Loft Conversion Costs in Liverpool
Liverpool loft conversion costs vary, with a room in your attic space costing around £17,500, increasing to a £45,000 average for a more complex dormer window conversion and upwards if you'd like a larger extension. Most loft conversions in Liverpool cost about £1,250 per square metre, so you can take a look at the size of your property to get a clearer idea!
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Factors that Impact your Loft Conversion Cost Liverpool
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Loft Conversion Types
We explain a little more about suitable conversions for Liverpool properties below.
As a rough indication, roof light or Velux conversions cost from £17,500 to £49,000 and take four to seven weeks, depending on the size of your property.
If you go for a dormer conversion, the project will take two additional weeks and cost between £30,000 and £69,000.
Two roof lights will cost at the lower end of the scale in a standard five by four-metre loft conversion. If you need the same number of roof lights in a larger property, the cost could extend up to £45,000 for an eight by twelve-metre loft.
Blending dormer windows and roof lights is a great way to flood your new attic with light - increasing headroom and available floor space simultaneously.
In a smaller loft, this tends to cost from £30,000 to £34,000, rising to £55,000 and above for a substantial home.
Materials and Roofing
Many properties require remedial or preparatory works to ensure the structure can withstand the weight of adding a new storey, and the materials used can make a big difference to your budget.
Fortunately, most Liverpool properties are constructed with common brick and slate tile roofs - both of which are easy to source from local building merchants or reclamation suppliers if you'd like a traditional appearance.
If you opt for a more contemporary style, the materials and application techniques may be slightly more expensive.
Other Cost Considerations in Planning a Liverpool Loft Conversion
A few other factors will need to be included in your budget. Most contractors will offer an inclusive price, but it's worth double-checking what is and isn't included.
Rubbish removal and skip hire are necessary because converting a loft will produce masonry debris, which is difficult to remove during ongoing work.
You may need a permit to position a skip adjacent to your property (particularly if you're on a narrower street or don't have a front garden).
Scaffolding is often required for a loft conversion, allowing workers to reach the top of your property safely. Some projects need additional structural support while the work takes place, or older joists are replaced.
Popular Liverpool Attic Conversions
Liverpool housing stock is considerably varied, with key types of homes including:
- Large areas of period terraced properties.
- Refurbished homes replacing older terraces - including the L7 Webster Triangle area.
- Student housing in L7 and L1 near to the various university campuses.
- Central city apartments, often in heritage buildings or purpose-built blocks, such as The Albert Dock.
The prevalence of terraced homes means that most Liverpool loft conversions are loft room projects. Contractors lay new insulation and flooring with roof lights or windows to make the new space habitable.
Another common option is to use a dormer attic conversion, with a box window structure extending both up and out to enhance the ceiling height and available floor space in the attic.
Both these types of loft conversion are typical in Liverpool. Still, you may also wish to consider other extension or conversion alternatives, more relevant to detached properties or apartments with an unused attic space overhead.
Benefits of a Liverpool Loft Conversion
Converting your attic isn't the smallest home improvement project you can undertake, but it can transform the way you use your property and mean you can continue living in the heart of Liverpool without needing to move away.
Other advantages of utilising your loft space include:
- Adding value to your property - most conversions add up to 20% to the saleable value of your home!
- Energy efficiency - installing new glazing and insulation can make your home cheaper to run, even with the addition of a new floor.
- Creating a new room to serve any purpose. Your converted attic could be a guest en suite, an extra bedroom, a home office, or a play space for the children - or anything else you would like to have.
In most cases, converting the attic is significantly cheaper than moving home, particularly with house prices climbing, Stamp Duty and the expense of relocating all your possessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we'll run through some of the most frequently asked questions about converting the loft in a Liverpool property!
How Can I Check if I Have a Big Enough Loft to Convert in My Liverpool Property?
As a rough guide, you need 2.2 metres of headroom at the tallest part of your attic to convert it into a usable space. A local contractor can provide further information, including suggestions to maximise space through a dormer window or roof lift conversion.
Do I Need Planning Permission for a Liverpool Loft Conversion?
It depends on the size and scope of your conversion project. Most simple conversions won't need formal planning consent unless the work makes your property higher than the original roof, impacting your neighbour's views.
You will need to issue a Party Wall Notice if you're in a terraced home (because the structural work will impact the shared walls between your attics).
How Long Does it Take to Convert a Loft?
The average loft conversion takes about four weeks for straightforward work, but more likely around ten weeks. The timings will depend on any preparation required, such as reinforcing or replacing beams before starting building work.
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