You’re happy in your home, it’s exactly how you like it but you just need some extra space. With the cost of moving home still a costly option, for many people the only way to increase their living space is ‘UP’ with a loft conversion. So why not cast your eyes upwards and sort out that unused, dusty, old loft?
Based on average house prices, Nationwide Building Society calculated that a loft conversion could add around 22% to the value of your home. Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, claims home buyers were prepared to pay more for extra usable space, as this was often associated with better quality accommodation. He said: “Homeowners who add a loft conversion incorporating a double bedroom and a bathroom can add more than 20% to the value of a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house.”
(Article sourced from guardian.com – Home extensions or loft conversions ‘can add 20% to the value of your home [Sunday 27th March 2016])
It would appear that the UK are no longer ‘climbing the property ladder’, instead we have become a nation of property developers with 7 in 10 people preferring to stay put and develop their home rather than move house.
So, you’ve made the decision but the question is where to begin? Why not let Access Builders & Loft Conversions offer a few suggestions to help you with your loft conversion design.
The most common type of Loft Conversion is a rear Dormer conversion (featured below). A dormer conversion offers the most space when converting your roof space to a living space. A Dormer Loft Conversion is where we make an extension to your existing slopping roof which projects vertically out to create the new living space. Inside, the Dormer Loft Conversion has vertical walls and horizontal ceilings creating more space than the normal angled walls that you would typically expect with a velux loft Conversion.
Another popular option is to carry out a hip-to-gable loft conversion. This involves converting the hip (sloped) side of the roof into a flat edge, which provides additional space inside the loft.
Finally, a Velux loft conversion is one of the easiest ways to convert your wasted roof space into a useable area for any number of purposes. Velux roof windows are designed to fit flush with your current roof line which leaves your existing structure as is with minor outdoors work required.
Whether you want your newly converted loft to be a relaxing retreat or a productive space, these loft conversion ideas will give you the inspiration you need.
Home Office Loft Conversion
Do you run a home based or part time business that needs extra space or more privacy? Then a loft conversion into a office/study could be what you need.
Bedroom and En-suite Loft Conversions
Need to create a new master bedroom with more privacy? Then a loft conversion into a Master bedroom with en-suite is what you need. The perfect place to create a quiet oasis, and escape the pace of busy family life.
Studio Flat Loft Conversion
Need a separate living area for a relative or flat mate? We can install a single all-in-one bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom combination to suit your needs.
Bathroom Loft Conversion
You can always use another bathroom in your home and the best way to include an additional bathroom is to convert your loft. You can also include a spa bath for ultimate luxury finish.
Whatever way you decide to utilise your loft, Access Builders & Loft Conversions LTD is here to help every step of the way.
Loft developments can take a matter of weeks and are surprisingly affordable, with the average project starting from around £28k (based on the design and build cost of an average rear dormer loft conversion, incorporating a master bedroom with en-suite/bathroom).
However, the value a loft conversion can add to your home shouldn’t always be viewed in terms of pounds and pence. A loft conversion carried out by Access Builders and Loft Conversions LTD can transform your home and your lifestyle, increasing comfort and ‘liveability’ so that your house works for you.