With the prices of land and the confinements of city life squeezing us all, it’s not always possible to build outwards; but at Inside Out Construction, we create castles in the sky.
Loft conversions are one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to gain more space from your home, while adding value to your property.
Empty attic space can be converted into functional living space with minimal disruption to your home. Installing the staircase last means we can stay out of your living space for the majority of the building process. Velux windows, balconies and dormers work wonders, opening up the loft space and making it one of the most elegant rooms in the house.
Considered as ‘Permitted Development’, it is likely we will be able to proceed with your loft conversion without the involvement of Planning. Up to 50 cubic meters of additional roof space can be converted today.
“Homeowners who add a loft conversion or extension incorporating a double bedroom and a bathroom can add more than 20% to the value of a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house.”– Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide
In the South East, homeowners who gain 24 square meters from a loft conversion can add up to £100 000 onto the value of their homes. In London this figure can almost double.
Not having to deal with expensive groundwork means you are saving 10-15% from the offset, while preserving the precious space on your property’s land. Bear in mind, not all attics can be converted. The pitch of the roof and the available head space are variables that need to be considered.
Planning may need to be involved if you are to stray away from the guidelines or live within National Parks or World Heritage sites.