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How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

By February 19, 2014 loft conversions

Loft conversions can vary significantly in cost, but are usually a sound investment in terms of adding value to your property.

The cost depends on a number of factors, such as size, time to complete and area that you live in for. For example, if you live in London a loft conversion will cost more than a loft conversion in Leeds.

Likewise, if you’re looking for a small loft conversion in the very top of a terraced house, there’s no doubt that this will be cheaper than a loft conversion in a larger detached house.

Another factor that will make things more expensive is how quickly you want it completed. If you need it doing fast and at short notice then you are likely to pay more than waiting at the bottom of the list and being happy for the job to spread over a number of months. Good if you can handle the disruption.

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Generally, loft conversions cost between £20,000 and £40,000 with and average around £32,000 but it is very dependent on the factors above. The best thing to do is get in touch with a local loft conversion company, (like www.northyorkshireloftconversions.co.uk if you’re in Leeds) and ask for a few quotes and get a better idea for your specific requirements.

 

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5 Tips for Planning a Loft Conversion

By February 18, 2014 loft conversions

A loft conversion is a fantastic way of adding more space to your house without having to go through the stress of moving. It’s also been shown by the RICS to increase the value of your house by up to 25% for just a third of the cost of moving house.

Here are 5 tips to consider when planning a Yorkshire loft conversion, and any other for that matter:

  • Permanent access – if a conversion is to be used as a bedroom or bathroom or study then it needs to be accessed by a permanent staircase
  • Time – it will normally take around 4 or 5 weeks to complete a loft conversion and this can be disruptive in your house so you need to be prepared for it.
  • Cost – You’ll know the costs of the loft conversion itself prior to committing, but be ready for unsuspected costs with electrics, plumbing and other areas affected by building work
  • Permission – make sure you don’t need planning permission for your loft conversion. Usually you won’t need it, but it’s best to be safe before than annoyed after
  • Safety – Safety considerations should be top of the list when you’re planning, ensuring fire regulations are kept to and emergency exits are available

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