What makes up the cost of a loft conversion?
Generally considered a straightforward way of increasing usable space within your home, a loft conversion can range from a simple one-room creation to a suite of rooms with increased roof height.
The main factors that will determine your loft conversion cost are the obvious ones:
- Type of conversion (skylight, dormer, gable, mansard)
- Number of rooms
- Changes to comply with building regulations (these could be structural)
- Added features such as the addition of a bathroom/shower room
Drilling down into the specific elements, your loft conversion cost will be made up predominantly of the following areas:
- Site management
- Architect fees
- Planning and control
- Dedicated site project manager
- Building materials including insulation, roofing, timber, plasterboards
- Windows (costs can vary considerably depending on the type of windows installed)
- Roof structure
- Plumbing (should your conversion have the addition of a bathroom/shower room)
- Access to the loft space (stairs)
- Finishing touches (decorating)
Each loft conversion is unique and therefore in order to gain an accurate cost it would be advised to have a conversion assessment undertaken which your building company will be able to undertake for you. Further information on ballpark loft conversion costs can be found at http://www.primelocation.com/homes-news/lofty-ideas/.
With all the above elements taken into consideration, a well thought out and constructed loft conversion can have a positive impact on the value of your home.
The Nationwide reported, “Homeowners that add a loft conversion or extension incorporating a double bedroom and a bathroom can add about 20% to the value of a three bedroom, one bathroom house." click here for the full report.
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