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Extend and add ‘price value’ instead of moving home! How about a loft conversion perhaps?


Recently here on this blog we included an informative HomeOwners Alliance produced feature guiding homeowners on the 'ins and outs' of considering a garden room project, in order to achieve vital extra space at home.


opt out


Undertaking such a project - as we pointed out in this recent blog post - also brings added sales price value, thus may enabling homeowners - needing more space - to opt out of any home move for now, in the face of financial uncertainties within the current housing market.


highlighting


As we have been highlighting for many months, it is certainly better to Extend Now - with various kinds  pof home project conversion or whatever is best for you - and then... Move Later… when the sales climate is less ‘temperamental' and uncertain.


price added value 


So, what applies to a garden room project with reference to increasing space  at home and thus gaining vital added price value -  can  surely apply to a loft conversion project too! So, read on to find out more…


get started ‘here’


If you are thinking of a loft conversion in your home to add more space and value, the very well-informed HomeOwners Alliance can certainly tell you  all you need to know as to how you can get started on just such a project. Check all the details here - https://hoa.org.uk/advice/guides-for-homeowners/i-am-improving/loft-conversion-where-do-i-start/?utm_source


all kinds of ‘pointers’


For sure, they take it from the top - literally - with all kinds of pointers on design, planning rules, building regulations…..handling the neighbours ….and much ...much more, all in order to ensure you get  ALL the right kind of guidance and support…. vital indeed for you to confidently undertake  a successful ‘adding price value’ loft conversion project at ‘your place’.


add ‘impressive’ value


A key question is, of course, ….why consider a loft conversion? Well as the HOA make clear, a loft conversion can  add up to an impressive 20% to the value of your home! They point out that, “many  families choose to convert their loft area as a means of obtaining more space, without having to endure the costly and stressful process of moving home”.


less disruptive


It’s right too…. and as the HOA point out..... work taking place in the loft, can also be less disruptive than, say, a major extension to an existing living space down in the main areas of the property.


some sound advice!


There’s another well-considered thought from these experts for you to consider too. Be careful - they say - not to outgrow your road with your loft extension project. If you invest too much.. and extend too far, you’re unlikely to see a return on your investment.  This is VERY sound advice indeed…so, take note!


planning and building regs


The complete and full run down on all you need to know if you’re thinking of a loft extension is covered by the HOA. There is no end of good, sound advice of all kinds - the whole  planning permission situation and the building regulations needed to sort out a loft extension.


permitted development guidelines


Another key further matter to consider is those all important  ….permitted development guidelines …check with your local planning department to understand just what you are allowed to do ...and where all the rules stand, certainly very much ‘a must’ to take note of ….


structural strength


Also, building regulations apply to loft conversions. Explain the HOA .... the structural strength of the new floor must be sufficient, the stability of the existing structure needs not to be endangered and there needs to be safely designed stairs to the new floor and reasonable sound insulation is needed between the conversion and the rooms below.”


fire safety regulations


There are also fire safety regulations with which you may need to comply. This info, ....and more is all there in the HOA Loft Conversion Guide,  …take a look …https://hoa.org.uk/advice/guides-for-homeowners/i-am-improving/loft-conversion-where-do-i-start/?utm_source


pleased to help


So there we are ….. check it all out perhaps….. and if you are in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, and fancy a loft conversion, perhaps - we at Mint can help and guide you too. Good luck with your new loft conversion project, or indeed any other home extension you have in mind, in order to get that vital extra space at home without a challenging home move.


best to do


A home project can, for sure, definitely be for the best for the time being…. if you do it right  …. Good luck with all your plans - whatever they may be …either now…. or indeed in the near or further future.


We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to your new home project and plans, including a loft conversion. We can  assist with ALL your 2023 and 2024  home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds. We know just how to help you make your project happen and so earn you vital ‘added price’ value for your home too!


Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making ‘added sales value’, never more vital than now. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email mintbuilders@hotmail.co.uk



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