Loft Conversion: Benefits & Advantages
The loft of a property is a space that is often neglected, used only for storing bits and pieces that will probably never be used again and will just sit there gathering dust and wasting space. A growing number of people are choosing to use this wasted space by converting their loft into a brand new living area.
At JAS Timber, we stock a vast array of products designed to help with loft conversion projects, including ladders, staircases, roof lights, insulation solutions and roof windows. In this edition of our blog, we share with you some big benefits and advantages of converting your loft space.
Space comes at a premium and a loft conversion helps you to make the most of the available living area of your property, giving you more value for money. Converting a loft is a much faster, easier and more cost-effective solution to building an extension, which reduces the size of your garden and can even compromise access. A converted loft can be used for anything you desire, from a spare bedroom to a study or games room.
Increased Financial Value
Not only will a loft conversion increase the practical value of your home, but it also creates a very desirable feature that will add to the property's financial value if you ever decide to sell up. The Nationwide Building Society carried out an extensive survey that revealed a loft conversion can increase a property's value by as much as 20% on average.
Reduced Energy Costs
A key aspect of loft conversion is the installation of insulation. Homes that are well insulated require much less energy to heat, resulting in substantial savings on your energy bills. As energy costs are rising dramatically at the moment, insulating the loft could be a big help in this regard. In addition to lower energy bills, you'll also enjoy comfortable temperatures indoors in summer as well as winter.
More Natural Light
If your loft conversion project involves the installation of roof windows, the new living space will be flooded with natural light. This makes the space feel lighter and airier, as well as giving it a much more pleasant aesthetic. Installing roof window blinds gives you control over how much light is let in.