Conversions are a relatively low cost method for increasing the living space of an existing property. Good quality loft conversions, garage conversions and basement conversions will not only maximise the utilisation of available living space but will also potentially add value to your property.
The space in a loft or attic can be typically 30% of the total floor area of your home. In almost all cases it is wasted space that can be turned into living space. If the attic is used for storage there is no need to lose all of this storage space as some attic space can be retained. Loft conversion or roof conversion is often cheaper than extending your home outwards and potentially increase the value of your property by 10% to 20%. In addition you often do not need planning permission for a loft conversion or basement conversion. It may be possible to complete the work without removing the existing roof covering or making any major structural alterations.
Garage conversions are becoming increasingly popular with more and more people prefering to change a garage’s purpose from that of storing a car to one of providing another useful living space. The most common use is for a study area. Other uses are a playroom, ground floor bedroom, separate dining room or an annex for use with an elderly relative.
Basements are close enough to the ground floor area to be used as playrooms, living rooms, kitchens or accommodation for relatives. With the demands of modern lifestyles, basements are increasingly being turned into leisure areas with home cinemas, pool and table tennis tables, home gyms or even swimming pools. You can also create an independent entrance or exit out into the back garden from the basement. A basement conversion is more straightforward if there is an existing cellar, but this is not always necesssary and an extra room can often be built even when there is no existing basement.
Planning and Design
The planning and design is the key to a successful conversion. EZ Builders London can provide the professional advice and services at this stage and help you structure the room depending on it’s existing utilities – water and waste pipes, heating and electrical sockets. Room layout also takes account of the purpose the conversion is to be put to, perhaps office, bedroom, storage or playroom.
If you are considering loft conversion, garage conversion or basement conversion send us your enquiry or contact us on 0790 523 0243. An EZ Builders consultant will visit you and determine the feasibility of your plans. Your specific requirements will be discussed with you, professional advice given on the most suitable solution. Within 7 days you will receive a full specification and fixed price quotation.