Many individuals are seeing the benefits that a loft conversion can have on a modern property. A loft conversion is easy to carry out and does not normally need a large amount of planning permission. This means that it is simple and easy to carry out this work and can be done relatively quickly if the individual knows what they are doing. You may also wish to hire some professionals that can carry out the job for you and this should be relatively inexpensive. In this article, we will take a look at how you can increase your living space and the value of your home with a loft conversion.
Derek Jacobs who is a professional builder with loft construction company Touchstone told me the space in which you choose to get your loft converted will need to have a selection of features. For instance, the loft will need to have a pitched roof and will need to have around 1.5 meters of height in space, in order to take effect. If you have these features in your loft then you will be able to explore a selection of different options.
It is not normally that important to gain planning permission when you wish to get your loft converted but you will need to take several things into effect. If you live in an area that is considered to be naturally beautiful, or if you are in the space which is in an area known as a greenbelt, you will need to seek some planning permission before you can go ahead with your project.
You may also need to consider the type of house that you have and may need planning permission if you live in a maisonette or a flat. When you ask your chosen builders for a quote, they will know if you need planning permission for the job you have in mind, and in many cases, they will take care of this on your behalf.
There may also be items within your loft which you will need to take care of, such as the water tanks and the fuse box. You may need to get a new fuse box if the quality is not up to scratch and you may need to replace the water tanks with a combination boiler.
You will also have the enjoyable job of buying some lovely new home furnishings. Although this is a great pleasure, it will also mean additional expense. These are just some of the things to think about when you do you consider getting your loft converted.
While most people convert the attic to gain an extra bedroom, there are many other options for that dusty space beneath your celling. You can opt for a home office, a playroom, or even a home cinema. Whatever you decide on it will be money well spent, as the average loft conversion adds around 10% to 15% to the total value of a property, and possibly even more in cities where space is at a premium, such as London and expensive areas like Buckinghamshire and Surrey.