Average Price Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Colchester
Thinking of converting your loft? Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is a straightforward way of extending your home.
Converting Your Colchester, Essex Loft
If you want design fees for your loft conversion included within your loft company's quote as well as construction costs, this is easy with Loft Conversions Colchester.
A loft conversion can increase the value of your property by as much as 15%. Adding a loft conversion that includes a bathroom and a double bedroom would typically add around 20% to the value of a three-bed, one-bathroom property. Converting your loft with Loft Conversions Colchester is often one of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost the square footage of your home.
You Need Planning Permission In Colchester
If you plan on extending beyond the limits and conditions of your property or if it is listed or located in a conservation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. 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. Because most loft conversions are generally allowed under permitted development rights, there's no need to go through the lengthy process of obtaining planning permission.
Once you have chosen a builder or loft conversion company like Loft Conversions Colchester, make sure you get your quote and, most importantly, what is included, in writing, so you won't get a nasty surprise. To maximise energy efficiency for your loft conversion, the roof space should be made as airtight as possible, and to counter this it is essential to introduce controlled ventilation to prevent the risk of condensation and maintain good air quality. For more insight into what to expect from a loft conversion, and what pitfalls to avoid, call us today on 01206 912 463.
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Different Types Of Loft Conversions Colchester Loft Conversions
There are two different types of loft conversions - ones that require no change to the loft structure, and ones that do. The mansard type of roof will offer maximum conversion space because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area.