Loft conversions prove a popular renovation for homeowners due to their ability not just to rapidly extend the functional living space within a property, but also to add a great deal of value. Surveys show that homes with impressive attic conversions are considerably more attractive to buyers and that the property value can be increased by over 50% of the initial outlay!
Throughout Oxfordshire, Refresh Renovations manage dormer loft conversions, hipped to gable loft conversions and small loft conversions to optimise space usage and present homeowners with beautiful new living areas without the need to relocate.
Refresh will manage every aspect of your attic conversion job, including:
- Integrated storage units
- Bespoke cabinetry
- Staircase design
- Floorplan design
- Built-in wardrobes
- Electrical and lighting design
- Architectural detailing
- Bespoke doors
- Timber work
- Staircase installation
- Dormer designs
The great thing about attic conversions is their versatility: they can be transformed into just about anything! Refresh Oxfordshire have recently worked on converting lofts into extra bedrooms with WCs and en-suites, living rooms (these offer a lovely feeling of rising above the hustle and bustle after a busy day to relax) and lots of home offices, a legacy of the increased work-from-home behaviours enforced by the coronavirus pandemic
The scope of the conversion to be completed will dictate the cost of a loft conversion, with smaller and less complex jobs coming in at lower rates. For a conversion to a main bedroom with WC installed and a new staircase leading up to the room, homeowners can expect to pay around the £50,000-£70,000 mark dependent on the specifications of the project. One cost that is often underestimated is that of insulation, as lofts are often insulated properly only in the floor and this does not equate for an ambient temperature within.
Refresh take the hassle right out of homeowners hands by managing every aspect of the job from conception right through the completion. A dedicated project manager takes charge and oversees all parties, materials, deadlines and progress; feeding back to the homeowner as and when needed. Work can begin, you can continue on with your regular life, and once all complete, you can relax into your new space!
Most loft conversions can be completed without planning permission as they are stipulated within homeowners’ Permitted Development Rights to their own property. However, where a mass change of use is occurring or there is significant structural intervention happening, formal permission from the local authority may be required.
Refresh Oxfordshire take care of loft conversions throughout Oxford, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Bicester and the surrounding areas.
Thinking about getting started on your loft conversion in Oxfordshire? Get in touch to book a free, no-obligation consultation with your local Refresh Renovations Specialist.