Due to the ever-increasing price of building materials and labour, more and more UK homeowners are turning to conversions, rather than the traditional bricks and mortar extension. The reason is simply that the shell of the new living space already exists, and that greatly reduces the cost, and with that in mind, here are 3 ways that you can convert a residential property.
- Loft Conversion – The most popular or all, a loft conversion can give you that much-needed extra living space, and with local builders in York that specialise in loft conversions, you can design and create the ideal room in the attic. The interior needs flooring (provided by chipboard) and plywood cladding for the walls and the ceiling, and with a couple of skylights and a drop-down staircase, you have a great room for an office, a study, or an extra bedroom.
- Basement Conversion – If you are lucky enough to have an underground room, this can easily be converted into comfortable living space. Damp proofing is a must, and the right builder would ensure that damp never visits your home, no matter the weather.
- Garage Conversion – For those who have a double garage that is built onto the side of the house, you can transform this area into comfortable living space that is both affordable and designed with you in mind.
The cost would very much depend on the scope of the project and the materials used, but you can be sure that the costs would be very favourable when compared to building a traditional extension.