Maximise your home with a loft conversion
1. If you need more space at home then converting a loft into an extra bedroom, office, or room in general can make a lot of sense both now and when you come to sell the property as it can add value and will usually outweigh the build cost.
2. Check your loft is suitable before going any further. Lofts with a minimum height of 2.3m are usually seen as fit to convert, although obstacles like chimneys, water tanks and pitched roofs can affect this decision. Some loft extensions don’t need planning permission but do check in advance.
3. Building regulations will apply so ensure you get the right builders for the job. Do your research and don’t be frightened to ask to see previous jobs. Make a plan of what’s expected and a budget that is reasonable.
4. Plan the space well and ensure it works for you, so you make the most effective use of the space. A good architect is the key to a great, functional design.
Feature and stylingby Zoe Bishop / photos by Lizzie Orme