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Is your loft that poorly lit dark and dusty roof void where you store things that you think you might have a use for again at some point?

Are you looking for extra storage or living space in your home without having to move or extend outwards?

Then a loft conversion could be the perfect solution. Within Gildersome, where space is an issue, especially for a growing family who cannot afford a bigger house, Loft conversions are the most popular home improvement task that families can undertake. Overall it’s less expensive than moving home and it not only allows you to enhance your living area without eating into any of your surrounding property, but it can also increase the value of your home significantly. A Loft Conversion can add as much as 25% + in value to your property, which means you are highly likely to make money from your loft conversion in the long term.

Having a loft conversions or roof extensions in Gildersome can be an easy and cheap way to get extra room into your home. The space is already in your home and is just waiting to be utilised. Turn the dead space in your loft into a new useable space for your home! You can turn it into a master bedroom with an ensuite, an office, a children’s bedroom or playroom, a hobby room, a games room or even convert your loft into a home cinema!

10 Reasons to Have a Loft Conversion

  • Increase Living Space: A loft conversion offers a fantastic opportunity to add more living space to your home, providing you with an extra room to use for a variety of purposes.
  • Add Value to Your Property: A well-designed loft conversion can significantly increase the value of your home, making it a great investment for the future.
  • Improved Lifestyle: Having more space in your home can lead to a more comfortable and relaxed lifestyle, and can even reduce stress levels.
  • Customizable Options: Loft conversions can be customized to meet your specific needs and requirements, so you can have the perfect space that fits your lifestyle.
  • Energy Efficiency: Modern loft conversions are designed with energy efficiency in mind, so you can enjoy a more comfortable and environmentally friendly living space.
  • No Need to Move House: If you love your home and the location, but need more space, a loft conversion is a great way to get the extra room you need without having to move.
  • Better Use of Available Space: A loft conversion is a great way to make better use of the space you already have in your home, rather than having to extend or build a new addition.
  • Increased Natural Light: Many loft conversions feature skylights and Velux windows, which allow for increased natural light and a brighter, more open living space.
  • Flexible Design: Loft conversions can be designed to suit a variety of needs, from bedrooms and bathrooms, to home offices and playrooms.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Unlike a traditional extension, a loft conversion is less likely to require significant maintenance, making it a low-maintenance option for adding space to your home.
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Types Of Loft Conversions

The type of loft conversion that you can create depends on the type of house that you live in. The area you live in will also determine what sort of planning permission is required. You can include, bathrooms, wet rooms or stunning natural light designs and much more.

There are 4 main types of loft conversions that can be done: Dormer Loft Conversion, Hip to Gable Loft Conversion, Mansard Loft Conversion and Velux Loft Conversion. Each has advantages and disadvantages depending on which type will work best with your existing house structure.

Dormer Loft Conversion

These are the most popular loft conversion option because they are the easiest way to increase roof space and add light to your loft. They are perfect for homes with a pitched roof. The structure of your roof is altered on the sides or rear of your property and a new flat-roofed dormer is added. This creates a more usable space by giving you extra headroom as it adds comfortable walking height space to a section of your roof and usually you will be able to flood the area with natural light by incorporating a large dormer window.

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Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

These are most commonly found on the side of detached, semi-detached or end-terraced properties. A hip to gable loft conversion involves transforming hipped roofs, where all sides of the roof slope downwards, into gabled ones where one side rises up vertically. It extends out on one side of the roof, creating more internal floor area but also increasing external footprint. This is ideal if you want to add value by constructing an additional room upstairs but don’t have enough existing headroom. They give more room internally than other types of conversion but they also require substantial structural alterations too.

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Mansard Loft Conversion

This type of Loft Conversion is perhaps the most complex option as it involves completely changing the slope of your roof from two different angles into one consistent angle, making it perfect for those who want lots of extra living space without compromising on style or quality. But it requires considerable structural changes due to its weight load on existing walls or supports within the roof itself. Ideal for semi-detached and detached properties.

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Velux Loft Conversion

This is the most cost-effective and simplest Loft Conversion as you will be able to increase your loft space without altering the shape of the roof structure. Very little disruption and construction is required as all is done internally. Ideal for all types of properties.

Whichever type you choose however, it’s important to factor in how much headroom will be available once complete as this can affect how comfortable any new room might feel if too low; similarly check on whether any permanent fixtures such as beams will need removing before commencing work (and factoring these costs into your budget). When done right though, converting your attic into usable living/storage space can be extremely rewarding both financially and aesthetically (not forgetting providing some respite from increasingly expensive house prices!).

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Loft Conversion Services Frequently Asked Questions

Is a loft conversion tax deductible?

If you were converting a new room such as an extension or loft conversion, you can also claim tax relief through capital allowances on items such as insulation, electrical wiring and plumbing.

Do you have to raise a roof for a loft conversion?

A 'stick' framed roof offers you room to expand into a conversion whereas a 'truss' framed roof usually means you need to add height before a conversion can take place. This is why many turn to a roof lift and whilst most can be raised, it's still important to note that this isn't a possibility for all.

Do I need permission to build a loft conversion?

Most loft conversions are considered permitted development, which means you won't need to get planning permission as long as the building work fits certain criteria. So, if you're looking to get a simple conversion with roof windows, you generally don't need to worry (but it's best to check).

Can a Neighbour object to a loft conversion?

Your neighbours may reject your loft conversion plans due to noise, light, or privacy concerns, which will be taken into consideration by the council. If your planning permission is rejected, you can either appeal or amend your plans, keeping in mind the reasons for rejection.

What is the simplest loft conversion?

The simplest loft conversion is to install Velux windows between the existing rafters within the sloped roof – without making any changes to your roofline. You need to have a high enough ridge line so that you have ample headroom and can make good use of the available floor space.



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