Don’t let limited space put you off

If you are struggling to cope with the space in your home, don’t be put off.  If you are lacking in storage, space for the kids or an extra room, don’t be tempted to simply up sticks and move.  There are other options available to you.

Whether you live in a terraced home, a semi-detached or a large detached home in the middle of nowhere, a loft conversion could be the solution to all your problems.

Loft space is usually just a place to store unwanted toys, books, memories and Christmas decorations.  But it can be utilised for much better purposes.

A loft conversion is the perfect way to expand your home. That old, dusty space up there could soon be transformed into the most stunning space for you and your family.

What are the options? 

Well, it all depends on what you are after.  Here at Topflite we have helped to transform so many lofts into beautiful spaces.

Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • A master bedroom and en-suite
  • A home office
  • An extra room for a lodger – to rent out
  • A kids play room
  • A games room
  • A spare bedroom

Whatever will help to change the dynamic in your living arrangements.

So, if you are thinking seriously about a loft conversion in your home why not contact us today? We can provide a free quote and some helpful advice to get you started.

A loft conversion will also add value to your property, for when the time arises.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2013 – the year of expansion

As you take your Christmas tree down and bundle your decorations into the loft, spare a thought.  Spare being the word of choice here.  Look at all that spare room.

2013 is the year of expansion.  If you feel that your home could benefit from extra space, a little facelift or some love and attention, why not opt for a loft conversion?  That space up above is ready and waiting for you to invest in it.

Here at Topflite we have decades of experience between us in creating the perfect space for you.  Just check out our video to see us in action.

Consider the new bedroom with en-suite bathroom, study area or playroom for your children.  Imagine how much this could change the dynamics of your home?  No more queuing for the bathroom in the morning, silence when working, or a place for your kids to run around.  We will find you a hundred reasons and more for why a loft conversion is right for you.  But we will only give you one name for the job, us!

Just check out our work to see what we can do.

In fact, if you want to see work in progress simply head to our Twitter page – @Topflite_Lofts.  Here you will find plenty of pictures of our latest work and the intricate details we ensure.

Having a loft conversion will add space to your home, as well as raise the value.  So, if you feel like it is time to move due to lack of space think again.  A loft conversion will cost you far less, be much less hassle and provide you with everything you need from your home.

Contact us today to chat about a loft conversion in your home.

Happy new year, from the Topflite team.

Tis the season for…a loft conversion?

Whilst many businesses are slowing down over the holiday season it would appear that we are on over-drive.  We love this time of year, getting loft conversions finished for the guests you have staying, seeing the finished product and getting a chance to truly show off your new space.

If you have been following us on Twitter you will know that we have been sharing photos of our new projects.  From tiling and stud wall insulation to fitting staircases and plastering walls.  These have been just a few of our jobs in the past couple of weeks.

Christmas is a great time for a loft conversion.  With extra guests in your home that extra space is often much needed.  And yes, we know it is not the only reason to have a loft conversion, but it is a chance for you to show off your new guest bedroom or master suite.

Christmas is a time to relax, unwind and slow down.  So, if you are yet to have a chat with your family or loved ones about a potential loft conversion, then now is as good a time as any.

Discuss the use for the extra space.  A study? A games room? An extra bedroom with en-suite?  The list goes on.  If you have some time off then perhaps you can gain some inspiration, chat to neighbours who have had something similar, and then give us a call!

We are on hand to chat you through all aspects of your loft conversion.  In fact, before you give us a call, why not head to Twitter (@Topflite_Lofts) and see what we have been up to.  Check out our gallery on our website and have a read through our blogs.

That way, you will feel fully prepped on the sort of loft conversion you want.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Topflite prepares for Christmas

It really has been a busy year for Topflite.  And, in recent weeks we have been working extremely hard to get our new clients loft conversions ready for Christmas.

So, as you head to the loft to get the Christmas decorations and tree out, what do you see?  Is your loft an empty space?  Or is it packed full of all the unwanted junk from your home?  Whatever you see, it could be time for a change in 2013.

Why not spend the weekend clearing out your loft space as you prepare your home for the Christmas holidays.  Chances are you have relatives to stay and the lack of extra space this time of year could soon be a Christmas ghost next year.

A loft conversion is a great way to maximise on the space in your home, without the stress and cost of moving.  If you are yet to head up to your loft and check it out then we urge you to do so now.

Have a peek, grab the decorations and have a chat with your family.  A loft conversion could really change the dynamics of your home.

Thinking ahead

It won’t be long before 2013 is here.  So, instead of putting those decorations back up after Christmas, why not give us a call?  We can give you a free quote and help you plan and create the most perfect space in your loft.

Why not have a look at our latest Twitter updates? We have been recently uploading pictures from the homes of some of the projects we have been working on.  And we think you will agree that they are looking truly splendid.

We hope you have a great weekend decorating your home for the festive season…and we look forward to hearing from you.

Why a loft conversion in south Manchester is the ideal addition to your home

If you are short of space in your home, or simply looking to do some home improvements, then why not consider a loft conversion?

Homes in south Manchester are ideally suited for loft conversions.  South Manchester has an array of Victorian and Edwardian homes that have space in the loft that is often left unused.

You may be in need of a spare bedroom, an office, or perhaps a place for your teenage kids to escape to. Whatever the reason, a loft conversion can be the perfect answer.

The Didsbury area of Manchester, in particular, has fantastic properties, many over a 100 years old, that are calling out for a loft conversion.  So, when you go to hunt your Christmas tree and decorations from your loft in the next few weeks, take a moment to look around.  What do you see? Empty space that could so easily be utilised.

Whether you want to make your three bed home a four bed, or a four bed a five, here at Topflite we have the ability to create you an amazing space.  Taking around 6 weeks you could soon have a loft that transforms the dynamics of your home.

 

 

And, if you want to find out just what the loft conversion process is like, then why not look at our video.  We are neat, tidy, and perfectionists at what we do.

Why not contact us today for a free quote and we can help 2013 be the year that you transform your home!

Save money for your loft conversion

Are you planning on a loft conversion? Have you recently had a loft conversion but need to save some money for the decor? This time of year can certainly be costly.  Saving money can be extremely hard.  But there are a wide range of money saving ideas that can help.

1. De-clutter

Clearing out your loft or garage can unearth some great treasures.  You can make some extra cash by simply selling your unwanted items on eBay.  It will also leave you with the extra space for your loft conversion!

2. Energy saving

You can save money on your energy bills by replacing all your lightbulbs with energy saving bulbs.

3. Heating

This time of year can most certainly be cold.  However, by turning your thermostat down by just a few degrees can really make a difference on your heating bill.  Also, make sure that you have the right level of insulation in your home.  By adding a loft conversion you will be able to insulate your loft much better.

4. Rent it out

If you are planning on a loft conversion you could consider renting out a room in your house to a lodger.  You could also rent it out as desk space for a freelancer.  That way you could make some extra cash each month.

5. Plan ahead

Writing lists can help to reduce your weekly costs.  When food shopping, writing a list will mean you only buy what you actually need.  That way you won’t spend frivilously on the items you don’t need.

To find out more about loft conversions, or to get a free quote, simply contact us today.

Inspiring ideas

When it comes to any form of home improvements inspiration can come from many sources.  Planning a loft conversion is no exception.  Here are a few of the ways we at Topflite help our clients get the inspiration they need.

Magazines

Home and DIY magazines are always a good place to start.  Even second hand copies that friends no longer need are a great way to get loft conversion ideas as well as interior design ideas for your finished room.

TV shows 

There are many great TV shows on at the moment that could provide you with ideas for home improvements.  Channel 4 tends to be a good place for home improvement and development ideas.  Try shows like Grand Designs and Sarah Beeny Double Your House for Half the Money.

Neighbours 

If your neighbours have recently had work done to their property you can ask if you can take a peek.  Chances are, if they have just had a lovely new loft conversion then they will want to show it off!

Online showroom 

And just like your neighbours, we have plenty of past loft conversions to give you a few ideas.  Take a look at our online showroom to see what we have done for our previous clients.

 Pinterest 

Another great way to collate ideas is to set up a Pinterest account.  An online memo board that allows you to pin things to your own board and create a place for all your ideas.

There are many ways to get inspiration for your home.  Why not contact us today to find out how we can help you make the most of the space in your loft?

Government relaxes planning laws

The Government has decided to relax the planning laws in the UK.  This means that those wanting to have an extension or a loft conversion will be able to get started sooner than they anticipated.  This is great news if you are looking to add a loft conversion to your home.

The aim is to boost the UK economy which has been in a difficult position for sometime.  It will also make the local council backlog of planning applications much easier to deal with as they won’t have to spend time on the smaller projects and can concentrate on those that require much more time.

David Cameron has spoken out saying “This government means business in delivering plans to help people build new homes and kick-start the economy.  We’re determined to cut through the bureaucracy that holds us back.  That starts with getting the planners off our backs, getting behind the businesses that have the ambition to expand and meeting the aspirations of families that want to buy or improve a home.”

Planning permission will only now be needed if the extension is going beyond 8 metres for detached homes and 6 metres for other types of property.

If you are currently looking to extend your home, whether for monetary purposes or to provide your family with more space, then why not consider a loft conversion?  A loft conversion is a great way to add space and to improve your property.  It is also a great selling feature should you be looking to move.

Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we have years of experience in planning and building loft conversions, so why not contact us today for a free quote?

Terraced home = limited space

Terraced home = limited space

If you live in a terraced home then you will know that space can often be limited.  And with the property market not being what it should be, you can often feel stuck.  But this doesn’t need to be the case.

If you have a terraced house then look up.  Your loft is unused valuable space.  This space can easily be maximised.  Chances are you have been using it to store boxes of items you are yet to unpack.  Things that you haven’t used in years and belongings that are simply taking up space.  Space that you could be using.

A loft conversion is the perfect way to expand your terraced home.  It can often be the last place we think of when it comes to expanding.  It is dusty, appears cramped and full of useless items.  But imagine if it could be transformed.

Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we have plenty of great loft conversion ideas for you.

–  A master bedroom and en-suite

–  A home office

–  Spare bedroom

–  Games room

–  Kids play room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is so much choice.  You just need to make the decision to go for it.  We know you won’t be disappointed.

It is also a great selling point.  You could be adding some significant value to your home as well as creating more space for your family.  A loft conversion is the ideal way to enhance your home and to give you an extra selling point when you come to move.

In the current climate it could be what separates you from the rest. Contact us today at Topflite Loft Conversions to find out how we can make the most of your loft.

Planning a loft conversion? Let your neighbours know

Planning a loft conversion? Let your neighbours know 

When you are planning a loft conversion there are many things to consider.  You may already have plenty of loft conversion ideas, or you may not be sure what you will use it for.  Whether you need more room in your home or simply want to extend for investment purposes, a loft conversion is ideal.

They are the perfect way to create that extra space you so desperately need, without having to move home.  That dusty old loft space that has become a storage space for all your old and unwanted items could soon become a study, kids play room or even a master bedroom with en-suite.

But whatever you decide to go ahead with you may want to let your neighbours know first.  Unlike years ago when all extensions required planning permission, most loft conversions no longer do.

It is still worth checking with your loft conversion company if you do need to put in a request for planning permission.  But making sure that you have informed your neighbours is essential.

It can be tempting, once you have made the decision to have a loft conversion, to simply get stuck in.  But telling your neighbours about your plans will make life easier in the long run.

The best way to go about this is:

  • Let them know what you are having done
  • Show them the plans and drawings
  • Inform them of when building will start and roughly when it is due to finish
  • Reassure them that you aim to cause as little disruption as possible
  • When finished, let them see what you have had done!

 

 

This way you will keep everyone happy and believe us when we say it will make your life a lot easier.

Don’t forget to let them know who is doing your loft conversion too! You never know, they may follow suit.