to keep your home as watertight and warm as possible while the work is being done.

Just Do it!

Whatever you do, the most important 'DO' we can suggest is: just do it! Once you see and enjoy all of the added space, you won't regret converting your loft. 

More importantly, building materials must meet fire regulations by including fire escape windows or exits, as well as smoke detectors in residence.

A loft conversion is one of the most cost-effective solutions to expand your living space. It's also one of the less complicated sorts of home additions and may finish without disrupting your everyday routine. Loft conversions, as simple as they are to carry out and as inexpensive as possible, require careful planning. 

 

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Bespoke loft conversions in Bishops Stortford

We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Bishops Stortford and around Hertfordshire. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Bishops Stortford which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Bishops Stortford allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.

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Bishops Stortford Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Bishops Stortford, which include, dormer, mansard, hip to gable, L-shaped and velux loft conversions. Our team of builders will transform your house, giving you more living space and thereby increasing the value of your property.

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Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Bishops Stortford

We try to keep the Loft Conversion process as simple as possible from conception to completion, always keeping you informed and involved in every step. Our process includes an initial survey and design followed by architectural drawings and structural calculations. Thereafter, we will quote based on the drawings. Once happy with our quote, our architects apply for planning permission and commence your building work and finally the completion of your new loft conversion. Our team is ready to discuss any aspect of the project in more detail at all times.

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Creating More Space For You

Whether your family is growing, renting out a room in your property, or simply want a new study or office, a loft conversion is an ideal solution to maximise space in your house. This is a cost-effective alternative to moving and will increase the value of your property when you decide to sell in the future. No matter the project size, we will build you a loft that reflects your style and meets your lifestyle’s needs.

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What can we do for your Property in Bishops Stortford?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Bishops Stortford home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email info@loftconversionlondon.com 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.

Victorian and Edwardian Houses

The most common loft conversions are done on these types of houses across London. These houses mostly have high ceilings and large rooms and a conversion works best when the design retains the natural character of the building.

End of Terraced and Semi Detached Houses

If you live in an end of terraced or semi-detached house, your property is ideal for a loft conversion. There are two main types of loft conversion that are suitable for semi-detached and end of terrace homes: hip to gable loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.

1920s and 1930s Houses

Many properties in the UK were build in the 1920s or 1930s (pre-war period). Such houses are great for loft conversions, you can easily add either a dormer loft conversion, a hip to gable loft conversion or a Velux loft conversion. The type we build will depend on the structure of your home and roof we can guide you on the best approach.

Flats, Maisonettes and Conservation Areas

If you happen to live in a conservation area, the local council may not permit you to have a rear dormer, but they might let you have a mansard or a combination of Velux roof windows and small dormers. Loft conversions in flats and Maisonettes are the ultimate way of gaining that precious extra space.

FAQ's about Loft Conversion answered

Do you have a question about Loft Conversions? We're here to help. Contact our team at Loft Conversion London

  • How can I find out if my Loft in Bishops Stortford can be Converted?

    The minimum height required for a Loft Conversion is 2.2m (from the floor to the highest point in your loft). If you do not have the required height, your ceilings can be lowered on your first floor.

  • How long does a Loft Conversion take to Complete?

    This depends on the size and type of Loft, most loft conversions take around 10-12 weeks. We can give you a more accurate estimation when we see your property.

  • How much does a Loft Conversion in Bishops Stortford Cost?

    Loft Conversion cost is determined by the size and type of the project, the features you would like, etc. Our architect will help you achieve the best use of your space within your budget. Most Lofts cost between £25,000 and £60,000.

  • Will I need to move out during the Loft Conversion?

    No - it's safe to carry on living in your house. Our team starts from the scaffolding before the stairs go in. We always try to limit the disruption during the construction process.

  • Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion in Bishops Stortford?

    Loft Conversions usually fall under the permitted development category therefore planning permission is not normally required. There are some exceptions like conservation areas, flats, or listed buildings. Our in-house surveyors can advise further on planning permission. For more info read our Planning Permission blog.

  • What is a party wall agreement and will I need one for a loft conversion?

    A party wall agreement is also known as PWA is required if you own semi-detached or terraced property. In simple words, if you are working within or near your neighbor’s boundary then you will need a party wall agreement in place. Click here for more info.

  • Does a loft conversion add value to my Bishops Stortford home?

    Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.

  • Will my Loft Conversion be subject to Building regulations?

    Yes, all Loft conversions require building regulation approval from the local authority. These regulations are important to ensure the safety measures are in place and they set a protocol of construction and design to follow.

  • Can I use my own plans?

    Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.

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