Although recent reports suggest a drop in house prices in London and the South East, acquiring new property is often still out of reach for those trying to climb the property ladder. Nowadays, having sufficient space comes at a premium in both the housing and commercial property markets.
If you’re looking for professional advice on how to put your space to better use – this article is for you.
Commercial Loft Conversions
Has your business grown too large for the premises your company is using? The obvious but not always feasible solution would be to move premises. However, extensions and loft conversions offer exceptional value for money alternatives to the disruption caused by transferring your business to a new building. There are many innovative ways to expand your property without moving, you may also consider basement conversions and office refurbishments, creating better usability of space.
House Loft Conversions
Make the right choice and use the space you already have – transform the empty and under-utilised loft into something that is not only functional but adds stylish and stunning additional space to your home. Transform your empty loft into an extra bedroom with en-suite, extra storage space, home gym or home cinema. It is recognised that loft conversions often enhance the value of your property by as much as 20%. Loft conversions in Kent are a usually straightforward and very affordable way of increasing living space to your home.
Planning Permission and building regulations for domestic loft conversions
Loft conversions often do not require planning permission provided that they meet with permitted development criteria set down by the planning act. Some loft conversions will require planning permission due to their style, size and location and here at Craymanor Limited we provide you with all the necessary planning and building regulation advice, applications and consents required prior to commencing with any work to your home. We will also recommend the best design solutions and the likely cost of the loft conversion at our initial survey so that you have adequate budget allocated before committing to any expense. Once the drawings are completed, then the loft conversion costs will be agreed with you and you can usually expect a 3 bedroom semidetached house with a projecting dormer to be in the region of £30-£35,000.00 plus VAT, depending on the style, size and structural complexity.
Carefully consider all the pros and cons to make a conscious decision. Alternatively, you could consider a house extension – both of these options do not require you to give up any of your garden space. House extensions give you greater flexibility, as you are not constrained by the original dimensions of your property.
Craymanor Limited are chartered builders in South East London & Kent delivering commercial and domestic renovations, extensions and office refurbishment since 1985. Throughout the years, we have established our position as the leading local company for loft conversions and have carried out extensions in Dartford, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Bromley and Bexley. We are chartered consultants and also work with local designers and architects in Kent to help homeowners and businesses maximum the potential of their homes and offices.