You don't want to move now, but that day may come, and when it dose you don't want to miss out.
A good estate agent will give you the best advice on this, but our experience of hundreds of projects is that the cost of a conversion can be very close indeed to the extra value it adds - sometimes much less if, for example, you are changing a three bedroom house to a genuine four bedroom home.
What is for sure is that you will come unstuck unless the work is completed to the highest possible standard.
It really can cost only a few thousand pounds to install some simple roof lights and an electricity supply for, say, a home office. And the impact on your lifestyle could be massive - but there is of course a lot else you can do.
If you go one step further and install a dormer extension normally at the rear of the property, you will have a great area to use as the rear roof will be removed maximising the space and standing room available. This conversion can be fitted with large French doors.
Likewise with a mansard conversion, normally approved by the local authority planners. The rear is sloped with a 70 degree angle giving a very attractive exterior finish, the side party walls being raised up in brick.
You will have the peace of mind because we are members of both the federation of master builders and the guild of master craftsmen. All our work is guaranteed and of coarse all our work will be passed by the local authority who will issue a completion certificate more than enough to satisfy you, your building society - and a possible future buyer.
Still confused about mansards, dormers and hips or what you might be able to do with your property? Read on for some examples.