loft conversion

Lofty Ambitions – Is a Loft Conversion Right for You?

Move or Improve?

Do you have a need or desire for more space but for one reason or another, can’t face the prospect of moving? Many homeowners are opting to improve their current properties, maximising space in the process, rather than move to a new property. Converting poorly utilised space into a useful additional room provides an ideal option and with that in mind, is a loft conversion right for you?

With the current economic uncertainty, combined with concerns over interest rates, it’s no wonder that many people have decided to stay in their current home. However, that doesn’t remove the need for more space for a growing family or in homes that require modification for reasons such as mobility issues.

What are your options?

If an extension is out of the question due to budgetary or planning consent issues, converting another part of the property is often the next best thing. While a garage conversion is relatively straight forward, it isn’t an option for everyone.

The same is true of basements, which are very few and far between in post-war properties. Basements can make ideal conversion subjects in the hands of an expert builder. They are not without challenges and will not be the brightest of rooms when it comes to natural light without modifications outside.

Is a loft conversion right for you?

A more logical target for many of us is our attic space. A loft conversion can provide significant useable space, while providing plenty of light with well a though out window configuration.

Many people write-off the idea of a loft conversion on the assumption that it won’t work in their property, or that planning permission may be an issue. Another element that deters many families is the perceived hassle factor.

This is why it’s vital to get advice from an experienced builder who will be able to advise you on what may be possible. Nine times out of ten, we’re able to present ideas you won’t have thought of. For example, a common area of concern is access to the loft space.

You may be surprised what space can be gained with minor modifications and the ability to put a staircase where you would never have considered or previously thought impossible!

From office space, extra bedrooms or large master bedroom with en suite, the space, light and flexibility provided by a well-planned and executed loft conversion make it the ideal subject for gaining much needed space. It will also be good for your long-term property value!

For more information on loft conversions, or advice on your options to gain space in your home, simply contact us on 01284 386899 or info@phihome.co.uk


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