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Location:
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Occupation:
CEO
About me:
Hello there, my name's Lowen but my buddies call me Lofty, I'm a loft conversion specialist currently living in Colchester, England. My favorite passions are crossword puzzles, freestyle football and vintage cars. I grew up in in Huntingdon and I studied at University of Suffolk. I've got a brother Clay and three sisters, I've got a pet guinea pig Humphrey. I run a loft conversion enterprise and help people make the most of their houses. Not every householder can find the money to move to a bigger house nowadays, with property prices soaring and expenses spinning out of control. The cost of moving house must be added to the price of the new home in addition to all of the extra expenses when you are calculating the overall outlay involved. If you find that your family is getting too big for your home however you can't afford to move there are more alternatives. Not every householder can find the money to move to a bigger house nowadays, with property prices soaring and expenses spinning out of control. The cost of moving house must be added to the price of the new home in addition to all of the extra expenses when you are calculating the overall outlay involved. If you find that your family is getting too big for your home however you can't afford to move there are more alternatives. You might extend your property to generate extra room but even this can be very costly and might depend on your ability to get the necessary planning permission. Another possibility is to do a garage conversion, which would be cheaper however is dependant on you having a suitable garage and not needing it for your car. A great solution that can add value to your home while not increasing the property footprint, is to convert your loft. Loft conversion has become very popular in the 21st century, generally for some of the reasons given previously. It is vital, before making up your mind, that you verify whether or not your home is in actual fact well suited for a loft conversion. Quite a few modern day properties which have got roofs made with trusses aren't usually suitable. More mature properties which were built before the 1970's are generally good for loft conversions since they were built with solid timbers and there tended to be lots of head space. To ensure your specific loft space is suitable, you will have to contact a conversion specialist to inspect it. If things are good to go forward with the conversion, you can ask for a quote from the builder. Contact quite a few builders and obtain a few quotes so you have a general idea of the likely costs. Use your intuition rather than solely considering the cost when choosing who is best to do your loft conversion. Loft conversions almost never need planning permission, so it is improbable that your conversion will. To check if planning permission is likely to be needed, contact your local authority planning office. Although for homeowners, doing a loft conversion may be a good choice, it requires a significant financial commitment. Lots of people ask the bank for a loan for a project such as this, or maybe re-mortgage their house. As a general guide you might assume that a loft conversion will cost around as much as a fair sized brick built ground level extension though the probability is that you will achieve more extra space with a conversion whilst not expanding your property's footprint. The design and style of your actual home will influence what sort of loft conversion you end up with. The different styles of loft conversion include: roof light loft conversions, mansard conversions, roof lift loft conversions, velux conversions, dormer conversions, loft pods and hip-to-gable conversions. To learn which one is the most cost effective and appropriate for your home, consult the builder or loft conversion specialist. One of the most popular sorts of loft conversion presently is the dormer style, a concept which provides value for your money, but still delivers the maximum possible space. This is a well-liked option with householders as it is both attractive and functional and offers everything which could possibly be required. With a dormer conversion its even possible to add a small balcony, which means that you are creating additional exterior space as well. There are various kinds of dormer conversions and these include gable fronted dormers, Velux window dormers, flat roofed dormers and shed dormers. Talk to a professional to figure out which one is actually best suited for your particular house. Certainly one one of the foremost names in roof windows, Velux, have been in business for more than 50 yrs and they can be trusted to provide you with loft windows that are both effective and superior quality. These windows are engineered to be fitted in line with the slope of your roof and thus do not alter the look of the structure, they don't usually call for local authority permission plus they are pretty cheap to install. They produce a good quantity of daylight and actually could even need to have blinds in the summertime. If your loft has got a decent amount of head room, a Velux window conversion might be a good solution for your project, in particular if you've got limited money. The time scale for doing a standard conversion is dependent upon three or four things such as the proficiency of the building contractors, the design of conversion, the level of planning that is done, the availability of materials and the prevailing climatic conditions. As an approximate guide it should take approximately 4 to 5 weeks to carry out a rear dormer loft conversion on a terraced dwelling and approximately five to six weeks to do a hip to gable dormer on a semi-detached house. You just have to choose what to use all that additional space for as soon as your conversion is finished. You might use it as an extra bedroom, a home cinema or a new bathroom. Nevertheless there are a number applications to which a good loft conversion can be put, restricted solely by your imagination!
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http://www.loftconversioners.uk
Member Since:
Jun 19, 2019
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