We spent a wonderful week following up our projects in different London boroughs and am glad to report how home owners love their loft conversions. Being a professional Loft Conversion Company, we travel all over London to hear what our clients want to achieve and how we could help them achieve their conversion goals.
So people planning to create more space in their Edgware home to be used as additional living area, extra bedroom for a growing family, a private or office space, can opt for loft conversion as the perfect solution.
When we undertook our very first loft conversion in Edgware, we came across many cynics who claimed that building an extension was the best way to create additional space; but we always cited six benefits of loft conversion that are unrefutable so here they are:
1. Adds value to your house
Studies made by property experts showed that loft conversions are one of the prime ways to increase in your home investments. In fact, Housing Market Research discovered that the value of your house increased by as much as 20%.
2. No need to pay for the expensive cost of moving.
Say goodbye to the cost moving. no more expensive stamp duty, solicitor fees and property costs that continue to rise. It appears that the cost of moving to a new house gets higher every year.
3. Increases space of your property
With the well-planned space loft conversion, you will have an additional storage space below your stairs while it eliminates the strain of needing more storage to the rooms in your home as well.
4. Enhance lovely view from room
The window of your loft conversion will offer you a great a surprise when you gaze out and see the magnificent view of the sea or the Downs at a distance/ at a distance. You are able to survey your local area from an entirely new perspective.
5. Increase your source for natural light
6. Time and money saver with a loft conversion
No other home improvement provides the most savings for time and money than from loft conversion, the reason why is that much of the structure you need is already in place.
Edgware’s enjoys the best of location being far enough outside of central London but you still enjoy the aura of urbanism with fantastic transport links to the city. For this reason, many London families settle in Edgware. However, as those families are growing and need more space, they might be forced out of the area but thanks to Loft Conversion London, they do not have to endure the prohibitive cost of moving to a new house. This is the reason why Edgware loves Loft Conversion London for assisting them to create extra space allowing their family to grow without the hassle of moving.
At the onset, our company will assign a dedicated project manager to supervise your loft conversion in Edgware. He keeps it on schedule and within your budget. He will also answer any questions you may have so you enjoy a stress-free process without disrupting your family life.
Four common styles are available and once we view your property, we can advise you on the best design to suit your home. This will be determined by a number of different criteria, from available space, to property size and your available budget.
Four main options are:
1. Loft Conversion: Dormer -This type of loft conversion uses a vertical wall placed at the sloping roof’s bottom. To provide more space in the loft’s extension, a flat roof is made to meet the vertical wall. The Flat Dormer is one of the most popular types of loft conversions and also one of the most cost effective. It also provides large amounts of internal space in comparison with most other style. Planning permission is often not needed.
2. Loft Conversion: from hip to gable – Purpose of this type is to expand a relatively tiny space through a hipped roof so that it changes the flat gable making the sloping or ‘hipped’ side of a roof. Planning permission may be needed. Extra space can be used as office or any other purpose. This type is suitable for detached, semi-detached, chalet and bungalow properties.
3. Loft Conversion: Mansard is usually constructed at the back part of your property, its flat roof and a back-wall slope inwards at 72 degrees. This type is more expensive loft since it involves significant change to the structure of the property as well as more construction work. These are particularly common in urban areas and in terraced housing. Windows are typically housed in dormers. Planning permission is often required.
4. Loft conversion: Velux Depending on the scale and amount of construction required, loft conversions can be done between 6-8 weeks. However, Velux loft conversions are the easiest to build and the project done within 4 weeks.
Velux is a window manufacturer and the most commonly used windows in Velux loft conversions. Another way to refer to this build is a type of roof light loft conversion. This design is comparatively easy to install, with only one of the existing rafters needed to be trimmed out per window. The existing roof structure remains intact and the windows then slot in at an angle to the roof, rather than vertically. Not only is the build time shorter on this style, but due to the minimal alterations, the costs are considerably lower. A Velux loft conversion works better where there is plenty of headroom available, or if gaining planning permission may prove problematic.
Our company will follow all your specifications in mind, which will be laid out during the design stage. There are even some optional features that will identify your loft as your very own, You can have an en-suite bathroom with latest apps or a romantic Romeo and Juliet balcony. Once you approve the design, we’ll give you a time frame for the completion of the work. Your project manager, meanwhile, will keep everything running smoothly.
With 10-year warranty, our loft conversion in your Edgware home assures you of the high standard of our craftsmanship. We will provide you documentation and complete certificates needed if you choose to sell your house in the future. Visit our site to see some of our previous projects around Edgware so you will have a clear idea of what you are getting,
Edgware is a great area to live and go shopping in, and also has excellent cultural and religious amenities. It’s on the Northern Line, so easy to get to and from, but being on the edge of London make housing affordable in the area.
As you can see it is important for you to make the right decisions when it comes to deciding why you need a loft conversion and whether the cost for an attic conversion is something that is going to give and add real value to your home.
Below are some top loft conversion tips for you to facilitate your plan
Tip # 1 – Consider the small details
Will the loft ease the morning rush to the bathroom or create a nice, quiet, and orderly environment? Be realistic in the goal you want to achieve and you will find your loft conversion a smooth and very pleasant experience that will be a real value to your home!
Tip #2 – A thorough discussion on of your loft conversion with reputable company
Discuss your own ideas with a company that specializes in loft conversion not with non-professionals for there are lots of structural and planning regulations that have to be complied with when designing a loft conversion and in particular to help keep costs down.
Tip # 3 – Get close with your loft conversion company
You will see some of the works done by some reliable attic conversion companies. So take this opportunity, go, and see some good samples. By doing so will also help you develop a comfortable working relationship with them.
Tip # 4 – A company makes a good survey
Aside from carrying out a thorough structural survey of your property, a good loft conversion company that also conducts a structural survey of your property. A good survey of your loft space will also determine whether your own plans and ideas can be implemented safely and in a way that will get you the results you want.
Tip # 5 – The importance of house insurance
Be sure the works on your home comply with all building and fire regulations or your house insurance will be VOID. So, beware and check everything for safety will always come first.
Tip # 6 – No to cheap cost
Do not be tempted by cheap cost as the oldest trick in the book is for a company to offer you a cheap price for an attic conversion just so that you can get their offer of a cheaper cost.
Tip # 7 = Stick to your budget
A loft conversion company is reliable if they will ask you what your budget is and will not bargain for higher price but will design a scheme that is within your budget. If you follow your budget, a good company can still get you the loft conversion you can afford.
Tip # 8 – Aim for what you can afford
Don’t expect the kind of loft conversion that you cannot afford; it is better to stick to reality, It you can’t afford a Ferrari, you can make do with a Mini !
Tip # 9 – Hire the best loft converter
Our company offers the best service as it considers all the tips mention here plus other benefits. No need to search further. Call us for an appointment and we will be with you all the way.
Please feel free to contact us at any time for further advice
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