Loft Conversions in Essex, and surrounding areas
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Welcome to Basildon Loft Space, a local specialist when it comes to loft conversions.
We cover the whole of Essex, all areas within the M25 and most of Hertfordshire, and Kent.
We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of workmanship, and offer an honest, trustworthy service to all of our clients.
No job is too big or too small for us to undertake.
Basildon Loft Space provide bespoke conversions for homeowners and landlords who want to create more space out of their lofts or attics. Our experienced team of builders will transform your existing space into a beautiful living area that can be used as an extra bedroom, bathroom or even an office.
There are many reasons why you might want to convert your loft or attic. With more people then ever working from home it can be an ideal office location.
Or maybe you are looking for an additional bedroom? There’s no need for us to tell you how much of a valuable commodity this can provide.
Adding a new bathroom in a loft space or a combined bedroom with en-suite can add so much appeal to your home as well.
Whatever your reasons are for a loft conversion, they really can be one of the best investments a home owner can make, reducing the necessity to have to move home if space is urgently required and therefore meaning the financial costs of moving can be offset towards your new dream loft space.
For loft conversions in Basildon and all other areas we are a local specialist. Give us a call today to discuss your needs.
A Mansard loft conversion takes the slope of the front or rear of a roof and basically extends it outwards to near enough a vertical side to an angle of at least 72 degrees. The roof is then near enough flat and its common for the windows to be enclosed within small dormers.
An L Shaped loft conversion is where two dormers are connected together to form an L shape. They can offer a great deal of space, but are normally only suitable for properties where there is a back addition to the property.
A hip roof slants on all four sides and is known to be one of the strongest roof structures there is.
A gable roof slants on two sides and the other two sides are a continuation of the wall to fill in the triangle of the roof up to the ridge.
A hip to Gable loft conversion is where the existing sloped part of the roof (the hip) which basically reduces the useable floor area is removed and converted to a gable end. This can be a continuation of the brick finish used for the wall or a tiled or wood panel finish.
Dormer loft conversions are simply where a pitched roof is converted to form a box like structure. This helps to increase the space in the loft and make it possible for conversion. The walls on a dormer conversion will then sit at a 90 degree angle to the floor.
If your property has ample head room in the loft then a Velux loft conversion is the most simple and likely to be the cheapest option. The amount of construction work is much less then a dormer window and installation of velux windows can be installed into your roof with relative ease.
Bungalows are perfect for conversions in most cases. A lot of the time the roofs have a high pitch which also makes head room no issue at all. A bungalow can however have dormers installed as well so there are many options available.
The short answer is in most cases it is not required for loft conversions. HOWEVER, if you are extending the roof beyond its current limits then you will need to obtain planning. This will be advised when a survey is carried out on your property.
Only if building regulations specify that it can be classed as a bedroom. To do this many criterias have to be met. Again this can be discussed upon survey.
This will depend on the property layout but in a lot of cases the stairs to the loft are normally placed above the stairs from the ground to the first floor.
It is the opinion of many that a loft conversion is one of the best ways to add value to a property and can add upto 20% value.
The minimum height required is 2.2 Metres. If this can not be achieved then the ceiling on the first floor will need to be lowered or the ridge height of the existing roof will need to be raised.
A loft conversion is cheaper then an extension.