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Not every householder can find the money to move house at this time, with property selling prices increasing and expenses spinning out of control. The cost of relocating has to be added onto the price of the new home in addition to all of the added extras when you are determining the total expenditure involved. If you find that your family is getting too big for your current home and you can't afford to move there are still some great solutions.

If your home is suitable, you may be able to add a proper extension to get that extra room. It will be necessary to get planning permission to do this and it could be costly. A further option is to do a garage conversion, which would be cheaper however relies on you actually having a suitable garage and not needing it for your car. The other option is to do a loft conversion, which may not merely be affordable, but could also add value to your house without increasing its footprint.

In recent years, for the reasons given previously, loft conversions have become more and more popular. You will have to check that your house is in fact suited to a loft conversion before you make a final decision. Lots of contemporary homes that have got trussed roofs aren't really suitable. More mature houses which were built before the seventies tend to be perfect for loft conversions because they were built with sturdy rafters and there tended to be lots of headroom.

To evaluate the situation of your particular loft and ensure it's suitable you should call in a conversion specialist. If things are okay to go forward with your conversion, you should request an estimate from the builder. Don't merely stick with the very first estimate you get, get quite a few quotations before choosing your builder. You shouldn't choose only on cost, use your instincts when deciding on the ideal company for the job.

There is a high likelihood that you won't need to get planning permission for converting your loft, because most conversions do not need this. To find out if planning permission is necessary, talk to your planning department.

Do not believe that a loft conversion will be cheap, as it's a fairly expensive thing to do. It is not likely that many homeowners will have that type of cash available, and so it may be necessary to re-mortgage their property or ask the bank for a loan. As a guide you could expect that a loft conversion will cost you about the same as a fair size brickwork ground level extension although the probability is that you'll gain more space with a loft conversion with out raising your property's overall footprint.

That sort of conversion you can get will probably depend upon the design and style of your particular property. There are different forms of loft conversions available in including: hip-to-gable conversions, loft pods, mansard loft conversions, velux loft conversions, roof light conversions, roof lift conversions and dormer conversions. Consult with your loft conversion specialist or builder to establish which kind is best suited for you home as well as which is going to be the most economical to fit your budget.

One of the most popular kinds of conversion right now is the dormer layout, a concept that provides affordability, although still yields the most additional space. This is a popular alternative for house owners since it is both functional and eye-catching while offering every little thing which is needed. With a dormer conversion its even possible to include a little balcony, which means that you are generating supplemental outdoor space as well. There are distinct types of dormers namely gable fronted dormers, Velux dormers, shed dormers and flat roofed dormers. Consult a specialist to find out which will be most suitable for your house.

Unquestionably one one of the foremost brands of roof windows, Velux, have been in business for over 50 years and they can be relied on to supply do a loft window that is both reliable and high class. Velux windows are engineered to be fitted flush with the gradient of your roof and thus do not alter the shape of the structure, nor do they commonly call for permission plus they are relatively economical to fit. Velux windows let in a good quantity of daylight and in fact might even need to have blinds fitted the summertime. If your attic has a fair bit of height, Velux windows might be a great solution for your project, especially if you've got limited capital.

The amount of time that it might take to complete a conversion depends on three or four aspects such as the capability of the building contractors, the availability of required materials, the style of conversion, the weather conditions and the amount of pre-planning that's undertaken. As an approximate guide a rear dormer conversion done on a terraced property should take approximately 4 to 5 weeks, a hip to gable dormer conversion on a semi-detached house ought to take around five or six weeks.

You'll find quite a few purposes to which your conversion can be put, when it is finished. Some folks use it as an extra bedroom or two, a new bathroom or a TV room. Nonetheless there are plenty of purposes to which a nicely built conversion can be put, restricted solely by your imagination!

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