Are you thinking about adding an extension to your property in London? One of the most popular ways to do this is to convert an existing space in your home, rather than adding a brand new area onto the property. Specifically, you could think about converting your loft and essentially transforming it into a brand new storey on your home. 

But how much will it cost? A home extension in London can cost anywhere up to £50,000+. The starting price is usually £30,000 and will depend on a variety of factors. 

For instance, you will need to think about the contractor that you use. Different contractors are always going to charge various rates for this type of work. Working in London has it’s specific challenges, so it is best to speak with a reputable contractor who is experienced in working in the London area. 

Based in West London, we can provide a no obligation loft conversion quote so do get in touch if you’re looking for an idea of costs. 

Now, let’s take a look at the different types of loft conversions that you can consider and the type of costs that are associated with them. 

Skylight Conversions 

Starting from approximately £32,000 this is easily one of the cheapest ways to convert a loft on your property. However, it’s important to understand that you will only be able to do this if your property provides for this possibility. 

You should also note that a conversion like this, while budget-friendly, may not provide the maximum potential for the space that you have available. 

For a conversion like this to be possible, there needs to be enough head height in your loft without making any major changes. Anything more than 2 metres should be enough space here. You can then add velux windows to ensure that you have enough natural light in this new area of your home.  

Dormer Loft Conversion 

Depending on the size and the contractor that you use, this type of loft conversion may cost as little as £38,000. While they are a little more expensive than the previous mentioned option, they do provide more benefits in terms of the potential they provide. Essentially, you can add a new bedroom to your home that is going to look absolutely tremendous. 

The key benefit is that you don’t just maximize the space available with the extra room. You will also be able to increase the height of the space too. 

Another key benefit of this option is that you won’t usually need planning permission. The only exception will be if the property is located in an area of conservation. 

Usually, a converted extension like this will be added to the back of the property. However, it can also be added to the side of the home, depending on the design of the original property. 

More Expensive Choices

There are other more expensive loft conversions that you can consider. For instance, you could think about completing a hip to gable conversion. This is usually going to cost as much as £50,000. However, it is again worth getting quotes from a few different companies. That way, you can make sure that you find a contractor that will be able to work within your desired budget and match your key specifications. 

Mansard loft conversions are also popular despite being expensive. The reason for this is that they will provide aesthetic benefits to the exterior of the home. They can look fantastic and as such have a greater chance at dramatically improving the value of your property. 

It’s important to note that as well as being one of the most expensive choices a conversion like this will typically require planning permission to be completed. The final cost will also usually depend on any custom requirements that you have for the design of a conversion like this. 

Usually, the starting price for this type of conversion will be at least £45,000. 

Other Types

It’s worth noting that there are various other loft conversions worth exploring. These differ in price and can depend on the home you have as to whether they are suitable. For instance, you could explore a terraced house loft conversion. As the name suggests, these are suitable for terraced houses and the starting price is usually £38,000.

If you are only interested in completing a small conversion, then they will usually cost a little under £32,000. But again, it will always depend on the design that you are interested in completing and the work that it will take. 

Based in West London, we can provide a no obligation loft conversion quote so do get in touch if you’re looking for an idea of costs. 

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