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How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

Loft conversions are a popular choice for London’s homes. In a city which is space-poor, extending upwards rather than outwards into any outdoor space you may have is a preferable option. But many people are worried that loft conversions are an expensive choice. So what exactly does a loft conversion cost? As experts in loft conversions London wide, here’s our advice.

Every Quote is Different

The first thing to bear in mind is that every quote will be different. We would always advise getting two or three quotes to compare them. And it is important to compare them, as some will include everything – from the actual building work through to the plastering, tiling and fixtures and fittings – whilst others will be for the shell and nothing further. You need to ensure you’re getting what you think you’re getting, so be sure to check all the finer detail.

It’s also important to talk to the various loft conversion companies you are receiving quotes from to ask them about any issues or problems they foresee with converting the loft; how they propose to overcome them and what materials they will use. For example, are they using the best materials for your type of property or the problems presented, or the cheapest on the market? Once you know these aspects, you can start to compare the different quotes you’ve gathered more easily.

Budgeting for the Basics

When it comes to loft conversions London homeowners should be aware that the cost will depend on the nature of the design, the type of loft the property currently has and the sort of conversion they are looking to achieve, as well as the level of project management required.

Dormer conversions including L-shaped builds, mansard lofts and hip to gable extensions will all vary in price with regular dormers generally at the lower end of the scale, mansards and L-shaped dormers further up and hip to gable usually coming in highest due to the greater amount of work involved.

If you are looking for a fairly budget friendly way to increase the space in your London home, you could opt for a simple skylight conversion, which is normally a cheaper option but won’t give you as much space or head height because it’s more basic.

It’s important to think carefully about your requirements for your new attic room, as it may be worth spending a little more to achieve precisely what you want.

Additional Costs to Consider

Always remember that once you have your quote for your London loft conversion, it is likely you will need to factor additional costs in such as for the likes of tiling, decorating and carpets or flooring.

If planning permission is required then there will be extra fees for the necessary architect’s designs and the application itself.

Loft Conversions London: Request your Personalised Quote from Bespoke Lofts

Ready to find out how much it will cost to convert the loft of your London property? Get in touch with Bespoke Lofts for a free, no-obligation quote to give you a good idea of how much it will cost to convert your loft and how we can change the look and feel of your home.

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