Most experts agree that if you decided to move from a typical property to gain another 3 rooms and you are moving up the chain you would realistically expect to pay an additional £80,000 – £100,000 and this is without the moving costs estimated below.
Although these moving costs are estimates, other things that have not been taken into consideration like carpets and curtains which usually need changing when moving have not been included. Another proven fact is that most homeowners do major work on any new home within the first two years of occupation… so what more convincing do you need, if you are happy where you are living and have the room to do so…
SAVE YOUR MONEY… MOVE UP NOT OUT!
A typical conversation to get 2 bedrooms and a bathroom costs approximately £45,000 but when you offset this costs compared to moving this can highlight quite a different picture.
This is a typical example of fees involved when moving:
|Difference between the above is||£29,250|
|Agents Fees: 1.5% on a property of £250,000||£4,500.00|
|Stamp Duty @ 3% on a property over £250,000||£7,500.00|
VAT has been added where applicable.
The figures above are approximate.
So the actual costs for the 2 additional bedrooms and the bathroom has cost a little more than £29,000 which most people would agree represents a great investment to gain 3 extra rooms.
Please click here to read this article from the Telegraph about reaping the rewards on moving up, rather than moving out!
So… you feel that improving is your best option and you want to avoid the pitfalls, now take the avoiding a disaster test below.
We’ve all seen the horror stories on TV relating to unscrupulous builders, but there are ways to avoid these potential nightmares, do your homework and ask yourself these simple questions before choosing a company to work on your home.
Please read through the list below and if your answers are YES to the follow questions, then you’ve come to the right company!
1. Do you want a quality loft conversion and guarantee?
2. Do you want a company that project manages the whole job from start to finish?
3. Do you want a company that turns up and communicates when they say they will?
4. Do you want a fixed price quote with no nasty surprises later?
5. Do you want the work done by full time professionals from one company and not sub-contracted?
6. Do you want an agreed start and completion date with high levels of customer satisfaction?
7. Do you want a company that provides references and viewings of previous work?
8. Do you want a company that will welcome a credit check for the clients peace of mind?
If you haven’t answer YES to the following questions, then you’re probably not as serious about high standards and good old fashioned customer services as we are!… Try us and see, you won’t be disappointed.
This section presents our Bungalow Loft and Roof Conversions which includes galleries, price guides and client testimonials.
This section presents our House Loft and Roof Conversions which includes galleries, price guides and client testimonials.
We write to thank you for the new conversion of our loft. The space it has created is much better than we anticipated.
Please pass on our thanks to the men as well, without their hard work, advice and good humour we don’t know how we would have coped, it was a pleasure to have such conscientious men around.
We would be more than happy to provide references.
Mr & Mrs Sherrington
Thank you for a wonderful conversion the extra space it has provided has made our home seem twice the size.
It has made such a difference to us all.
Please pass on our thanks to all your dedicated team, they were all very helpful and made us feel at ease from day one.
We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the services of Brewer Loft and Roof Conversions.
Mr & Mrs Mclean
Just a little note to say thank you again for all your hard work and efforts in transforming our bungalow into a much improved and extended living area.
We will recommend your services to friends.
Mr & Mrs Roberts
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Roger and all the team for all their help in the past few weeks.
Needless to say we are extremely pleased with our new roof conversion and the space it gives, at last the children have their own rooms and peace has come to our household
We would be more than happy to recommend the services of Brewer Loft and Roof Conversions.
We write to express our thanks for the loft conversion you carried out for us. We have been nothing but impressed with your company at every stage and would not hesitate to recommend you.
From our first dealings you have sought to provide exactly what we wanted and we are now really pleased we chose your company.
Although the work naturally involved some upheaval this was kept to a minimum and you worked hard to keep us advised of what was happening and the choices and options available to us along the way.
We would like to thank all your staff that worked on our property. We had no hesitation in leaving them to work on their own in our home and they are a credit to your company.
Having dealt with a number of builders in the past on our previous properties we can honestly say that you have by far exceeded our expectations and provided us with a really super addition to our home.
We wish you well in your business in the future.
Mr & Mrs Cheek
We are extremely delighted with the work carried out by Brewer Loft Conversions.
We won’t hesitate to recommend there services to friends.
Mr & Mrs Alderson
Thank you very much for undertaking this massive project which was more than just a loft conversion, it was an internal renovation project.
The outside of the propery looked great for us, but the interals were old and out of date and the rooms required enlargment and rearranging. Through your help and expertise we’ve achieve the perfect property and a luxury finish home. It’s made such a difference to our whole property.
All your work is truly appreciated and we will of course recommend your skills and services.
Now all the works are completed I would sincerely like to thank you for all the effort put in by you and your men in producing our fine conversion. I would be most pleased to recommend Brewers to any other potential customers who are considering this type of work.
Thank you again for making it as painless as possible.
Mr & Mrs Dence
We are absolutely delighted with the finished conversion, throughout the upheaval your team have been extremely courteous, friendly and particularly flexible in understanding our needs. To have this amount of work done while still living in the bungalow was quite daunting for us, but your efficient team took it in their stride and kept us well informed of all procedures, it ran like clockwork.
We are so grateful and would have no hesitation at all in providing references.
Mr & Mrs Wann
Thank you again for all your hard work in providing our family with such a wonderful extension. I know the planning process was not easy but your perseverance and sound knowledge of these matters paid off in the end.
Could you thank all the guys again and please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any future customers to look round.
Mr & Mrs King
We are really pleased that the work has been completed ahead of schedule and we have also been really impressed with the quality.
Even the neighbours have been impressed by the professionalism shown. I am sure you are aware that a project like this can be very daunting to the customer, but everyone who came to work on our property was very professional and friendly which made things much easier.
It must be said that your team are a credit to your company and the industry as a whole.
Thanks again for the transformation to our home. Please pass on our regards to the team.
We would and have recommend your services.
Mr & Mrs Dugdale
Thank you for a superb job we are really pleased with our new rooms and with the manner in which the work was carried out, very professional all round, please give a big thank you to all the men involved.
We will recommend your services.
Mr & Mrs De-Garis
Thank you Nick and all the team for producing a wonderful loft extension to our home. The standard of work is exceptional.
Mr & Mrs Snook
A superb conversion all round which has doubled the size of my home. The views from the dormer windows are stunning. I am extremely pleased with all the work and grateful to you and your workforce for all hard work and attention to detail.
If you wish people to view please don’t hesitate to ask.
A total transformation to our original modest bungalow, although the planning process was quite daunting, but Nick Brewer and his advisors stuck at it and eventually produced a design and build scheme that matched our aspirations.
This was a huge undertaking for us, the high standard of work and the end product proves it has all been well worth while.
Would be more than happy to recommend your services.
Mr & Mrs Mitchell
A great conversion all done to an extremely high standard. From a tired old bungalow to a
truly elegant home.
It’s perfect, thank you.
We won’t hesitate to recommend Brewer Loft Conversions.
We would like thank Nick & all those at Brewers for their professionalism, quality and commitment in helping us to achieve the fabulous improvements we see today, a massive undertaking by us made easier by a helpful, knowledgeable and courteous team, we would not hesitate to recommend this company to others.
Mr & Mrs Spooner