Loft Conversions and the Benefits They Bring

With the current economic climate making it very difficult for most people in the UK to move to a larger home it is worth considering the benefits of adding extra space to your existing home via the addition of a loft conversion. The primary benefit of having a loft conversion is that valuable space will be added to your property, which could enable a family in need of extra bedrooms for a growing number of children to continue to live in their existing home.


Another benefit of having your loft converted is that they are proved to add to your property’s value. Depending on the size and number of rooms that are added to the property you could expect to add between 10,000 and 40,000 pounds to the value of your home. This definitely means that it is one of the best ways to invest in your property since any money spent will be retained in the value of your home. This value will also grow over time.

To achieve the most monetary benefit from the addition of a loft conversion it is important to weigh the cost of the work against the value that would be added to your home. However, in most cases loft conversions are added for the accommodation benefits and the ability to house additional family members within the same property. Within the UK, planning permission is required from your local council if you require the addition of a dorma window, however a loft conversion can usually be added that utilises velux type windows that do not protrude from the roof profile without the need from planning permission.The cost of planning permission within the Rotherham and Sheffield areas of the UK is around three hundred and fifty pounds. Within the UK, building control approval is required from your local council if the loft conversion is going to be habitable space such as a bedroom or office. This is to make sure that the new space will be safe and that fire safety has been considered.

Building control will examine all aspects of the loft conversion to make sure they comply with the UK Building Regulations. The cost of building control approval within the Rotherham and Sheffield areas of the UK is around three hundred and fifty pounds, however this is well worth the investment, since without the appropriate building control approval, the additional space can only be described as ‘storage’ by an estate agent when selling the property. Many home owners are now commissioning a loft conversion to create an extra room in order to create a rental business, either for a lodger or for a bed and breakfast opportunity if the property is in a suitable location. In summary, it should be realised that a loft conversion is a sound investment in your home that can add valuable space that can be enjoyed by you or your family, add value to your property and possibly create a new business opportunity that you may be able to use to your benefit. SB Brickwork and Building Work are a Building Company in Sheffield specialising in Loft Conversions in Sheffield SB Brickwork provide Builders services in Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas.


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