There are lots of advantages to investing in a loft conversion. For a start, if carefully designed and constructed, this type of home extension is almost guaranteed to add value to a property. It gives you extra space in which to live; a loft extension can be a great way to add another bedroom to a home or open up areas which have gone entirely unused in the past.
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to home extensions, so you can let your imagination run wild. Will it be a guest bedroom, a nursery for an expanding family, a place to house a growing teenager, or even a mini ‘on site’ apartment for aging parents? With the help of our skilled builders in Ipswich, you can make it happen.
This guide to some of the most frequently asked questions about loft conversion home extensions will help you to get to grips with the basics.
Do I Have Enough Space for a Loft Conversion?
Before you start any kind of construction work on home extensions, consult reliable builders in Ipswich, in order to make sure that what you want is possible in the space that you have. The height of your planned loft conversion is particularly important, as a build can quickly fall apart if the original plans are not made to fit the space.
Do I Need Planning Permission for a Loft Conversion?
In 2008, in Great Britain, a law was passed which deemed home extensions of this kind ‘permitted developments.’ This means that, as long as there is nothing unusual or out of the ordinary about your plans, you do not need to apply for planning permission in order to build it. A permitted development can incorporate an extension or an expansion of up to 40 cubic metres (for terraced homes) and 50 cubic metres (for detached and semi-detached homes).
How Much Will a Loft Conversion Cost?
The cost of a standard dormer loft extension can vary wildly and depend on a huge variety of different factors; size, materials, build duration, etc. We always provide an estimate before beginning any work.
What Are the Benefits of a Loft Conversion?
There are scores of advantages to investing in one of these home extensions, as already outlined. For example, you could turn the extra space into another bedroom, use it as a den for video games, a private office, or a playroom for the children – if you can imagine it, why not put your mind to making it a reality? With the support and advice from our skilled builders, you can turn what seems like an ambitious set of goals into a very real investment.
According to figures released by estate agents, a top quality loft conversion can add as much as 20% to the resale value of a property. If carefully designed and installed then, home extensions of this kind have the potential to turn into significant financial gain. Plus, they are an exciting way to make more room if you are planning to expand your family in the future.