Is Loft Conversion Worth Your Investment
A loft conversion is becoming more popular these days more than ever. By extending their home upward, families can get the extra space they need without moving to a new property and neighborhood. But you might ask, is loft conversion worthy of your investment?
Loft Conversion Benefits
There is no need for planning permission
As long as it does not protrude too much from your existing roof and does not exceed the standard size, there is no need to get planning permission for your loft conversion.
Increases the value of your house
According to the Nationwide Building Society’s research, a loft conversion can increase a property’s value by up to 20%. It makes an excellent investment return, primarily if you are located in an area with high house prices.
It can lower down utility bills
A well-planned loft conversion can help you lower down your utility bills because all the extra insulation created can make your home more energy-efficient.
Costs less than an extension
Unlike the conventional extension, a loft conversion will give you the extra space you need without the need for additional outdoor space. You will be adding space for your home in an upward direction, so you will only use your home’s original structure.
How to achieve a practical and cost-effective loft conversion
Depending on certain factors, you can make your loft conversion project hassle-free and cost-effective at the same time. An experienced loft conversion company can help you design and build a loft conversion that complies with the Building Regulations. They can also provide practical ideas and advice on the materials to use.
Things to prepare before the loft conversion
Extra storage – since lofts are typically used as storage rooms, you will need to create a space in your garage or other areas of your home to store the items that will be taken out from your existing loft.
Re-carpet – the existing carpet on your home’s lower floors is expected to receive the loads of dusts and plaster throughout the project’s whole duration. A re-carpet might be required, so it will be beneficial to have an extra budget for re-carpeting after the loft conversion is completed.
Time – loft conversions usually take six to eight weeks to complete, not to mention the time needed for the finishing touches. You have to prepare yourself, make sure that you are ready for the prolonged period of disruption on your activities and other things.
Energy – cleaning all the bags of dust and clutters from the loft conversion process can be very exhausting, and you have no choice but to deal with it. Whether you wait for the project to get completed before cleaning up or do it every day while the project is ongoing, you can plan which action to take ahead of time.
Things to consider
Depending on your situation and needs, a loft conversion can give you a huge benefit. To decide whether to give it a go or not, consider how much benefit you will be receiving. If you don’t have plans on staying on your property for a very long time, or if you need a much greater space more than what the loft conversion can give, it would make sensed to find a bigger property instead of investing in a loft conversion.
If you wish to enquire about our loft conversion services, feel free to contact our team. We will be more than glad to give a free evaluation of your property and recommend the best loft conversion to suit your needs.