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Building Up: The Perfect Use of Your Loft Space

Adding more living space to your home does not always mean building outwards with home extensions Manchester. Sometimes the greatest benefit in adding extra room to your property comes with a professional loft conversion.

There is fabulous potential in using dead space above your top level. However, before planning a loft conversion, there are a few things to consider with your architects in Manchester.

Is Your Loft Space Suitable?

Chances are your space within the existing loft is not completely flat and free from obstruction. It is necessary to clear the area of any obstacles before starting work, as anything left there before the work begins can pose a significant danger during construction.

Generally, you require at least 2.1m of clear space under the roof ridge – possibly more depending on your intended use for the space. It may seem an obvious point, but you must consider how this space is destined for use before choosing any features or materials, as it will heavily affect decision-making.

For example, if the space is planned as a room for children, you may want to include a play area. For adult use, you may want to ensure enough space for furniture or a bedroom.

How Much to Spend

As you would expect with any sizable change to your property, loft conversions are not cheap. However, they will prove to be cost-effective in the long term. It is vital to sit with your Cheadle architect and undertake research before starting your project.

Obtaining a free quote and having a professional surveyor inspect the space will give you an idea of the amount of work the project will require, allowing you to place your project potential in line with your home design budget.

There will be several design options, ranging from basic to very complex. The more complex your conversion becomes, the more it will cost you – including working hours and higher labour costs. If you want big open spaces or non-standard features, you should expect to pay extra for them. Don’t let that put you off though, as every loft is unique and has the potential for some cool design ideas that won’t break the bank.

Working With the Right Architect

At Cheadle Architects, even the little things can mean the most when it comes to your dream home. That is why our team has a local reputation for experience and reliability in designing stunning home features from the smallest available space.

To complete your loft conversion idea into the apex of grand design, contact Cheadle Architects today.

TESTIMONIALS

Now nearing completion, I thought this an opportune time to write a testimonial for Stelios from Cheadle Architects.

Liz and I always dreamt of that showroom quality, bright white open plan kitchen diner … the kind you see on TV and not in your own house, but where do you start? … The answer is simple, find someone who shares your vision, grabs it by both hands and not only delivers the goods, but improves on your ideas 10-fold! – Stelios was that person.

From the moment we discussed our ideas you could tell his creative cogs where turning… Not only did he provide us with 1 option, but 3!!! … each detailed to a high level. We would have never thought of squeezing in a utility room with its own external access, let alone removing the whole ground floor wall of the house and stepping back into the existing property nearly 2m.

Stelios organised all the necessary civils, building regs etc and delivered professionally whilst working to a tight timeline so the builders could start without delay.

Stelios – You did a great job and worked long hours to get this sorted for us… So… something I think I be repeating a lot … word of mouth goes along way… and I certainly will not be shy in telling everyone who asks who designed our wonderful extension…. “Stelios from Cheadle Architects did!”.

We had met with three architects prior to meeting Stelios. This meant that we really knew what could be achieved and how professionals behaved in our property.
From the start, Stelios blew us away. He was thorough, honest and listened carefully to all we both required from our home. He didn’t make wild promises but worked logically through all the options explaining every step.
By the end, we had a very clear and wonderful design really taking into account all our likes and wants for the build. He made changes in a very short period of time whenever we thought of something new and helped us visualise stages if we were ever unsure. And our builders were more than happy to have drawings in front of them which gave us confidence we were all on the same page.
Stelios went above and beyond connecting us with a structural engineer, and visiting the build site several times – just out of interest and enthusiasm – offering invaluable suggestions and advice which ultimately helped us achieve the family home we dreamt of.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Stelios and we couldn’t recommend highly enough. Thank you, Stelios!

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