New Build Loft Conversions – Everything You Need to Know

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Whilst new build houses can often be a dream come true with a blank canvas for you to put your stamp on, sometimes, as with any property, you may realise upon moving in that you need more space in your home. Whether you are thinking of creating an office with a new build loft conversion due to new hybrid working or adding an extra bedroom for guests of new additions, we let you know everything there is to know about new build house loft conversions.

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Is My New Build Suitable for a Loft Conversion?

You may have been told upon moving into your newly built home that you should not use your new loft for storage. However, if you are looking to add additional storage space to your new build home, a loft conversion can put the proper elements in place to ensure your new build loft space is fit for purpose. Due to the way that many new builds are constructed, your lot conversion may involve different steps to a loft conversion on an older house due to the way newer roofs are constructed but your new build loft conversion specialist will be able to discuss all of this with you before any work starts.

 

When checking to see if your new build home is suitable for a loft conversion, it is worth checking any restrictions placed upon your home by the developer in charge of construction. Many new build estates have specific rules about what you can and can’t change about your home in a set number of years so it’s worth checking whether your home is subject to any agreements and whether it still falls within the specified time frame. If you have a NHBC warranty check this carefully.

How Much Does a New Build Loft Conversion Cost?

As with converting an older loft space, the costs of converting a new build loft will depend on the size, type and scope of your newly converted attic space. If, for example, you will need roof adjustments to allow for headspace or structural reinforcements during the process of your new build loft conversion, these will add to the cost of your attic extension. 

What Type of Loft Conversion Should I Choose for My New Build Property?

The type of loft conversion you choose for your new build property all depends on what you will want to use the space for, the height of your existing loft ceilings and the type of look that you want to go for. The main types of loft conversions include dormer loft conversions, hip-to-gable loft conversions, mansard conversions and Velux loft conversions.

Top Tips for New Build Loft Conversions

  1.  Always work with a reputable loft conversion specialist who understands the specific requirements of a loft conversion for a new build house.
  2. Consider why you need a loft conversion in your new build and what you will use the new space for as this will affect the type of loft conversion you have as well as other special elements of your new build loft conversion.
  3. Check the home improvement restrictions from your developer. Some new builds have restricted development opportunities for a set amount of time.
  4. Think about the space carefully including where lighting will come from to make sure your new build loft conversion will work for your needs.

 

Contact the Experts in New Build Loft Conversions

If you are considering a loft conversion to add space or purpose to your home, contact the experts in loft conversion now, Alvaston Loft Conversions. Contact our team online or by calling 01922 402720 to find out more.

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