When To Consider Loft Conversions

The housing market isn’t great right now, and many sensible property owners will be turning their attentions to improving on their current property instead of moving to a new one. To help with this process, we’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks and advice to help boost the value of your home and make it feel fresh and new.

Cobwebs: For one reason or the other we do not spot cobwebs in our houses, but have a glimpse at your ceiling and there are chances of finding some. So get them cleared because they will make your home appear uninviting and wearier. They can put off buyers for sure!

The Trick. The basic rule of thumb for loft conversion Chelmsford in london is that the exterior rendition as seen from the street should look, more or less, the same as other loft in your area. So as long as you stick to this, you don’t have to worry about having the local council hot on your heels.

It is not always that you have to make structural changes in the present room. Most often people have to make few minor changes to convert the loft into a room. While making structural changes, make sure that they do not weaken the structure.

Even if you can only fit in a tiny Juliette balcony, do so. Don’t forget, as with all loft extension work to check out your local council’s planning rules before you begin.

The new law that came into power on the 1st of October 2008 also covers Extensions. This means that an Extension or any type of Addition to your home would fall under Permitted Development. Although there are some conditions to follow.

A dormer is an add-on to the roof. They are popular as they add on space and more head room. The back dormer usually runs across most of the back of the house. This can create an incredible amount of living space.

In general lofts can take up to a month to complete however many companies complete sooner. Be sure to request a maximum time frame of completion from your chosen company to fall back on if things take longer than usual. This way, you shouldn’t be charged for extra labour.

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