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How to Increase the Value of Your Home With Loft Conversions

Housing-Market / UK Housing Mar 28, 2014 - 10:34 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Housing-Market

Percentage added to the value of ones home is typically 125% to 200% of costs incurred. Typically £30k spent can convert into as much as a £60k increase in value.

If your loft is of at least 2.3 metres in height (centrally) then a loft conversion is one of the easiest ways to add both space and value to your home that can typically yield twice the amount spent. The cost to convert a loft into a layout of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom would typically cost £30,000 to £40,000 for a standard dormer window conversion, therefore adding approx £60k to £80k to the value of ones home.


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Usually planning permission is not required if -

  • The dormers do not extend beyond the plain of the existing roof.
  • Add less than 40 cubic metres space to terraced and 50 cubic metres to semi and detached properties.

Before loft dormer conversion:

After loft dormer conversion:

Note front dormer windows will require planning permission.

Loft conversion extreme:

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