So you have decided to convert your loft. You will no doubt add value to your house and gain much-needed space without having to endure the stresses of moving house.
You need more space, but don’t have a huge budget. Go for a simple conversion, but don’t scrimp on materials. Cheap insulation, for example, will not do you any favours and in the long run, you will spend more on heating your house. Cheap materials can lead to early wear and tear and unnecessary repairs, again costing you in the long run. There are however decisions you can make that will drastically increase or reduce the cost of your build:
The type of staircase you add
The number of rooms in your loft conversion
Whether to add a bathroom
Having a dormer window or a skylight
We will have a closer look at the pros and cons of adding a dormer window. There is no right or wrong, it comes purely down to each individuals’ requirements and budget and of course whether there are any building constraints. To help you decide, we have drawn up a list of advantages and disadvantages for dormer windows and skylights:
Let’s look at the Skylight in comparison:
To summarise, adding any sort of opening into your roof and adding a window will immediately add light to a dark space making it more aesthetically pleasing. You will gain indirect solar light and also ventilation to your room. However, you will have unavoidable planning requirements regardless of what type of opening you decide on and costs for both options as well – still unsure? Well, this is when CS Carpentry & Construction can support you through every step. Contact us now on…..