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Cost question - raising pitch and loft conversion

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by JS7319, 3 Sep 2019.

  1. JS7319

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    We have a detached house on the corner of a road. From memory our pitch is about 2m high from the floor - impossible for a loft conversion.

    We've spoken to an architect who says we'll need to pursue planning permission to raise the pitch. As our house is also at the bottom of a slope (our neighbours house sits higher than ours), the council may look upon this favourably as the pitch will be matched with theirs (will still need to crunch the numbers to see how much extra we'd get). They may frown at the dormer style at the back of the house seeing as we're on the corner though.

    Before contacting roofing companies and getting quotation, what sort of costs would I be expecting for the pitch to be raised and a shell ready for a conversion?
     
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    Faster Quicker and cheaper to get a truss manufacturer to make you a new roof.
     
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  3. Leofric

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    Cost will obviously depend on the area but if you are having a new roof you would be best with attic trusses for a loft conversion as they are made specifically for room in the roof situations.
     
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    Ask the architect who told you it would be possible, as he should know based on what he knows of how it can be built, how it needs to be deisinged and what would be permitted.

    BTW, this is not a job for a roofing company. Its general building work.
     
  5. Leofric

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    Let us know what the architect suggests for the new roof construction. Not sure how this would be kept weathertight during construction:!:
     
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    You pay someone with genuine experience...no point getting a google warrior
     
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    Move house......................less hassle and cheaper!

    Andy
     
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    a reasonable comment deserves a reasonable answer:!:
     
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  9. JS7319

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    He says I need to approach building companies with the drawings to get a quotation on the price.

    I'm just looking for a few rough ball park range.
     
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    don't see how anybody on here can even give a rough estimate without having more details (but what do I know :!:)
     
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    Then he's a poor designer.

    If he knows about this type of wotk, how it will be designed, constructed and what materials etc, then he should have a good idea of how much it will cost.

    It's no good having drawings done, some elaborate design say, and then get costs and then find it's too much. The cost planning is done pre-design.
     
  12. Leofric

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    maybe architects should do a lot more work on projects before they are paid to do anything:!:
     
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    If a designer goes out to a house and says " Yes it can be done, and I can do it", then he should also be able to say "... and it will cost you around £xxx to build it" with his next breath.

    Otherwise, show him the door.
     
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  14. Leofric

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    - a bit harsh :!:
     
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    But true
     
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