Average Price Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Wolverhampton
A loft conversion will be less expensive than moving to a larger house (and moving will always involve costs that cannot be recouped). Adding a loft conversion is a win-win – provided, that is, you get the renovation right from the start.
Converting Your Wolverhampton, West Midlands Loft
Costs for your loft conversion will be higher if you're making significant changes to the size of the roof space and are adding a bathroom.
Extensions normally increase the heat load requirement of the house and so the boiler has to be upgraded, but a loft conversion may require little extra capacity as the space will be well insulated and can improve the overall energy efficiency of the house. In addition to offering valuable extra living space, loft conversions give one of the best returns on investment you can get when it comes to extending, with research suggesting they add the most value to your home in comparison to the cost. While a loft conversion could cost you upwards of £20,000, doing so could add up to £45,000 to the value of your property.
You Need Planning Permission In Wolverhampton
A front aspect roof dormer, increasing the roof height beyond original build height, listed buildings or construction in a conservation area would require planning permission. Unless you live in a protected area, you probably won't need planning permission for your loft conversion if the total area of the additional space doesn't exceed 50 cubic metres and doesn't extend higher than the current highest point of the roof. Most loft conversions can be done under permitted development rights, which allow the improvement and extension of homes, under certain restrictions.
Comparing the quoted cost of your loft conversion, plus the value of your home, with the cost of moving to a larger house in the same area is a worthwhile practice in assessing the benefits of converting the space. If your loft doesn't have enough headroom then the roof will need to be raised or in some cases, the floor below lowered. Call us today on 01902 475 186 for more insight into what to expect from a loft conversion, and what pitfalls to avoid.
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Different Types Of Loft Conversions Wolverhampton Loft Conversions
There are two different types of loft conversions - ones that require no change to the loft structure, and ones that do. A mansard type will give maximum conversion roof space because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area.