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Hertfordshire has a variety of different types of properties that make ideal home renovation projects, ranging from Victorian properties which can be found in towns like Barnet and Hertford, to 1980’s properties which can be found all over Greater London and home counties. Towns like Borehamwood and Potters Bar, for example, have houses mostly built in the 1930’s and 50’s, which make ideal loft conversions.

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Styles and space available

The styles of conversions vary, according to the type of roof as well as the space required and budgets of homeowners, but the average loft conversions can provide at least a bedroom with a shower room. Some of the 1930’s properties that require a hip-to-gable conversion and are typical of Greater London can be converted with two bedrooms and a shower room, which make them ideal for converting.

It’s hard to imagine when entering into a loft, the potential space that can be created. Some of the Victorian terraced properties that we have converted in the Barnet area have consisted of what is known as an L-shaped conversion. This means that we have built over the rear edition as well as on the main roof. Under permitted development, two bedrooms and a shower can be created within this style of conversion.

Costs to convert

The average cost of a loft conversion is around £32,000, which is about 10% of the value of the average 1930’s semi-detached property. Gaining approximately ¾ of an entire level for 10% of the value of the average property has become the simplest and most cost-effective way of extending your home. It has no doubt become the most popular choice for homeowners requiring the space they need. The current climate, cost and stress of moving has also contributed to the popularity of loft conversions.