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What Are The Benefits of a Loft Conversion?

Doing loft conversions is a sought-after home improvement idea and a more cost-friendly option than moving home. Converting your loft means you will have a space the size of a small apartment available to you and you can add an en-suite to make the best use of space. Loft conversions in Scotland are popular. Browse through our Loft Conversions services to find out more about what we have available to transform your home. We will discuss 11 benefits of a loft conversion.

1.     There will be increased living space

With your family size increasing, when you have more children on the way a loft conversion will suit you well or if you have teenagers they can stay in the converted loft. With a bigger family, there will be a lack of space. Loft conversions are quick and easy to transform into extra living space. By doing a loft conversion you are making use of dead space.

2.    It adds value to your property

A loft conversion is a home improvement idea that will add value to your home in terms of living space and on a monetary level. A loft conversion can add an additional 20% to the value of your property making it a worthwhile investment. A potential buyer will see the loft conversion as a perk to the property should you want to sell one day. It will stand out from other homes on the market.

3.     Choosing a Dormer conversion style

There are three main types of loft conversions in Scotland. Each conversion can be customised to suit your needs. A Dormer conversion renovates your current loft space and adds a slight extension to the roof so it is more vertical. In essence, the extension moves out vertically from your existing roof creating more headspace, floor space and providing more natural light.

4.    Choosing a Velux conversion style

A Velux conversion makes use of the original shape and layout of your loft but gives the impression of a larger space by adding Velux windows to your roof. The roof structure isn’t altered so the loft needs to be bigger in height to create a comfortable living space.

5.    Choosing a Hip To Gable conversion style

A lot of properties have a slope in the roof on one side, making a loft conversion tricky. In a hip to gable conversion, the sloped side of the roof area is extended. The slope is replaced by a wall that is vertical. The sloped side is named the “hip’ and the vertical wall area is named the “gable”.

6.    Creating a room with a view

Your loft can add a nice view to your home. Loft conversions use large windows, often found in the roof. This is perfect for stargazing at night. Loft windows are larger and will provide you with a spectacular view out to your backyard or garden.

7.    Loft conversions make your home more energy efficient

When you convert your loft you will need to insulate it unless you have done that already. View our insulation services. This will keep your loft warm in winter and cool in summer. Our insulation helps you save up to 50% on heating bills.

8.    Planning permission application is rarely needed

Loft conversions don’t need planning permission. They are categorised as permitted developments unless the appearance of your home will change. Not having to apply for planning permission saves time and money making this home improvement idea worthwhile.

9.    A converted loft offers a multi-purpose room

Loft conversions in Scotland typically add an extra bedroom with an en-suite but there are more options. If you are planning on having more children you could transform your loft into a playroom with a PlayZone of toys, game consoles, bean bag chairs where your young children can play and relax. When your children get older and get into their teens you could change the loft into a cinema/ TV room. Creating multiple types of storage in your loft means you can de-clutter the rest of your home too.

10. Converting your loft is quick and easy

A loft conversion doesn’t disrupt your daily living. We will do the conversion around your schedule. The conversion period is usually 4-6 weeks.

11. A loft conversion is an easier process than moving home

A loft conversion is easier than moving house. A loft conversion is a good solution if you are outgrowing the size of your home and don’t want the hassle of selling your current home. If you move there’s deposit costs, stamp duty, solicitor and surveying fees to consider and the hassle of packing your belongings up.

Overall there are many benefits to a loft conversion

A loft conversion is a perfect opportunity to improve the aesthetics and value of your home. It will help you if you want to sell later on. It transforms cluttered, dead space into a tranquil retreat. It generates extra living space for your growing family and can be made into a PlayZone for your children or an extra en-suite for a family member. It’s easier than moving home and increases the energy efficiency of your property. Doing a loft conversion is the ideal home improvement idea to get the home of your dreams.

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Home Improvement Grant: Who is Eligible for a Home Improvement Grant?

You have access to a home improvement grant via your government heating grant today, applying to homes in the UK if you are on benefits. You will have access to a free boiler when you install underfloor insulation or loft insulation. Browse our Heating services to find out more. The free boiler will reduce your energy consumption. We can do the boiler installation for you. The local government has initiated the Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Government grants for eco boilers are easy to obtain and we will guide you through the process. Making these home improvements improves the value of your home overall. If you plan to sell your home later on the insulation you have installed and the eco boiler that you have will add monetary value to your home and help you climb the property ladder. The insulation scheme means you can access central heating in the Scotland area while we handle the process and install your free eco boiler. Firstly you need to insulate your underfloors or loft.

The requirements to gain access to free boiler

To start the process you first need to install floor or loft insulation. If you have a regular boiler it needs to be over 4 years old and if it’s a combi-boiler it needs to be over 6 years old. In using our heating services we will give you an energy assessment of your home free of charge. This process assesses whether your new boiler will help reduce your household energy bills. Home improvements such as this are very valuable and help you save money on a monthly basis with a more energy-efficient home. The insulation services we offer will help you insulate either your loft or your underfloors. Our insulation is considered top quality with a 25-year warranty on all work completed. Our insulation scheme allows you to have access to a free boiler if you are on benefits. Installing the new boiler is free of charge. However, there may be a small contribution fee for work carried out. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

The qualifying benefits you need to be on

You will also need to be on these qualifying benefits:

– Child Tax Credit
– Working Tax Credit
– Pension Credits
– Income-Related ESA
– Income-Related JSA
– Universal Credit
– Income Support
– Disability Living Allowance
– Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
– Attendance Allowance
– Carer’s Allowance

– Severe Disablement Allowance
– Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
– War Pensions Mobility Supplement
– Constant Attendance Allowance
– Armed Forces Independence Payment
– Child Benefit

Our expert and professional team will be able to easily help you.

How to check if you qualify for a free eco-boiler

In most cases government grants for eco heating apply to most homeowners in the UK that are covered by benefits so you can get your free boiler. Check if you qualify by answering the below questions

  • Are you a Homeowner?
  • Are you on benefits?
  • Does your property qualify- we must insulate your floors and you will receive a free installed boiler.

Visit our heating services page for further information.

How the process works

You can do an online qualification check on our Heating services form by filling in a simple form that takes under 30 seconds to complete. Next, we will insulate your floor or loft using our revolutionary insulation product as part of our insulation services. We will then do your free boiler installation at a time that’s convenient to you. Following this, you will speak to our heating specialist and book your appointment. Next, you will meet your Household Energy Assessor. You will make major savings on this upgrade. Finally, you will choose and arrange a convenient installation date.

The benefits of installing an eco boiler

After you have used our insulation services to insulate your underfloors or loft and once you have checked if you are on the qualifying benefits schemes to get a free boiler you will know if you have the opportunity to access a home improvement grant. Home improvement grants up the value of your home and will make them more valuable in the long-term especially in the case where you may like to sell your home later on. Fill in the qualification form on our heating services page to discover if you qualify for a free boiler. The eco boiler will improve the energy efficiency of your home and help you save overall on your monthly heating bills. Your home will also be warmer in winter with the aid of the insulation and boiler. It’s a free service if you’re on benefits and are a home-owner so make sure to fill in the qualification form and we will get in touch with you with further information and we can set up an installation date for your brand new eco-boiler. We cannot wait to help you save money or your energy bills and assist you in getting your new, energy efficient boiler.

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How to Increase Your Property Value for 2020: Eight of the Best Ways to Add Value to your Home

Even if you are not in the market to sell your home soon, it’s worthwhile to add value to your home. There are various home improvement ideas that we will discuss that will benefit your home. The alterations and home improvement don’t have to be fiercely expensive. If you want to move up the property ladder, you need to know how to add value to your home so when you decide to sell you will get the best return on investment. Larger home projects can be seen as the obvious choice for home improvement but don’t underestimate the value that basic structural and cosmetic repairs can make. You have come to the right place if you have home improvement needs. We offer interior renovation services such as kitchen renovations, living room renovations, bathroom renovations, and loft conversions. We also offer exterior renovations and services from roofing to wall coating and roughcasting to the window and door installation. We offer top-quality home improvement services in Scotland and throughout the UK. We would like to share with you our top eight ways to add value to your home and improve your property value.

  1. Fixing structural issues in your home

Fixing your structural issues on your property is important. You can’t just do the interior renovations and not attend to any exterior structural issues. These structural alterations or fixing of structural issues adds value to your home. Examples of structural issues include a sagging or leaking roof, damp issues, rotten joints or roof timbers and missing or even broken roof tiles. We offer roofing and re-roofing services. We can replace your entire roof with new Marleys roof tiles available in clay or concrete or we can do re-roofing whereby we cover the slate with a second layer of slate. We will also replace any rotten joints of roof timbers when fitting your new roof. When it comes to avoiding damp we offer a range of exterior wall coating services using a product called ProPERLA. It offers a super-hydrophobic protection layer on your walls that keeps damp at bay. We have a variety of colours on offer. We also offer roughcasting services on your exterior walls and are a top installer of roughcasting and wall coatings in the UK.

  • Adding a new heating system

If you are on a government grant you have the opportunity to get a new free eco boiler. Government grants for eco heating are simple to obtain. It is a simple process if you are shown how it’s done! Essentially you need to be a home-owner, be on a benefit scheme and then upgrade the efficiency of your home. You then qualify for a free boiler. We will do the installation for you and sort out the process. This will add value to your home.

  • Consider a loft conversion in your home

Home improvement is a worthwhile investment if you decide to do a loft conversion. We can add an extra bedroom, bathroom or kids Play Zone in your loft. According to a recent survey on sellhousefast.uk, a loft conversion adds £23,754.57 on average of value to your property. Lofts add extra space and bedrooms to your property and will increase the overall value for your family. You can allocate the loft as an area for your kids to sleep and play.

  • Adding new PVC double glazing windows and composite doors to your property

Double glazing windows are essential in the UK and add value to your property. You can replace old windows with PVC double glazing windows. We have them available in a variety of window styles. Double glazing will also improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy bills.

  • Remodelling and adding extra rooms in your home

You could choose to extend your living room or add an extra bedroom or two. This will add bedrooms to your floorplan and up the value of your home. Browse our renovations services to see what suits your renovation dreams. We have different styles and colour schemes on offer. We have fitted elegant living rooms and nicely decorated bedrooms throughout the UK.

  • Doing kitchen renovations in your home

We offer a variety of kitchen renovation styles for your new kitchen from modern to traditional. We offer bespoke kitchens and unique worktops so that your kitchen really makes an elegant statement yet has a homely feel and superior functionality. An improved kitchen with something like the idea of a new kitchen island offers storage space, meal preparation space, and a sitting area for your family and friends.

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  • Doing bathroom renovations in your home

Renovating your bathroom or adding an additional bathroom adds value to your home. Ensure that the floor is clean and hygienic by using something like tiles. Repaint your walls with a trendy colour. Add an extractor fan for ventilation. Put up a mirror to make the space feel bigger and brighter. You may even want to add underfloor heating with your home improvement bathroom renovations.

  • Adding insulation to your home decreases your energy bills and adds value to your home

We offer loft, floor, wall, and roof insulation. The product we use has a 25-year warranty and is guaranteed to cut your heating and cooling bills by up to 50%. Adding warmth to your home adds a cosiness in winter and this insulation ensures your home will stay cooler in summer so you won’t need an AC unit.

Home improvement ideas add value to your home

With our ideas to add value to your property, you can sell your home at a better value later on if you so wish. The services we have on offer and have mentioned are guaranteed to add monetary and aesthetic value to your home. These home improvement ideas will benefit your home on a functional level too. Browse through our services for further information. We would like to help you add value to your home and get the home of your dreams!