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Loft conversion ideas
The loft can often be an afterthought when you think about transforming your home. Until you need the extra space or need an extra bedroom, it’s perfectly normal to focus your attention and budget on the rooms you already use. However, from the moment the idea does begin to manifest, it’s not until you’re standing in the middle of your own design-dream that it is realised.
Building regulations needed for a loft conversion
If you’re converting your loft into a new room, or a useable space for additional storage, you might not know that it will be subject to similar regulations as any extension or alteration to your property. Here is the essential information you need to know before ascending into the attic and commencing your conversion plans.
Completing loft conversions on houses with a dormer
Space in the UK is at a premium, but why sacrifice your garden or rear yard? Why build outwards, when you can build upwards? If you truly want to maximise the potential of your home and have a sloping or pitched roof, then a Dormer Conversion is your perfect solution.
The Pro’s & Con’s of a loft conversion
Not only are loft conversions an easy way to maximise the true potential of your property but significantly increase the value of your home. Furthermore, the process is effortless in comparison to other home improvements. Usually, expensive planning permission is not required and but the build process is rarely affected by weather. Which is perfect if you need that extra space for Christmas presents.
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?
Loft conversions are among the most desired major home improvements, and one of the first questions asked by many of those who approach us about such a project here at Unique Lofts is: will I need planning permission to make my own dream conversion possible?
Can you do a loft conversion on a council house?
It’s an interesting question – if you’re a council tenant who could do with the practical benefits that a loft conversion brings, could you have this work carried out despite not being the owner of the property? Where do government and local authorities stand on this subject?
What is the average cost of a loft conversion?
Thinking of getting a loft conversion? It’s an incredibly worthwhile investment, not only for achieving a functional space in your home but also for increasing the value of your property. In fact, according to the Homeowners Association, a high-quality loft conversion can boost the overall cost of your property by up to 20%.
Do loft conversions add value to your property?
You’ll often find it suggested in lists titled ‘top 10 ways to add value to your home’ but just how much value can a loft conversion really add?