Trafford Hip to Gable Loft Conversions
While it is not the most common or requested loft conversion services within the Trafford area, we at Manchester Loft Converters believe that hip to gable loft conversions are extremely suitable for homes within the Trafford area. Since the shape and construction of many homes in the Trafford area are relatively slanted from the connection to the roof, a hip to gable loft conversion is very suitable for these homes to maximise as much loft space as possible without compromising on the project that you would like completed. Since the average Trafford home itself is also relatively large, there is a decent amount of loft space that is already featured within the property itself. On average, I believe every Trafford home has the loft space for a hip to gable to create 2 – 3 different rooms depending on what your needs are and what you would like to do with the rooms themselves.
Here at Manchester Loft Converters, we have completed a few different hip to gable loft conversions within Trafford this year alone. We find that the customers who are looking for a bedroom and bathroom combination set from their loft conversion benefit most using a hip to gable loft conversion in Trafford. Due to the average size of the loft within each home, it should provide enough space for a large bedroom along with the bathroom also. The average hip to gable loft conversion that we have completed within Trafford have generally been of the same price range and average price, and taking relatively the same amount of time to complete. We wanted to give our customers some more information regarding the average costs and timescales for our customers in Trafford too so they know what they should be looking at roughly.
How much does a hip to gable loft conversion cost in Trafford?
The average cost of a hip to gable within the Trafford area can be anywhere from £16,000 - £25,000, however we have found that the average cost of the hip to gable loft conversion itself in Trafford is £19,000. The more expensive hip to gable loft conversions have been because of the specifications of the loft conversion itself. Some customers often get specific fixtures or additions installed within the loft itself along within the loft conversion due to personal preference such as fish tanks of a larger nature of home cinemas, which require additional construction work to be completed correctly. With the lower costing loft conversion prices, this is often because they wanted the absolute basics to be completed within their loft, and the loft itself was relatively small, being able to only fit one or possibly 2 rooms within the conversion itself. I would also not use these average prices as a specific example of what you should be paying for your conversion too.
How long does a hip to gable loft conversion take in Trafford?
The average time scale of a hip to gable loft conversion within the Trafford area is relatively reasonable. The average hip to gable loft conversion in Trafford could take anywhere between 3 – 6 weeks from the start of construction to finish, with the average loft conversion taking 4 ½ weeks to complete in Trafford. This is a reasonable completion rate when compared to the city of Manchester and the United Kingdom. The overall timescale of the project can fluctuate depending on how far your location is compared to us and our employees also. If you are further than we would expect, then the actual process itself may take a few extra days to complete as we would have to miss a few hours here and there compared to a project that was in a closer location. However, this would be a rarity and should not be considered as a common occurrence.
I hope you enjoyed todays blog post by Manchester Loft Converters. Trafford is a very important part of Manchester for us to provide our services in because it is a very important part of Manchester. We have completed many projects within the Trafford area and we hope we can continue providing our loft conversion services to those within Trafford.
Salford Loft Conversions
Since we work in the city of Manchester, it is only natural that we also service customers in the surrounding areas of Manchester too. One of the areas that we also service is Salford. We have had many customers within the Salford area who have recently been asking common questions regarding loft conversions such as the average time it would take to complete a loft conversion, and the average cost for a loft conversion depending on the type of conversion that you want to begin. These are very common questions for customers in Salford and other areas, but we thought it best to direct a specific post to those within the community ourselves. We will be going through general average prices for each loft conversion type based on previous projects that we have completed in the past, meaning that these are specific to us. We cannot provide an average for other companies!
Cost of mansard loft conversions in Salford
The first loft conversion and probably the most popular loft conversion option for home owners in Salford is the mansard conversion. Since it allows you to extend the most space within your loft during construction, it is only natural that this would be the most popular within the area. The average price of a mansard conversion in Salford, Manchester is £35,000. The average price ranges we have seen for a mansard conversion in Salford, Manchester is anywhere between £30,000 - £50,000. This depends largely on the project that you would like to begin, and most of the budget goes into the labour and raw materials costs to ensure completion of the project. Since they can provide the home owner with an additional 3 – 4 rooms altogether, it is clear to see why it would be such a large investment. However, it also provides home owners with the largest ROI.
Hip to Gable and Dormer loft conversions in Salford
Another extremely popular loft conversion option for home owners within Salford, Manchester is the hip to gable loft conversion. Since many homes within the Salford area have the slant within the roof and wall that makes the hip to gable suitable for your property, it has become the most viable and suitable for home owners to pursue. The average hip to gable loft conversion in Salford would cost £19,000, with the average price ranging anywhere from £16,000 - £25,000. Once again, most of the budget is factored in for raw materials and labour costs. Since there is a slight amount of construction necessary to complete this loft conversion compared to the other options, it is naturally the cheapest. If your current loft space is large enough, it also means that you could maximise space without necessarily needing to extend your loft like a dormer or mansard.
Finally, a dormer loft conversion is the last loft conversion available for home owners within Salford, Manchester. A dormer loft conversion is very beneficial for homeowners within Salford specifically for two reasons. A dormer would allow you to perform a hip to gable loft conversion while performing a dormer conversion, allowing you to maximise your loft space while also building an extension. The second benefit to a dormer is the option to have the dormer itself protrude either on the side of your roof, or behind your property. This makes it suitable for both detached and demi-detached properties alike. A dormer loft conversion in Salford, Manchester could cost anywhere from £20,000 - £35,000. On average, a dormer loft conversion in Salford costs £27,500 which has been largely dependent on the project itself. This keeps the dormer in the middle price ranges.
The price of a loft conversion in Salford, Manchester largely depends on the project that you need to complete. It is only natural that the more construction would that is required to complete a project, the more that you would need to invest. That is why you should not take the averages of our previously completed projects as a literal figure and rather as a ballpark, so when you are being consulted on your loft conversion you could know what prices to look for. I hope you enjoyed todays post, and if you have please check out some of our previous blog posts!
Manchester Loft Conversion Costs
While we have briefly touched upon some previous loft conversions that we have completed in the Manchester area, we will in the future be going into more information about each specific loft conversion and important pieces of information to be aware about. In today’s post, we will do the same but give some brief outlines in terms of average prices for each loft conversion. Often, we are asked about the prices of loft conversions, and although we offer average prices and comparisons, the truth really comes down to the size and scope of the project. For the most part, no loft conversion is the same and it is difficult for us as a responsible and professional company to give an average price as a quotation. So, we will attempt to give you an idea of how much a loft conversion may cost in the city of Manchester.
Cost of a hip to gable loft conversion in Manchester?
A hip to gable loft conversion in the city of Manchester will on average be £20,000, but can range anywhere realistically from £16,000 - £25,000. A hip to gable loft conversion is smaller than dormer and mansard loft conversions, making this the financially cheapest option available. It does not require the same amount of raw materials, nor does it require the same amount or labour hours and manpower to complete as a dormer loft conversion. Since there isn’t a large extension like the other options, you would also not need to apply for planning permission to complete. You should note that within this cost does come limitations. A hip to gable is only suitable to certain properties that have slanted roof and wall connections, so ensure that your property is suitable before choosing a hip to gable rather than a more suitable loft conversion for your property.
Cost of a dormer loft conversion in Manchester?
A dormer loft conversion is a medium sized loft conversion, and the average cost to complete a dormer would be £25,000. This again has a general price band of £20,000 - £30,000 depending on the project that you would like to be completed. It would be natural for the price to be higher or lower than that of the average price and the price band due to variations in the project itself, and the size differences of what you would like completed. If you would like a larger dormer conversion, then you may also have to apply for planning permission before you can actively pursue a dormer loft conversion as a viable project. Once again, the conversion itself is factored by the raw materials and the overall labour hours that it would take to sufficiently and safely complete the dormer conversion. There may also be a fluctuation depending on the overall size of the project and any additions or fixtures that you would like us to complete such as a Juliet balcony.
Cost of a mansard loft conversion in Manchester?
A mansard loft conversion is the largest loft conversion option available to a homeowner, and can be suitable for the majority of properties. The average cost for a mansard conversion is £35,000, with the prices ranging anywhere between £25,000 - £45,000. Please do note, it can very easily go above the price band that we have seen on average if you are looking for a large mansard conversion. Some home owners choose to pursue a project that would add 4 rooms or more, and if the size of the overall mansard means a large investment in materials and a longer completion time, then the overall cost increasing is to be expected. Mansard conversions also require planning permission for the most part, since the overall size of a mansard loft conversion can be very large.
If you are looking for a loft conversion in Manchester, then these are the average prices that we are aware of as of now. This information was concluded from years of working and completing loft conversion projects around the city of Manchester, and should not be taken as a definitive answer on how much it would cost to complete your specific project. I would always advise having a company such as Manchester Loft Converters to visit and survey your loft to give you a specific quote before deciding upon the project. I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and please make sure you read the next one!
Manchester Mansard Loft Conversion
One of the most popular growing loft conversion trends within the city of Manchester are mansard conversions. Here at Manchester Loft Converters, we are often tasked to complete various projects around the city of Manchester and the surrounding areas, and we have noticed an overall increase of mansard loft conversions. The reason they are becoming such a popular option for home owners who want to convert their loft is because of the large amount of space they can provide you. A mansard conversion can be considered an additional extension within your home if you decide to get a larger version, since they are able to span most of any floor within your home. They are also popular for home owners who have a variety of different rooms they wish to add within their home, and do not have the space requirements on the sides of their home to do so.
Unique Mansard Conversion
One of the more unique mansard conversions that we have completed at Manchester Loft Converters was a three-room mansard that consisted of an entertainment room, sauna and steam room. Because of the unique construction of the sauna and steam rooms and the harm that they could provide items and the overall integrity of your home, we had to be very attentive towards the construction process. The steam and vapour that is created specifically by the steam room makes the ‘Spa’ themed rooms difficult to use often. Using the steam room too often without proper safety precautions around the room can cause moulding and long-term damage to other items within the loft space. That is why the construction must ensure all steam is safely confined.
The construction of the steam room was therefore an integral part of the loft conversion process. The most important part of the construction to the steam room was filling the filing and any possible leakage as much as we could. Since the filtration system and steam humidifier naturally has leaks, we also had to make sure any escaped steam was funnelled directly outside of the loft of the home without creeping into the structure. As complicated as this may sound, using tubing and other structures this was a very simple funnel. With the coupling of ensuring all tiles and additional features were filled as much as possible, most of possible leaking had already been blocked.
Important things to think about during construction!
The last part of this process was ensuring that steam couldn’t escape through the door frames of the steam room. This was also relatively simple, using rubber and soft materials under the bottom of the door and top of the door frame to ensure it can still be locked without damaging the floor. It also meant enough space had been blocked to ensure that the steam couldn’t escape through the sides of the door. This made the steam room itself more practical and effective to use, while also protecting the home itself from any possible damage over a sustained period.
The sauna was a relatively simple build, since once the space had been converted we were able to build and construct the sauna without issue. The sauna does not cause steam to surround the room unlike a steam room, and there is very little possible damage over time. We had very little concern regarding the indirect impact that the sauna could create for both the home and the loft itself. However, if it is constructed incorrectly then you can severely damage both your home and your loft. That is why we ensured to follow the correct procedure which unfortunately is time consuming compared to other room types.
We believe Manchester Loft Converters offer the best loft conversions in Manchester. No matter what type of loft conversion we are tasked to construct, we can complete any project of the highest quality. That is why I feel that if you ever need a loft conversion in the Manchester area, then we are the best Manchester loft conversion company for you. I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and please look at our last one too about hip to gable conversions in Manchester!
Manchester Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Recently we completed a hip to gable loft conversion in the city of Manchester that was entirely dedicated to hobbies. If you’ve looked through our services or our website then you would notice that this is something we often complete, but this conversion was cool and enjoyable to take part in as a loft conversion company and we would love to follow something like this again. The loft itself was to be used as a giant games room that was roughly the size of a standard Manchester living room. While we will get into the specifics of the project and the room itself, I would have to say that as a loft conversion, Manchester needs to construct more rooms that are entirely devoted to the home owner rather than to just raise the price of a home.
The Loft Conversion itself
The loft itself was a standard one room loft that was relatively big, but we cut the rooms design into two sections. The first section was the video game section while the second was board, card and arcade games. The video game side was specific to console games and a gaming computer, while the other side was anything that was related to either physical games or more old-fashioned games. I thought that this was a relatively diverse design in the loft itself, and the usability of the room is very high if these types of things pique your interest. Both sides of the room had cool features that I thought were a lot of fun and really entertaining, and it almost made me feel that I should do it with my own home so I can experience the same type of room!
The video game side of the loft conversion was pretty more towards what I would enjoy. Being a hip to gable loft conversion, there wasn’t need to extend the loft in any way like a dormer or mansard conversion. Luckily, the overall design of the loft was more than realistic to follow and considering only a few select items filled a larger amount of space within the loft conversion, it was easy to re-position the larger items to ensure that they didn’t cut off space. It also meant that since most items didn’t take up a lot of floor space, we didn’t have to partition the loft in any way to cut off each side of the room. We could seamlessly contrast the two sides of the room using different carpentry, wallpaper and overall design.
The video game side of the loft I was more jealous of. The actual setup had a large 65” 4K television mounted to the wall that looked like the size of me connected to multiple videogame consoles. That alone was impressive when you think of how large the TV is in a practical sense. What made it even better was the large couch we also placed in front with a coffee table or food and drinks. We added a few similar armchairs to the sides of the couch and placed a minibar to the corner of the room for any beverages. The idea of making the video game side so large was so the homeowner can play video games with any friends and visitors of the home. Having a whole room that is comfortable and designed for video games would make the experience better too! On the right of the video game consoles and parallel to the mini bar was also the gaming computer. I don’t know much about the specs, but for Manchester I do know that it is above average price. We just made sure that the finishing touches of this side of the room was video-game related on the walls and decoration.
The other half of the room featured items such as a snooker table, air hockey table and a chess board table. This was still a very interesting and enjoyable side of the room, with a dart table also being placed on the wall next to the door. The other interesting thing we made sure when performing the loft conversion is to leave enough creative space for the wall. With the video-game side there was decorations, but unfortunately, we hadn’t been supplied for the decorations on the other side.
We perform many loft conversions in Manchester, but this may have been one of my favourite. As a Manchester loft conversion company, we enjoy customer satisfaction the most! Also, if you haven't had the chance yet, please check out our blog post on the dormer conversion in Manchester!
Dormer Loft Conversions in Manchester
One of the highest requested services within the Manchester area is surprisingly a dormer conversion due to the option to maximise space within the loft using a hip to gable loft conversion, while extending additional space using a dormer loft conversion. Many customers understand that while it does not provide the large amount of space a mansard loft conversion would give, if customers in the Manchester area require a minimal amount of additional space the dormer conversion is the most suitable option.
A dormer conversion in Manchester is very common because of the shapes of the homes themselves. Often, the homes are either build on corners of roads making it impossible to extend more than one way unless you extend into your own garden, and the homes are commonly built so close to other homes that boundary disputes often begin. With a dormer loft conversion, it is difficult to envisage a dispute regarding boundary disputes since the dormer itself does not reach as far as a home extension. This makes the dormer conversion a flexible and very suitable alternative to the common home extension, since you can make use of the loft that is currently gathering dust while also gaining a bit of extra space on top!
Why are we so good with dormer conversions?
As a Manchester loft conversion company that has been established for a considerable amount of time, we have already had the fortune to complete several dormer loft conversions within the area. We receive many referrals from previous customers that we have worked with in the past because of our skill, being the best company providing a loft conversion Manchester has. We can complete so many loft conversions because of a great team behind us. This includes all our employees but I also think that it includes our suppliers, who are consistently delivering the raw materials that we need for us with short notice if necessary. Since we can rely on such a professional and quite frankly high-quality team from top to bottom, we do our utmost to translate that into the loft conversion projects we receive.
Midway through 2017, there were a reported 1,000 loft conversions completed in the city of Manchester. Over 400 of these were dormer conversions, which makes them the staple of loft conversions within the area. Of these 400, we have had the pleasure to work or be involved in many them. I would disclose the exact number, but for confidentiality reasons it’s probably best that I don’t!
Struggles with dormer loft conversions in Manchester
Some of these dormer conversions have been a bit tricky, however. Without naming customers or specifics, we have had customers who decided to change their mind in the last second about the conversion that they would like. Whether it was through budgeting reasons or last-minute change of hearts about what they really wanted within their conversion and realising that the restrictions of the current conversion plans means that it is impossible, changes are made. Usually they are not this drastic, but when they are, we would always recommend a dormer conversion. You can work around the shape and size of a dormer conversion so that you do not have to apply for planning permission to undergo the project, which is one of the main concerns of many customers. If there is a room they are desperate to complete, then it’s best to go for a dormer since it would allow both the space that you need while also allowing us to complete the project in a shorter amount of time than a mansard would take.
The dormer itself is beneficial in Manchester for an additional reason. Since most Manchester homes are built with a slant on the side where the roof connects to the wall, a hip to gable becomes a feasible and suitable option. When combined with a dormer conversion, the additional space that you receive from the collective conversion is much larger than if you were to opt for one or the other. This is something you should definitely consider if you were thinking of getting a conversion other than a mansard.