Loft conversions can be a brilliant way to add extra space to your home, but there are things you need to consider before taking the plunge. Here are some of the main points to think about before you decide on loft conversion.
Loft conversions can be expensive and it’s important that you consider this before making any decisions. You’ll need to take into account the cost of materials, building work and labour charges, so make sure you know exactly how much it will cost before booking in any work. It’s also worth noting that if you’re planning on renting out your property once it’s been converted then there may be restrictions on tenants using lofts as bedrooms which could affect how much rent they’re willing to pay for them.
The cost of loft conversion
The costs of loft conversions vary widely depending on factors such as the size of your loft and its current condition. A simple conversion may cost around £20,000 while a more complex one could set you back up to £100,000.
You’ll need planning permission if your loft is not suitable for habitation, has less than 150sq ft of floor space or if it’s in a listed building or within a conservation area. You can check the status of your property using the Land Registry website or call 0300 012 0414 for advice from their helpline team.
You may have heard that a loft conversion is the best way of increasing your living space. A loft conversion is simply an extension to your home that adds a new room to your property, usually above the existing roofline.
If you’re considering having a loft conversion carried out, here’s what you need to know:
The cost of a loft conversion depends on how much work needs to be done and how much space you need. In general, the more work that needs doing, the higher the cost will be because it will take longer and require more materials. If you want to add an extra bedroom or two, then the costs could be high but if all you want is some extra storage space then it won’t cost too much at all.
There are many reasons why people choose to convert their lofts into living space such as wanting somewhere for their children or grandchildren to live or wanting additional bedrooms for guests or family members who visit regularly. Other reasons include wanting somewhere quiet where they can relax at the end of a busy day at work or needing somewhere quiet where they can study or read without being disturbed by noisy neighbours downstairs!