S&D provide a full loft conversions design and build service to customers in Bellshill.
The recent survey by a building society showed that one of the best ways to add value to your property but, there are some do’s and don’ts of loft conversions at Bellshill properties you need to be aware of…
DON’T rush the job
Many people assume that adding a skylight window will instantly convert the loft from a cavernous space to a bedroom. It doesn’t. A simple loft conversion is fine but don’t expect it to add thousands on to the value of your home.
DO consider design carefully
There are many aspects of designing your loft that will impact on the value of your property. Making the best use of the space is key so take your time, do your homework and make sure convert the loft to the best of its ability.
DON’T assume everyone will use it as a bedroom
The most obvious use for a loft conversion, simply because it is at the top of the house, is to use it as a bedroom. Research has shown that by describing it as a bedroom, providing all the regulations and certifications are in place, it will add instant value. BUT, many people will use the space as a room with a view so make sure you keep the space as versatile as possible.
DO seek advice on planning permission and structural integrity
Loft conversions at Bellshill properties are fairly simple and easy to design and create. But, it always pays to check that the basics are in place. Structural integrity means making sure the house and its foundations can cope with the changes on the upper level (not too onerous a task to find out) and making sure that you seek any relevant planning permissions before you start work.
In most cases, loft conversions are permitted developments but you will need to check with older properties and those that are listed, or in a conservation area.
DON’T try to do it yourself unless you really have the necessary skills
It seems that with a ready built room, it is not too big a job to add some windows, paint the walls, add some carpet and you have a converted loft. The danger in this is that many people with no more than a smattering of DIY skills think that they are capable on taking on the project.
You can, of course, engage a local loft conversion specialist to complete the basic structural work and then finish off the job yourself – or better still, rely on the experts from start to finish and enjoy a converted loft that really does add value!
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