Converting your Loft in the Winter
Imagine expanding the space in your home without moving somewhere else. With a loft conversion, you can get that and more – an overall investment with a 20% increase in property value! A loft conversion is also much less disruptive than any other major extension work in an existing living space.
When planning a loft conversion, there are a number of factors that you need to consider some of which include the costs, design, potential planning permissions, and building regulations. All of these factors need to be assessed in order to understand the best approach for your loft conversion and have a better idea of how to make the process to completion as smooth as possible.
For many, a loft conversion during the wintertime is not a popular option, and as counterintuitive as it sounds, the winter months can be precisely the right time to convert your loft. Here are some reasons why…
You may be in the position where you are desperate to transform your grubby loft space into somewhere liveable and sophisticated. If a loft conversion is on the top of your priority list, then don’t let the season discourage you from starting the project. In fact, during the wintertime, you are more likely to book a time that better suits you as more slots are available. This is one of the main reasons many people decide to convert their loft in the winter.
Heat Loss is Prevented
Loft conversion companies will not allow your energy bills to rise anymore in the winter than they are in the summer. You may be concerned that your house will be colder while the work is being done, but a good loft conversion company will seal a loft conversion prior to doing any exterior work. Loft insulation is an effective way to reduce heat loss, as it decreases the amount of heat escaping from your roof. One-quarter of all the heat loss in a home occurs due to an uninsulated roof. Loft insulations work by adding a special material between the walls, the floors and the ceiling, which traps the heat in and keeps the cold out.
Save Money Sooner
As with most functions of keeping a home, you want to ensure that it is done in the most financially efficient way possible. Once you have surpassed the initial step of insulating your loft as part of the loft conversion build, the sooner you can start saving money on your energy bills. As less heat is escaping your home during the wintertime, you no longer have to keep your heating on full blast and can make substantial savings on your gas and electricity bills.
Gives You Time to Enjoy the Summer
Don’t be discouraged if a loft conversion has been on your to-do list for a while, and you haven’t had the chance to get around to it. The wintertime can be the perfect season to complete the build, and you won’t have to waste a summer worrying about a loft conversion and when you can get it done. You’ll have the whole summer to enjoy yourself and make the most of whatever your loft conversion will become. Whether it be an elegant guest bedroom, a gym, a home office, or even your own cinema room, by the New Year you could be enjoying the newest addition to your home!
If you are thinking of having a loft installed in your home, then be sure to call on the expert builders at Judges Building Services! We offer competitive prices and FREE quotes – call us today!