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Greetings and here you are at my my bio, I am Leandro but everybody normally calls me Grumpy, I am proud to be a loft conversion professional working in Ipswich, United Kingdom. My interests are homebrewing, wood carving and figure skating. I went to school in Airdrie and studied at Queen's University Belfast. I've got a brother Henri and three sisters, I've a pet falcon called Lizzy. I operate a loft conversion enterprise and like to help property owners make the most of dwellings so that they do not need to relocate. Not every homeowner can find the money to move home as of late, with property selling prices soaring and costs spiraling. It isn't only the housing prices that affect this, but additionally the cost of moving home, which has gotten very expensive recently. When it's obvious that your family is outgrowing your home however you can't afford to move there are still some decent options. You could extend your current home to help make extra space but even this can be quite costly and may depend upon whether or not you can get planning permission. Another option is to do a garage conversion, which would be cheaper but relies on you actually having a suitable garage and not needing to use it. Quite possibly the best solution is to put in a loft conversion, which could add lots of value to your house and isn't likely to need any planning permission. Loft conversion has become very popular in the last decade, mainly for all the reasons given previously. Prior to going along this path, you will have to be sure that your property is in fact suitable for a loft conversion. Homes that have got roofs made with trusses are not normally suitable. A lot of homes built before the nineteen seventies have a lot of headroom and are the most suited to loft conversions. You've got to call in a local loft specialist to take a look the scenario with your loft space and make sure it is suitable. The builder will present you with a quote for the project once he has established that your particular loft is suitable for conversion. Get in touch with a number of loft specialists and get a few quotes so you have got an overall notion of the probable cost. When choosing the best tradesman for the task you need to use your instinct rather than just opt for the cheaper quote. Most loft conversions carried out in don't need planning permission, so there is a pretty good chance that yours will not either. To figure out if planning permission is required, talk to your planning office. Though having a conversion is a great option for many homeowners, it is still an expensive project. It is extremely unlikely that a lot of property owners will have that amount of money lying around, therefore it might be that they need to get a second mortgage or take out a loan. As a broad rule of thumb you may expect a loft conversion to cost you roughly as much as a good sized brickwork ground level extension although the probability is that you will gain more additional space with a loft conversion whilst not increasing the footprint of your property. The design and style of your actual house will influence which kind of loft conversion you end up with. Conversions are available in different types such as: velux conversions, roof lift conversions, loft pods, hip-to-gable conversions, roof light loft conversions, mansard loft conversions and dormer loft conversions. The builder or loft conversion specialist can tell you what design is actually most appropriate for your home. Dormers Among the most popular sorts of loft conversion right now is the dormer type, a concept which offers the best value for your money, yet still provides the maximum possible space. The dormer is a well-liked option with property owners because its both functional and appealing while offering everything that could possibly be needed. With this design it's even feasible to include a small balcony, meaning you are creating additional outside space as well. There are different types of dormers such as Velux window dormers, flat roof dormers, hip to gable dormers and shed dormers. Consult a professional to find out which is actually the most suitable for your house. Velux Windows One of the best known brands of roof windows, Velux, have been around for in excess of sixty yrs and you can depend on them to provide a loft window which is both prime quality and efficient. These windows are built to fit flush with the gradient of your roof and thus don't alter the look of the roof structure, they don't usually require permission and they are comparatively cheap to install. Velux windows produce a decent quantity of light and in fact might require blinds fitted in the summertime. If your loft space has got a decent bit of headroom, a Velux windows may be just the ticket for you, especially if you've got limited funds. How Long Will it Take to Complete? The amount of time that it's going to take to complete a standard loft conversion would be determined by four or five factors which include the design of conversion, the degree of forward planning that is done, the availability of materials, the trustworthiness of the building company and the prevailing climatic conditions. As a rough guide it should take approximately four or five weeks to carry out a rear dormer loft conversion on a terraced home and about five to six weeks to do a hip to gable dormer on a semi-detached home. As soon as your loft conversion is complete, there are plenty of uses to which you could put that added space. You can turn it into an additional bedroom, a kid's playroom or a new downstairs bathroom. But certainly there are a number applications to which a decent loft conversion can be put, restricted solely by your inventiveness!
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