Do your research
Make sure your loft is suitable for a conversion. There’s no point putting a load of preparation in only to find out at the last minute that you can’t go ahead.
Find the right workers
Choosing the right company for you is hugely important. Whether it’s a loft conversion specialist or a local builder you choose to do the work, as long as they have the fit for you nothing else matters.
Cover the Costs
You should have a good idea of how much your loft conversion will cost. When you have that number, add 15% and set is aside. You’ll be thankful of it when the work’s not finished but the money’s run dry.
Be sure to go through all the relevant planning permission and regulatory processes. You might think you can cut corners to save money or time, but it won’t be worth it in the long run.
Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
Be sure to discuss your plans with those that live around you. You won’t get away with trying to sneakily put one together. It’s best that everyone knows up front what’s on the horizon – especially if you’re going to be banging on their wall for weeks and months!
Extend or Convert
Some people are happy just to convert their loft and take the space that comes with, but it’s worth considering whether it’s worth extending even further and making the most of that extra room. You’re making a substantial investment already, why not go a step further?!
If you’re committed to a loft conversion then it’s a perfect opportunity to add green credentials to your home by including solar panels and better insulation. This is another inclusion which will incur more cost but make you savings in the long run.