Can you tell the difference between brick wallpaper and a brick wall? If you purchase authentic, top quality wallpaper with the brick effect, then the chances are you may well not. Yes, it can be that good.
Is there a damp proof course. You can sometimes tell this by checking the walls outside the property. If there is a black line about two or three bricks up, this would normally indicated that there is a damp proof course present.
But the thing about timber structure specialists is that they don’t come cheap. The parts you need – e.g. the joints, the joists, the lighting, the loft ladder, and the access hatch, among others – are expensive already, and that’s not even counting labour yet. Once you add labour costs, you’ll have a very serious tab on your hands. To save, you can always do things yourself. It’s not really that difficult. However, you do need to remember that there are guidelines to follow if you want your loft project to succeed.
Do you share a wall with your neighbour or neighbours? Will the loft conversion affect this set up and how will it do so? How about sound proofing? Will you need it because the adjoining wall is to thin?
If you do not require the extra living space a loft conversion in Surrey will provide then perhaps consider having one for the financial benefits it will bring. Everybody understands that to increase the value of a property it needs to be clean, up to date and have as good a use of space as possible. There is no better use of space than to convert the empty and wasted loft space into decorated rooms.
Entertainment systems – Most new homes are now pre-wired for surround sound and broadband points. If you are thinking of having your house re-wired, remember to include this at the same time. It will save you a lot of money in the long term.
Many people are doing new things with their attics: redesigns, loft conversions and much more. No matter how big your attic is, there is probably a way to make it more useful and/or attractive.