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Wakefield Loft Conversion
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Are you frustrated by a lack of living space, and not enough storage space?

Are you a Wakefield resident with an unused attic?

Are you looking for additional storage or living space within your home that doesn’t require you to move or expand outwards?

Imagine if you could increase your property’s value by up to 25 percent.

A loft conversion is the ideal solution for you. Loft conversions are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after ways to expand your home’s space without having to extend its footprint, especially for a growing family who cannot afford a bigger house. It’s cheaper than moving house and can increase your home’s value significantly. A Loft Conversion can add up to 25% to your property’s overall value, so you are likely to make money with your loft conversion over time.

A loft conversion can be used in many ways. It can be used to create a bedroom for an additional guest, a magnificent master suite, or even a teenage room, a home gym or even a home office.

What Is A Loft Conversion?

Loft conversions and roof extensions in Wakefield are a cost effective way to increase the space in your home. The space is already there and waiting to be used. Your loft can be transformed into a useful space that you use every day. You can transform it into a master or guest bedroom with an ensuite, an office, a hobby or games room, childs bedroom, a home cinema or even a gym.

Why Would You Convert Your Attic To An Additional Room?

Loft conversions can be a great addition to your home. One of the main benefits that you get is extra living space. If your family is growing then you may be looking at adding another room. Perhaps you simply want to have the space to host family members over weekends and holidays. You can also make this space a great place for your children to play or create your own private gym. In any case, your attic conversion will increase both your living space as well as your homes resale value. A loft conversion has other benefits, including:

  • Loft conversions are a great way for you to increase the value of your property. They can add up to 25% on its value.
  • Your loft conversion can also be customised to your requirements and needs, so that you have the ideal space for your life.
  • Modern loft conversions are energy efficient, so you can have a more comfortable living space that is also environmentally friendly.
  • No need to move house. A loft conversion is a great alternative to moving.
  • You can make more of what you have, and not need to add or remodel.
  • You can have increased natural light. Many loft conversions have skylights or Velux windows that allow for more natural lighting and provide a brighter and more open space.
  • Your loft conversion can accommodate a variety needs. These include bedrooms and bathrooms as well as home offices and playrooms.
  • Loft conversions are less likely to need significant maintenance than traditional extensions. This makes them a low-maintenance way to add space to your home.
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What Are The Types Of Loft Conversions Available?

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 Style Loft Conversion

Dormer loft conversions have become a very popular choice of conversions in the UK. They are a great way to expand your house at a low cost.

The sloped roof side is modified to create vertical walls. A flat roof is added to expand the room’s floor height. Your new loft will make you feel more comfortable, especially if you are tall. Most of these loft conversions will be eligible under your permissible development rights.

Hip-To-Gable Style Loft Conversion

You might be apprehensive about this type of conversion, but it’s actually very simple. The hip-to-gable loft conversion is simply the lifting of one hip of the roof to create more space under the ceiling.

The existing gable is used to build a new vertical wall, which allows for significant room height increases.

Mansard Style Loft Conversion

The mansard loft conversion is a complete replacement of one side of the roof on a property to make it more spacious. It also preserves the roof structure on the other side.

This method is more pleasing to the eye than a dormer addition because it fits in the existing house structure.

Mansard loft conversions will add the most value and space to your home due to the nature of the work and the extra space. Due to the substantial restructuring they involve, you will need to apply for full planning permission from your local Planning Authority.

Roof Window Or Velux Loft Conversion

This is the easiest way to convert your loft. Because there is no need to modify the roof, adding roof windows is very common. Your roof frame will stay the same, so all you need to do is insert a skylight directly into your roof’s covering. Natural light will make your attic more useful as the Velux window acts like a skylight.

What Type Of Loft Conversion Would Be Best Suited For My Home?

All types of loft conversions may not be suitable for every home. Mansard Loft conversions are more suitable for semi-detached and detached homes, whereas velux and dormer lofts work for all types of properties.

The same applies to hip-to-gable lofts. They are best suited for detached, semi-detached and end-terraced houses.

If you’re looking for Wakefield loft conversion services we can help, get in touch today to book a free quotation.

Loft Conversion 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.

 

 

If you’re looking for Wakefield loft conversion services we can help, get in touch today to book a free quotation.