If you are a homeowner who needs some more space in your house, your loft may offer you a great solution. The loft conversion architects at Humphreys and Sons can help you design a perfect conversion plan that will suit both your budget and needs.
The idea of creating a new room or rooms out of your loft may seem challenging, but it’s a smart investment that can pay off massively. London and Essex residents who want to find out the costs of loft extension before embarking on the conversion process can contact Humphreys and Sons.
Why you should optimize your home instead of moving it
There are several good reasons to optimize your current property instead of moving into a new place. Making the most out of your existing property is usually a better decision than searching for a bigger house somewhere new.
The burden and costs of moving house can often prove expensive. For instance, in London UK, it costs approximately 40,000 pounds in stamp duty and fees to move your property.
Comparatively, building upwards can potentially save you tons of money. Therefore, you may want to spend less money and opt for the lower costs of a loft conversion in your existing building. This will allow you to stay in your comfortable home without paying too much. A loft conversion can also increase the value of your property by up to 20%.
In another instance, a loft conversion is the best way to build a living space that reflects your lifestyle, goals, and sense of luxury. Since you may not find a new home that meets all your expectations, let HumphreysandSons professional loft conversion architects expand your existing property at the most affordable price.
How much does a loft conversion cost?
The actual costs of your loft conversion project will vary depending on the decisions you make. On average, Velux loft conversion costs hover between £15,000 to 20,000. A loft extension with a dormer may cost between £30,000 and 60,000. An expensive Mansard loft conversion project will completely transform the shape of your roof — but that can cost you as high as £45,000 to 70,000. Extending your loft saves you the headache of securing a new place and moving into it.
When looking at these price brackets, you have to understand that they are proportional to the sizes of various loft conversion projects. Once you set your budget and consult Humphreys & Sons, you will be advised on the best course of action to extend your loft without breaking the bank.
It helps to factor in the labour costs and timescales as well. There are several different trades involved in loft extension projects and two or three architects normally visit the site to supervise the project from the beginning to the end.
Timescales may vary according to how easy it’s to carry out the conversion and the weather. Having said that, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to complete a Velux loft conversion while a Dormer loft or Mansard loft will take about 8 to 10 weeks.