Is a loft conversion a smart investment?
Sometimes your family need some extra space, but the prospect of moving home seems both daunting and expensive – could a loft conversion be the answer?
Converting a loft can be of the most cost-effective methods of expanding a home, with a new room that can benefit from plenty of natural light and unusual character thanks to the unique shape of your roof.
Not only is it often significantly cheaper than moving home, the loft is perfectly positioned for a brand new master bedroom, a home office or even a playroom. As long as you comply with the latest Building Regulations, the possibilities are endless.
If done professionally and to a high standard, a conversion can also add value to your home; in some cases, up to 20% of the total value of the property.
A standard sized loft can easily be refurbished and made fit for living in around 6 weeks, but projects like this can take longer due to specific features being added – for example, the installation of new Velux windows.
The price of a loft conversion can also vary depending on the quality of the refurbishment. There are several different pieces to the puzzle that need to be accounted for, such as insulation, soundproofing and sometimes an additional staircase.
Another benefit is the fact that disruption to your daily life should be minimal, as work is only taking place in one internal space.
Experience is key when completing a loft conversion, so attempting a DIY conversion isn’t recommended.
Contact the expert conversions team at Prokil for more information on our building work services.