Loft Conversion Buntingford

Where in Buntingford? 

This town, a civil parish and market town, is located in the county of Hertfordshire and the district of East Hertfordshire. It sits alongside the River Rib and on the ancient Roman road, Ermine Street. There are several things to do in Buntingford and surrounding area. You can find plenty of shops and restaurants in the town.

The town is situated along the Ermine Street, a historic Roman road. As the area grew, it became a staging post for traders and was eventually incorporated into a separate parish. The town also has a Victorian one-cell prison and a quaint high street lined with Georgian and medieval buildings. As of 2011, there were 5,378 people living in Buntingford.

Types of Lofts for Buntingford

The different types of lofts for Buntingford homes can offer a range of benefits. Most homes can gain approximately 20% extra space and some can be completed within eight weeks. A loft conversion allows the addition of 40-50 cubic metres of space, which is typically enough for two double bedrooms and a bathroom. However, there are several considerations you should take when considering which type of loft conversion is right for your home.

Depending on the style of the property, the roof height, any existing structure, and any planning regulations, you will have a number of different options. You can choose from two main types: hip to gable and L-shaped dormers. Depending on the style of your property, these types will increase the square footage of your home while maintaining its original look. If you're considering a loft conversion for a conservation area, it's likely that the only option will be a hip-to-gable conversion.

A hip-to-gable conversion is another popular type of loft in Buntingford. This type of loft conversion will create two distinct living areas. Adding roof light windows to a loft conversion is generally permitted development. Getting a Certificate of Lawfulness is a good idea. This will ensure that your construction project falls under the permitted development rules. There are many professional companies in Buntingford that can offer you free quotes and advice on the various types of lofts for Buntingford.

Common Questions Answered About Loft Conversions

Converting your Loft into usable living space is a very cost-effective way of expanding your house for many homeowners who need more space. In reality, a loft conversion is likely to be a considerably more practical alternative than you previously realized – not to mention a fantastic way to increase the value of your home.

Here are some of the loft conversion FAQ answers for you!

Are there several kinds of loft conversions?

Internal attic remodels, dormer extensions, including hip-to-gable solutions, and projects that necessitate the complete removal and rebuilding of the roof, such as a mansard conversion, are the three primary categories.

Will converting my loft increase the value of my home?

According to recent research by the Nationwide Building Society, a loft conversion can raise the value of your property by up to 20%!

Is it possible to convert my loft because it is too small?

Many homeowners believe that their loft is too tiny for a conversion, but they may be astonished at what can be accomplished with a dormer window and creative design. Of course, the highest point in the room must be at least 7'6" tall. Some houses won't provide much in the way of floor space, but most conversions should be able to accommodate a queen-sized bed.

Is it possible to convert my loft?

Regardless of size, we believe that may convert any loft within reason. To guarantee that your loft conversion is both suitable and cost-effective for you, you must first conduct a thorough inspection. Your needs for the new area will determine the success of any construction project. Hiring an experienced firm for this project allows them to set realistic expectations for you and provide you with the best advice on how to continue.

Is it possible to include a bathroom in my loft conversion?

Absolutely. However, you'll need to consider factors like plumbing and water pressure. Your builder or architect can assist you in deciding where the fixtures and fittings should go.

If you have a tight space, consider having a custom shower screen constructed to your exact specifications and installing a hand-held shower.

Is a loft conversion subject to planning permission?

To convert your loft, you may need to obtain planning clearance. We

It is recommended that you verify with your local authority before beginning the work. Your loft conversion business will be able to confirm if you are unsure or suspect you might need planning approval. However, as a general rule, you should not require planning permission if:

The space you're building on cannot surpass 40 cubic meters for terraced houses, and for semi-detached and detached homes, it can't exceed 50 cubic meters. The allowance considers the extra space generated by your loft and any other improvements made to your home, such as a back extension.

●       The extension at the front of the home does not extend beyond the outermost part of the current roof slope.

●       The addition does not go any higher than the ridge point, the highest point on the roof.

●       The materials used for your loft conversion are comparable to those used throughout the rest of the property.

●       You do not intend to have any raised platforms, balconies, or verandas that extend beyond the roofline.

●       Side-facing windows should be frosted or patterned to prevent people from looking in, and side-facing window apertures should be fixed up to 1.7m or more above the new loft floor.

●       The house is not located on protected land, such as a national park, a scenic region, or a world heritage site.

●       Other than hip-to-gables, the roof expansion is set back as practicable and at least 20cm from the original eaves.

●       The roof enlargement does not extend beyond the original house's outside wall.

Your local authority will decide on your application in around eight weeks if planning approval is necessary. This is the government-mandated aim that all local governments must strive to meet. Larger and more complicated loft conversions, on the other hand, may take a little longer to decide.

Will I have to inform my neighbors that I intend to convert my loft?

The Part Wall Act 1996 requires anyone considering a loft conversion, especially in a semi-detached or terraced house, to notify their immediate neighbors. Find out if you need a party wall agreement before maintaining your loft that will affect a wall you share with a neighbor.

How long will the conversion of my loft take?

A loft conversion typically takes eight to ten weeks to complete. From the time the crane delivers all of your materials to the job site, this varies from loft to loft. Remember to factor in the time to get your designs set up and receive planning permission.

Will the work be supervised during the process?

Our specialists at Loft Conversion London are incredibly competent and experienced, so they don't require much supervision. Our lads are experts at what they're doing! We have a supervisor who will come to your project regularly to ensure that it is being completed to our high standards and to meet with you to answer any issues you may have.

Should I hire an architect to help design my loft conversion and create my plans?

You can hire an architect to design your loft conversion. Loft Conversion London believes you are entitled to the best and most appropriate loft conversion services. We can assist you with the suitable room you desire after a thorough evaluation of the location and space. We will match your desires with your budget to provide you with the best services available. 

If you are looking for Loft Conversion Buntingford specialists, get a one-on-one consultation with Loft Conversion London.

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Bespoke loft conversions in Buntingford

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

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Types Of Lofts

Buntingford Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Buntingford, 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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Our latest Loft Conversions in Buntingford

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Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Buntingford

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 Buntingford?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Buntingford 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 Buntingford 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 Buntingford 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 Buntingford?

    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 Buntingford 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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