Loft Conversion 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 renovation, house 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.
A 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, but there are likewise a number of checks that you can perform yourself prior to this.
An easy way to get an concept of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. If you do spot examples, it’s most likely to be a possibility. If you can, it’s probably worth going one step more and asking to take a look at the loft of anyone in your street that has had it done.
The minimum height you need for a loft conversion is 2.2 metres, and you can easily measure this yourself. Take a measuring tape and run it from the floor to the ceiling at the highest part of the space. If it’s 2.2 metres or more, your loft should be high enough to convert. Victorian houses tend to be lower than those built from the 1930s onwards, so might not have adequate head height.
Depending upon when it was built, your home will either have roofing system trusses or rafters. By putting your head up into your loft hatch, you will be able to know quickly what kind of roofing system you have.
Rafters run along the edge of the roofing system and will leave most of the triangular space below hollow. Trusses are supports that run through the cross-section of the loft. Converting a loft with trusses is possible, but extra structural strengthening is needed to replace the trusses, and it’s likely to be more expensive.
Many people overlook to factor in changes to the floor below the loft when preparing a conversion. It’s worth having a think about where the staircase is likely to go and how much space it might take up. Even a well-designed space-saving staircase could take up a large piece of a space, so make certain you have space 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 likely to be identified by a number of elements, consisting of the type and age of the home you live in, and your spending plan.
Roof light loft conversions are without a doubt the most inexpensive and least disruptive choice, as you will not need to make any changes to the shape or pitch of the roofing system. Instead, it’s merely a case of adding in skylight windows, laying down a correct floor, and adding a staircase to make the space habitable. However, you’ll need to have sufficient roofing system space currently without having an extension for this kind of conversion.
A dormer loft conversion is an extension that extends from the slope of the roofing system. Dormers, in particular flat-roof dormers, are the most popular kind of conversion. They are suitable for practically any home with a sloping roofing system.
Dormer loft conversions are cheaper than mansard or hip-to-gable conversions, but will still include a bargain of extra headroom and floor space.
Hip-to-gable loft conversions work by expanding the sloping ‘hip’ roofing system at the side of your house outwards to develop a vertical ‘gable’ wall, producing more internal loft space. This kind of conversion will just deal with detached or semi-detached houses, as it requires a free sloping side roofing system.
If you live in a detached house with sloping roofings on either side, you can build on both of these to develop an even more large double hip-to-gable extension.
Mansard loft extensions run along the whole length of your home’s roofing system and will change the angle of the roofing system slope, making it practically vertical. These tend to be the most costly kind of conversion, but will result in a significant quantity of extra space.
Mansard loft conversions are suitable for a lot of house types, consisting of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.
Clearly this varies significantly from project to project, but here’s an example.
A three bed semi with Dorma which would consist of stairs, fire doors, all electrics, water system – generally all things – would approximately cost ₤17,500 consisting of VAT.
There is a luxurious package available which includes, painting, carpets, lights and sockets for an extra expense, identified by specification of the client.
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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.
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.
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.