Converting a loft is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make extra space within a property, whether you need it for an extra bedroom, a playroom for the kids or even a home cinema. Loft conversions offer a great deal of benefits over other types of home improvement or extensions that can help you out more than you would realise and can have a lot of additional benefits other than just adding additional space to the family home. Jeffery and Wilkes are London’s leading loft conversion specialists.
Using the space in your loft to add an extra room is the ideal solution for growing families who would rather stay in their current property than move to a larger home. The majority of lofts can be converted; as long as the height of the loft is at least 2.3m to offer adequate headroom.
Compared to some other types of home extension, loft conversions rarely need planning permission. As the majority of loft conversions are classed as a permitted development, this can save you a great deal of time, money and stress during the planning process for your conversion. If for any reason your conversion does need planning permission, for example, if your extension is higher than the existing roof, is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or is larger than the allowable extra roof space size (terraced houses – 40 metres cubed, detached or semi-detached properties – 50 metres cubed), we will be able to help you through the planning permission process.
A loft conversion can have a lot of benefits other than just adding more space for your family home. When you complete a loft conversion, the building work will have to meet regulations and one of the key additions is insulation. One method of insulation on flat roofs is called ‘cold deck’. Contradictory to the name, this method of insulation will comply & far from making your room ‘cold’ it will greatly improve the overall thermal efficiency of your home & prevent heat loss.
A building inspector will be able to tell you which type your property requires. The benefit of this extra insulation, whichever type you need, is that it makes your home much more efficient by preventing heat loss through the roof.
A conversion that has been completed to a high standard also has the added benefit of adding significant value to the market price of your property. Some homeowners in Greater London have reported that the addition of a loft conversion loft extensions can add on 20% to a property, increasing the value of their home significantly.
If you have any questions about a loft conversion or to arrange a free survey and quotation, get in touch with the Jeffrey & Wilkes team of experts today on 0208 819 3883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org