Loft conversion costs
The type of loft conversion you plan on can depend on many things;
The main thing that will affect the price of loft conversion is the style, number, and size. As an addition to this, are all the other costs involved in the loft conversion.
Architectural Plans: You will need to have plans for your loft conversion drawn up by an architect, laying out the design for the project. Our architectural plan's costs are £1,200 + VAT.
Structural Plans & Calculation: You will need to have Structural plans and calculations drawn up by Structure engineer for your loft conversion as part of building control submission. Our cost for this is £800
Planning Permission: Most loft conversions will not require planning permission as they are considered permitted developments. However, depending on the scale of the work, and other factors such as its impact on the street scene, planning permission may be required. Applying for planning permission currently costs £172
Building regulation costs: Regardless of your planning status, your loft conversion will have to be inspected by the building regulations department of your local authority to ensure it is being constructed in accordance with the rules, making sure it complies with things like fire safety, access, floor strength and so on. Submitting the plans for inspection and having on-site inspections can cost between around £400 and £800. You may also need to have a Party Wall Agreement if your work will impact any adjoining properties, This requires your neighbors to agree to the work taking place. You are liable for costs such as their surveyor and any damage to their home which may occur as part of the works.
Velux – the least expensive option involves affixing one or two windows to the roof in order to introduce light. Cost: £21,000-£41,000.
Dormer – the most common type of loft extension in the UK today, the Dormer is a small flat-roofed extension with a window. It’s common to have two of these on the one roof for the sake of symmetry. But side dormers and even L-shaped Dormers (where an extension is added to the rear of the Dormer) are possible too. In the case of the latter, it could result in up to four new rooms. Cost: from £31,000-£58,000 for a standard Dormer and £40,000-£60,000 for an L-shaped Dormer.
Hip to Gable – this is whether either one or both of the end sloping parts of the roof are replaced with a gable wall. Cost: £42.000-£65,000.
Mansard – the most extensive option, a Mansard extension means replacing one whole side of the roof to form a straight wall and flat roof. It could mean extending both sides, resulting in a whole new story. The renovation is major and would involve planning permission (later). Cost: £45,000-£75,000.
- adding a staircase, insulating the space, strengthening the floors, fixtures, and fittings and so on. We have found that the standard cost of a dormer loft conversion ranges from around £30,000 to nearly £60,000 depending on the size and scope, with a typical price coming in around £45,000.
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