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TOP 5 HOME
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR HOME IS A BALANCE BETWEEN CREATING
A SPACE THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND ADDING VALUE
FOR THE FUTURE. WE LOOK AT THE BEST WAYS TO INVEST IN YOUR NEST
CONVERT YOUR LOFT
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With house prices high and the stress of moving even higher,
it's no surprise millions of people choose to improve their home
rather than move. And it seems that expanding your home
upwards is a great option. For one, most houses come with an
allowance for permitted development, which means that you can
go ahead with your conversion without planning permission.
However, if you live in a conservation area or if, for example, your
roof space isn't tall enough, it may be more complicated.
econdly, converting your lo makes use of e isting space so it
should be cheaper than extending or burrowing underground.
The cost will vary depending on size, but is usually
, depending on the type
of conversion you go for and the size of your house.
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