Loft Conversions in Swansea

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Are you bursting at the seams? Do you need to move your family out of their bedrooms every time a friend or relative comes to stay? Is your work encroaching into the sitting room? Are you talking seriously about needing to move? If you have an attic or loft packed with junk and cobwebs, now’s the time to think about a better use for it. The sky’s the limit! Converting your loft can be a cost-effective way to dramatically increase the living space in your home by creating an extra bedroom, study, playroom or bathroom. If your loft is suitable for conversion, then you can create a light, airy space with views across the rooftops, while adding value to your home in a declining market. It’s difficult to give a cost of converting your loft, but it ranges from £15k to £50k depending on the size of project and the specification.

Types of Loft Conversions

There are 3 main types of loft conversion:

Dormer Loft Conversion

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Mansard Loft Conversion

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A dormer loft conversion is the most popular loft conversion as they can be fitted to most types of homes it is also the lease intrusive and requires the least structural re-working of you roof.
Other benefits to a dormer conversion are that the extended part of the roof has a flat ceiling and vertical walls rather than slanted walls.

Most dormer loft conversion in Swansea would not require planning permission.

Hip to gable loft conversions are usually done on detached, semi-detached or end of terrace properties. This type of loft conversion basically extends the sloping sides of your roof into vertical sides thus extending the usable space inside the loft. Windows are then often fitted to the new vertical sides to your roof allowing more light to penetrate the loft space.

Since 2008 most Hip to Gable loft Conversions in Swansea would not require planning permission.

A Mansard loft conversion requires more disruption and the most re-building of you roof and loft space than the other types of loft conversion but because it adds a flat roof to you property it creates the maximum usable space with no sloping walls. It is almost like an extension to the top of your property then a loft conversion as it’s like adding another floor to your house. The windows are usually added as small dormers which gives the feeling of even more space.

Planning Permission is almost always required for a Mansard loft conversion in Swansea

Contact Swansea Building Services

If you would like to learn more, or ask any questions about loft conversions in Swansea, or if you’d like to arrange a free of charge, no obligation site survey and quotation for an upcoming project please contact your local building contractor, Swansea Building Services today.