Gateshead Loft Conversions
While we mainly focus our loft conversion services in the city of Newcastle, we also provide our services to many areas surrounding the city of Newcastle. One of the areas is Gateshead, which has recently become a very populous area. Many home owners within the Gateshead area are both unaware that we work within the area, and are unware of some information regarding loft conversions in general. We have been commonly asked how much a loft conversion would cost within the area or how long a loft conversion would take. While we have provided some information regarding these averages in other areas of our website, we felt it would be best to provide specific information for the community of Gateshead to both educate the community about loft conversions effectively, and to show some options that are viable for you.
How much does a loft conversion cost in Gateshead?
The most popular loft conversion option for those within Gateshead is a hip to gable conversion, because of the way the homes are designed. The average hip to gable loft conversion in Gateshead costs anywhere between £18,000 - £25,000 from our personal experience, but this could vary depending on the needs of the home owner. Within our experience, a hip to gable costs on average £22,000 in the Gateshead area. Many customers like to convert their loft to add two or three rooms within their loft, which are usually living spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
These hip to gable loft conversions also take the fastest to complete from the start of construction. In Gateshead, the average hip to gable loft conversion takes anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks, and generally tend not to vary higher than 5.
Dormer loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular for Gateshead homeowner’s due to the ability to maximise current loft space while also extending outwards for some additional space. The average dormer loft conversion in the Gateshead area costs between £20,000 - £35,000 depending on the size and specifications of your loft conversion plans. In general, we would suggest a dormer loft conversion costing £25,000 on average, since many customers don’t want to extend too far. If they do, they may consider a mansard conversion instead. If you are looking for more additional space, you may also have to consider planning permissions from the local authority.
How long does a loft conversion take to complete in Gateshead?
The average length of time that a dormer loft conversion takes to complete within the Gateshead area can vary from 4 ½ weeks to 7 weeks. This depends on a variety of factors such as the overall extension size that we need to construct for you to the planning permission decision. It would also depend on if you would like us to complete a hip to gable loft conversion simultaneously.
The final loft conversion option within the Gateshead area is a mansard conversion, which is the least popular but offers the most additional living space and return of investment overall. A mansard loft conversion is also the most expensive, costing anywhere between £25,000 - £50,000 in Gateshead. In our experience, the average cost of a mansard loft conversion in Gateshead is £35,000, since most lofts already have the space for two additional rooms before conversion has begun. The price tends to vary on the construction you would like us to complete.
A mansard conversion can also take a relatively long time to construct in Gateshead. If you decide on a mansard conversion, you could be looking at anywhere from 6 – 12 weeks depending on the scale of the mansard. This is wildly varying, and in the past, we have seen that it takes 8 weeks on trend to complete a mansard conversion in Gateshead.
I hope you enjoyed todays blog post, and if you are in the Gateshead area and you are looking for a loft conversion, then you have come to the right place. Also, I would greatly appreciate if you could read some of our other blog posts too!
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