Today we ask Big Phil about the benefits of a loft conversion and why they’re worth the work

Date Posted: 24 September 2016


What are the benefits of a loft conversion?

A loft conversion is often the best alternative for all three things people want from their home. Whether it’s more space, increased value or saleability, a loft conversion is almost always the most cost effective way to achieve the result you want. Policy Expert states that a loft conversion can add 21% to the value of your home.


How does a loft conversion add value to my home?

Adding a bedroom, bathroom or reception room to your home will add value to your home. In a time where land is increasingly valuable, fewer homes are able to expand outwards and the costs of a home extension are often far greater than converting your loft space into extra rooms. This is particularly true in London where land and property is already at a premium.


What other benefits are there from a loft conversion?

A loft conversion not only adds value and space to your home, but it can also improve your home’s energy efficiency. For many people, particularly in older properties, poor roof insulation costs hundreds of pounds a year in wasted heating. By adding insulation and using sky lights to allow light and heat into your home, a loft conversion can improve your home’s energy efficiency rating and save you money on your gas and electricity costs.


What do I need to do before I can convert my loft space?

You should check to see if you need planning permission before embarking on your loft conversion project. Not all loft conversions need planning permission. You can find out more about whether you need planning permission here. You should ask for recommendations of local loft conversion specialists from people that have used them before. For more information about loft conversions, sky lights give me a call on 020 8551 5800.