Advantages of Loft Conversions
Loft conversions are a great way to expand your living space, create extra rooms for growing families and increase the value of your property. They can be inexpensive compared to building an extension and help reduce heating and energy costs if insulation is improved at the same time.
Another advantage of loft conversions in the United Kingdom are considered to be a permitted development, meaning that property owners do not need to apply for planning permission as long as certain criteria are met. These include no adding of verandas, raised platforms or balconies, ensuring side facing windows are obscure-glazed and the roof is not raised beyond the existing height of the roof.
Loft Conversions in Hertfordshire and Essex
In areas where there are housing shortages or high demand for housing, such as in Greater London and the commuter belt around Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Surrey, the property value increase can be even higher than in other parts of the country.
Loft Conversion Specialists are experts in helping home owners create additional space and should offer a service that includes full architectural and planning advice. They can advice on how long the work will take and provide a full survey explaining the detail of the work required, provide visual interpretations of the look of the loft space and decoration costs.
Finding the Right Contractor
It is always wise to ask around and find a company that is recommended for their loft conversions work. They should have a portfolio of work that they have completed and references from previous clients that you can get testimonials from. A good starting point would be by looking at their website. Running a search for loft conversion specialists and seeing who comes up on Google’s first page locally might help you find the right company.
Many specialist companies are local small businesses and you might find them by seeing their advertising boards outside houses they are currently working on or in your letterbox as many advertise through leaflet delivery companies.