Monthly archive - January 2012

A room with a view… in your loft!

A room with a view… in your loft!

You might think – what? A room with a view in my loft? That’s highly doubtful. Maybe you think that because your loft has no windows or because it is so decrepit that nothing could survive up there other than boxes and dust.

Well, you be wrong! Clearly you haven’t been reading our blog series on loft conversions! There is always more to say about the process; always more ideas to give; always more aspects and elements to address. So for first timers reading up on loft conversion in London or anywhere else in the UK here is our beginners guide to the whole shebang… Read more


Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 3

Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 3

Do you know just how valuable an attic conversion can be for your property? If you haven’t been reading the Modern Attics blog then you’re behind with the times! We’ve got it all right here – every conceivable possible thing you would ever need to know about attic conversions and the entire hubbub that comes with them. Read more


Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 2

Property values and attic conversion ideas Part 2

In the previous blog we explored the different types of attic conversion ideas available to a homeowner or landlord planning to expand or extend their property.

In this follow-up we thought we would explore this further and give you some more advice on what can be achieved through attic conversions.  It all depends on what is achievable with the space you have and what exactly it is you are looking to convert it into. Read more


Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 2

Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 2

In a previous blog we took you through the initial safety precautions of going into the attic for any reason, pre-conversion. Read about the things to watch out for when you are up there HERE. In this follow-up blog Modern Attics wants to explore how to combat against the potential conditions and risks you may experience when going up there for a rummage around or to access specific features (i.e. the boiler). More injuries occur each year in the attic then anywhere else in the home. Most loft spaces are poorly lit cramped, full of hazards, and even structural instability.

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Property values and attic conversion ideas from Modern Attics

Property values and attic conversion ideas from Modern Attics

Property prices have been falling since the start of the economic downturn driving homeowners to invest their money back into their homes with attic extensions and attic conversions. This is becoming a more and more popular method for increasing value on properties when it comes to a resale. The state of the market is as such that it has driven homeowners to actively seek out alternative solutions to acquire extra space. The attic/loft is the best source for creating this new space. Read more


How does the loft conversion process work? The Modern Attics step guide Part 2

How does the loft conversion process work? The Modern Attics step guide Part 2

If you followed the previous blog you will have seen our first set of steps involved with the attic conversion process from initial assessment to taking action. In this second concluding part we take you through the final steps involved with converting your loft space into a new, value-adding room of your property. Read more


How does the loft conversion process work? The Modern Attics step guide Part 1

How does the loft conversion process work? The Modern Attics step guide Part 1

What’s it all about eh? When it comes down to it, people just want to know what happens when a loft conversion is carried out by the professionals. Well, here’s a step-by-step guide to the loft conversions process to help you understand it a bit better from start to finish. Read more


Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 1

Safety precautions to take up in the loft Part 1

You haven’t been up there for years, or if you have, it was rife with creepy-crawlies, dense clouds of dust and all sorts of immovable junk. The loft can be the most hazardous part of your home and you don’t even know it! Just entering the loft can be a dangerous prospect. Read more


A step-by-step guide on how attic conversions add value to your home

A step-by-step guide on how attic conversions add value to your home

Attic conversions maximise space and the value of a property. In many cases the resale value can increase in excess of £100,000. Attic conversions are without a doubt the most profitable investment for a home, especially if you intend to sell up one day. Read more