How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

The latest trend in adding living space to homes in the UK is loft conversions because they are easily completed, often without even requiring obtaining building permissions. The only thing you will seriously need to consider is hiring a trustworthy and accredited roofer because of the scope of the project. If there are any major repairs needed to your existing roof, a loft conversion wouldn’t make sense without undergoing those repairs or a new roof structure and/or covering first. In fact, you cannot answer “How much does a loft conversion cost?” without first having a thorough inspection of your existing roof and attic space.

Why Loft Conversions Often Require a New Roof Structure

You will find that loft conversions often require a whole new roof structure because of the additional weight the living space will need to account for. Existing timbers, even if they have sustained no water damage, will need to be augmented to be able to accommodate extra weight of interior decorating, furniture and persons. Whether or not you need to change the existing lines of your current roof is not as big a factor as the extra weight will be.

Factoring in the Cost of Planning Permissions

If you are not significantly changing the lines of your roof you may be able to get by without planning permissions but this is something you can discuss with any one of the licensed and accredited roofers you will find here on My Redlands Roof. There are fees involved with obtaining the proper planning permissions so these will need to be factored into the cost of your new loft conversion. Bear in mind that each locale in the UK has different requirements and fees associated with building permissions and this is certainly information that an FNRC or FMB accredited roofer can help you discover without a lot of legwork on your part.

How much do loft conversions cost? There are so many things to consider that there is no way to give you an average figure. The best and only way to determine how much loft conversions cost would be to get quotes from Trustmark approved roofers who have the proper credentials to give you sound advice. One thing is for sure and that is you cannot afford to hire under qualified workmen who will end up costing you more in the end bringing substandard work up to government specs.