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Loft conversions & home improvements in:
Belper, Ripley, Heanor, Ilkeston and Derby.

Loft Conversions in Derby – RV Construction are Belper, Derbyshire based home and loft conversion specialists, serving many locations across the East Midlands.

For a loft conversion in Derby you’ve come to the right place.

All the tradesmen working for the company are all time served skilled craftsmen that carry out the work to a very high degree of quality – every customer is left completely satisfied.

We can undertake almost any home improvement scheme. Our core speciality is joinery. This enables us to be experts in the field of loft conversions. However, we are equally adept at kitchen renovationhouse extensions, conservatories, roofing work and staircase construction.

Our highly-skilled team can transform your property; using the latest techniques and materials, into the home of your dreams!

We have no sales premises, no non-productive staff – so overheads are very low, meaning that all you pay for is the work carried out on your property and nothing else.

RV Construction offer the complete service from planning to completion. Talk to the Loft Conversion Derby experts – RV Construction.

Loft Conversions in Derby

Need a loft or attic as an extra room in Derby?

As experts in loft conversions in Derby we can help you!

loft conversion is an ideal way to gain more space.

There may be scope for one or two extra bedrooms possibly even with a bathroom or home office.

There is no doubt that it’s easier to extend than to move.

You can ask us to visit your home and check this out for you, however there are likewise a couple of checks that you can perform yourself prior to this.

An easy way to get an idea of whether your loft can be modified is to see whether any comparable houses on your street have actually had loft conversions. If you do spot examples, it’s more likely to be a possibility. If you can, it’s probably worth going one action further and asking to have a look at the loft of anybody in your street that has actually had it done.

The minimum height you require for a loft conversion is 2.2 metres, and you can quickly determine this yourself. Take a measuring tape and run it from the floor to the ceiling at the tallest part of the room. If it’s 2.2 metres or more, your loft could be tall enough to transform. Victorian houses tend to be lower than those developed from the 1930s onwards, so might not have sufficient headroom height.

Depending upon when it was developed, your house will either have roofing system trusses or rafters. By putting your head up into your loft hatch, you will have the ability to tell straight away what kind of roofing system you have.

Rafters run along the edge of the roofing system and will leave most of the triangular area underneath hollow. Trusses are supports that run through the cross-section of the loft. Transforming a loft with trusses is possible, however extra structural support is needed to replace the trusses, and it’s most likely to be more pricey.

Many people neglect to factor in modifications to the floor underneath the loft when planning a conversion. It’s worth having a think of where the staircase is most likely to go and just how much room it may use up. Even a properly designed space-saving staircase might use up a sizeable portion of a room, so make certain you have area you’re happy to lose.

There are four main kinds of loft conversion: roofing system light, dormer, hip-to-gable and mansard. The one you choose is most likely to be determined by a number of elements, consisting of the type and age of the house you reside in, and your spending plan.

Roof light loft conversions are by far the most inexpensive and least disruptive option, as you won’t have to make any modifications to the shape or pitch of the roofing system. Instead, it’s merely a case of adding in skylight windows, setting a proper floor, and including a staircase to make the room habitable. However, you’ll require to have adequate roofing system area currently without having an extension for this kind of conversion.

A dormer loft conversion is an extension that protrudes from the slope of the roofing system. Dormers, in particular flat-roof dormers, are the most popular kind of conversion. They are suitable for basically any house with a sloping roofing system.

Dormer loft conversions are more economical than mansard or hip-to-gable conversions, however will still include a good deal of extra headroom and floor area.

Hip-to-gable loft conversions work by expanding the sloping ‘hip’ roofing system at the side of your property outwards to produce a vertical ‘gable’ wall, developing more internal loft area. This kind of conversion will only work on detached or semi-detached houses, as it needs a totally free sloping side roofing system.

If you have a detached house with sloping roofs on either side, you can build on both of these to produce an even greater roomy double hip-to-gable extension.

Mansard loft extensions run along the whole length of your house’s roofing system and will modify the angle of the roofing system slope, making it practically vertical. These tend to be the most pricey kind of conversion, however will lead to a substantial amount of extra area.

Mansard loft conversions are suitable for many property types, consisting of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

Clearly this differs greatly from house to house, however here’s an example.

A 3 bed semi with Dorma which would include stairs, fire doors, all electrics, plumbing – essentially the whole thing – would approx cost ₤17,500 consisting of VAT.

There is a luxurious package offered that includes, decorating, carpets, lights and sockets for an extra cost, determined by spec of the home owner.

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Loft Conversions Derby

A loft conversion or increase of attic space is always a good way to invest money into your property and will always add value when done correctly and completed to local authority specifications.

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We have all the necessary skills and experience required to handle your project from start to finish. We will coordinate the whole project and provide all the services you need. 

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RV Construction offer kitchen transformations; keep your existing kitchen units, which in most cases are in great working order, replace only the kitchen doors and drawer fronts.

Convert an unused loft or attic into something stunning

Convert an unused loft or attic into something stunning

You'll be amazed at what can be achieved with a loft conversion.
You'll be amazed at what can be achieved with an attic conversion.
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