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Eclipse Loft Conversions
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In the world today housing prices are consistently increasing and not everybody can find the money to move house when the need arises. The actual cost moving house needs to be added to the buying price of the new home in addition to all of the extra expenses when determining the total outlay involved. But moving is not the only option open to you when your family is outgrowing your existing home.

A fairly expensive solution is to extend your property to gain that additional living space, but you may not get the necessary planning permission, and your home might not be suitable for this. You could possibly do a garage conversion, if you have a garage and you aren't at present using it to park your car. Quite possibly the best solution is to put in a loft conversion, which may add a lot of value to your home and will likely not need planning permission.

Loft conversion has become extremely popular over the last few years, largely for the reasons given previously. You will have to make sure that your home is in actual fact suitable for a loft conversion prior to making your final decision. Homes that have got roofs made with trusses aren't generally suitable. Most properties put up prior to the 1970's have plenty of head space and tend to be more suitable for loft conversions.

To be certain your specific loft space is suitable, you should get in touch with a conversion specialist to check it out. When your builder gives the nod for a loft conversion you can get him to provide an estimate. Speak to a few builders and obtain a handful of quotations so that you have a broad idea of the probable costs. Try to use your intuition rather than solely thinking about the price tag when deciding on who is best to undertake your loft conversion.

Loft conversions very rarely require the need for planning permission, so it is not likely that your conversion will. Your local authority planning office is where you must go to check if you are going to need planning permission.

Don't suppose that doing a loft conversion is going to be cheap, as it's a pretty expensive thing to do. Many people ask the bank for a loan for projects such as this, or perhaps take out a second mortgage. As a basic guide you might expect that a loft conversion will cost you about the same as a decent sized brick extension although the probability is that you'll gain more extra space with a conversion whilst not expanding your property's overall footprint.

That variety of conversion you can have is likely to be based upon the style and design of your home. The various kinds of loft conversion include the likes of: hip-to-gable conversions, loft pods, mansard loft conversions, velux loft conversions, roof light conversions, roof lift conversions and dormer conversions. To ascertain which is the most economical and appropriate for your house, speak to your builder.

Dormers

Among the most popular forms of conversion currently is the dormer style, a design which offers the best bang for your buck, though still delivers the most possible space. This is a popular option with home-owners since it is both effective and nice-looking and offers almost everything that could possibly be required. With this pattern it could even be possible to add in a small balcony, which means that you're creating supplemental outdoor space too. There are distinct forms of dormer conversions namely shed dormers, flat roofed dormers, Velux window dormers and hip to gable dormers. Speak to a professional to find out which one is actually most suitable for your specific home.

Velux Conversions

Surely one of the most famous names in roof windows, Velux, have been around for around 50 yrs and you can rely on them to provide a loft window which is both effective and top quality. These windows are supposed to fit flush with the angle of the roof and thus do not change the look of the structure, nor do they typically call for planning permission and they're pretty cheap to install. They produce a decent quantity of daylight and actually might require blinds during the summer. If your loft space has a good amount of head space, a Velux windows may be a good choice for your project, especially if you have limited resources.

How Long Does it Take to Do?

The timescale for completing a conversion on your loft depends on four or five things including the level of pre-planning which is done, the availability of required materials, the type of conversion, the reliability of the constructors and the climatic conditions. As a rough guide a rear dormer conversion undertaken on a terraced dwelling should take approximately four or five weeks, a hip to gable dormer conversion on a semi-detached property should really take around five to six weeks.

Once your conversion is completed, there are several uses you are able to put it to. You may turn it into an extra bedroom or two, a new downstairs bathroom or a TV room. But naturally there are a number applications to which a nicely built loft conversion can be put, constrained merely by your imagination!

Tags: Loft Transformations, Loft Conversion, Loft Conversions, Creating More Space

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