A loft conversion is a great way to increase the value of your home. Studies show that a loft conversion with a bedroom and bathroom can increase the value of your property by as much as 21%. However, you should keep in mind that a loft is a particularly inefficient area of the home when it comes to energy efficiency. A loft without insulation will lose as much as 25 percent of heat from the home, so a loft conversion should include insulation to make the roof more efficient. This will lower energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. It also makes your property more attractive to buyers who value energy efficiency.
Do you need a structural engineer for a loft conversion?
The process of converting your loft begins with the roof being assessed by an architect, builder or surveyor. After this, you will need to obtain planning permission for your loft conversion. Once you have planning permission, your chosen designer will prepare plans for the conversion. You should also apply for building control approval. The LABC has a helpful guide to obtaining permission.
A loft conversion is a great way to add more space to your home. You can convert an empty attic space into another bedroom or office. If you have kids, an extra room can be turned into a playroom. It can also be rented out to guests or lodgers, generating additional income.