Common misconceptions about loft conversions

There are so many different misconceptions and myths surrounding loft conversions. Today we’re going to put five of those to rest and we’re going to be beginning with one of the most important topics – planning permission.

Planning Permission Is Too Hard

Planning permission seems to have gained a reputation for being a difficult hurdle but it simply isn’t the case anymore. In fact, thanks to ‘Permitted Development’ some loft conversions don’t require planning permission at all. Back in 2016, George Osborne also made changes to the planning process, removing some of the tougher barriers for those who do require planning permission.

Loft Conversions Don’t Offer As Much Financial Return

First things first, in order for any home renovation to be worth the investment financially, it needs to be constructed well. A quick ‘bodge job’ won’t suffice and certainly won’t increase the property value but that’s the case for any home improvements. When carried out professionally however, loft conversions can increase homes on average by around £20,000, if not more. Loft conversions are well worth the money and to think otherwise is quite simply, a myth.

Loft Conversions Aren’t Good For The Environment

This is a surprisingly old misconception about loft conversions that really does need to be put to bed. In fact, a loft conversion can be planned and constructed to be incredibly green and beneficial for the environment, from the look and appeal of the construction to the materials used. With additions such as organic insulation and sustainably managed wood, it’s actually very easy to ensure your loft conversion is an environmentally friendly addition to your home.

Loft Conversions Don’t Create A Light Space

This is another misconception that many in the industry struggle to understand the origin of, for the simple fact that loft conversions take advantage of natural light thanks to their height and ability to see above the majority of surrounding houses. With the help of well designed windows too, natural light can actually be taken advantage of hugely, providing a light and open space.

It’s Easier To Move

Moving house is considered one of the most stressful events possible but let’s get one thing straight, we’re not here to say home renovations are a breeze. In comparison however, they’re certainly much easier than moving home. Forget paying stamp duty, forget picking up every single belonging in your home and transferring it to a lorry, before transferring it into another home. Simply tell a loft conversion specialist what you want to achieve and allow them to do all the work for you. Not only is it less stressful but it’s actually a fantastic investment that you’ll see a decent ROI on.

Contact Clapham Construction Service

If you’d like to find out more about loft conversions, we recommend giving Clapham Construction Service, loft conversion specialists in London, a call today. Loft conversions can and do add value to property, without taking up much needed garden space, creating wonderful ensuite bedrooms, playrooms and more. So what are you waiting for? Call Clapham Construction Service today on 0203 950 7957.