Loft conversions are becoming a popular home renovation technique to create additional living space in a home. Depending on the type of building, a loft conversion could be any of a number of things, but typically it involves converting a loft space into an extra bedroom.
Having said that, there are many types of loft conversions that can be done. The loft can be converted into a study, entertainment room, bedroom, a place to play a musical instrument, or just literally an empty, but liveable space to go read a book or watch a film. These cost of such conversions depends entirely on the specific needs that have to be addressed for the job.
Loft conversions are generally more expensive because of the more exacting design of the room. Because of the differing needs, and because there is more detailed work required, there will generally be a higher cost than if you were working in any other area of the house.
Before choosing a loft conversions, make sure that the loft is suitable for this type of project. One of the best ways to do this is to get a loft conversion expert to look at the home's architecture and give you the thumbs up or thumbs down, and a rough guide price.
Another thing to keep in mind is the materials that the loft conversion will need. Materials that will be used to build the loft, such as flooring materials, wooden beams, and concrete walls, will affect the overall price of the project. It is important to make sure that the loft follows the general style of the home - as if it was designed that way from the original home builder. Why? Because it will help when you sell your home - it will look part of the home, not a "bolt on".
Another area that can affect the price of a conversion is the amount of labour that will be needed to fabricate walls and flooring. The trickier the build, the longer and more expensive it will take. Also remember there will likely be extra insulation requirements for the loft since it's becoming a living space.
It's always worth getting 3 or 4 loft conversion companies out to look at your property to see if there's a general consensus on your plan and pricing. Look at their previous work, testimonials, their company history. You're going to be placing a lot of trust in such a company, so you need to do your homework on the builders and make sure they can do the job well. Article kindly provided by buildstore.ie