Planning and costing a loft conversion
The most important question on the lips of all of our clients is “how much does a loft conversion cost?”
The cost of a loft conversion in Bristol varies significantly from project to project. Having your loft or attic space converted into an additional room, or for storage, is a great idea – for one, it not only enables you to open up your existing home that little bit more, but it may even add more than a little value to your house.
It’s a fairly sound investment – and can make for some really unique rooms and stunning bespoke designs through the right tradespeople. They also make for a great focal point – if you’re looking to invite guests over to stay or for drinks, there really is no better option than converting a loft space into a spare room or an entertainment lounge. The only limits are set by your imagination!
However, there is always the matter of exact cost – as all homes and houses are different in construction and development, there is no straight answer as to exactly how much your proposed idea for a loft development will cost. This means that you will need to consider the different factors involved in preparing for such a conversion, and that you will need to budget as far ahead of time as possible!
How much will your loft conversion cost?
Many people may opt for a simple ‘Dormer’ installation, which generally involves the construction of a box extension on the outside of your loft roof – these are popular as they are generally rather inexpensive for extensions as a whole, and they can help to provide a great deal of flat space.
Others, however, may wish to opt for a Hip to Gable installation, which will generally come in more handy for people who have sloped roofing (which may make it more complex for certain extensions to be installed).
The most cost-effective way to convert your loft, a Velux conversion will simply make use of the space you already have. There will be no extensions, minimising the building work required, which means your conversion will come in at a lower price point. One of the main benefits is the use of large Velux windows in the ceiling, making sure that the space is well lit and well ventilated.
It’s also a great idea to bear in mind the following factors when preparing for and pricing up your loft conversion:
- Heating and warmth – as with any other room in your home, you are going to need to consider radiators, water heating and even insulation.
- Window installation – how many, if any, will you need?
- Plumbing – toilets, sinks, baths and showers will be required if you are to install a bathroom or ensuite area.
- Loft strengthening – bear in mind that if you are to live in a loft space, you will require additional supports and insulation.
- Decoration and furnishing – is your conversion for space or for practical use?
- Staircases and other fixtures and fittings
There are so many factors that might affect the cost of your loft conversion. Each loft is individual and depending on the size, work involved, materials required and personal requests which are required, you will be provided with a dedicated and competitive quote. If you have already had a quote from another company we will be happy to review it to see if we can beat their price but please remember, cheapest is not always the best and we do not offer a price match guarantee, sorry. We always prefer to come and give a quote in person, so you have all the details you need to make an informed decision.
For more information on our services or to discuss a future loft conversion project you may have in mind, please call us today on 0117 325 8060 or fill out our online enquiry form.