Loft Conversion

Why do people opt for loft extensions?


Loft extensions refer to the practice of extending a loft upwards to create more living space. Various methods may be used to add height, from adding an extra storey to the existing dwelling, or to add a second floor that is cantilevered over and built on top of the original roof.

Why do people opt for loft extensions?

  1. Saves on space

The majority of loft extension add-ons are done to increase the space in the loft. So for example, a studio apartment would often have its bathroom and kitchenette in the loft, which could be converted into an extra bedroom and living area. This would be fantastically cost-effective for any family. A small bathroom, that could double as a toilet, and a kitchen is not only brilliant for saving space and maximizing the available living space, but it also helps save on heating costs for the rest of the home.

  1. Classy and modern

Lofts are often the forgotten spaces in homes. Most owners only use the loft to store items that they do not need and consider it wasted space. However, with a loft extension, the owner can relax knowing that their property is up to date with the latest trends. Making your loft modern and stylish may be just what you needed to add that little something extra!

  1. Better for the environment

Loft extensions are also better for the environment. Building a loft extension is a much more environmentally friendly way of expanding your home. It is much more cost-effective than building an extension onto your house, since it requires fewer materials and man-hours to build, which in turn creates less waste and pollution. The construction will also be done much quicker than a traditional house extension, which means less noise pollution and disruption in the neighborhood.

  1. Unique

Loft extensions are a fantastic way to add a unique character to your property. Designing a loft extension entirely from scratch may be quite pricey and time-consuming, but loft extensions could also be “filling gaps” in the designs of other loft extensions, or even different floors within the same building. This means that your loft extension may have a completely different design and style to its surrounding neighbors, creating an individual style for your place.

  1. Increased value

Loft extensions can also increase the value of your property, particularly if you live in an area where space is at a premium. Since loft extensions are such a popular form of home improvement amongst homeowners, it is often very difficult to find hard figures as to how much an extension will raise the value of your home. However, it has also been reported that local listings websites have seen a spike in the number of sales after loft extensions have been added to a property. This could be because of the increased space, attractive design, or the fact that it is a recent addition to the building.

  1. Privacy

Loft extensions can also help create a greater sense of privacy, both for your property and for yourself. With large windows, you can enjoy views of your garden or other areas of interest from upstairs, while downstairs you can have beautiful inside views with floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto your back garden. This means that you can enjoy the serenity of your own private space without being disturbed by the noise of other people’s lives and work.


Loft extensions are an increasingly popular home upgrade, with many homeowners choosing to add an extension to their loft, whether it is to make the space more practical or continue with a current home design style. As stated in the article, there are various benefits of having a loft extension such as space and privacy measures, but also how they can offer more value to your property.