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Another one of our specialisms and passions is the construction of loft conversions in the area of Wilmslow.
Our experienced building team has worked for years in and around the area of Wilmslow on a range of different house extensions and we have successfully delivered a number of lofts.
Loft Conversions are good options for a range of different reasons:
They take a loft or attic from a useless space and create a whole new room from it, meaning you can turn your loft into something completely different be it a bedroom with en suite, a study room with yoga space, a home gym, or an area to entertain guests, attic conversions are versatile home improvements that offer a range of opportunities for homeowners.
Financially loft extensions are an excellent investment, this is due to the fact they can increase the value of a home by a considerable margin (around 20% typically), meaning that if you currently reside in a £500,000 home, the increase in value could be in the range of £100,000 (and this value tends to appreciate with the value of the property).
Converting a loft enables individuals to allow in a lot of natural light from the exterior of the property, this can save on electric bills.
The look of loft conversions can be spectacular, in particular lofts in Wilmslow tend to have designs that are stylish and innovative, we can make this possible for your home too.
Loft conversion is not the most complex of home extension, (that is not to say it is not a substantial undertaking) but in comparison to basement conversion it is generally more straightforward and faster to complete.
Generally loft conversions don’t require planning permission, however there are particular circumstances where planning permission may be necessary, below is some information quoted from the planning authority in relation to loft conversions and home extensions (read below):
A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
- A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses*
- A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space for detached and semi-detached houses*
- No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway
- No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof
- Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house
- No verandas, balconies or raised platforms
- Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor
- Roof extensions not to be permitted development in designated areas**
- Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves
- The roof enlargement cannot overhang the outer face of the wall of the original house.
As you can see from the information above, loft conversions are generally classified as “Permitted Development” unless the plans lie outside the bounds of the above guidelines, if you require further guidance on this matter we would be happy to help you with this at any stage.
Bedroom with en suite
This is a popular option for individuals wishing to convert their loft in this area, it also helps to add a significant amount of value to the home:
This is another popular choice for individuals in this area:
Loft based study
Another popular option for the residents of Wilmslow, however the possibilities are endless these are just some of the more popular choices:
Velux loft conversion – This is the most basic type of attic conversion, this involves no structural adaptations to the property in question, but the full internal attic conversion would still be carried out with Velux windows.
Dormer loft conversion – This is generally the most popular type of loft conversion, this involves the inclusion of a “Dormer” that is built into the roof-space in order to maximize the amount of usable space internally.
Hip to gable loft conversion – This is another popular type of attic conversion that involves development of the “gable end” to expand the loft and increase the amount of usable space for the interior.
Mansard Lofts – This is perhaps the least common type of loft that involves extensive adaptation of the attic space in order to maximise to the fullest extent the amount of room in the interior.
If you would like a no obligation quote or further information about a loft conversion project in Wilmslow feel free to contact us using the form above and we will arrange a free survey and appointment to quote for your project.