Adding a loft conversion is a great way to improve your home’s livability and can be used for a variety of purposes from a guest room to a home office or playroom for the kids. It is also a practical and cost effective alternative to moving house, which can be costly and stressful.
How much does it cost to convert a loft?
ENERGY EFFICIENT: Adding a loft conversions often includes full insulation, which can significantly cut energy costs and improve the thermal efficiency of your home. This is especially beneficial during our hot Wisconsin summers and cold winters.
MAXIMISES USE OF LAND: The top of your property is often the most unused part of your house, so converting this space gives you the benefit of additional living space without encroaching on valuable outdoor areas like gardens and driveways.
PLANNING REQUIREMENTS: Before any work can begin you will need to get the attic space surveyed to see if it is suitable for conversion. This will give an estimate of the cubic volume and help determine which planning route your scheme qualifies for.
STAIRS: It’s a good idea to think about where you want your new stairs to be located. Locating a door at the foot of a staircase can create an open feel and make it easier to use the new space.
OTHER IMPORTANT STEPS: Check who owns the space you are extending into; if you live in a leasehold property your landlord may need to agree to work on the loft.