Chadwell St Mary is in the English county of Essex, one mile north of Tilbury, seven miles southwest of the large town of Basildon, and 22 miles east of London. Chadwell St Mary is located two miles north of the Kent border. Thurrock is the unitary authority for Chadwell St Mary. It is located in the RM16 postal district. Grays is the post town for Chadwell St Mary.
A loft conversion is a terrific method to add more room to your home without expanding and taking up valuable outside space.
Many loft conversions include a huge master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, but you could also include a home office or even a home cinema!
The first step in planning a loft conversion is determining if your roof space is appropriate for conversion.
Check to see if any of your neighbors have converted their loft space if you live on a neighborhood with comparable houses to yours.
The sort of roof you have will have the greatest influence on your property's viability for a loft conversion. You may have rafters or trusses depending on when your home was built. Rafters run along the border of the roof area, leaving the majority of the space in the centre hollow - indicating a potential conversion space. Trusses, on the other hand, are positioned in a cross-section through the loft area, making conversion difficult, but not necessarily impossible.
If you have a truss roof, you may require extra structural support to replace the trusses that will be removed, which can result in much higher expenditures.
Loft conversions should have at least 2.2 metres of head clearance. Run a tape measure from the floor to the highest point in your loft to determine its height. Your loft should be eligible for conversion if it is 2.2 metres long. Some older homes built in the early 1900s had smaller roof heights, however, most UK homes built after 1930 should have sufficient loft space head clearance.
Building an extra stairway up to the roof area is one of the most difficult aspects of a loft conversion. Because lofts are generally narrow, installing a narrower staircase is required, which can make it difficult to carry bulky goods up into your newly converted room.
Depending on when your home was built, your loft area may contain substantial impediments such as a water tank or chimney stack that must be addressed prior to conversion.
The removal of a water tank will need extensive plumbing work, and if your home has a chimney stack, removing it will be either highly expensive or impossible if your property is connected to a neighbor's.
Although chimneys might intrude on your loft space, they can also become a stunning feature, so you don't have to abandon your loft conversion if you have one.
While loft conversions can be disruptive, they are less so than side or back expansions. Because converted loft areas aren't currently being utilized as dwelling quarters, work may often continue while you use the lower levels as you normally would.
However, if your loft area lacks sufficient head clearance and you're lowering the floors below to make the necessary room, the disruption would be significantly worse.
Most loft conversions are under authorized development rights, which means they do not require planning approval.
However, there are several limitations to permissible growth, such as:
The materials utilized for the conversion must look comparable to the existing property.
Only a volume of no more than 40 cubic meters (terraced residences) or 50 cubic metres (townhouses) can be added to the roof space (semi or detached homes)
The roof's present height must not be exceeded.
The roof part that faces a roadway cannot be extended beyond the existing slope.
Obscured glazing is required for side-facing windows.
The total cost of your loft conversion will be determined by the style of conversion you select, the finish you prefer, and the difficulty of the job. Roof light conversions are often the least expensive choice, costing between £15,000 and £20,000. Dormer conversions are more expensive, costing between £30,000 and £60,000 on average, whereas hip-to-gable conversions may cost between £40,000 and £65,000. Mansard conversions are the most expensive, with prices ranging from £70,000 to £70,000 depending on the size of the roof.
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Chadwell St Mary Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Chadwell St Mary, 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 step by step process for Loft Conversion in Chadwell St Mary
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.
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.
Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.