Manningtree, in the Tendring District, is one of England's smallest towns, lying near the river Stour. The town's name is supposed to be derived from 'Many trees,' and it is located near the Dedham Area of Natural Beauty and Constable Country. The town, which built upon the wool trade from the 15th to the 18th centuries, is also well-known for its ties to Matthew Hopkins, The (self-appointed) Witchfinder General.
There are several Georgian structures in the town, as well as the oldest Methodist church in Essex and The Manningtree Museum and Local History Group. There are also Mistley Place Park Tearooms, which are named after the nearby landmark, Mistley Towers, which are the ruins of an 18th-century mansion.
Bespoke loft conversions in Manningtree
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Manningtree and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Manningtree which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Manningtree allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Manningtree Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Manningtree, 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.
Our latest Loft Conversions in Manningtree
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Manningtree to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Manningtree
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.
Velux: This option entails adding Velux windows on the roof and is the least expensive. cost on average £27,000
Dormer: This is the most popular, which consists of a modest, flat-roofed addition with a window. Cost on average: £45,000
Hip to gable: This pricey alternative entails reshaping your roof structure to provide more room. Cost on average £55,000
Mansard - the most involved alternative, a Mansard addition entails completely altering the current roof's form. You end up with a roof that is virtually flat and outside walls that are vertical. Cost on average: £57,500.
A bungalow loft conversion costs a little bit more because it often has more square footage than a standard home. Cost on average: £75,000
A well-insulated conversion may save money by lowering energy costs in addition to adding a room to the property. A better-insulated loft space could raise the property's EPC rating, which might increase the value of a home.
How to insulate a loft and what kind of insulation to use are important considerations when planning and executing a loft conversion since they can significantly affect the amount of usable living space after the conversion is complete. It is necessary to adhere to the proper Building Regulations / Standards for the location of the building while renovating an attic or loft,
You must serve notice on all legal owners of any building directly impacted by your proposed build two months before any work begins. If you have an architect, they will be able to notify you when and if this is required. Under the Party Wall, and so forth. Neighbors have 14 days to respond under the Act of 1996.
If they offer written approval at this period, you won't require a party wall surveyor and can proceed with the job. If they do not respond or disagree, you will need to commission a party wall agreement.
Surveyors and other businesses often charge between £65 and £100 to arrange for a notice to be filed on your behalf. Alternatively, you may create your own by following the examples in the Party Wall guide.
The deal, sometimes known as a "award," will include three areas:
The building party's approach to carrying out the suggested works.
A "schedule of condition" is essentially a record of the status of the neighbouring properties before to the commencement of building, so that in the case of a dispute over areas impacted by the development, this document, replete with pictures, gives unambiguous proof.
What the project wants to build, as evidenced by architectural designs.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' template will be used for the majority of papers (RICS). The agreement will include complete information about both households and the surveyors engaged. There is a third surveyor stated on the agreement, and this is not an error. If there are two surveyors involved in a party wall agreement, a third one is brought in to resolve any disagreements that may emerge. You'll almost certainly never have to interact with this quiet surveyor.
Other matters covered by your agreement...
Working times. Residential work is only permitted on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Surveyors will need access to the property.
A completion deadline and a time restriction.
Adjoining owner's surveyor's fee - yes, you must reimburse their fees if you are the project's finisher.
The single building provides loss protection for the neighbouring owner.
Once the agreement has been seen and signed, both parties will have 14 days to file an appeal if any party feels the agreement was written incorrectly.
If you do not get approval after filing a party wall notice, you must hire at least one party wall surveyor to supervise the ensuing agreement.
Following the expiration of your served notice, you must submit a letter requesting that your neighbor employ a party wall surveyor within 10 days. Both sides might agree to utilize the same surveyor throughout this time. If this does not occur within the indicated 10-day time (either because the other party refuses or does not react), you will be required to hire two party wall surveyors. If your neighbor does not react in time, you will either choose their own or do it on their behalf.
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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.