One of the well-to-do towns classified and located in the NW London Borough of Harrow is Pinner. Twelve miles (19 km) from Charing Cross.it is still within the boundaries of the historic county of Middlesex. There is no transportation problem here since the Pinner Underground station is on the Metropolitan line in zone and is connected to all the boroughs.
An interesting feature in Pinner is its annual celebration celebrates of street fair every May. This started since 1336, when it was granted by Royal Charter by Edward III. Pinner is one of few places in the United Kingdom that was given the honor. It has remained popular and a well-anticipated event as revelers will ignore the dismal weather to brave the gloomy rain and line the streets of this annual celebration. Family and friends will enjoy going around stalls laden with food and goodies and varied fair rides for the kids in the village. For 700 years, this event continues and is operated by The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain and enjoyed by hundreds of Britons every year. Last year, I was lucky to join the feast and it was really an event to remember.
Pinner was built in circa 1930s with spacious homes built in the Art Deco style. The best of these buildings’ edifice is found at the Elm Park Court at the intersection of West End Lane and Elm Park Road that could only be described as megnifico. Whichever district you live in Pinner, the people live comfortably in their homes with no problems of space. Our company had long introduced to the townspeople the benefits of conversion years, so like other boroughs, Pinner loves loft conversion. We are proud to provide homes with loft conversion to utilize their unused space and are able to provide them with superior service and premier workmanship.
Homeowners are aware that everything and place in their homes must be useful and they have listened to our advice and made big decision to add more spaces to their homes. They have created their home office, gym or play area that they have been planning for years. By loft conversion, they transformed your unused and grubby loft into a unique and innovative area, tailor-made for family’s use.
One of the challenges we often encountered with loft conversion is its alternative of house extension. There are really two options available if you’re looking to expand living space without moving from home. Will you choose loft conversion or house extension? We have participated in long and interesting debates about this issue and here are some arguements for each.
1. Loft conversion
We choose loft conversions, for home owners are given ample opportunity to extend upwards instead of outwards. No need to worry about lack of space as there is always the option of increasing the headroom by raising the roof.
Loft conversions does not make the room appear dark for they offer a surprising amount of light with the introduction of skylights or dormer windows, giving more natural light and providing a beautiful view.
Unlike extensions, majority of conversions do not require planning permit. But you can inquire from our staff the conditions loft conversions must meet. You will, however, have to follow all Building Regulations standards.
Loft conversion can be a way to save from heating bills, as loft conversions follows insulating your home using the current building codes and practices – leaving you cozy and warm but not cramped.
With loft conversion, you can have a new spare bedroom while opportunities are endless – how about a fancy office at home? or a larger bathroom, an entertainment area or a place for the kids to hang out?
Check your home if there is any place to convert? There may be more space than you think. In fact, you might even have a potential living space of about 30%.
Loft conversions have been shown to offer the biggest increase to property valuations over other forms of extensions and improvements, and based on Nationwide estimate, your gain is up to 20%.
We all acknowledged that building works in your own home can be disruptive, messy, and noisy affairs. Loft conversions, on the average is quicker to complete than extensions so you have more time to enjoy your new space, and less time watching the work of your builders.
2. Home extensions
It wonderful to have a sunroom to sit in and appreciate the garden, a downstairs bathroom or a kitchen large enough for cooking with friends. An extension is just the right answer, particularly if you require a ground floor living space.
Loft conversions also require a permanent staircase as their access point, adding the problem of adequate space in hallways and landing below. An extension bypass this issue by allowing access points through doorways and structural openings.
You might have no problem about permits as a good architect or engineer will often help to guide you through the process without too much hassle – and many builders can also give you a few helpful tips.
Two-storey extensions are often cheaper for less work is involved in creating a second level than the ground floor, and together they can offer virtually unlimited potential. Why not add a bedroom on top? Your budget might be inadequate with unlimited potential of building more.
A space on ground floor level is needed for an elderly resident, young child or someone with a physical disability making a single-storey extension the way to go. With the extension, your access is allowed from point of convenience you agreed upon.
In your extension process, you can utilize only materials that are eco-friendly by using plasterboard insulated to the walls or conventional cavity walls replacement constructed with foam rigid type of insulation and a tiny gap of air.
1. You create the extra space needed.
You realized that an extra space at home is needed and have started considering buying a new house for its solution. However, you overlook the existence of your vacant loft and you can see its potential use. Yes, loft conversion is a good option to create an extra space you will be able to use practically in terms of your need. This additional space also solves the problem of storage faced by the different rooms of your home.
2. An increased value of your property
Believe that the value of your property will be raised by a loft extension and its increased is not 5% to 10% but even more since house value increases as much as 20% after loft conversions. Remember that real-estate property never decrease but they are always increasing from year to year.
See the infographic below which showcases the value Loft Conversion adds to your house. Source Comparemymove
3. More storage areas
Like I have always maintained that extra space is very valuable as they can be used by many households for storing the items coming from different corners of your house. When the not-so-important items have found a place on the loft space, your house becomes clean and provide an easy to walk around and relax area as the unused furniture are properly stored eliminating any block along the way.
I always recommend these four common styles 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 styles are:
1.Dormer loft conversion – A vertical wall placed at the sloping roof’s bottom is used in this. Type of loft conversion. A flat roof is made to meet the vertical wall to provide more space in the loft’s extension. As one of the most popular type, Flat Dormer is also one of the most cost effective. A large amount of internal space is provided in comparison with most of the other style. There is no planning permission needed.
2. Hip to gable loft conversion – This type expands a relatively small space into the hipped roof so that changes are made. The flat gable makes the sloping or ‘hipped’ side of a roof. It is best to inquire about planning permission. You can use any extra space as home office office, game room or for any other purpose. This type is ideal for detached, semi-detached, chalet and bungalow properties.
3. Mansard loft conversion – Usually constructed at the rear, Mansard is usually constructed at the back part of your property, its flat roof and a back-wall slope inwards at 72 degrees. This is the more expensive loft type since it involves major changes to the structure of the property and requires well as more construction work. These are like the terraced housings particularly common in city areas. Windows used the dormer type. Inquire about planning permission.
Velux loft conversion can be finished within 6 to 8 weeks if the amount of the required construction is simple and not complicated. However, Velux loft conversions seems to be the easiest to build and the project can be completed within 4 weeks.
Velux is the name of a window manufacturer and the most commonly used windows in loft conversions. This also refers to a type of roof light loft conversion. that is easy to install as only one of the existing rafters needed to be trimmed out for every window. Rather than done vertically, the roof structure existing stays intact and the windows then slot in at an angle to the roof. The costs are lower for the build time is this style is shorter, but its alterations are very minimal. A Velux loft conversion works better when a large amount headroom is available or if gaining planning permission may prove problematic.
We are satisfied to see that most families enjoy the advantage of loft conversion and that this is the best option to get rid of life stresses when it comes to space problems. Meanwhile the passion of our company is to open up the value in your home that you have overlooked. We are here to help you every step of the way when deciding the type loft conversion that best suits you.
You can view our projects in Pinner that some of our clients may even be willing to show you their previous loft conversions to greatly influenced may you to finally start loft conversion for a much-needed space your family deserves.
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Today, the prices of houses are ever increasing and the huge expenses of expanding for extra space, people are realizing that their loft, the biggest empty space in their house, can be used productively. Instead of merely being a makeshift storage area, their loft can easily be converted into a versatile living space, and can significantly increase the value of their home. Our company continuously practices its goal to develop its exceptionally motivated and compenent team through which our company is able to provide the best client focused services. We can provide numerous references of previously top grade work in Hatchend, Stanmore and Pinner. Good quality service can be provided by Loft Conversion London from the very start of the contact with their many potential clients all the way through to the outstanding finish. The team of Loft Conversion London is highly skilled in converting lofts and attics operating in the Hatchend, Stanmore and Pinner areas.
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Once you have decided on what type of Loft Conversion you want to go for, we will advise our customers about all the legal requirements that you need to adhere to for a loft conversion. Planning is of utmost importance so that there is no delays and minimal disruption which is of high importance to us.
The house planning laws were relaxed in 2008 by the Govt authorities, most homes now have separate permitted development rights for the roof. However its best to browse your local council's website in Pinner for more information about loft conversions planning. If you want us to take care of all the planning, just let us know and we will appoint our architect to visit and help you. If you are not sure about what sort of loft conversion you want and what you want the inside to look like, then why not visit Pinterest's Loft Conversion page which has lots of ideas which we can bring into reality for you. If you are looking for a loft conversion in Pinner or the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team will be happy to help you.
Being the most popular loft conversion specialist around the London area and ranked No1 among Loft conversion company in Google, we are not surprised why you choose us. Our mission is to walk with you throughout the process, from securing planning permission to the final installation phase. We will fulfill all your design requirements, tailored to you needs.
Since our prices are all fixed, there will be no additional cost. Our quotations are clearly and concisely stated with no hidden costs or small printed letters hardly visible on the lower portion of the contract.
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