Average Price Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Swindon
If you're after some extra space in your home then, depending on your roof structure, a loft conversion could be the project for you. Adding a loft conversion is a win-win – provided, that is, you get the renovation right from the start.
Converting Your Swindon, Wiltshire Loft
One of the biggest loft conversion cost factors is location.
Simple to carry out loft conversions are relatively hassle-free to complete – they can usually be done in a week or two. As well as offering valuable extra living space, loft conversions provide one of the best returns on investment you can get when it comes to extending, with experts suggesting they add the most value to your home in comparison to the cost. While a loft conversion could cost you upwards of £20,000, doing so could add up to £45,000 to the value of your property.
You Need Planning Permission In Swindon
You will need planning permission if you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom) but Loft Conversions Swindon can advise you on this. Unless you live in a protected area, you probably won't need planning permission for your loft conversion if the total area of the additional space doesn't exceed 50 cubic metres and doesn't extend higher than the current highest point of the roof. In most cases, loft conversions tend to be considered permitted development, but your design will need to adhere to a number of specified parameters.
Trusses are typically used with thinner timbers and while the prefabrication method results in a faster installation time, they often require additional support during a loft conversion. If your loft doesn't have enough headroom then the roof will need to be raised or in some cases, the floor below lowered. For more insight into what to expect from a loft conversion, and what pitfalls to avoid, contact the team at Loft Conversions Swindon.
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Different Types Of Loft Conversions Swindon Loft Conversions
There are two different types of loft conversions - ones that require no change to the loft structure, and ones that do. A mansard roof will have maximum conversion space for lofts because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area.