5 things to consider before undertaking a loft conversion?

5 things to consider before undertaking a loft conversion?
There are numerous factors to consider before carrying out a loft conversion project. Here are the five most essential things to consider! 

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A loft conversion is an excellent way to increase your home value and improve your indoor space. Although there are many benefits of a loft conversion project, it requires careful planning and preparation because one wrong step can cost you a lot of money, and you may not achieve your goals. 

The biggest goal of a loft conversion project is to increase your home’s resale value. What is your budget for the project, and how much return on investment (ROIs) can it generate? In today’s article, we will discuss five essential factors you should consider before carrying out a loft conversion project. Read on! 

  1. Space Availability 

Examine the available space before you hire a contractor to carry out your loft conversion project. Do you have enough space for the conversion? Will it improve your indoor space and create balance in your home. 

The general rule of thumb is to create a much-needed balance in your property with a loft conversion. So, if you want to create an additional bedroom, relax and enjoy outdoor views, it is crucial to focus on the space availability. 

  1. Budget 

Budget is another crucial factor for homeowners when it comes to a loft conversion project. The cost of such a project depends on a wide range of factors. These usually include the design, the available space, the number of elements you want to install, and the contractor your hire for the project. 

For instance, if you opt for a dormer conversion, expect to pay between £1,680 and £2,400. Likewise, a roof light conversion has an average cost between £1,200 and £1,500. We recommend analyzing your budget and ensure it aligns with your loft conversion requirements. 

  1. Building Regulations Approval

You can’t carry out a loft conversion project until you get approval for it from relevant authorities in the UK. Make sure you discuss the project with the personnel of the planning department in your local area. 

The purpose is to get an inspection certificate, allowing you to start the project after the planning department completes your home evaluation and approves your application. Building regulation compliance is crucial because it protects you from legal penalties in the future. 

  1. Type of Loft Conversion 

Different types of loft conversion include roof-light, hip to gable, dormer, gable to gable, modular extension, and mansard loft conversion. Make sure you choose the one that best fits your needs and increases your home value. You can also hire a professional designer to get the best ideas for your loft conversion project. 

  1. The Design 

Design is an essential component or part of your loft conversion project. Therefore, you have to focus on getting the right design for your loft conversion to ensure the proper positioning of different elements and items in your home. 

Ask yourself: what kind of space do I want to convert? What fixtures do I want to install? What is the minimum acceptable height of the roof? How would I install the staircase? We recommend hiring an experienced designer to get the most suitable design for your project. 

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