How A London Loft Conversion Could Save You Money And Increase Value
Loft conversions in London are the best money-saving choice to make for your home. If you were hoping to move or expand, a loft conversion is a great alternative to this. As UK property prices are still not stable added on to the high cost of the moving process, loft conversions are seen as a way to improve your home without having to bear the burden of moving. Moving costs add up quickly with solicitor’s fees, stamp duty, removal men, additional mortgage costs, and any other hidden fees. Affordable loft conversions are available for almost any type of house you may have.
Another great reason to choose a loft conversion in London is that it will become an asset to your home, especially in the future when you do decide to move. Studies show that a loft conversion could add up to 10% value to your property. New regulations are making it even more convenient for homeowners to add a loft conversion. Just over the past few years, the Department of Communities and Local Government have made it so that “permitted development” does not require planning permission.
This is great for homeowners as now you can build loft extensions without a permit. Of course, there are some restrictions as the extensions have to be less than 50 cubic metres for each house, and for a terrace it must be less than 40 cubic metres. However, if you follow these rules, you can save on applying for a permit and the bureaucratic costs that go along with that.
A good loft company is crucial when you are deciding on your affordable loft conversion. Here at Town & Country, we work as a cohesive team, and this makes the whole process run smoother than if you hired builders who will sometimes bring in extra craftsmen. Loft companies also are aware and work with your budget and style needs. You might be tempted to try a DIY loft conversion yourself, however DIY loft conversions can run into problems very quickly and the cost for it will end up being even higher than expected.
Of course in both working with a company or in DIY loft conversions, there could be surprise costs. As each room in the house is a little different, there may be some additional renovations or costs that will be needed. However, if you are working with a loft company, you can be insured that the company has researched these costs in the beginning, and there will be less surprises than if you were to do it by yourself.
Another reason to choose a loft company for your affordable loft conversion is that the team will work together to make sure all five of the basic safety precautions are met. This is important at the very beginning because everything will build on it. The five include stability, fire resistance, access, weather resistance, and ventilation. These five components are checked to ensure that the structural work you do for your loft conversion is safe and ready to go for your home.
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