If you need extra living space but do not have enough ground outside to extend then why not go upwards and convert the often forgotten and unused loft area.
Converting your loft not only adds functional living accommodation but can also add significant value to your property.
Your loft can be converted into a master suite, a child’s bedroom and play area or even a quiet office if you work from home.
Scott and his team carry out loft conversions in London, Essex and Hertfordshire and provide quality service throughout.
At London Property Services we work closely with your architect and the building inspectors to ensure all aspects of the work are carried out in accordance to the specifications and guidelines.
The team will also endeavour to keep tidy and with as little disruption to the rest of the property as possible.
There are four main types of loft conversion which are dormer, roof light, mansard and hip-to-gable.
The one you choose is likely to be determined by a number of factors, including your budget and the type and age of your property.
These are the most common of loft conversions and involves building a boxed shaped structure that is added on to your existing pitched roof. It will have vertical 90 degree walls and usually a flat roof, thus increasing both your floor and head space in your loft.
Dorner conversions are suitable for most types of property.
These are by far the cheapest and least disruptive type of conversion as there are no changes to the shape or pitch of the roof. Instead, the conversion only needs a new floor laid and skylight windows and staircase added.
However, you will need to ensure you have enough roof space already in the loft in order to have this type of conversion.
Roof Light conversions are suitable for most types of property as long as there is enough head space already in the loft.
These tend to be the most expensive of loft conversions and run along the whole length of the property roof.
They will alter the angle of the roof slope, making it almost vertical and therefore planning permission may be required.
The conversion will have 72 degree sloping walls and a flat roof.
Mansard conversions are suitable for most types of property.
This type of conversion extends out from the sloping roof on the side of a property and creates a vertical gable wall giving the additional space.
A hip to gable conversion will only work on detached, semi-detached or end of terrace property as it requires a free sloping side roof.
Once your loft structure is built it will then need insulation, plastering, electrics and plumbing work, if applicable, carried out.
Scott and his team are highly skilled in bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing etc so are able to carry out all the tasks to convert your loft into a great living space without you having to then find other workman after the initial structural work is carried out.
Therefore, if you wish, Scott can project manage all the work to ensure your venture is completed to your specifications from start to finish.
With £2m public liability insurance you know you are in safe hands and have that peace of mind.
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