Loft Conversion in Hertfordshire

A loft conversion is the most appropriate way to add on some new space to your property. If you are determined to add value to your property then Loft conversion London are the experts to consult in this domain. Loft conversion London is the best choice to creatively redesign your living space. A loft conversion is a great way to add the same living space to your home. You can use it to have an extra guest bedroom or maybe a space for your extended family. You can use the loft to make a gaming room for your kids, if you want to escape to some serene and quiet then you can make a library and much more.

Many people tend to think that Loft conversion is a very costly and hefty task to undertake, but that is simply not the case. Extending your living space does not have to mean that you have to spend a lot of money on costly extension projects, a loft conversion will save you a lot of effort by providing you with an extra amount of living space and at the same time allowing you to keep your external space free.

Adding an extension becomes very necessary sometimes. A loft conversion will allow you to add extra storage space as well which will give you a lot more free space at home. By having a loft conversion service you will be able to create the living space you always wanted. Loft conversion London will offer a full redesign and planning service at your doorstep. The experts will allow you to create the house of your dreams. They will meet your expectations and beyond. The result will be the conversion of a very ordinary loft to an excellent living space that will convert your current room into a luxury room you always dreamed of.

A professional loft conversion service provider will work in partnership with their client to explore their thoughts and ideas, understand their expectations and decide on the budget amount. They will make sure that the loft conversion you get is exactly what you want which is equipped with modern living space requirements.

Loft conversion London also carries out its work in Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with the best customer service and a fully experienced team of qualified professionals. The workmanship has had decades of experience and guarantees to carry out immaculate work.

What are the steps taken to convert a loft?

Certain basic procedures are carried out when converting any type of loft space. These procedures create the base of Loft conversion work:

  • When converting a loft, scaffolding is needed. The team first decides where scaffolding needs to be erected then carries out the task.
  • It is essential to create a strong floor. This is done by creating access via the roof and then installing steel beams.
  • In some cases, a building inspection is needed to approve the changes. If needed, the procedure for making changes and its approval is carried out by a building inspector.
  • For the second inspection to take place a dormer/mansard or a hip to gable frame is made.
  • According to the building regulations, the fit insulation and partition task is carried out.
  • The next step is to fit any windows or doors that need to be installed.
  • An opening for the staircase is created on the floor to meet the new requirements.
  • Then the electrical work is carried out. The fittings for the switches, sockets, electrical wiring etc is carried out.
  • After that, the plumbing work takes place by fitting any radiators and any bathroom facilities that the client requires in the loft area.
  • Plastering the loft makes it look new. This is also carried out for the first floor or any stairway area that needs to be addressed.
  • Based on client choice, the flooring and skirting gets fixed
  • After all the above is done, a final inspection is carried out for the building and safety precautions like fire regulation.

Using a loft for creative purposes will make the additional cost worth it. It can be used as a playroom, cinema hall for home, or bathroom as well. There are many design options available for a loft to be converted into a living space.

Many properties in the UK can go for a loft conversion. Often the changes that are required do not need any additional planning permission or otherwise as the working space is classified as “permitted for development”. Therefore, this is the best option to expand your home and the architect will ensure that space is being efficiently utilised and perfectly designed.

What are the unique benefits that a loft conversion can provide?

If you need additional living space, most of the families have to move houses. This can cost a lot of money. Moving houses within London can cost up to £100,000 which will include further costs like estate agent fees and stamp duty, and don't forget the adjusting team necessary for the whole process.

All this can be avoided and your money can be saved by extending your home with a Loft conversion. This is a better one-time financial investment and is a more viable approach. A usable loft will not only give you more living space but will also add around 20% more value to your house property.

The extra space that a loft provides can be used by you teenagers to have their own space, install a small workspace or make extra cash by renting out as an Airbnb.

In addition to all the lifestyle and financial benefits that a loft can provide you with, it is also very environmentally friendly. A usable loft helps create a better thermal environment for your homes; it makes the internal temperature more comfortable which drastically increases thermal efficiency.

The comfortable internal temperature of your house also reduces the carbon footprint.

A loft conversion will also help your building adhere to the new building regulation rules which many existing properties do not follow properly.

Is permission needed to carry out a loft conversion project?

The permitted guidelines will have to be followed, but other than that usually no permission is required for a loft conversion. Most homeowners can convert the loft into the desired living space as it comes under “permitted resident area”. 

There are certain exceptions to this rule when someone is dealing with listed buildings and properties in that designated area.

Does loft conversion add any value? What is the value that will be added to my property?

A full conversion of your loft will add at least 20% value to your property. For example, if you are converting your loft into a large master bedroom then that will add up to 15% value to your home, whereas if you are using that space along with an ensuite bathroom and bedroom combination then it will give you 5% more value i.e 20% additional value on the same property from a one-time investment.

What is the approximate cost for a loft conversion in Hertfordshire?

A normal loft conversion costs around £35,000 to a maximum of £70,000 on average which includes the VAT as well as fees payments. This cost can vary depending on the size of the loft and the complexity of the loft conversion.

What is the time frame for building the loft space you need?

A loft conversion is a very different task to undertake when compared to normal building projects. Therefore, it is hard to give the whole process a set time frame. How long the completion of loft conversion will take depends on what kind of loft you have, the material used in the loft, type of staircase and plumbing, the number of rooms needed, windows that need to be added and a bunch of other factors.

Since there are so many multiple variables for converting a loft, there are only some predictions that can be made on its timely completion.

Most loft conversions will take around 8-10 weeks to complete.

  • The first few weeks: All the building work that takes place at the beginning of the first week is inside the loft and outside your home. The scaffolding is inserted and an opening in the roof is made to gain complete access to space
  • Then when all the material is able, amendments will be made to the roof and more structure will be added to give it more strength if needed.
  • The next few weeks will be all about installing the floor joists in the given loft space and starting the building of the dormers. The external roof work will get completed within this timeframe and the electrical, as well as the plumbing work, will begin.
  • Then installation of roof windows, insulation and ventilation work along with internal stud walls is carried out.
  • Around week 6-7, the plaster and the plasterboard work will be added to the loft room walls. The new staircase will be added to the room after breaking a space opening. The staircase area will then be plastered as well. At the end of this week, the builder will start with specific decorations of your loft.
  • After 8-10 weeks, your loft will be completed.

Building a loft conversion project for your home

A successful loft conversion project is an asset for any house. This task should be undertaken only by a specialist team like the ones at Loft conversion London. Any loft will add value and provide extra space. However, a poorly constructed loft will have the opposite effect on your space and in some cases even hamper the safety and compromise on the structural strength of your house so make sure you consult a specialist.

There are a lot of elements and variables that go into planning a loft conversion. It is advisable to do your research before undertaking this major project and talk to an architect. To make sure everything is done correctly hire a team of experts and have your quality loft in no time!


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