Loft Conversion Vs. House Extension

Loft conversion and house extensions are two of the most popular home improvement projects that people choose to do. Both loft conversions and house extensions are excellent ways to add extra space to your home, but there are some key differences between the two. In this article, we will review the pros and cons of each project so that you can decide which option is best for you. 

Why Choose a Loft Conversion? 

A loft conversion can be a great way to add value to your home, but it isn’t right for every situation. If you’re thinking about having a loft conversion done, or are wondering if it’s the right option for your home, here are some factors to consider:

Loft conversions tend to be more expensive than house extensions. The main reason for this is because of the extra space needed for the staircase and internal walls that make it possible to use the space below as a bedroom or office. If you’re on a tight budget, then this could be something worth considering before deciding on a loft conversion.

It’s important that you have enough space in your property to make room for an extension or loft conversion before starting any work. A home extension will often require planning permission and may involve cutting down trees or adding new foundations if there isn’t enough room already available within your property boundary line.

Loft conversions offer an excellent way to add valuable living space without having to move or buy a new property. A loft conversion is not only cheaper than building an extension, but it provides a great opportunity for you to improve your home, gain extra space and create a stunning living space.

What is a Loft Conversion? 

Loft conversions are great because they don’t require any outbuildings or additional land. They also allow you to create an area that is perfect for an office, study or guest bedroom if you live in an urban area where every square meter counts! You can even convert part of your loft into an open-plan living space so that it feels more like one large room rather than several smaller ones. One major downside with loft conversions is that they usually increase your property value by less than 10%, so if you’re looking for a quick return on investment then it might be better to look at other options such as buying property abroad.

A loft conversion is when an unused attic or basement is converted into usable space by adding an extra floor or roof above it. This creates an extra bedroom or living area for your family to enjoy, along with more storage space for your belongings. The process usually involves removing existing walls and removing any ceiling joists that aren’t needed in order to make room for the new flooring.

A loft conversion will give you more living space without moving house or buying another property. There are lots of advantages to converting your loft; one being that it costs less than building an extension on your home. The cost of converting depends on how much work needs doing and how much space you want to create – always get several quotes before deciding which company or tradesman to use.

Why Choose a House Extension? 

A house extension could be better if your main motivation is needing extra storage space. You can extend outwards from the back of your property and build an extension that includes one or more additional rooms for storing everything from old paperwork to sports equipment. You could also use an extension to add on a conservatory, which would be useful for those chilly winter nights when you want somewhere to be cosy.

What are the Types of House Extensions? 

The first thing to know is that there are two different types of extensions: internal and external. An internal house extension is an extension on the inside of your current home and an external house extension is an extension on the outside of your current home.

When it comes to an external house extension, there are two different ways that it can be done: loft conversions or conservatory conversions. Both of these types of extensions add space to your home by building off the existing structure. A loft conversion is an extension that goes over your roof and provides more living space in your attic (or roof top). A conservatory conversion is an extension that goes alongside or over your conservatory and provides more living space in this area as well as creating additional windows so that more light can flood into the room.

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What About Planning Permission? 

Before you start any building work on your property, it is important that you have all of the relevant permissions and approvals in place. These include planning permission, building regulations approval and necessary insurance cover. Failure to obtain these could result in your project being stopped halfway through and could leave you with unfinished work and significant costs if there are any issues with structural stability or safety.

Looking to Extend Your Home? Contact Judges Building Services Today 

If you are looking to extend your home, but are not sure whether to go for a house extension or a loft conversion let the experts at Judges Building Services help. For a number of years, we have been designing and building a range of extensions, be sure to get in touch with the team today for help and advice or a free quote.