An independent space in the loft

Gone are the days when the children left home as soon as they could.  Most of them can’t afford to now – buying a property is out of the question until they’ve saved and saved and even renting is too expensive especially in the big cities.

Loft Conversions to make en-suite bathroomMaking room
One answer is a loft conversion in your home to make it a self contained bed-sit for your grown-up ‘child’.  It gives them some independence and you a break!  And of course it’s cheaper than moving to a bigger home – after all you don’t want to encourage them to stay forever!

Making it easy
Topflite Loft Conversions can help you with the design and all the legal details.  We work with well-known partners like Velux Roof Lights and Rockwool Insulations to make your loft conversion perfect.

Making a statement
You can come and see two ready-built examples of our work at our showroom in Chorley and of course you can browse our gallery online.  At consultation stage you can tell us what you’re after and we’ll confirm what is possible for your home.

Making sense
After that it’s all down to us.  With all of our experience – a combined 150 + years – we’ll get you up in that roof space in no time and give your off-spring their home in a home.

Come and visit us at Steely Lane, Chorley or call us on FREEPHONE 0500 622421 for more information.

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Topflite take you up in the World

The space in your loft could increase your overall space by as much as 30%.  So it’s no wonder so many of us choose a loft conversion to extend our homes.  We all like the added value a loft conversion gives us too even if in the present climate we won’t be selling any time soon.  Statistics say that a loft conversion can add as much as 20% to the value of your home.  That could really make you go up in the world!

20% IncreaseTopflite Loft Conversions are happy to advise anyone considering a conversion.  We’ll need to look at head room and consider which type of conversion will suit your home best.

All bar the Velux Roof Conversion also known as the Rooflight type of conversion need planning permission so the time that takes needs to be factored in.

No planning permission makes the Velux Roof Conversion very cost effective too.  However many of the other types i.e. the Dormer extend floor and headroom space to make this a better choice particularly where headroom is otherwise compromised.

Whichever choice you go with Topflite Loft Conversions have a wealth of experience to put to good use in both the planning and the build of your conversion.  Between us, our team has a mammoth 150 years experience and skills to call on!

Call us on 0500 622421 – a FREE number – for advice or pop along to our showroom in Chorley.

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Why you need a Topflite loft conversion

With staying-put a better option than selling your property in the current economic climate, why not utilise your loft space?  Not only will you increase the value of your property, but you will definitely benefit from the extra space.  It could be the answer to relieving squashed family living, to a better work-life balance or much needed peace and quiet.

A space to be creative in
Are you fed up with fighting for a slice of the overcrowded dining room table to get creative on?  Are you fed up with packing away craft projects?  How lovely would it be to have a whole room dedicated to your passion or passions?

A loft conversion is perfect for a craft or hobby room, dressmaking room or painting studio because of the natural light and space.  With black-out blinds it could become a photography dark room too.  Or even a music room.

Loft Conversions Creates a GymA space for pure escapism
How about a cinema room, lounge or snug?  Kit out your loft conversion with black-out blinds, a large HD/3D TV, surround sound, mini fridge and comfy seating for movies.  Add a games console and gaming chairs and it’s also a games room.  Or if escaping into a novel is more your style, a tranquil reading room or library.

A space for expansion
A loft conversion could give you the extra room to work from home, for the kids to do their homework or use as a playroom.  Wouldn’t that be great?  All the toys – or most of them – contained in one room?  Of course it could also give you that much fantasized about walk-in wardrobe or gym!

Topflite Loft Conversions can help you realise your loft fantasy, so get in touch for that much needed space by calling us FREE on 0500 622421.  Find us on Facebook and Twitter too.

Topflite loft conversions – highly recommended

Loft conversionsHere at Topflite Loft conversions we know that there are limitless reasons why you might want a loft conversion.  The extra space can be used for a multitude of different things.  And of course if you want a loft conversion we want to make it happen.

We know our service is second to none and that you’ll be pleased with the finished job.  We know from experience and from what our customers say.  Here’s what some of them have said about us and our work:

‘Topflite gave extraordinary customer care and attention to our vision and significant contribution to us realising it.’

‘Our thanks for creating a superb third bedroom from a dusty loft.’

‘Your team were punctual, polite and work was completed to a really high standard.’

‘A stress free conversion with minimal disruption to family life, thank you.’

When we get comments like these we know we’ve done a good job and made someone’s home that little bit extra special.

Our team has over 150 years combined experience, so we know a thing or two about loft conversions.  If you’re considering a loft conversion to create that extra space please give Topflite Loft Conversions a call so that we can discuss the possibilities with you – after all the sky’s the limit!

Alternatively visit our showroom in Steeley Lane, Chorley, PR6 0RD.

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Going up and up in value

A survey carried out last year confirmed that making more room in your house increased its value and adding a loft conversion was likely to bring the healthiest return of an additional 20%.

Topflite Loft Conversions confirm that many of their clients have seen a healthy increase on their property values after their conversions.

Estate agents always advise us to check the ceiling price of similar properties in our area.  So if you want to reach yours and maximise your return, a loft conversion could be the answer.

Loft conversions

A variety of uses
Topflite Loft Conversions confirm that the space in a loft varies on the type of house you have which means your loft can be used for a variety of purposes.  A large space is ideal for a master bedroom with en suite bathroom; or a playroom.  Smaller spaces would make a great guest bedroom or a perfect home office where you can work in relative peace away from the rest of the family. 

Once you’ve decided what you would like to use the space for Topflite Loft Conversions are ready to discuss your options and offer the best solution.  Remember a Velux loft conversion needs no planning permission but all other conversions do.  You must have planning permission in place before we can go ahead.

If you want to maximise your space and increase the value of your property, give us a call to discuss moving up in the world on 0500 622421.

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Making money from your loft conversion

Most of us think about loft conversions when we need to increase the space in our homes.  Topflite loft conversions find that this is the case for most clients, they just want more space.  Or sometimes they want more luxurious space such as an en suite bathroom for a master bedroom or a space to use as an office.

Tax Breaks for Rented SpaceOf course in these hard times, one way you could generate more income is to rent out a room – cue loft conversion.  Whether you want to spoil yourselves with more space or use a loft conversion to free up space to rent out, here at Topflite loft conversions we can give you all the advice you need.

If a loft conversion can either be used as a space to rent or free up one of your other rooms to rent out, it might be worth considering.  And just think, in a few years you could have covered the cost of your loft conversion.

Here are some ways of renting your space without feeling as if you have a permanent lodger:

  • • Consider a Monday to Thursday/Friday let for workers who live out of town
  • • Rent out the space as an office to someone starting up a small business or someone who is self-employed, this means they will only be there during the day and not in the evenings when you want to relax
  • • Rent out as a studio for an art-worker – not all studios are messy or dirty.  With more and more people turning to their entrepreneurial skills to start up an ‘art-based’ business, a space to work in is essential.  You could limit availability times so that it fitted in with your lifestyle – but don’t be too dictatorial about the time or they may not take the space
  • • There’s a tax break for rented space – £4,250 tax free before you pay anything on your rented space

 

Getting down to it

  • • Call Topflite Loft Conversions to assess your loft space and check standing space, load bearing walls etc, floor lintel strength and roof structure
  • • From Topflite Loft Conversions recommendation, choose the type of loft conversion (i) that is best for you and (ii) that you like
  • • Discuss all the possibilities and be clear in your brief about what you want to use the loft space for
  • • If you are having anything other than a velox loft conversion, remember you will need to apply for planning permission which Topflite Loft Conversions can advise you about

 

Specialist Topflite Loft Conversions will offer you the best service from planning to completion.  We’ll keep disruption to an absolute minimum and you can be sure of a quality job with every attention to detail at competitive prices.

Give us a call today for more information on 0500 622421 or come to the showrooms in Chorley and see two ready-made loft conversions.

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Loft conversion jargon fromTopflite

Topflite loft conversions know a thing or two about loft conversions.  We know that a loft conversion will expand the available space in your home and give you that extra room or even rooms to accommodate a growing family or a new hobby.

We thought we’d give you insight into loft conversion jargon to understand the different possibilities available depend on your house and what you need to achieve.  There are four types of loft conversion:

Velox Loft Conversion
This rooflight conversion is named after the common name given to rooflights after the main manufacturer,  just like ‘hoover’ has become the name for all vacuum cleaners.  This type of loft conversion is the easiest and most cost-effective.  The added bonus is you don’t need planning permission either.

Dormer loft conversion
This loft conversion comes out of the roof to extend the ceiling height and floor space of a loft conversion.  Dormer windows are usually added to the back of a property and can be designed in a number of ways to suit.

dormer loft conversion

Mansard loft conversion
A frequent user of this style was a 17th century architect who gave it its name!  It reduces the slope and makes the ceiling almost horizontal and usually runs the length of the roof space.

Hip to Gable loft conversion
This is usually the most effective solution for hip roofs where there is little room for a loft conversion.  It works by building up the gable to a level with the hip line.

If you’re none the wiser then talk to us and get converted!  Give us a call  contact us online or visit our showroom.

 

Get converted

Welcome to our Topflite blog. We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Topflite news and information.

Here at Topflite we firmly believe that you don’t have to move to get more out of your home. You can improve it! That is why we specialise in loft conversions. A loft conversion will breathe new life into your home and enable you to get more out of it. As they say, ‘a change is as good as a rest’! 

Loft ConversionAt Topflite we pride ourselves on our versatile loft conversions. Perhaps you have been considering moving house but the time is not right? Well if you are looking for some more space you have come to the right place. 

There are so many reasons for having a loft conversion. Maybe you need an extra bedroom? An office space or a place for the kids to play? Whatever it is, here at Topflite, we will be able to help you get the maximum potential from even the smallest of spaces. 

A loft space can transform your home and your family life. With over 150 years experience within our team, in the loft conversion industry we are the kings at making your home your castle. We have experience in all kinds of loft conversions including: 

  • Velux loft conversions
  • Dormer conversions
  • Mansard conversions
  • Hip to gable conversions   

 

All we ask of you is to have a serious think about how you plan to utilise your new space and we will work to that. Adding a loft conversion can seriously add value to your home so it really is a win-win situation. Newly Completed Loft Conversion

If you want to find out more about Topflite and how our loft conversions can work for you simply contact us on 0500 622421. You can find out more on our website also. 

Here at Topflite we will have you converted in no time and help you to see your homes true potential. 

So why not make the new year the time to get converted?