Loft Conversion Cost
The price you can expect to pay for a loft conversion will depend on several factors, including the type of loft conversion that you want to book and what the room is going to be used for.
A basic roof light conversion, which involves adding windows in the loft and turning it into a usable room without making any changes to the structure or shape of the roof, tends to be the cheapest loft conversion option to go for. On the more expensive end of the scale is a Mansard loft conversion, which requires significant work to be done on the roof. Along with this, the work you will need doing on the loft to turn it into a new room can also vary depending on how you are going to use it. A simple roof for storage, for example, is going to be cheaper compared to a new bathroom or bedroom with en-suite.
On average, you can expect to pay around £35-£45k for a typical dormer loft conversion to a bedroom with a bathroom.
How Disruptive is a Loft Conversion?
Along with the cost of getting a loft conversion, another factor that you might be concerned about is how disruptive the work will be and how long it is going to take. Unfortunately, getting a loft conversion can be quite disruptive and your home life will be affected for the duration of the job. How long you can expect this to last will depend on several factors including the type of loft conversion that you go for and the current condition of your roof and loft.
If you want a loft conversion that is least disruptive and done quickly, a simple Velux conversion might be the best option for you. A specialist loft conversion will usually require structural alterations to your property and will take longer to complete, along with requiring more work.
How Much Value Can a Loft Conversion Add to Your Home?
Now that you know what to expect when it comes to getting a loft conversion and how much it is likely to cost, the big question is, will it be worth it for you?
For most homeowners, the cost and disruption of getting a loft conversion are worth the additional value that it can add to the home, along with making the home itself larger. A loft conversion can be used as an extra bedroom, home office space, or simply used as storage space, which can make your home life more comfortable along with significantly raising the value of your property.
Research by Nationwide found that a dormer loft conversion turning a three-bedroom, one-bathroom property into a property with four bedrooms and two bathrooms can increase the value by over 25%.
Whether you need to expand your home and add a new room or are looking to boost the value before selling, a loft conversion can certainly be worth investing in.