Average Price Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Hertfordshire
Thinking of converting your loft? Adding a loft conversion is a win-win – provided, that is, you get the renovation right from the start.
Converting Your Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 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 Hertfordshire.
Extensions normally increase the heat load requirement of the house and so the boiler has to be upgraded, but a loft conversion may require little extra capacity as the space will be well insulated and can improve the overall energy efficiency of the house. Adding a loft conversion with a bathroom and a double bedroom typically adds around 20% to the value of a three-bed, one-bathroom property. Converting your loft is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost the square footage of your home in Hertfordshire.
You Need Planning Permission In Hertfordshire
A front aspect roof dormer, increasing the roof height beyond original build height, listed buildings or construction in a conservation area would require 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. If you don't need to alter the roofline of your home and can fit loft conversion works inside the existing roof cover then you should be able to do the work under permitted development (unless you are in a conservation area).
If you are carrying out loft conversion works and are managing the project yourself, you should arrange conversion insurance to cover the new works and the existing structure. 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. Call us today on 01923 372 532 for more insight into what to expect from a loft conversion, and what pitfalls to avoid.
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Different Types Of Loft Conversions Hertfordshire Loft Conversions
Traditional frame type roof structures are usually the most suited for loft conversions, as they allow the space to be opened up relatively easily and inexpensively. A mansard roof will offer optimum conversion space for a loft because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area.