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“Can I have a loft conversion at my property?” 

This is a question we get asked a lot and the answer is generally “yes, as long as you have a loft”. 

No two loft conversions are ever the same and the main things which will limit the potential for a loft conversion are: 

  • Budget 
  • The property itself 

How Expensive is a Loft Conversion? 

Loft conversion costs vary with size and complexity, typical figures are: 

  • Roof light conversion = £25k to £30k 
  • Dormer conversion = £27k – £50k 
  • Hip-to-gable conversion = £42k to £50k 
  • Mansard conversion = £40k upwards 

These costs are the all-in cost for design and build, from start to finish, including planning permission, building regulations, structural design and construction. 

The cost of a loft conversion has risen steadily over the last five years, mainly due to the increase in the price of timber and labour costs. Many building contractors have not increased their prices in line with new costs and will often quote at a loss and then look to recoup the money during the project by asking for more from the client. 

We don’t think this is a good way to do business so we quote honestly, based on realistic prices. 

Limitations on converting a loft 

The property which is to receive the loft conversion can often be a source of limitation, particularly if it has: 

  • A small footprint 
  • Adjacent properties joined to it (terrace) 
  • Properties opposite or behind it in close proximity 
  • Value of the property 

Very small houses or properties with very shallow roofs may yield small converted spaces, which can be off-putting to potential clients.  

With that said, even small terrace houses can benefit from a good sized loft conversion with the use of dormers, which is why it is the most popular type of loft conversion. For a typical terraced house, adding a dormer to the rear elevation of the roof and a roof light to the front does not require planning permission. 

Adding dormers to the front or sides of a property will require a planning application, which can be rejected if the local authority feels that the changes will be creating too much shade over a neighbouring property or overlooking it to an extent that the privacy of the occupiers will be unduly compromised. 

The value of the property (and often the location it is in) will determine how much value is added to it with a loft conversion. 

As an example, consider two identical houses in different areas, one affluent, one not; they both have the same £30k loft conversion – a large bedroom with an ensuite – the house in the affluent area is now revalued at £40k more than before, whereas the other house has only increased in value by £20k because it is limited by the location it is in. 

A loft conversion on some properties will add more value than was spent on it, but not all.  

For many people, a loft conversion gives them a space which improves their lives, such as giving a teenage child a bedroom, or creating an office so that someone can work from home full time. Having a new space at home which does something like this can be life changing and is worth the price, even if it is not fully realised immediately in the revaluation of the property. 

If you are considering having a loft conversion, give us a ring and see if we can help you! 

 

Amazing Loft Conversions
Amazing Loft Conversions
We help people live their dreams by converting their dream space into reality, we will convert all types of loft spaces into amazing dream spaces. For every loft space we have a creative design and for every loft challenge we have a creative solution. South Yorkshires premium loft conversion specialists delivering highest standard workmanship, and values, will help you convert your empty unused loft space in your dream space, big or small, large or tiny we will convert to suite your needs. We work with wealthy homeowners all around South Yorkshire and help them convert unused loft space into amazing dream space. If you want a basic loft, loft with a dormer and ensuite or install a Velux cabrio balcony, we have a solution for you. It's about the little things. It's about our customers being at harmony with their home from the moment they walk through the door. It's about the feeling they get when sitting with their morning coffee looking out from their newly built home extension. And it's also about waking up, opening the loft room balcony doors and enjoying the morning sun. You see, at Amazing Spaces, we consider the emotions involved when renovating homes. We think about how our customers will feel not just what they will see. Gone are the days where a loft conversion was typically for a child's bedroom or office. New technology allows us to turn unused space into a dream location with a walkout balcony and extended roof. Wake up or work in harmony with a room that inspires. With over 20 years of my personal experience converting spaces all around the world I have set up and build loft conversion business. I am passionate about converting loft space into something beautiful and wonderful in all areas. Within my journey I have built a team of strong and hard-working man who help us deliver the service and bring the values to all our clients and meet all their needs. Most of team members have over 15 years of experience in all types of works. All our combined experience is over 100 years. Having multiskilled people working along side is the key for our success in loft conversions. Working on lofts in past few years I have developed best ways to make sure your journey with us is easy and joyful. With many types of lofts and challenges we have all the right and best solutions for all your needs. We say that words don’t speak but your action will speak about you.

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