Value of a loft conversion

Most people who own homes look for straightforward ways to add more space and value. 

And while there has been a trend over the recent years for those who own homes to add extensions and the like to the rear of their properties, it can be worth adding some more room within the structure you already have. 

In this instance, a loft conversion may be the answer you are looking for, especially if you think a room with a door on the floor is a cool idea!

When you come to our team at GL Design Services, our structural engineer Croydon can oversee the designing of your loft conversion to ensure the build goes off without a hitch. Great!

But, this is not a minor undertaking, and it can add up to quite a high cost, depending on how complex your loft conversion is. So to help you make a decision, here are some of the key advantages of having a loft conversion built by our structural engineer Croydon.

Increase in living space

A loft conversion can provide additional living space, such as a bedroom, home office, or playroom, without the need to move to a larger home or undertake a costly and disruptive extension.

Provided that it is designed by an expert, such as our structural engineer Croydon, you may even be able to have custom spaces built into the design, thus increasing the floor space and making the most of the room available.

Plus, a loft that is converted can easily be turned into a bedroom, a guest room, an office or even a nursery.

However, if you want to have running water in your loft conversion, you will also need to seek the guidance of a plumber.

Value increase

A loft conversion or build can significantly increase the value of your home, as it adds more usable space and can make your home more desirable to potential buyers. As mentioned earlier, the sky’s the limit with a loft room and what it can be used for, so it can help homebuyers who have large families make more room and be a great space for those who work from home to undertake their work uninterrupted.

Energy efficiency

A well-insulated loft conversion can reduce your electricity bills. Indeed, with some expert planning, these rooms can keep your home insulated in the winter and cooler in the summer. This will require some space in the head area to make room for the insulation, but it will save you money long-term.


A loft conversion is typically less expensive than moving to a larger home or building a home extension. As the room is usually already built, all you will need to do is add some stairs leading to it and ensure (with professional help) that it is structurally sound. 

Quick and easy

A loft conversion can often be completed more quickly and with less disruption than a traditional home extension. However, the time it takes to complete a loft conversion will vary based on the complexity of the build, what is being added to the room, and your budget. So, be sure to plan ahead!