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Loft conversions are a fantastic way to turn an existing roof area into brand-new usable space, whether that is through changing the roof’s structure or simply adding proper windows and insulation in Shropshire. Our team can provide support for any type of loft conversion, helping clients turn their loft space into a living space.

We are a team of loft conversion project experts with a wide spread of experience to draw from. As trained professionals within our industry, we know how to deliver all kinds of loft conversion work flawlessly, letting you augment your existing living space with brand-new roof space.

Why Use Us?

We are a professional and well-equipped team of loft conversion experts in Shropshire with over 10 years of total experience and have worked on countless past projects to complete a variety of different loft conversion tasks.

Our team has earned a range of accreditations and awards for their work, such as awards from CHAS and Constructionline, and has been fully trained up to the highest standards of specialist loft conversion companies.

Each Shropshire loft conversion specialist among us has the relevant certifications and training to complete loft conversions perfectly.

Thanks to our connections to major suppliers, we can source materials and tools for any and all loft conversion projects with less effort. This means that we can offer our clients a more competitive price point for the work they would like done.

Loft Conversion Costs Shropshire

The average loft conversion cost in the UK ranges between £55,000 and £80,000, although this varies heavily depending on the type of loft conversion you are looking for.

What Effects the Price of a Loft Conversion?

Alongside different types of loft conversion work, there are a range of other factors that influence the cost of loft conversion projects overall, such as:

  • The scale of the loft conversion project
  • The amount of extra space you are trying to create
  • The need to move or adjust load-bearing walls
  • The amount of construction needed to get the loft converted
  • The materials needed for the new loft conversion
  • Necessary extras for the installation, like additional roof trusses and new floor joists
  • Complying with the required safety regulations, like creating a protected stair enclosure
  • How much of the existing loft space our experts have to work with

In other words, the more space the Shropshire loft conversion covers and the more work it would take to convert that existing space into a new form, the more it will cost. For example, more roof windows will cost more overall, as will installing something like a sprinkler system.

Your existing roof slope and loft space may also impact this. If the roof structure or overall roof space would require major changes, such as adding a new floor or physically replacing most of the current roof, then costs are naturally much higher.

Our team can offer price quotes directly to our clients, giving them a solid breakdown of how much their plan would cost. We can also work with clients to help them get the project within their budget, helping them create loft conversion plans in Shropshire that suit their budget.

Why Should You Convert Your Loft?

A loft conversion in Shropshire allows you to turn your existing roof into more space that can be used in day-to-day life. A new loft room provides the same experience as first-floor habitable rooms but without actually taking up more space in your garden or property overall.

This essentially gives you a way to create new rooms without starting from scratch. Building in the triangular space of the loft allows for attic conversions that offer extra living space directly on top of your property.

Compared to a normal extension – or building an entirely new room from nothing – a loft conversion can often be quite cheap. While certain types of loft conversions are much more expensive than others, a simple dormer loft conversion can provide extra room without a premium price.

This new useable space can benefit properties of any size, and can add a significant amount of room in smaller homes. On top of this, a conversion can add plenty of value to your property if you ever decide to sell.

While not every type of loft conversion is suitable for every home in Shropshire, they are still a fantastic addition that makes a big difference in terms of your free space.

Extra Loft Space

Having more room in your home really matters. A good loft conversion in Shropshire effectively gives you a new room without requiring a full extension to be built and can often lead to you getting an entire new floor in your home if you do not already have a loft section converted.

This means more room in your loft area, which can be used for a lot of different purposes. Whether you decide to use this as a living area or some kind of hobby space, having more floor space matters a lot, especially in a smaller family home.

Since loft conversions in Shropshire are based mostly around the existing area inside your roof, they are a great way to add space to a home. A good loft specialist team like ours can ensure that your loft offers as much space as possible, taking advantage of the otherwise unused space within your roof.

This is all space that your home would otherwise barely be using, even if you technically already have loft access. While a loft can easily be used for storing things, a proper conversion turns it into a brand-new room that can be used as a living area instead of just a storage area that barely gets touched.

Loft Conversion Project Costs Shropshire

Most loft conversions are much cheaper than other ways of creating space in your home, meaning that they are a more affordable option if you want extra room. While there are many kinds of loft conversion to choose from, they can all be done in relatively affordable ways.

This often makes a loft easier to use as a living area than a new extension since extensions are generally built completely from scratch. These conversions are part (or all) of the existing roof structure, which can make them a cheaper project in terms of materials and labour.

While the cost varies heavily based on a lot of factors, these are also factors that can be figured out during the planning stage. This means that most conversions can be carefully planned out to fit within a customer’s budget rather than being left up to change and potentially getting too expensive to afford.

Our experts in Shropshire can help you figure out the budget for your project, and we are always able to help you adjust things if you want to stay within a tight budget. Our team understand how to cut down on projected conversion costs without ruining the plan entirely.

The Versatility of a Dormer Loft Conversion

Even simple dormer conversions can be incredibly versatile spaces. For example, many people can turn lofts into a bedrooms with the simple addition of a new floor structure, proper inner roof surfaces, and dormer windows.

Different loft types have different physical structures, but once they are finished, they are essentially just regular rooms. This means that they can be used for any number of purposes, from bedrooms and separate apartment areas to hobby spaces and home offices.

While there are still regulations that you need to follow, a simple conversion can create an entirely new room. Of course, a professional team like ours can work closely with clients to give them the room they want most, including tailoring the conversion to suit a specific layout or structure.

Loft Conversion Types

Different loft conversion options suit different home structures and styles. These include:

  • Rear and side dormer conversions in Shropshire will create a box-shaped room out of the centre of the roof.
  • Mansard loft conversions in Shropshire maximize head height using steeply sloped roof replacements to create a taller room.
  • L-shaped dormer conversions in Shropshire will create full rooms out of an L-shaped corner in your roof.
  • Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Shropshire are placed on the sides of your roof where they slope down to meet the wall.
  • Velux loft conversions in Shropshire will keep the roof shape the same but add windows, lighting and other necessary room requirements.
  • Piggyback conversions in Shropshire raise the roof of a certain section to make a taller room.
  • Pitched dormer window conversions in Shropshire will add raised dormer window sections but keep the rest of the roof the same.

All of these offer their own advantages over other options, but some are only usable in specific places. For example, terraced houses can’t use hip-to-gable conversions since there is a house on either side, while a semi-detached house can (but only on one side).

Frequently Asked Questions 

How much does it cost to convert a loft?

Most loft conversion projects vary between £55,000 and £80,000 in overall cost, although each project is completely different and therefore costs a varied amount. This means that there is not a solid starting point for estimating price.

We can help you get an accurate price quote for your proposed project based on our own experience with conversion work.

Contact us if you want details on what your project will most likely cost and help in cutting down that price before the work actually begins.

What is the 4 year rule for a loft conversion?

The 4 year rule states that unlawful developments (i.e. lofts that were built without planning permission) become lawful if they have been in place for 4 years. This means that your no-planning-permission loft would become legal if it has existed for 4 years straight.

While this can be a good way to get builds approved, seeking planning permission is always still recommended. The chance of a building control inspector not visiting the new build for 4 years is usually very low.

What is the cheapest way to do a loft conversion?

The cheapest loft conversion type is usually Velux lofts. These focus on the minimum work required, keeping roof trusses and structures in place and only doing the bare minimum.

For example, this might mean adding windows and lights alongside proper flooring but keeping everything else the same.

This is very affordable, but it also means that you do not get more headroom due to a raised flat room and do not end up with more floor space as you would from bigger conversions.

Do you need permission for a loft conversion?

In general, you do not need loft conversion planning permission for smaller-scale conversions. However, they still need to comply with building regulations. Permitted development rights mean that many smaller changes require no permission.

We can advise clients on whether their plan would need planning permission or whether it falls under permitted development rights, then help them seek permission before the project begins.

Can my Neighbour stop my loft conversion?

In general, smaller lot conversion projects can’t usually be stopped by a neighbour. However. the party wall agreement means that they have a say in anything that impacts (or even comes near) the shared property boundary.

Naturally, a terraced house will have more party wall concerns since there is a party wall on either side of the building’s roof. Even in detached or semi-detached houses, lofts that impact a neighbour’s property (such as blocking sunlight from reaching their windows) may give them grounds to complain.

Is it cheaper to do a loft conversion or an extension?

A loft conversion generally costs less than an extension overall since you are converting something that already exists and not building something entirely new. Of course, some projects will cost more than others, so this depends entirely on the specifics of each project.

Loft Conversion Safety Standards

All building regulations need to be followed when working with loft conversions. This means things like:

  • Ensuring that there are fire doors and/or egress window openings in the right places to suit fire safety regulations and that every fire door and all lobby walls are fire resistant. This includes making sure that existing doors onto the stairway are fire-resistant for up to 20 minutes.
  • Making sure that staircases have proper support, as well as railings and other protective measures.
  • Ensuring that the loft can be reached through a safe set of stairs rather than requiring a ladder to gain access.
  • Installing a reasonable level of sound insulation between the conversion and the rooms beneath it.
  • Keeping loft space wall-mounted sanitaryware (such as appliances in a shower room or bathroom) safe, and making sure that pipes and water systems are installed correctly.
  • Following all relevant building regulations for the conversion itself.

Loft Conversion Requirements Shropshire

Most loft conversions in Shropshire need:

  • to have received building regulations approval and planning permission if relevant
  • to be at least 2.3m tall at the highest point to offer proper headroom
  • to be accessible by a loft conversion staircase
  • a good level of thermal efficiency and insulation
  • proper noise insulation

There can be a lot of requirements for conversions like this, but it all depends on what kind of conversion you are getting. Remember that all conversions need to follow proper building regulations, regardless of what you are actually planning.

Summary

Whether you are looking for a simple Velux conversion or want a raised flat roof that fundamentally changes how your roof structure looks, our Shropshire team are here to help. We can offer a huge range of conversion services, from the planning stage to fitting the final touches on your finished roof room.

Our team is well-prepared for any part of the project, following building regulations to the letter to avoid protests from a building control officer whilst still giving clients what they want. We can support in the planning, installation, fine-tuning and long-term maintenance of any kind of conversion, to match your needs.

If you want to know more about what we can offer, or are looking for support to plan out a new conversion of your own, then get in touch with us today. We can help you get the ideal loft conversion for your needs, no matter how specific your requirements might be.

Contact us for an accurate price quote for your project or to arrange for our services if you are already fully planned and ready to begin construction.

What Our Customers Say

"I was really impressed when the team's structural engineer explained how to make my plan work, and how it needed to be changed. I am very happy with how they have used the stud walls to hide the underfloor heating pipes, and I am so glad that I have an extra bedroom to spare now."
James Taylor
Shropshire
"Top Tier Loft Conversions exceeded all of our expectations. From the initial consultation to the final touches, their professionalism and attention to detail were exceptional. The team was incredibly knowledgeable and guided us through every step of the process, making what could have been a stressful project an enjoyable experience"
Sarah Clark
Shropshire
"Thank you for the fantastic service - the new room looks perfect and the natural light really helps. Your team have created an excellent office space for me and I am very pleased with how well it blends in to the rest of the roof."
Daniel Wilson
Shropshire

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