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Loft Conversion Harrogate

A Ploughcroft Loft Conversion saves you money on your energy bills via improved insulation.


With the range of Loft Conversion types and styles available, when you find that you and your family need more living space, why relocate or expand your house outwards when you can tap into existing unused space via a modern and fully insulated Loft Conversion?

The picturesque North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate is as popular with its permanent residents as it is with tourists. With Harrogate having a population of between 75,000 and 85,000, there’s a clear trend towards residents increasing the value of their homes by turning unused attic space into functional and liveable spaces.

In most cases, there is now no need for planning permission when it comes to transforming your loft into a comfortable and practical extra bedroom, playroom, gym, office or whatever you want it to be. This is thanks to a recent law that came into force in 2008 which took away many of the restrictions associated with extensions and Loft conversions, giving houses that had not previously had the opportunity the chance to embrace energy-efficient Loft Conversions.

Although our experienced team can provide you with advice and guidance we recommend that you check the Planning Portal for further details on planning permission.

As Which? Trusted Traders you have our word that our flexible team will always incorporate a personal touch into their service, delivering to you a bespoke top-end Loft Conversion within the budget you set designed exactly the way you want it. Practising clear communication with all clients, our excellent workforce always uses the best materials, follow Health and Safety and Building Regulations and ensure you see a return on investment with your Loft Conversion Harrogate project.

A Ploughcroft Loft Conversion saves you money on your energy bills via improved insulation. A smart combination of our quality loft insulation with our high-tech Eco-Roof thermal blanket, our innovative Eco-Roof™, could save you up to £500 a year on fuel bills.

We would all like to enjoy the benefits of natural light in our homes and as certified Velux roof window installers we can brighten up your Loft Conversion with energy-efficient and sophisticated roof windows.

Types of Loft Conversions include the following:

Mansard Loft Conversions

A construction to the back of your property topped with a flat roof. The rear wall slants inwards at a 72-degree angle while windows are set in small dormers. Mansard Loft Conversions are usually suited to occasions where planning permission is needed or your property is in a conversation or a heritage building. This type of Loft Conversion really makes full use of the space in your loft.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

Generally, homes with hip roofs usually don’t have enough space for a conversion so these types of Loft Conversions can provide ideal solutions.

Usually only permitted when planning permission doesn’t have to be obtained, these kinds of Loft Conversions entail changing the sloping side of your property, known as the ‘hipped side’ to a flat end, also known as a gable end. The gable wall is built right up to the roofline and a new section of roof is fitted to seal the gap. This makes a much bigger loft room that you can enjoy and often generates enough room to accommodate a staircase leading to your new loft.

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Velux loft Conversions

After many decades’ worth of experience producing roof windows, the name Velux has become associated with this type of Loft Conversion which involves leaving the roofline unchanged and intelligently creates a room within your current loft space. A cost-effective solution, Velux Loft Conversions particularly suit Victorian-style houses.

Dormer Loft Conversions

A dormer creates extra floor space and headroom within a Loft Conversion by extending the current roof. Dormers are square ends that stick out of a roof’s slope and are usually built at the back of a property with a flat roof.

In attics where space is scarce and headroom is restricted a dormer can give the extra space that can make a Loft Conversion possible. This is because inside a dormer will have a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls rather than the usual sloping sides that normally spring to mind when you think of a Loft Conversion.

Clients who live in terraced or semi-detached properties are often able to install a dormer without obtaining planning permission.

Benefits of a Ploughcroft Loft Conversion

  • An attic conversion creates more living space using existing, untapped space;
  • A range of options from roof lights to flat roof or pitched roof dormers;
  • A roof conversion is the cheapest way to extend your living space;
  • A roof conversion also saves money on your energy bills through improved insulation;
  • New permitted development rights may mean there is no need for planning permission;
  • Fully compliant with LABC (Local Authority Building Control). (Further information can be found at Planning Portal).

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