Loft conversions are becoming an ever attractive option to homeowners in Essex who may be financially prohibited from moving house due to the economic climate or they just want to improve the look and usability of their current home. |
A loft is often no more than a large bit of wasted space in a house that is filled with boxes and cobwebs and a loft conversion Essex can be a great way of freeing up this space and effectively extending your home and creating a new room that can be used for almost any purpose. Such conversions may include an ensuite bathroom and bedroom or even just as a play area for children. Hiring an architect or professional firm is the best way forward for anyone considering such a project.
Adding a new usable room to a property can also make it more attractive to potential buyers should the house ever be put up for sale in the future especially if it contains a bathroom or extra living space.
Costs of carrying out a loft conversion
The costs vary widely depending on a number of factors and so it is difficult to give even a rough estimate. The size of the loft area to be converted, the age and condition of the property and the complexity of the conversion are all going to influence the overall cost of carrying out the conversion however the only way to really get a grasp on the costs is to get an architect or specialist loft conversion Essex firm out to take a look and give a detailed quote.
The overall cost of carrying out a loft conversion is made up of many things including architectural and planning permission work, building materials as well as any other additions such as plumbing should it be necessary and electrical work for lighting and power points.
What is the purpose of the conversion?
An important question to ask is what exactly do you intend to use the room for once completed? Some homeowners just like the idea of having a spare room for any guest who might stay or for storage whereas an individual may have a specific intention such as a home office or a childs playroom or nursery.
It is necessary to consider how such a room will affect the value of your property. For example, a loft conversion that is built to be an extra bedroom with ensuite is likely to be more attractive to prospective buyers than a purpose built home office.
Other Important Issues
It is crucial that any conversion is done to a high standard that reflects the property nicely and meets all necessary regulations. Poorly designed and constructed loft conversions Essex can just end up becoming a headache so ensure that you employ a specialist and well renowned firm to carry out the work.
Ensure all planning meets with local planning permission demands as well as all building regulations so that the loft conversion can be successfully signed off.
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