Juco Loft Conversions London
Juco Loft Conversions London offer a clever, cost-effective way to extend your home by adding. In fact, according to the HomeOwners Association, Juco Loft Conversions London can add as much as 20 percent onto the value of your property by adding a loft conversion to your home.
But exactly what is involved in getting a loft conversion and what will you do with all that extra space?
Certainly, it’s a good idea to decide from the off what the purpose of your loft conversion is. If it’s going to become an extra bedroom with an en-suite, for instance, then you’ll require plumbing to be added to the overall cost. Then again, you may be planning to turn the room into a home office, or an additional lounge area where the kids can hang out.
Next, it’s time to decide on what type of loft conversion you’d like. There are a handful, some more elaborate and costly than others. Again, the type of loft conversion you’ll be able to do will be largely dependent on the existing structure.
You can often get an idea of the kind of loft conversion possibilities by looking at neighboring properties.
Types of London Loft Conversions
- Velux - the simplest type of loft conversion to build and therefore the least expensive. This involves adding light by building in two velux windows. The overall cost is anything from £20,000-£25,000.
- Dormer – this is the most popular form of loft extension and takes the form of a small flat roofed extension (often two) with a window. You can also have a side dormer or even an L-shaped version. This type of loft conversion costs around £30,000 - £40,000 for a front facing dormer.
- Hip to Gable – a more extensive project, this involved adding a gable wall onto one or both sides of the roof.
- Mansard – this is the most complicated type of loft extension. It involves forming a straight wall and flat roof on the sloping side of the roof. If both sides are extended it could result in a whole new storey being added to your home.
How long your London Loft Conversion will take?
In the case of Velux conversion you can expect the project to be finished within one week. For a Dormer it could take anything up to six weeks and with a Mansard loft extension you can really expect a timescale of up to two months before you’ll be able to start using it.
Why a Mansard (and other) London Loft Conversions require Planning Permission
Provided a loft conversion isn’t higher than your original roof then you’re usually ok to proceed with works under permitted development without the need for full planning permission. It’s only where you alter the height of your home to the extent that it interferes with the views from your neighbour’s homes, that the local authority must be consulted. In this case, the neighbours are notified of your intentions to build and allowed 21 days to object. A final decision whether or not your loft conversion should go ahead is then made by the council.
• Ealing – W5, W13
• Acton – W3
• Chiswick – W4
• Hanwell – W7
• Hammersmith – W6
• Shepherds bush – W12
• West Kensington – W14
• Kensington - W8
• Ladbroke Grove / Queens Park – W10 / W11
• Maida vale – W9
• Brentford – TW8
• Kew - TW9
• Richmond – TW10
• Twickenham – TW1 / TW2
• Ruislip – HA4
• Wembley – HA0 / HA9
• Harlsden / Park Royal - NW10
• Willesden / Cricklewood – NW2
• Kilburn / Hampstead – NW6
• Barnes – SW13
• Sheen – SW14
• Putney – SW15
• Fulham – SW6
• Wandsworth – SW18