Loft Conversions In Cardiff
Essential Facts You Should Know About Loft Conversions
If you’re desperate for a little more space in your home, the alternative to moving house is converting your loft. A very popular way to extend the living area, loft conversions offer a flexible solution.
Loft conversions require the services of local experts such as Custom Carpentry Solutions but if you’re wondering whether converting your attic is right for you, here are a few facts you should know.
No planning permission required
If you’re dreading all the paperwork that you’ll have to do to get permission for your loft conversion, there is some good news: planning permission may not be necessary.
The laws around loft construction have been relaxed and providing you follow a few basic rules you won’t need to go through the hassle of obtaining planning permission first.
Some of these rules include stipulations such as not increasing the roof height nor extending past the existing plane. Stick to the full list of guidelines and you should be able to avoid having to refer your application for approval.
Your expert builders will be able to guide you through the process of applying for planning permission if needed, but will also be able to design a loft conversion that doesn’t need permission in most cases. They will be familiar with what the law allows and can construct a loft conversion accordingly.
Attic conversions could add value
The reason why most people opt for a loft conversion is to add more space to their home, not increase their property value. However, an added benefit is that once you have a completed loft conversion your home will also be worth more too.
Research carried out in Wales showed that homes across the region including areas such as Cardiff, Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley could rocket in value by up to 10-20% if a loft was converted.
The types of loft conversions worth the most were those which added an extra bedroom. Increasing the number of bedrooms in your home is the single most valuable change you can make to your property.
Therefore, there’s a very good chance you will recoup the money you spent on the construction work and receive a little bit of extra profit on top too. This means that when you decide to sell, the loft conversion will have paid for itself!
Get the design right from the start
Loft conversions come in all shapes and sizes and could include features such as dormer or vellum windows. You will want to make the most of the space you have available and for most people, this means designing from scratch.
You will need to replace your existing loft ladder with a new staircase and this is where professional design services will really help. It can be difficult to visualise the new layout of your home but experts who have been through the process many times before can suggest the best way to create your loft conversion.
Even if you’re planning on putting the finishing touches in yourself, such as painting and decorating, it’s essential to get the experts in right from the start. Getting the best viable design that maximises your space will save you money in the long run.
Here at Custom Carpenrty Solutions, we provide a full range of building and design services for your loft conversion. Covering areas in Gwent, Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys we offer a free consultation and quote service, with no obligation. Give us a call today and find out how we could help you.