Loft Conversion Cost

Loft conversion comes in many different forms and the one thing they have in common is that they cost money – you can expect to spend between £20,000 and £60,000. These figures can seem rather scary especially when you take into account that many projects of this kind tend to go over-budget. If you are determined to add some space to your home you shouldn’t be discouraged by the cost – there are some things you can do to make sure that your project comes in within budget:
•    You should think about how much light you want in your loft. For most, it makes sense to raise the roof and add skylights so as to flood the room with light. While these are nice additions you should keep in mind that they drive costs up considerably. There are ways that you can add light to the loft without interfering with the structure.
•    As much as possible manage the project yourself. You should let your contractor know what you want and how you want it done and then make sure that you know what is happening every step of the way. Oftentimes projects cost more than budgeted for and take longer because the homeowner sits back and assumes that the builder will take care of everything.
•    Consider the size of your loft carefully. The bigger it is the more money it will cost you, and the odds are that you will have to interfere with the structure of the home to make it happen.
•    You should also think about whether you want to have a toilet and bathroom installed up there – if you do it will cost you more money.
Lastly, make sure that you are working with the right contractor, such as MJ Salmon and Son – they are one of the best in Cambridge and they can help you come up with creative ways to cut loft conversion costs. Find out more on