Average Price Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Southampton
A loft conversion will be less expensive than moving to a larger house (and moving will always involve costs that cannot be recouped). Because most loft conversions do not require planning permission, they are often considered to be one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of adding living space and value to your house.
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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. Converting your loft from a dank storage area to a desirable living space is one the quickest and cheapest ways to add extra room and value to your home.
You Need Planning Permission In Southampton
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. Not all loft conversions will need planning permission, but it will be required if you're extending or changing the roof space and it exceeds certain limits and conditions. 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. Loft Conversions Southampton will tell you that there is a need for a suitable tie between the roof structure and the dwarf wall formed, to prevent the roof spreading. Call us today on 023 8218 2864 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 Southampton Loft Conversions
The kind of Loft Conversions Southampton loft conversion you settle on depends on different things; the most important being how much you want to spend. A mansard type will give maximum conversion roof space because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area.