Loft Conversion Newcastle
Loft Conversion Newcastle is the specialist in turning your loft space into a new space for your home! We have completed projects all over the Newcastle, United Kingdom area like Gateshead, Wallsend, Washington, Forest Hall, Winlaton, Callerton, Whickham and others with lofts, such as turning them into spare bedrooms for children or to rent with AirBnB or even turning them into games rooms and creating home cinemas! We don’t just empty the lofts and refurbish them, but we also rebuild them to your requirements and needs. If you have any potential design ideas for your loft, then do feel free to contact us for a no obligation chat!
We also ensure to follow all regulations and rules with architects to ensure that all work is in line with current building regulations.
Timescale of a loft conversion?
Now, converting your loft with us usually takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks, but the average amount we would usually take is 10 to ensure it is done properly. This will depend on the size of the conversion, what you would like to turn it into and any other possibilities such as furnishing and design ideas you may have. This is also because we follow all building regulations and rules, while also ensuring to follow health and safety codes for our workers and yourselves. There have also been times we have come across previously unknown property damage which have delayed the service. However, we will keep in contact and inform you of any updates on progress when you need.
For many loft conversions, planning permission is not necessary. However, for some it may be necessary. Notably if you plan to exceed or alter your roof space within your home past specific limits. This is something that we will obviously discuss with you to find out your aims and whether you will need to apply for planning permission beforehand.
Converting my loft & Loft conversion costs?
What many people do not realise often is that there is a whole space at the top of your home which is just another room waiting for you to convert into something useful! Why have whole huge spaces in your home as a storage space when you could create it into something more useful such as a new spare bedroom, improving the value of your home dramatically while also creating more space for your home to live in?
The room can be outfitted into a modern space of chrome, light and open space for a relaxation area? Or even a dark and comfortable room with leather furniture to turn into a home cinema or home theatre? You could even turn it into a comfortable, cosy library or reading area or turn it into a study room! Anything that you would like, we can do for you!
Loft conversions are not usually cheap. Mainly because of the amount of work and materials that go into turning your storage space into a useable room to your designs. But it also increases the value to your home by thousands. If you are a welcoming person, you could even rent out the loft as a spare bedroom and make monthly income from it while increasing your home’s value!
If you would like more information on the costs of a loft conversion, have a chat with us and a consultation, and we will be able to give you a quote for the conversion, as well as a bit of information on the benefits of converting your loft so you can make an informed decision that is ultimately your own!
Of course, it is possible to do a loft conversion yourself, but it is strongly advised against. A loft conversion is a seriously intricate, time consuming and dangerous job which can cost even more than for someone to do it for you if you make a mistake or require planning permissions you were previously unaware about. If you were to decide to do it yourself however, then these are a few steps that you would have to take:
Check to make sure that your home is able to take the extra weight which comes with a conversion. It would be best to use the services of a surveyor to check the foundations of your home to ensure they are fundamentally strong enough for the extra weight. They will then need to be underpinned. This alone will double your budget before you have begun. When we work on a property, we ensure to use the most weight-efficient materials to ensure that this is not an issue for you. You should next check the head height of your roof. If you would like to convert the loft without considering planning permissions, then you will have to fit your design within your current roof space. If you are unable to execute your ideas or do not come from an architectural or design background, you are better off hiring an interior designer or architect to do so.
You will need to have your loft conversion approved with building regulations despite if you need planning permission or not for your roof. Full design plans will be needed to have it approved also. If you live in a semi-detached or terraced property, then you will need to make an agreement with your neighbours that you share the wall with to inform them of the upcoming work that will take place. This is something we will ordinarily do for you. Your roofing structure may have to change to support the needs of your conversion. This can be done in a variety of ways and usually comes down to the roof and the room you wish to have, so you will need to find out the best way to support your roof which can also open as much space as possible. This is something that we can do for you when reviewing the roof as we have years of experience doing these ourselves, meaning we would know if you need ashlering or new floor joints.
The other things to keep in mind are Insulation, Storage, Windows, Loft Stairs and Fire Safety. These are all things that must be considered when you are designing your new room. Since you will need materials that are less flammable than most, you must consider safer materials. You will also need to keep in mind that the stairwell may be narrow and designed to take as little space from the room as possible. You will also have to insulate the space as the regular insulation will be removed when the new room is created. You will also want to install windows for natural light, but this could also affect possible space. You could create storage space within another room in your home, or you could hide the new loft room’s storage space within cubbyholes or spaces above alcoves.
Please keep in mind, when you have a consultation with us, we will take care of all of this for you. This will mean that you do not have to spend weeks figuring this all out yourself. As you can see, these are just a few little things that can make a DIY loft conversion very difficult for you! So why not leave it up to us, the experts in loft conversion to take the weight, time, stress and pressure off your shoulders?
We can service anywhere in and around Newcastle, United Kingdom like Gateshead, Wallsend, Forest Hall, Winlaton, Callerton, Whickham and Washington. So, get in touch with us at 02843555010 and receive some free, no obligation loft conversion advice!
Loft Conversions in the Newcastle area
Here at Loft Conversion Newcastle, we can design and create any loft conversion you can imagine. To give you an idea of just how creative and innovative we can be, our loft conversion rooms can vary from a bedroom and bathroom to a music recording studio. We could even turn your loft into a giant video game room. In fact, one of the more popular and creative loft conversions we have created in recent history has been the music studios, which we are able to do with relative ease. The main complications to the process is ensuring that the loft is soundproofed to professional standards, and ensuring that insulation within the room itself has been installed correctly. We can do this in the Newcastle, United Kingdom area but also areas such as Gateshead, Callerton, Whickham, Forest Hall, Wallsend, Washington, Winlaton and others.
There are a few common themes with the loft conversions we provide in Newcastle, United Kingdom. They are mainly for growing families that need extra living spaces for children or others, and often we are required to build a bedroom or living space for added value. However, within the Newcastle, United Kingdom area there are also a few more uncommon loft conversions we can carry out.
One of the rarer type of extensions or conversions we have been requested to carry out within the Newcastle, England area is for recording studios. With the growth of digital media many times we are asked to convert a loft that is for recording purposes, which we can do with relative ease. Whether you would like your loft converted to play loud musical recordings, or would like to make videos to be put onto YouTube, we can promise to convert your loft to ensure that there is no sound leakage and to ensure your loft is also correctly insulated.
Another common theme amongst our services in Newcastle, England is extending or boarding a loft for storage space. With some lofts, not being large enough to store some of the bigger items, an extension is often required for added space. If you are looking to place heavier items into your loft, then the benefit of boarding your loft for structural integrity and the ability to neatly organise your personal items are also beneficial. The overall benefits to ensuring that your loft is structurally sound and being able to ensure that there will be no damages to both personal items and property make the extension or boarding worth it.
Loft extensions are a great way to make the most out of your previous conversion. You may lack the space that you require, and need additional room to include additions or items within the room that an extension will be able to fit. With an extension, you can also change the design of the room. Lifting the roof with an extension means that you can add wide windows or windowed walls to let in as much natural light as possible while giving the room a natural and sleek design. The extension itself will also provide you with more design options that you could do yourself, such as adding artwork like paintings or posters, or even a redecoration with the colours of your wall.
Many also do not realise that an incorrect boarding or conversion can leave your room insulated incorrectly. With a boarding that allows air to leak in our out of your loft, the room itself would be impacted by the natural weather of the seasons. The loft will be hotter while it is summer, and colder while winter, meaning that you have little to no control over the rooms temperature. This is a negative despite the function of the room itself.
If you are looking for a loft conversion, extension or boarding within the Newcastle, United Kingdom area or areas such as Gateshead, Callerton, Whickham, Forest Hall, Wallsend, Washington, Winlaton and others, then give us a call now on 02843555010 or fill out the form on the top!