IT IS unwise to take on a project unless you can really afford to do it properly and to the best of your ability.
If you’re going to spend money on building work, ensure you get the maximum benefit from it, both in terms of improving your home and adding value.
With loft conversions, for example, a large dormer window will give you the most head height and useable space.
As long as planning laws allow, changing the line of the roof from sloping to ‘straight’ (looking from the front or back), with a dormer spanning the width of the house, gives you the best possible conversion, although it won’t be cheap.
Some homes have a converted loft that can’t officially be called a bedroom because it doesn’t comply with buildings regulations.
If you can make your conversion comply, and get a building registration certificate to prove it, it will be worth a lot more.