It is well established that converting the loft is a great way to increase the value of a property that you are planning to place on the market
With the vagaries of the housing market home owners need to find any way they can to help attract buyers to their property and converting your loft to extend the living space is a great way to do that.
Of course there is one huge caveat here. The conversion has to be done well, planned properly and conform to all building regulations and, if necessary, the planning laws. Well designed and carried out loft conversions can typically add up to 15% to the value of a property after the cost of the work depending of course on the location.
Obviously building loft conversions for sale will be much more effective in locations such as a well kept suburb than on a run down sink estate.
That said any good conversion should add significantly to the value of the property.
To ensure that you get the most added value when you decide to convert your loft you should consider using the services of an architect.
An architect will be able to design and plan a conversion that will make the best possible use of your roof space and his expertise should result in long term savings.
He will be able to recommend builders that he works with
regularly and will be well versed in ensuring projects meet the rigours
of the building regs.
By saving time and money in using an architect you will of course be adding to the profitability of the project and the overall value of the property.
An important point to consider here is that an architect will ensure that all the necessary completion certificates are in order which is of course essential when you come to sell the house.
In conclusion a loft conversion is an excellent way to add value to a property but it must be done properly and conform to the building regulations.
By meeting that criteria you could well increase the value of your home by up to 15%.
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