Attic conversion cost
Not surprisingly a lot of people search “attic conversion cost” when they want to know an attic conversion cost for their home. What is surprising is just how wrong the results of the search actually are.
An attic conversion cost will range from as little as £30,000 up through £70,000, if you go by what you see online.
This is misleading. The homeowner cannot be blamed for benchmarking the lowest price and comparing the actual attic conversion cost from a Builders against that.
The problem comes however when the homeowner is confronted with the actual attic conversion cost, and it is significantly more than what they were expecting.
The homeowner thinks the loft conversion company is expensive and the Builder’s initial reaction is to reduce the quote in a race to win the work.
The issue with this is that in London, a loft conversion on the average three bedroom property has unavoidable, fixed capital costs. Items such as scaffolding costing £4,000, £3,000 and design fees, then there are building control inspection outlays, costs pertaining to party wall, and planning application fees, completion certificates and parking permits for commercial vehicles. Then the material procurement attic conversion cost, labour for the Carpenter, Plumber, Gasman and Sparky, steelwork, structural timers, bathroom suits (which in themselves can be well in excess of £9,000), tiling, flooring, carpets, VAT and on and on. So an attic conversion cost has a minimum cost floor at which any design could be built for.
Hence when you are researching attic conversion costs, the ‘higher’ quoted price may not be high at all; rather the more honest attic conversion cost. In an effort to meet the customer’s cost expectations, the Builder tells the customer the price they think they want to hear.
By giving an artificially low attic conversion cost, the ‘cheaper’ Builder is left to do 1 of 2 things: (1) cut corners and not finish the job properly to save expenses, or (2) increase the price after the job has started.
Now you know searched-for attic conversion costs are inaccurate. So what is the average attic conversion cost in London? Well costs change according to house type and conversion method, but the average 3 bed suburban family home will cost in the region of £41,000-£46,000 to build, fully finished.
For an accurate attic conversion cost, you will not find it online, and will need to get a specialist over to price up directly.
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