Ingatestone first emerged on the Essex Great Road (now the A12) between the Roman settlements of Londinium (London) and Camulodunum in Saxon times (Colchester). The name means "Ing at the Stone," with the suffix differentiating it from surrounding villages that were also part of Ing's estate.
The primary attraction is Ingatestone Hall, which was erected in the 16th century by Sir William Petre and is still inhabited by the Petre family today. The Hall preserves much of its Tudor aspect thanks to restoration work done between 1915 and 1937, and it is placed in formal gardens surrounded by eleven acres of grounds.
Bespoke loft conversions in Ingatestone
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Ingatestone and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Ingatestone which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Ingatestone allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Ingatestone Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Ingatestone, 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 Ingatestone
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.
Though the final cost of a loft conversion is determined mostly by the size and characteristics of the space, the type of property you live in can also influence how much you pay.
If you want to convert a loft into a two-bedroom terraced house, you may need to take a few extra measures. First, check with your HOA to determine if there are any special restrictions you must follow. Building permits, for example, may need an additional fee.
The cost of a bungalow loft conversion is determined by the position and pitch of the ceiling, as well as the availability of space for a staircase. A bungalow is characterized by high, vaulted ceilings and a tiny footprint. You may need to lower the ceiling or build room for a permanent stairway to make the loft conversion work.
The cost of converting a three-bedroom semi-detached house's loft depends on the arrangement. Your HOA may require clearance if you need to construct a dormer to give an appropriate standing room. You'll also need to factor in the added expense of building a new dormer.
Converting a loft in a Victorian house typically entails dormer construction or other ceiling work. Homes from this era frequently have a high roof pitch of 12-to-12 or higher, as opposed to the normal 4-to-12, so chances are you'll need to lower the ceiling first.
On average, converting a loft into a bedroom cost between £40,000 and £62,000. Although not as expensive as a full addition, it generally needs many of the same services, such as new plumbing and electrical work.
Dormers are often built out of wood. The roof, side walls (cheeks), and front wall that faces the garden are the major components of a dormer. There are two techniques to support the cheeks:
The rafters can be doubled and welded together, and the cheeks built off the rafters.
If the dormer width means that the cheeks are at the roof's margins, the cheeks can be brought down to the floor and supported by the floor joists (which are doubled), a beam, or, in certain situations, the party or exterior walls.
There are two types of roof insulation, and your Building Control inspector will determine which one you need.
The first approach, known as 'cold roof' insulation, is doable by a do-it-yourselfer. It entails filling the area between the rafters with 7cm-thick slab foam insulation, leaving 5cm between the roof felt and the insulation for ventilation. The interior of the rafters are then insulated with 3cm of slab insulation, for a total of 10cm of insulation. The loft conversion's roof will require 30cm of mineral wool insulation or 15cm of slab foam insulation such as Celotex.
The second most common approach is 'warm roof' insulation. This entails installing 10cm of slab foam insulation over the top of the rafters, followed by the tile battens and tiles. This is only a viable option when the roof covering has been removed, like when constructing a dormer. Insulate the dormer walls with 10cm-thick slab foam insulation installed between the studs. Plasterboard is applied on one side of any interior partition walls, followed by a 10cm-thick quilt of insulation, and finally, plasterboard is applied to the opposite side. Insulation, normally 10cm thick, is also installed between floor joists.
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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.