Why You Should Consider a Loft Conversion

As the average price of a house continues to increase, more and more people are looking for the best options for themselves. Whether that means how much space they can get for their money, or if the house comes with additional land and gardens, each household has their own set of characteristics and requirements that they wish their humble abode-to be has.

Space in houses is extremely important. As a result of the increased house prices, it is becoming increasingly acceptable for home owners to stay put, instead opting for ways in which they can utilise the space that they already have. However, one of the key locations in the home when looking to expand is often overlooked.

Loft conversions are one of the most popular methods of home renovation in the UK due to the fact that not all of them require planning permission. The renovations can take place while you’re still living in your home, yet can add a lot of value to your home. Typically, loft conversion prices start at £24,000 yet can cost up to as much as £60,000 depending on the work that you’re having completed.

There are many elements of a loft conversion that you need to consider, including the type of conversion that is going to take place. Simpler conversions where windows such as VELUX are installed typically take less time, from anything to four to five weeks. Additionally, those that involve a hip to gable, with a rear dormer window can mean that work will be happening for as long as nine weeks.

Another important factor to consider is the planning permission. For any loft conversions that alter the interior of the house, this is not required. However, if you’re arranging to alter the exterior appearance by altering or extending the roof, then specialist permission is necessary. Although there is information about this online, it is important to consult over planning permission to ensure that your future conversion follows the guidelines and regulations set out.

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we believe that one of the most important steps in your future loft conversion is the windows that you select for the room. There are a number of different windows that you can opt for but, dependent on planning permission, not all of them may be viable for your new room. Dormer windows are one of the most popular choices for conversions with low roofs as they extend the headspace. However, we believe that skylights are the best option as they allow a lot of light to flood the space.

For loft conversions without planning permission, skylight windows also work well as they don’t alter the roof, however still provide you the sweeping views of the landscape outside of the window. If you’re worried that they’ll let in too much light, especially if you’re planning to use the room as a bedroom, then blackout blinds for skylight windows are the perfect option to prevent this from happening.

If you’re wondering what blind would best fit your new loft conversion, then get in touch with the team here at Skylight Blinds Direct today. Our website offers lots of helpful tips and tricks on how to get the right product for your window, including information about identifying your window. For more information, why don’t you check out our blog? A range of articles and helpful how-to guides will ensure that any questions that you may have are answered.


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