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Hello there, my name is Jaxon but my buddies call me Chewey, I am a loft conversion consultant working in Bradford, UK. My favorite hobbies are beatboxing, driving and record collecting. I went to school in Gateshead and I studied at Aberystwyth University. I have a brother Joey and two sisters, I've a pet snake called Gilbert. I run a loft conversions business and assist people to make the most of houses so they don't actually have to move. Nowadays house prices are constantly escalating and not every homeowner can afford to move home when they need to. The actual cost moving must be added to the buying price of the new property in addition to all the added extras when figuring out the overall outlay involved. However moving is not the sole option open to you if you find that your family is outgrowing your current home. You might extend your home to help make additional space but even this can be very costly and will depend on your ability to get the necessary planning permission. If you've got a sturdy garage that you aren't currently using, you might think about having a garage conversion. Possibly the perfect option is to have a loft conversion, which may add plenty of value to your house and isn't likely to need any form of planning permission. For many of the reasons mentioned above loft conversion has become quite popular in recent times. You'll have to make sure your house is in fact suitable for a loft conversion prior to you making your final decision. Don't assume all properties are suitable, particularly more modern houses which have got trussed roofs. The perfect properties for doing loft conversions are more mature houses, particularly those built prior to the 1970's. To evaluate the scenario of your particular loft space and be sure it is suitable you'll want to speak to a builder. If things are fine to go forward with the conversion, you could request a quote from the builder. Get some more quotes from other builders, so that you have a decent choice of tradesmen. You shouldn't choose just on cost, use your intuition when deciding on the best tradesman for the task. In general loft conversions in don't need planning permission, so there's a fair chance that your conversion will not either. The local planning office is the place to check if you are going to need planning permission. Though for householders, having their loft converted may be a wise decision, it requires a substantial financial investment. Most people get a loan for projects such as this, or even get a second mortgage. As a rule of thumb you might anticipate that a loft conversion will cost you roughly as much as a fair sized brick built extension and the chances are that you will achieve more room with a conversion with out raising the overall footprint of your property. That kind of conversion you get will likely depend on the design and layout of your particular home. Conversions come in several kinds for example: roof light loft conversions, velux loft conversions, dormer loft conversions, roof lift loft conversions, hip-to-gable conversions, loft pods and mansard loft conversions. Your builder or loft conversion specialist will tell you which one is best suited for your home. Dormer Loft Conversions Possibly the most favored style of conversion these days is the dormer style, a concept which delivers affordability, but still delivers the maximum possible space. This is a favorite option with home-owners as it is both eye-catching and functional and offers every little thing which could possibly be needed. With this form it may even be possible to add in a small balcony to your extra floor, which means that you are even creating additional outside space as well. You'll find there are different kinds of dormer conversions such as Velux dormers, shed dormers, hip to gable dormers and flat roofed dormers. Ask a specialist to learn which will be the best option for your specific home. Velux Windows One of the best known brands of roof windows, Velux, have been around for over 50 years and you can trust in them to supply a loft window that is both good quality and effective. Velux windows are designed to be fitted in line with the gradient of the roof and therefore do not alter the shape of the structure, nor do they ordinarily need planning permission and they are reasonably cheap to fit. They produce an adequate amount of light and in fact may even need to have blinds fitted during the warm months. If your loft has got a good bit of headroom, Velux windows may be the perfect choice for you, especially if you've got limited resources. Just How Long Will it Take to Do? The timescale for completing a standard conversion is determined by three or four things including the design of conversion, the availability of required components, the amount of pre-planning which is done, the climatic conditions and the proficiency of the builders. As an approximate guide a rear dormer conversion done on a terraced dwelling ought to take about four or five weeks, a hip to gable dormer conversion on a semi-detached dwelling should take approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Once your conversion is completed, there are several uses to which you may put that additional area. You can turn it into an extra bedroom, a new downstairs bathroom or a man cave. Nonetheless there's a lot of uses to which a well built conversion can be put, constrained only by your imagination!
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