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.

If you’re thinking about converting your loft space, you may not be aware of the pros and cons associated with a conversion. Remember, a loft conversion is not always suitable for your home and there are factors you must consider before proceeding with a conversion.

The Pro’s

No need to sacrifice your outside space

Why build outwards when you can build upwards? With a loft conversion, you can maximise the space potential in your home without sacrificing your garden or yard. Making conversions perfect for families and keen gardeners alike.

Conversions are an affordable solution

Unlike a rear or side extension, a loft conversion does not usually require expensive planning permission. Conversions are far cheaper and less time consuming than other home extensions, as it is building onto an already existing framework.

A conversion adds significant value to your property
Whether you’re investing to sell or to utilise space, a conversion will increase the value of your home, even more so if you turn the space into an extra bedroom or bathroom.

The Con’s

Conversions are not suitable for every home

The structural safety of your home must be considered before beginning your conversion. Unfortunately, if your loft space does not meet The Building Regulations act, the build process cannot progress.

These include:

  • Minimum head height (if this is under 2.2 metres, the build process cannot go ahead)
  • The build process cannot endanger the stability and structure of your home
  • Your conversion must have sufficient fire escapes

However, you can discuss suitability during your no obligation quote.

Existing storage space will be lost

If you’re converting your loft into a living space and use your loft to hide your multitude of hoarding sins, this space will be lost. However, depending on your requirements you could integrate effective storage space into your build process. Using Eaves for storage is one of the most common ways to make up for the lost storage space.

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