Building Contractors in Hildenborough | Garage and Loft Conversions Vs. House Extensions

Do you want to increase the amount of habitable space in your Hildenborough property? From accommodating a growing family to working at home more often, you may need an extra room or two for numerous reasons. For development projects of this nature, the typical options include house extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions. As time-served building contractors, we excel in all of these services.

 

When choosing between garage or attic conversions and extending your existing home, you need to consider factors specific to your situation. These include the type, size and location of your property, as well as your stylistic tastes, lifestyle requirements and budget.

 

To get your Hildenborough-based project started on the right foot, we have dedicated this page to assessing the main differences between extending your home and converting parts of it.

 

While the Loft Company (Construction) Ltd specialises in house extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions, we also provide a wide range of other building services.

 

Should You Extend or Convert?

 

Loft or Attic Conversions

 

When you convert a loft or attic, you transform an underused, often neglected, space into a room fit for living and working. As a result, our building contractors optimise a space within your home’s existing structure. This means you can benefit from a new bedroom, bathroom, office or hobby room without needing to build it from scratch.

 

This gives attic and loft conversions a faster turnaround time when compared with house extensions. However, garage conversions are typically even quicker to complete.

 

As an added benefit, your new room doesn’t come at the cost of sacrificing the space surrounding your Hildenborough home. This is ideal if you already have a small garden to start with, or you just appreciate having as much outside space as possible.

 

It’s also worth noting that certain types of loft and attic conversions qualify as a permitted development, meaning they don’t need planning permission. But this is also true for most converted garages and single-storey home extensions too.

 

Garage Conversions

 

When was the last time you parked your car in the garage? If you can’t remember, or you simply never have, it’s highly likely that you use this space as storage for all manner of household items. A converted garage can become any kind of room, including:

 

  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Home Office
  • Hobby Room
  • Home Gym
  • Workshop
  • Studio
  • Den

 

Many of the benefits covered in loft conversions apply to garage conversions too – namely, our building contractors optimise an existing structure without sacrificing garden space.

 

Of all the options, converting a garage in Hildenborough is cheaper and faster to complete than house extensions and attic conversions.

 

House Extensions

 

As the previous two sections have already confirmed, extending is the most expensive option of the three and takes the longest to complete. It also requires a certain amount of land surrounding your home, usually in the back garden, for construction.

 

However, extensions have well-earned popularity for a reason. Unlike loft conversions and garage conversions, they aren’t limited to pre-existing structural layouts such as sloping ceilings and odd dimensions. Because our building contractors design house extensions from the foundations up, we tailor your new space to your exact needs.

 

What’s more, you may not be able to give up the storage space in your garage or loft. The reality is, we all have accumulated possessions, from bikes to Christmas decorations, and from tools to ladders. If you can only keep these in your garage or loft, extending your property in Hildenborough makes a logical solution.

 

Call 01622 729 039 to speak with one of our building contractors. From loft conversions to house extensions, we cover all your needs in Hildenborough.

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