How a Loft Conversion can add value to your property in Harrogate

Many of Harrogate’s properties now have loft conversions. You can find them in all types of houses form Victorian terraces, 1930s semi’s and more unique detached properties.

Converting upwards in to your loft space immediately increases the square footage of your house which will without doubt increase it’s value. Loft conversions can sometimes accommodate multiple bedrooms, increasing your bedroom count and making your house more appealing to future buyers. Unlike other types of extensions, loft conversions do not eat in to your other land leaving you to continue enjoy the Harrogate sunshine in your garden!

According to experts like Harrogate Loft Conversions, Loft conversions are a relatively straightforward type of construction. In most instances no planning permission is required which allows work to begin very quickly. Of course you will always need to check first to make sure you don’t go ahead with anything that doesn’t fit within any regulations. Once the work has started, it usually only takes about 4 to 6 weeks. And there is little mess and disruption to the rest of the house.

So what are you waiting for? In no time at all you can have more space, extra bedrooms and a more valuable property!

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Will a Loft Conversion Add Value to My Home?

Many people are unsure if getting a loft conversion in their home is worthwhile or if they should just move to a bigger house with more space.

The reality is that loft conversions can add up to 25% to your home’s value and usually comes at just a third of the cost of moving house. If you live in cities where space is at a premium and there is limited opportunity to move into bigger properties then it is a no brainer. A loft conversion in Sheffield is much more obvious than one in the Yorkshire Dales where there are properties and space to expand out into.

Loft conversions can cost between £25000 and £40000, but this investment is worthwhile if you need more room in your home or are looking to add profit for a later sale. That investment depends on the different types of loft conversion available. Those are:

Dormer – a dormer extension can be good if the loft space if not big enough to do what you want to do

Velux – the least disruptive of loft conversions, a velux adds lighting into the roof and is usually good for a loft conversion aiming at adding an extra bedroom

Mansard – an extension where the roof is extended out to the rear and sometimes the front. A popular choice in the capital.

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Depending on your needs, any of these options could give you a property that serves you and adds plenty of value if you look at a sale at a later date.

For more information on Yorkshire loft conversions, this video and free ebook provide some useful insight.

Tips for Paving a Driveway

Adding a paved driveway to your home is a surefire way to add value, as it not only makes it look better, it provides a safer surface for people and vehicles to travel on.

Paving costs can vary, but the best way to get an idea of budget required is to get a few quotes from local companies and take things from there.

When trying to decide whether to pave your driveway, you should follow the tips below to ensure you get the best deal possible as well as a drive you’re proud of…

  • Ask family and friends for recommendations of reputable contractors
  • Get various traders to come and look at the property and give you a quote which includes time, expenses, and any other elements like drainage which may add cost
  • Ask for a clear estimate on the amount of time expected to complete the job
  • Once you’ve decided on a trader, ensure they have the relevant insurance required which they should be able to show you proof of. Likewise, get all contracts written up and ensure the work is guaranteed
  • When you do get a contract make sure that all costs, timings, payment schedules and other finer points are clearly indicated

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Once you’ve been through these steps you should be in a good place to start on your new drive!

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