Loft Conversion Costs

How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

Not surprisingly, like yourself, everyone’s first question when planning a building project is “How much will it cost“. This is true of every project, not just loft conversions.

Loft Conversion prices in the UK

The cost of converting your loft will depend on which area of the UK you live in.

Also which type of conversion you would like coupled with the existing condition and structure of your property.

All this makes it very difficult to narrow the costs down to an exact figure, but there are some estimate figures you can use as a guideline when pricing your conversion.

The good news is, what money you spend on the loft conversion will be reflected in the value of your home. Making a loft conversion, not only a good way to extend your home and make it more comfortable, but also as an investment in your property.

Good Estimate

A good all round figure for a professional loft conversion in the UK would start at £20,000 rising to around £35,000. London loft conversions can be expected to priced at around £50,000.

Professional tradesmen always cost more in London but the extra cost will be reflected in the higher value of your home when it’s complete and re valued by a London estate agent.

Of course one way of keeping costs down is to do some of the manual work yourself, leaving the more technical work to the professionals.

If you are in any doubt, always consult a tradesman with experience of converting lofts.

Different Types of Conversions

Let’s look at some estimated figures for different types of loft conversions.

The most basic loft conversion is when it’s done for storage purposes rather than adding additional living space.

Storage Only Conversion

Loft storage conversion can be completed in day or two depending on the size of your loft.

Cost wise you should be looking at £1000 – £1800

For this you’ll get a loft hatch with ladder, lighting and flooring.

Traditional Standard Loft Conversion

A standard loft conversion to be used for creating more living space in your home will cost in the region of £20,000 – £35,000.

Different requirements for each project will cause the costs to change.

  • Number of skylights
  • En suites require plumbing
  • Existing condition of roof structure and tiles
  • Dormer windows will raise the cost considerably.

Loft Conversion Size Matters

The size of your loft will also be an important factor to the cost of the conversion.

Small £16,000 – £20,000
Medium £19,000 – £30,000
Large £30,000 – £50,000

The figures presented are basic estimates, as described above there are a whole range of circumstance from area of the UK to number of skylights which will effect your loft conversion cost.

If you’re serious about planning a loft conversion, have some plans draws and obtain a few estimates to get an exact figure.

If you’ve had a conversion priced we’d love to hear about it.


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    One critical aspect which will affect the costs associated with converting which you can’t do anything about is the planning regulations set by your local council.

    Regulations change from council to council, so if you’re living in an area which requires extra insulation, soundproofing and fire safety, then you can expect the job will be priced higher than someone living in an area where the building regulations aren’t as stringent.

    Always check with your local council for an up to date list of planning regulations. KG from South Tyneside was surprised when he was told all of his floor boards would have to be lifted to lay special fire retardant insulation to protect him should a fire break out below. Read more about here.

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