A loft conversion is a great way of maximising the space and value of your house, especially in London, where the property price skyrocketed. The cost for a Loft Conversion is usually determined by the Loft size and specification. As every Loft Conversion we build is bespoke and tailored to your own needs, understandably, the price can vary considerably. From our vast experience, loft conversion cost ranges from £25,000.00 to £95,000.00 + VAT and depends mainly on size, type of finishes and structural requirements which may or may not be optional, for example lowering the existing ceiling to gain additional height in the loft because I want to, or because the exiting height doesn’t meet building control requirements and I have to.
More details on loft conversion types and prices:
Low Cost – Skylight / Velux Loft Conversion
A Velux window loft conversion, often referred to as a ‘skylight conversion’ is one of the most cost-effective types of conversion, as well as the least disruptive. This is because the roof of the property is not altered in any way and only windows are added, which generally doesn’t require any planning permission. The cost varies from £25,000.00 to £40,000.00 + VAT.
Dormer Loft Conversion
Dormer loft conversions are the most popular in the London area, as it provides a good amount of head height and sufficient space for a full-size bedroom and a shower or bathroom. Generally, the dormer is built out of the slope of the roof meaning that most of the work can be carried out from scaffolding outside of your home. This type of conversion, in most cases, doesn’t require planning permission. The time frame for a dormer loft conversion is 6 to 8 weeks and the cost varies from £45,000.00 to £65,000.00 +VAT.
L-Shaped Loft Conversion
L-Shaped loft conversions are also popular in the London area. The rear side is often positioned lower which providing a better ceiling height. An L-shaped loft conversion usually provides a sufficient amount of floor area to accommodate 2 full size bedrooms and one full size shower or bathroom. The time frame for this type of loft conversion is 7 to 10 weeks and the cost varies from £65,000.00 to £85,000.00 +VAT.
Mansard Loft Conversions
Due to its structure requirements, mansard loft conversions tend to be the most expensive and generally require planning permission. Mansard loft conversion is also considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing type. The time frame for a mansard loft conversion is 7 to 10 weeks and the cost ranges from £75,000.00 to £95,000.00 +VAT.