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“We doubled our house for £36,000”

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When Claire and Mike Bradbury purchased their two-bedroom bungalow in Watford in 2009, they always intended to extend.

“It was quite a compact property with just 45 sqm of living space,” said Mike. “We had always planned to build a loft conversion and substantially increase our living space.”

The couple used Econoloft to help them design what would become an entire new floor of their home. Over the last few years, Econoloft has been carrying out more extensions than ever on bungalow house types.

Becke Livesey from Econoloft said: “Generally speaking, homeowners must carry out a full structural survey before starting any work on a bungalow loft conversion. The loft conversion has to be planned with the structural integrity of the building in mind. It goes without saying therefore, that you need to be working with experienced builders with the necessary professional affiliations and insurances in place.”

The Bradbury loft conversion is comprised of a master bedroom, a study and a bathroom and has added a further 40 sqm of accommodation – almost doubling the size of the house.

The conversion has seen the rest of the property being reconfigured too. One of the original bedrooms was taken out to make room for the new stairs, and the lounge has moved into what was that bedroom. The couple still have a spare room downstairs.

“Econoloft were here for around six weeks and I did my own wiring and plumbing,” said Mike. “To get the rooms to a liveable standard probably took around four months which is not bad considering we have nearly doubled the size of the house.

“The £36,000 loft conversion has proved a great investment which has added £60,000 to the value of the house but most importantly it has given us a fabulous living space in a great location inside the M25.”

Econoloft says it has worked with other families who have purchased a bungalow as an investment. “A true bungalow can really reap rewards for the canny investor,” said Becke. “If you have the time to extend your property, you will enjoy the benefits of both space and money as Mike and Claire have discovered.”

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27.09.2013 No Comments

Another satisfied customer…

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At Econoloft, while we’re immensely proud of the work we do for our clients, we understand that it’s also part of our job to make sure that they remain satisfied with their loft conversions. That’s why we love to keep updated with how our loft conversion designs have helped to change our client’s family life for the better.

We’ve found yet another satisfied customer in the Peever family, who contacted us about converting their loft to give the family extra space for their two growing children. Todd Peever explained that although they had a three bedroom house, “one was a box room which we used as an office” and as such, “our 10 year old son and eight year old daughter needed to have their own bedroom. At first, we looked into moving to get the extra space but it was just too expensive.”

Like many families, the Peever household came to the conclusion that a loft conversion would not only give them the much needed extra space, but that it would also save them the hassle of moving house. The completed loft conversion not only gave the kids the entire top floor of the house, with two bedrooms and a bathroom; it also gave the Peever’s the opportunity to use one of the original bedrooms as a guest room.

The family were even happier to hear that the work we completed on their house more or less paid for itself. Following a house valuation, Todd told us that “the cost of the conversion has been covered by the additional value it has added to the property.”

He added, “The loft conversion is great and it has really worked well for our family’s needs. I would definitely recommend the loft conversion option to other families looking for more space.”

If you’re considering a loft conversion for your property and wish to find out more information, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 to book your FREE estimate.

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16.05.2013 No Comments

Customer Testimonial: It’s 20 years since we had our loft conversion – and we still love it!

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Here at Econoloft we are very proud of our customer testimonials and so we were particularly delighted to receive an email ‘out of the blue’ from Alan and Jose Bonner who had a loft conversion back in 1994!

Their email said: “In 1994 we had our loft converted by Econoloft. You will be interested to know that we are more than delighted with what was done. It is nearly twenty years since the work was carried out and since then nothing has ever gone wrong or needed any expense, apart from normal decorating.”

We contacted Alan and Jo to find out more about the work we did all those years ago and they reminded us they had four rooms developed in the loft of their Beckenham bungalow. Econoloft developed a study, a TV room, a bedroom, a bathroom and even a large airing cupboard.

Alan said the space upstairs is almost as big as the space downstairs and so the conversion has doubled the size of their original two bedroomed home.

When we bought the house in 1984 I boarded the loft with the intention of having some kind of room up there,” said Alan. “However, I soon realised that we needed expert help and so we asked Econoloft, the loft conversion experts to help.

“I still have the original bill and so I know the loft conversion cost £20,766 and considering the amount of space we have, we think it is really good value and well worth the money.”

Alan and Jo have not had the loft conversion valued but recognise that it has added a considerable amount of money to the house, as well as giving the couple a lovey spacious home which they continue to enjoy.

Here are the photos from their loft conversion with Econoloft;

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