How much value can a Loft Conversion in Braintree add in 2024?

A loft conversion in Braintree is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Braintree can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Braintree, where space is limited, loft conversions have become the preferred choice for families seeking to enhance their homes. Not only is it a more cost-effective alternative to moving, but it also provides the added benefit of expanding your living space.

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Braintree is a town located in Essex; it is 53 miles outside of central London. Braintree has grown constantly with seral surrounding settlements. Braintree was also known as “Branchetreu” in the Doomsday book. It has also been known as “Branktre” this variation came from the Medieval Latin legal records and in many early American Colonial documents it was referred to as “Branktry”. Braintree dates back to over 4,000 years ago when it was just a small village. Settlers in that area during the Bronze Ages built houses on the lower part of the town, near the river Brain. It was known as the Brain Village. As early as the 14th century, Braintree was processing and manufacturing woollen cloth, a trade it was involved with until the late 19th century. The town prospered from the 17th century when Flemish immigrants made the town famous for its wool cloth trade.Braintree’s Population as of the 2011 Census was 41,63.

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How much value will a loft conversion in Braintree add to my property?

Converting your attic space into a usable area is not only an exciting endeavor, but it can also considerably raise the value of your property if everything is done right. The proper plan will not only increase the value of your home but also make it more sellable.

Is the loft in your home in Braintree suitable for a loft conversion?

Before you spend any money on design or construction, you should first analyze the existing structure of your loft to see if the improvements you're thinking about would be lucrative. Your loft, for example, must correspond to The Planning Portal's height standards. Why? Because the final conversion must have enough headroom and the location must be safe while the building is taking place. A low-ceiling loft conversion can only be utilized for storage, not as a living area. The installation of a storage loft to your property will not greatly boost its worth.

If your current loft area is too low to convert with roof windows, you may still be able to gain more spaciousness by changing portions of the roof. This will, however, entail acquiring planning clearance. Working far ahead of your projected completion date is crucial because this can be a lengthy procedure that is not certain to result in approval. Remember that planning applications will add to your project's costs, which will be taken from your profit in the end.

What is the reasonable budget for a loft conversion?

Once you've obtained confirmation that your loft is appropriate for conversion, you can start thinking about how you'll utilize your new space. While you're considering the permanent objects you'll be adding, you'll also need to budget for the project to ensure that everything is covered. Remember to include a backup plan because there will always be an unexpected event or two.

The size of your loft and the style of conversion you choose impact the cost of a loft conversion. Depending on the size, a loft conversion may increase the value of your property by £50,000-£60,000. Because the majority of loft conversions cost between £20,000 and £40,000, you'll need to keep to your budget to receive a fair return on investment.

How disruptive a loft conversion can be?

While loft conversions can be disruptive, they are less so than side or back expansions.

Because converted loft areas aren't currently being utilized as dwelling quarters, work may often continue while you use the lower levels as you normally would.

However, if your loft area lacks sufficient head clearance and you're lowering the floors below to make the necessary room, the disruption would be significantly worse.

Simply said, the more complicated your loft conversion, the more disruptive it will be.

How can you reduce the cost of a loft conversion in Braintree?

If your budget is limited, investigate whether your space requirements may be met with a simple rooflight conversion, which is the most cost-effective option.

Raising the roof might also result in major cost increases. So, if you have adequate standing room in your loft to produce usable space, you may be able to save money by restricting your loft conversion contractor's expansion aspirations and enabling your loft conversion contractor to operate within your loft's present dimensions.

If you are more comfortable with DIY and/or project management, a shell loft conversion' may be for you. A builder will perform structural work, such as dormers, roof timbers, and floor joists, leaving an empty shell for other specific crafts to be hired directly, or allowing DIY work to begin.

Adding windows may appear to be a must, but you may want to examine alternative cost-effective solutions, such as solar tubes, which are substantially less expensive than dormer windows.

Keeping your finish budget in check can also help you save money on your loft conversion. Bathroom appliances and finishes, for example, can vary dramatically in price and can add thousands of pounds to your project.

When embarking on a loft conversion project, it's critical to shop around since the same style and quality can typically be attained at a fraction of the cost. Take advantage of seasonal bargains, and keep in mind that upgrading your décor in the future when your money permits is considerably easier than changing any set components of the conversion.

What are the most common forms of loft conversions in Braintree and what are the usual costs?

• Basic rooflight conversion (Velux)

Even if your attic space is limited, you may still make a room in the roof. A skylight, floor reinforcement, stairs, insulation, lighting, and heating are common features of these modifications. The average cost is between £35,000 and £40,000. 

• Loft conversions with dormers

With a high pitch angle roof and additional floor area, they might provide extra room or head height. Similarly, to the standard rooflight, they have the same specifications, but with the addition of a dormer window. The average price is between £40,000 and £45,000.

• Conversion of hip-to-gable loft

The hipped, slanted roof part is changed to a vertical wall in this style (gable). Given a conventional, pitched roof, this creates extra internal space, while the vertical wall provides for windows. The average cost is between £25,000 and £30,000.

• Conversion of a mansard roof

This is a massive project because it entails building a new level to the top of your house. The sloping roof structure would have to be converted into a nearly vertical wall at 72 degrees, resulting in a flat roof. The average price ranges from £45,000 to £80,000.

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Bespoke loft conversions in Braintree

We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Braintree and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Braintree which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Braintree allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.


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We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Braintree, which include, dormer, mansard, hip to gable, L-shaped and velux loft conversions. Our team of builders will transform your house, giving you more living space and thereby increasing the value of your property.

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Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Braintree

We try to keep the Loft Conversion process as simple as possible from conception to completion, always keeping you informed and involved in every step. Our process includes an initial survey and design followed by architectural drawings and structural calculations. Thereafter, we will quote based on the drawings. Once happy with our quote, our architects apply for planning permission and commence your building work and finally the completion of your new loft conversion. Our team is ready to discuss any aspect of the project in more detail at all times.


Creating More Space For You

Whether your family is growing, renting out a room in your property, or simply want a new study or office, a loft conversion is an ideal solution to maximise space in your house. This is a cost-effective alternative to moving and will increase the value of your property when you decide to sell in the future. No matter the project size, we will build you a loft that reflects your style and meets your lifestyle’s needs.


What can we do for your Property in Braintree?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Braintree home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.

FAQ's about Loft Conversion answered

Do you have a question about Loft Conversions? We're here to help. Contact our team at Loft Conversion London

  • How can I find out if my Loft in Braintree can be Converted?

    The minimum height required for a Loft Conversion is 2.2m (from the floor to the highest point in your loft). If you do not have the required height, your ceilings can be lowered on your first floor.

  • How long does a Loft Conversion take to Complete?

    This depends on the size and type of Loft, most loft conversions take around 10-12 weeks. We can give you a more accurate estimation when we see your property.

  • How much does a Loft Conversion in Braintree Cost?

    Loft Conversion cost is determined by the size and type of the project, the features you would like, etc. Our architect will help you achieve the best use of your space within your budget. Most Lofts cost between £25,000 and £60,000.

  • Will I need to move out during the Loft Conversion?

    No - it's safe to carry on living in your house. Our team starts from the scaffolding before the stairs go in. We always try to limit the disruption during the construction process.

  • Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion in Braintree?

    Loft Conversions usually fall under the permitted development category therefore planning permission is not normally required. There are some exceptions like conservation areas, flats, or listed buildings. Our in-house surveyors can advise further on planning permission. For more info read our Planning Permission blog.

  • What is a party wall agreement and will I need one for a loft conversion?

    A party wall agreement is also known as PWA is required if you own semi-detached or terraced property. In simple words, if you are working within or near your neighbor’s boundary then you will need a party wall agreement in place. Click here for more info.

  • Does a loft conversion add value to my Braintree home?

    Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.

  • Will my Loft Conversion be subject to Building regulations?

    Yes, all Loft conversions require building regulation approval from the local authority. These regulations are important to ensure the safety measures are in place and they set a protocol of construction and design to follow.

  • Can I use my own plans?

    Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.

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