Property owners looking to convert their loft should carefully consider and plan the project so that not only will the space in the home be extended but also that the market value of the property is increased. Not unsurprisingly the first step in UK loft conversions is for the homeowner to inspect the structure and soundness of the houses walls and the floor in the loft. |
Building a loft conversion will of course necessitate the loft floor having to be significantly strengthened with the installation of beams to provide extra support to the walls also essential.
Whatever the structural work that needs to be done it will be well worth the effort once the work is completed. Whichever structural alterations are carried out they will be provide the foundation for the final design of the new loft room which can be anything from a playroom to a bedroom to a stylish and contemporary living space.
When you are looking at UK loft conversion prices it is good practice to obtain a number of quotes from builders and always ask for, and follow up, references for previous work. The quotes obtained from building companies will very much depend on the type and amount of work needed to convert the loft. For a loft that already has solid flooring, insulated walls, and a well built ceiling, the costs will be much lower. However, if flooring needs to be installed, walls need to be insulated, and the ceiling needs to be redone, there is going to be quite a difference in cost.
If you are converting your loft in London, you are probably going to be looking at about £50,000. Throughout the UK there will be regional variations , with the price for a full loft conversion likely to be between £18,000 and £35,000 pounds. However the costs of contracting a specialist loft conversion company can be massively reduced if you are into do it yourself and are able to do some of the building work yourself.
Another option is to find a builder who will construct a 'shell' loft conversion. This kind of conversion is quite literally a shell, floors, walls and other structural work, built by the building company leaving the property owner to complete the project. The great attraction of a shell conversion is that the heavy building work is already done and is understandably popular with property owners who are proficient in DIY.
By far the cheapest kind of loft conversion is a simple storage solution that can be done for a very low cost. Including flooring, lighting, and a loft ladder, the cost will only be around £1-£2,000. But, whichever way you decide to convert your loft it should be remembered that if you are able to do some of the work yourself you will be able to lower the costs quite dramatically.
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