Loft Conversions Essex

Loft conversions in Essex

Many homes going through expansions or renovations will require planning permission. However, with loft conversions, this is not always the case. At Anigmar, our expert team can help you realise the potential of your unused roof space.

Our Essex loft conversions can free up space in your home. By converting your loft, you’ll turn a previously unused, inhabitable space into a brand-new floor for your home. Depending on the size of your home, you could have an extra room or two added to the top of your existing floors. Maybe there’s enough room for a master bedroom with an en suite.

Speak to the Anigmar team today about your Essex loft conversion. We’ll be able to assess and quote your loft conversion and help maximise the space in your home.

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If you are looking to extend your property but don’t want to go through the hassle of applying for planning permission, then a loft conversion may be the best option for you. Loft conversions, also known as loft extensions, add extra functional space to your home. A loft conversion can cost anything in the region of £20,000 and £50,000, depending on a wide variety of factors. Some of these include; the size of the project, type of loft conversion, project deadline & so on.

As well as adding heaps of space to your home, another big bonus of having a loft conversion is the significant amount of value it adds to the property. After expanding into your unused loft space, you may find that the sale price of your property has increased by up to a massive 20%!

There are many types of loft conversions to choose from, with some being more suitable for different property types. Our experts are experienced in building all variations of loft conversions, delivering each project to a high standard.

Types of loft conversions

There are six common types of loft conversion available to you in the UK. The full rear dormer loft conversion is by far the most common option, this is due to it being affordable and also being suitable for nearly all types of houses. L-shaped dormers can often be the most expensive, coming in at around £40,000 to £75,000.

Let’s take a look at different types of conversions.

Dormer Loft Conversions

There are three types of dormer conversions, full rear dormer, pitched roof dormer, and L-shaped dormer.

The full rear dormer extends vertically from the sloping roof already on your house. The flat roof of the extension provides the maximum amount of additional space internally. Full rear dormers can give you that much-needed light airy space.

You might also consider a pitched roof dormer. This will be suitable if your home is in a conservation area or if there are specific requirements for the changes to your home. Usually, these roof pitches will have the same slope as the original roof. A key benefit of pitched roof dormers is that they accentuate levels of space and allow more light in, providing a brighter room overall.

L-shaped dormers are a popular choice if you live in an older mid terrace property. The L shape gives much more space to the house and you can comfortably fit in up to 2 bedrooms and even a bathroom.

Bungalow Loft Conversion

Bungalow loft conversions can be a great affordable way of adding space to your property. They are proving to be rather popular due to how easy it is to extend bungalows and the finish on them often looks appealing.

As with other conversions planning permission is not always necessary and most renovations come under permitted development. Just to be on the safe side it is best to contact your local planning authority just in case development rights have been removed for some reason.

Simple bungalow loft conversions can set you back £20,000 however depending on what you wish to be done then the total price can vary from £20,000 to £65,000. £65,000 is the top end of costing and this is for a full rebuild with a brand new roof.

Velux Loft Converisons

Velux loft conversions are often called roof light loft conversions. They get the name from the windows they install in the roof, Velux is a leading manufacturer of roof windows. These conversions are great if you already have plenty of headroom in the house or if you have problems with planning permission.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

If you have a hipped roof that cuts off quite a bit of usable space then have a look at hip to gable loft conversions. These conversions add quite a bit of headspace and floor space to your property. It is a conversion that requires your original roof to be reconstructed. This type of conversion will more than likely require planning permission.

Mansard Loft Conversions

Mansard conversions are named after the French Architect from the 17th century, Francois Mansard. They are built onto the rear of your property. These conversions will require planning permission due to the need to change the shape and structure of the original roof. The back wall slopes inwards and it has a flat roof. Windows for this type of conversion are usually housed in small dormers.

Loft conversion ideas

You might be needing a loft extension as your family has grown but you don’t want to or can’t move out of your current property. Your loft conversion can be anything you want from a master bedroom, a master bedroom with an ensuite, a playroom, or a chill-out place to escape from your busy hectic life. You might want a home office that is out of the way of everything, away from the hustle and bustle of the main house.

Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?

Loft conversions are considered a permitted development so planning permission is very rarely needed. There are limitations in place, due to sizing and if your house is on protected land. Be sure to check if you need planning permission before you contact the builders.

How much is a loft conversion?

A loft conversion can cost you anything between £20,000 and £50,000. The cost is dependent on the work that needs to be done. Some will cost more as they need to strip your original roof back and then rebuild from that.

How much value does a loft conversion add to your home?

A loft conversion can add a whopping 20% to the value of your home. Great if you plan on selling it in the future. A loft conversion is therefore a great investment.

If you are looking for a top-quality loft conversion at a great price then be sure to give Anigmar Solutions in Essex a call for a quote. You can also fill in their form on the contact us page and one of the friendly staff members will get back to you.

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