Loft Conversion Cyprus
Cyprus Loft Conversion Builders
A preliminary conversion Cyprus loft offers a blank canvas for additional room, remodelling, and creativity. This could be exactly what you’re looking for to improve your living area, boosting comfort while also extending the size of your living space. Loft conversions are the most common type of residential property conversion, and with the relatively liberal attitude toward planning permission associated with them, having a loft conversion is a wonderful means of renovating your property. BCA Property Developer in Cyprus Lofts has a great track record of completing successful loft conversions of all varieties throughout Cyprus. With our knowledge in architectural, structural engineering, and construction, we are Cyprus’s go-to loft conversion specialists. With no third-party communications or sales involved, you can be confident that BCA Property Developer in Cyprus Lofts will design drawings, acquire planning permission, and build your loft conversion to the highest standards, using the highest quality materials.
How much do loft conversions cost on average in Cyprus?
In Cyprus, the cost of a loft conversion is between €43,000 and €65,000 for a master bedroom with an en-suite. Prices for a shell and core loft conversion, on the other hand, start around €40,000.
Please keep in mind that our quotes are absolutely free and without obligation – we’ll provide crystal clear insight into the pricing with no commitment on your part.
Please contact us for more information about our Cyprus Loft Conversion costs and services. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have.
And why not take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation, which will allow you to discuss all aspects of your project?
LOFT CONVERSION TYPES
You can choose between Dormer, Mansard, Hip to Gable, and Velux loft conversion designs. The type of loft conversion that the local government will permit will be determined by the current roof arrangement and any applicable restrictions.
BCA Property Developer in Cyprus can advise you on this matter during our free, no-obligation visit. Many people inquire, “Can we continue live in our house while the work is being done?”
Our response is straightforward: Yes! This is due to the fact that 80 percent of the materials will be brought in via the roof.
The Dormer loft is designed to square off the top of an existing sloping roof. This necessitates pretty simple building work. BCA Property Developer in Cyprus Carry out a large number of these around Cyprus.
Mansard in the shape of a L
A back addition would be required to build an L-shaped mansard roof on the property. A kitchen and bathroom, as well as a utility room, are frequently positioned in the back of the house. This enables the mansard to extend this region. These are most typically found on Cypriot Victorian homes.
While the name Velux does not refer to a sort of roof structure, it does refer to the most well-known window brand. The original roof structure is preserved, the roof space is converted into a habitable room, and velux / velux styled windows are installed in the roof.
Gable to Hip
Our hip to gable conversion projects are most commonly completed on fully detached, semi-detached, or end-of-terrace residences. Hipped roofs are basically roofs with either the left or right end sloping or both ends sloping. The roof protrudes perpendicular to the slope.
A dormer loft conversion is a structural extension that projects vertically from the plane of a sloping roof. A confined attic can be converted into a useable space by adding a dormer to an existing roof, building additional headroom and floor space and allowing natural light to enter through the dormer windows.
A basic flat roof dormer is the most common style of dormer conversion in the Cyprus. A flat roof dormer is not only the cheapest type of dormer to build, but it also provides the most additional internal space. A shed dormer has a flat single planed roof that slopes downhill at a shallower degree than the main roof. A shed dormer, which is commonly seen on residences with gable roofs, frequently need different roof sheeting than the main roof.
A more appealing option is a gable fronted dormer, sometimes known as a “dog-house dormer,” which consists of a gable wall extension built up to the existing ridge line and a new roof section erected outwards to the new gable end. A hipped roof dormer, on the other hand, is an aesthetically beautiful choice with three sloping planes of a hipped roof converging at the dormer’s ridge.
The pros and cons of Dormer Loft Conversion
Dormer loft conversions provide more more floor space than other forms of loft conversions. A flat roofed dormer, in instance, provides more headroom, straight walls, and flat ceilings, and is less expensive to install than a mansard or hip to gable loft conversion. A dormer conversion will provide much needed light and ventilation to the top of your property, as well as a very versatile area ideal for a variety of uses. Dormer conversions are generally possible even in lofts with limited space or headroom, and there is a form of dormer fit for the majority of Cyprus house styles, whether it is a typical Cyprus Victorian terrace, a post war semi or a modern detached.
A flat roofed dormer may not have the visual appeal of other types of loft conversions in the eyes of some, but it does deliver the greatest gain in both floor space and headroom. While a gable fronted dormer or a hipped roof dormer can be an appealing addition to a home, they are more expensive to build and do not provide as much more internal space.
Will a Dormer Loft Conversion necessitate Planning Permission?
Adding a dormer loft conversion to a house usually falls under permitted development and does not require planning permission. However, it is critical to understand the exact conditions and limitations of permitted development, and if you are unsure whether your proposed conversion meets the permitted development tests, we recommend acquiring a Lawful Development Certificate from your local government. The LDC is not the same as a planning permission, but it does give you with written documentation that your loft conversion is legal in the event that problems are raised later on when you come to sell your house.
If you want to do the following, you’ll need to get planning permission:
The house is built on a plot of land. If a property is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, conservation area, national park, or world heritage site, a roof extension is not permitted development. The new addition’s bulk exceeds the permissible development limitations. Terraced houses are currently limited to 40 cubic metres, whereas detached and semi-detached dwellings are limited to 50 cubic metres. These restrictions apply to the size of the ‘Original House,’ which refers to the house as it was on July 1, 1948, or the size of the house when it was initially built if your property was erected after that date.
The dormer extension will be constructed on the portion of the roof that faces the roadway. Under allowed development restrictions, any extension beyond the plane of the current roof slope of the major elevation may only be built on the rear or hipped side of the roof.
The proposed dormer extension’s height will be greater than the height of the current roof.
The materials you intend to use in the construction of your loft conversion are out of character with the rest of the house.
A balcony, veranda, or raised platform is included in the dormer loft conversion.
The loft conversion has side-facing windows that look out onto neighbouring residences. To meet authorised development requirements, any side-facing windows must be covered glass and only open at a height of 1.7 metres above the floor of the loft space.
When measured along the roof plane, the proposed dormer extension is less than 20cm from the original eaves. There are bats in the building. As a protected species, any activity on a building that may disturb or impair the welfare of the bats requires a permit.
Do Building Regulations Apply to a Dormer Loft Conversion?
Building Rules and Regulations Whether or not planning permission is necessary, any loft conversion on a house requires approval. Building regulations are used to guarantee that the construction is totally safe, and they will address features such as structural strength, stability, sound insulation, safety, and appropriate emergency exits. Abbey Lofts will assist you with the approval procedure throughout your build, from the original building notice to the final inspections.
Ideas for Dormer Loft Conversion
Because of the often large dimensions of a dormer conversion, your newly constructed loft area provides limitless possibilities. Whether you choose a large master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom or a pair of smaller bedrooms linked by a Jack and Jill bathroom, the extra headroom in a dormer allows you to install standard height shower equipment. A dormer conversion can create a safe, comfortable playroom for children or a fashionable, modern work place with abundance of natural light. The space provided by a dormer loft conversion can even fit a self-contained studio flat, depending on the size of your property.
Everything You Need to Know
Mansard loft conversions typically necessitate more construction work than other types of loft conversions, but they can result in a much greater living space in your home, independent of property type. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about mansard loft conversions below.
Is Planning Permission Required for Mansard Loft Conversions?
This type of extension nearly often necessitates the acquisition of planning permission. By effectively adding another level to your home, these conversions maximise living space within your roof. Because this alters the shape and structure of the roof, it is quite likely that planning permission will be required from your local authorities.
What are the best house types for mansard conversions?
Mansard roofs are very popular in Cyprus and other metropolitan regions, where they can be seen across entire rows of ancient terraced properties. Although not commonly seen in suburbia — flat roof dormers are typically less expensive and easier to build – mansard roofs are actually suited for practically all types of buildings. Mansard loft conversions are common in detached, semi-detached, and terraced residences, as well as chalets and bungalows.
In terms of aesthetics, the external walls of a mansard extension can be exposed brickwork, rendered, or coated with slate or tile, depending on the style of your home.
Mansard Loft Conversions: cons and pros
To summarise, some of the pros of mansard loft conversions are as follows:
Makes the most of the available space on your current property’s roof.
Suitable for a wide range of property types
Can be completed in a variety of ways to complement the current building style.
Some of the cons are as follows:
Almost often, planning permission is necessary.
When compared to other methods of conversion, it is frequently more expensive.
It necessitates a substantial amount of construction effort.
BCA Property Developer in Cyprus is glad to be able to provide you with an all-inclusive service, from the drafting of plans and subsequent submission of plans to the actual build and decoration.
If you need help deciding which Loft Conversion is ideal for your home, please contact our friendly office staff, who will gladly set up a meeting with you.
Velux windows are the world’s market leaders in roof windows. You will benefit from plenty of natural light, ventilation, and simplicity of use, as well as a modern style and feel in your new space. With a variety of designs to choose from, we can assist and guide you in selecting the ideal windows for your home. Natural pine, white polyurethane coatings, or a cabrio balcony are all options.
Throughout Cyprus, we complete a large number of loft conversion projects. We just completed loft construction in Limassol, Nicosia, and Larnaca.
Velux is a household name when it comes to high-quality roof windows, and it is a must-have for any loft conversion. Velux windows aren’t just for attics; they’re also necessary for flat or pitched roof extensions, allowing plenty of natural light and fresh air into the newly built roof. They are also an excellent way to reduce the need for artificial lighting, which saves money on energy bills.
Our BCA Property Developer in Cyprus Lofts professionals can install Velux windows and guarantee that your loft conversion looks modern and functional. With so many various Velux window styles to pick from, we can offer guidance and assist you in selecting the right design for you. Velux windows are not only intended to illuminate your loft conversion, but they are also required to air your loft throughout the warmer months. Our staff will install your Velux windows with no leaks or draughts in mind.
CERTIFICATES OF PERMISSION TO PLANNING
BCA Property Developer in Cyprus has a Cyprus focus and is always up to date on local planning permission instructions and building control developments. We are also knowledgeable with the region’s property kinds and architectural profile, which means that the design work we do will be sensitive and effectively fitted to your home. Obtaining planning permission for your property conversion does not have to be a difficult task for our clients because we will handle all of the necessary paperwork. Our team members are great communicators who constantly follow tried-and-true project management best practises to achieve a flawless outcome.
Building Control approval specialised services are available for all types of residential projects. We are able to construct viable and safe buildings due to our quick and responsive technological knowledge. We are here to help you with all areas of the Building Regulations procedure, but our expertise in all aspects of the property market gives us a unique perspective.
Our Building Control services include the following:
Residential re-modeling includes house and kitchen extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions, and internal renovations.
Flats, bungalows, houses, and barn conversions are examples of new housing.
Our complete approach to building control ensures a competent, timely, and straightforward service in all industries.
BCA Property Developer in Cyprus offers an all-inclusive loft conversion solution from start to end. We operate in Cyprus. However, we are open to jobs in the outskirts of Cyprus, so please contact us to see if your job is within our operating area.
Our pre-contract manager and an architect from our design team will come to your home to discuss your loft conversion project. They will come to your home and examine and measure it.
If you already have an architect or design team, we will gladly build your loft based on the plans provided, as long as they are an approved architect firm.
We will handle all of the technical aspects of the build. This will include processes such as obtaining planning permission, building control, and performing structural engineering calculations. We will also give scheduling documents for the major stages of the project’s build.
You will be introduced to your Project Manager from the first day you hire us for your loft conversion.
When it comes to any questions, your appointed project manager will be your first point of contact.
The project manager will keep you up to date on the tasks, materials, and deployments that are currently in progress and will oversee the project. The project manager is constantly in contact with the main office to keep everyone connected and informed about what’s going on on the job site using footage and photos to ensure the project moves forward as planned.
Building control officers will conduct frequent inspections. These officers will visit your loft conversion site to guarantee that all work performed by BCA Property Developer in Cyprus complies with the most recent build laws.
After your loft conversion is finished, a building control inspector will pay a final inspection and give a “Inspection Passed” certificate.
BCA Property Developer in Cyprus will give you with a completion folder containing the required utility and safety certificate paperwork. The folder will contain Gas, Electricity, and Drainage inspection documents. It’s worth mentioning that any structural work comes with a ten-year warranty.