Loft Conversion Nottingham – Reliable Builders for All Loft Conversions
Nottingham Builders is a prime loft conversion company in the heart of Nottingham and all surrounding areas. We are committed to providing luxury, high quality loft conversions that make your home feel like it deserves even more living space, or if you want an opportunity for increased property value there's no better place. Get in touch today and start your Nottingham Loft Conversion, built by professionals, and built to last!
Would it be better to move? Is a loft conversion cost effective?
With Nottingham house prices always on the rise, it’s very important to protect your largest asset. So if you have been contemplating the idea of having a loft conversion, then you need to speak to our Nottingham loft specialists. The last thing you want is to spend thousands of pounds on a roof loft conversion that doesn't add any value to your property, or falls short on providing new living space that you were hoping for. Or the worst case scenario, or it’s a badly done construction, which could lower the value of your property. This I assure you will not happen with Nottingham builders, as we only produce high quality loft conversion projects, that will only add a considerable amount to the resale value, and the top end price of your property. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of building affordable loft conversions in Nottingham. Let us take care of this once in a lifetime investment. Call us now for a FREE Assessment on how you can gain extra space with a home conversion.
Why should you consider Nottingham Builders loft conversion for your Nottingham home?
We are your local and trusted loft conversion specialists around the Nottingham area. We stand by your side throughout the whole conversion process, from guiding you through the planning permission phase, building regulations, and finally the building and installation phase, and handing you over a professional, quality loft conversion that you and your family can enjoy the benefits for years to come!
Can my loft be converted?
If you have access to your loft, then check the minimum height that you require for a loft conversion, which is 2.2 metres. You can take this measurement by running a tape measure from floor to ceiling at the highest point in your loft space. If you measure 2.2 metres and above, your loft should have sufficient space for a loft conversion in your Nottingham home. If your property is a Victorian house, then your available roof space might be on the low side, as opposed to homes built after 1930. If you are not sure, or are unable to climb into your loft, then please call for an appointment as we are happy to help.
Do you need planning permission to convert a loft into a room?
A Loft conversion or Loft Extension as it’s sometimes referred to can be considered and come under permitted development, which does not require an application for the usual building planning permission, this is allowed if certain limits and conditions that are set out, and are adhered to
How much value does a loft conversion add 2021?
A recent study by the Nationwide Building Society has shown that converting a loft into living space can increase property values up to 20%. When this occurs, homeowners are then free from paying high rent or mortgage on their original property while enjoying all of its benefits. With prices being so expensive in many areas across England and Wales now-a days--the extra boost could really pay off!
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How Long Does A Loft Conversion Take To Complete In Nottingham
How long does it take to convert a loft? The length of time for converting lofts varies depending on the size, complexity and specification. Nottingham builders have converted many different kinds of lofts, but 8 weeks is the average timescale, with an allowance up or down of two weeks either side. By all means, give us a call, as we can see what you are wanting to achieve in your particular loft extension, and work out a timescale to fit your individual timeframe.
Do you need an architect for a loft conversion?
Loft conversions are usually designed by architects who can create something functional and aesthetically pleasing from your existing attic space. However, not everyone needs them if they know what they are doing. A good example of this would be someone who already works in construction management. Such people have experience with overseeing the construction process and they should be able to manage the entire project, from planning permission all the way through to design and build. When it comes to a possible loft conversion, they will take care of everything and you won't need an architect. Nottingham builders have a panel of trusted Architects that we can call upon if needed, so don’t worry, we have you covered!
What's the cheapest loft conversion?
An attic type loft room conversion is less complicated than other types of loft conversions because there is no external building work involved - this means fewer planning permissions and lower costs! However, they tend to be more expensive per Windows square metre due to their limited ceiling height. Generally fitted into existing attics where possible, they're best suited to open plan living spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms (or even a teenager's den!)
What does a simple loft conversion include?
The minimum for a loft conversion would be an insulated ceiling, storage space and light. A small dormer window might also be added to let in natural light.
Where do you put stairs for a loft conversion?
Stairs are needed for a loft conversion. However, where to put them can be a problem.There are several common problems with stairs in lofts, including:
The best way to solve this dilemma is usually by building under-stair storage units, these clever designs offer much more than just additional space. If you wish to create your own design then it is understandably trickier than buying one off the shelf, but still surprisingly simple. We can design all kinds of staircases to suit your home and taste.
What are the different types of loft conversions
There are all sorts of types of Loft Conversions for Nottingham homes, here is run down, and a few basic details of each conversion:
Roofs: Velux, Dormers, Mansards, Hip to Gable… What’s it all about?
Dormer Loft Conversion
A dormer loft conversion is when a new room is added onto the roof of an existing building under its sloping side. The benefits are that you can create extra space and add headroom to your current home.
A dormer loft conversion will greatly increase the value of your property, compared with just keeping it as a separate flat. It gives you more living area than adding an extension because it doesn't need planning permission and, in some cases, avoids stamp duty too.
If you want to add headroom to your current home so that you don't have to bend down or clamber around in low-ceilinged rooms or feel cramped by low beams, then a dormer loft conversion could be for you. It's particularly beneficial if you live in an area with tall houses, because it will give you the extra space to make your home feel spacious. A dormer loft conversion is when a new room is added above the roofline of the house and becomes part of the main living space.
There are three types of dormer loft conversions: traditional , modern, and flat roof types. A traditional dormer is distinguished by its curved sides which are sloping down towards each other at each end. This design also means that two rooms can be created, one which continues into another room or leads directly outside. The jaunty shape gives your property a feeling of being high up and adds interest to your ceiling if you have beams placed strategically across.
Modern dormers have straight lines and a sharp ridge, which means there is only one room and gives the loft conversion a clean and contemporary look. The flat roof dormer is suitable for those who want extra headroom as opposed to floor space. The first thing that needs to be considered when having a dormer loft conversion is how it will affect the rest of your property as structural changes need to be made.
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Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Hip to gable loft conversion is a style of home extension for turning the roof on your house hip-to-gable. This means you are adding one part of the roof at an angle and another part of the roof in a straight line, the 'hip' and 'gable'.
The traditional country home we can see in England has roofs with hips and steep slopes to create more space and make it look like it's two buildings. Gables also have steep slopes, but they typically sit together at right angles (90 degrees). People now want their homes to be modern as well as looking stylish, which is why hip to gable loft conversions are becoming popular. Modern lofts usually only have one slope instead of many different ones.
This way you can convert your loft space into a usable bedroom, living room or any other living space without having to demolish the entire loft. This is perfect for large houses that do not have enough bedrooms if they are only two storeys tall.
There are many different places that people can go to get their hip-to-gable conversion project done, but if you're serious about this style of floor plan then it may be worth speaking directly with one of the panel of architects that we have available. Architects know exactly what works best for each building and they also work very quickly due to their skill at drawing plans up in CAD (computer aided design) programs. By speaking with them early on you'll find out any problems before construction begins and make sure everything is done exactly the way you want it. Call us to discuss, or book a free appointment.
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L Shaped Loft Conversion
L shaped loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular today. This is not really surprising considering the normal shape of modern homes which usually consists of long rectangular rooms connected together with no use for awkward corners or stuffy alcoves. However, it may be slightly more difficult to go ahead with an L-shaped loft conversion compared to traditional straight ones due to its unique design. The L-shape does not contribute much space but the advantage lies in the fact that it can maximise space in your room because there are several ways you can incorporate it. You can choose between having either a lounge or dining room at one end and then turning the other into bedrooms where you can accommodate extra guests when they come over to visit, which can still feel comfortable without compromising on personal space.
Since an L-shape loft conversion can provide you with more useful space, it may be slightly pricier than the traditional ones which is why you need to make sure that your budget allows for it. If there is any disadvantage, it would be creating walls and cupboard space in the room where the two areas meet; this will take longer compared to creating straight walls with alcoves or partitioning them with cupboards or cabinets.
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Mansard Loft Conversion
Mansard loft conversions are very popular because they provide the perfect combination of two living spaces. They also have lots of natural light, making them more pleasant to live in than standard lofts.
An existing loft can be transformed into a space with architectural interest by adding a mansard conversion . It's just one way to give your house an updated look without breaking the bank on expensive renovations.
A mansard loft conversion is different from other types of residential renovation projects because it will affect exterior wall construction as well as interior changes too. So it's important to consider the impact that this type of project has before getting started (a professional architect or contractor should be able to do this for you).
If you aren't already living in a large loft or factory, the exterior of your house will be altered by adding a mansard loft conversion. The changes to an ordinary home's style usually involve levelling off a sloping roof and constructing new walls on all sides. From outside, you'll have a flat roof line instead of a slanted one, so the attic space created from the conversion will actually be visible from street level.
You can choose to keep the additional room enclosed as part of the finished living area or use it as an outdoor rooftop patio that is connected through a skylight or other opening in the ceiling below. In either case, it's important for this type of project that you hire a team with experience adding lofts because there are specific building codes involved with any kind of work that involves the roof.
When you build up on a sloping roof, not only do you need to make sure your new walls are structurally sound, but they also have to be properly insulated and air-sealed so the space has reasonable energy efficiency.
Depending on where you live, there may be even more requirements for specific types of occupancy that apply when building over a roof and require additional planning and permitting. If you're making major changes to your home like this conversion, it's important to contact local authorities before getting started because some areas require homeowners to get approval from their neighbours before issuing a permit for construction.
If you you need to know the cost of mansard conversion in Nottingham, then please give us a call to book a free appointment with one of our loft specialists.
Bungalow Loft Conversions
A bungalow loft conversion is a great way to use an underused space in your home. Whether you're looking to increase the value of your property or make better use of a room, a bungalow loft conversion is certainly going to be on the cards.
Bungalows were originally designed as one-story homes with a low-pitched roof and no basement, but over time this small house has become a very popular design. With modern day heating and insulation techniques, they have been transformed into family homes for people all over the Nottingham area. Here are some positive reasons why you should consider converting a bungalow into at least one extra level of living space.
In general, a bungalow is an easy conversion, as it is built from the ground up with the need for additional development in mind. Many open-plan designs are possible, and this level of flexibility makes a bungalow a very popular choice for any homeowner wanting to add value or improve their lifestyle by adding extra living space indoors.
Large rooms have the potential to be split into smaller areas while still retaining some sense of being one open room due to high ceilings and plenty of natural lighting bringing large spaces together without feeling claustrophobic or closed off. In many cases, there can be several skylights installed, for this very reason it can really open up the interior to make it feel much lighter.
As well as being a great choice for those looking to add living space without having to move house or into an already large property, bungalow lofts can also be created over garages that are used frequently. If you have the garage left empty overnight and park your car elsewhere during the day, then adding an open-plan extension above would not only look great but give you extra storage too. You could have a games room, study or even just use it as additional storage space for bikes or sporting equipment if there is enough room for all of them under one roof.
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Whatever your budget of space constraints, we have completed a wide array of loft conversions in Nottingham and are sure we can achieve the results you are after, even if you have a complicated and difficult project.
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