Doing loft conversion

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  1. mrs whitehead

    mrs whitehead mummy of 1 gorgeous girl

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    We have had our house for a year in feb. we didnt live in it until june because it wasnt livable. it wasnt structually safe, so we had a lot of work to do on it before we got married. we basically pulled the house down from the inside. but now we have settled, babies room all done. we are thinking of converting our loft into an extra bedroom with en suite. my dad is a builder and done all the work on it when we bought it, he has offered to do it for us and it will only cost us £5000. my dad done his loft conversion 2 years ago but he had to take his roof out to put a dorma roof in coz they didnt have the head space. and he done his over the christmas and it was freezing. but we are thinking of getting ours done soon so it will be spring and we have enough headroom already so wont need to take our roof off.

    will this be ok with having a little baby? the house wont be coldand wont take as long as my dads. if we left it a few years my dad might not be able to do it for us. and we would like it done now rather than later.
     
  2. kanga

    kanga Mummy Wummy

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    do it! Esp f its only going to cost you £5k

    I'm looking into doing ours before baby arrives but I suspect as with house renovations, it will drag on and overlap with babys arrival. At least you will have a deadline to work to. I dont think the cold etc will be a problem with a newborn. Its not ideal but people live in much worse states.

    GL! x
     
  3. fifi-folle

    fifi-folle C (7/11) & C (10/12)

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    £5k is an amazing price! We were looking at £20k+ for ours in our old house (with dormers), ended up not doing it as it wouldnn't add enough value. If it's your Dad doing it he'll be keen to make sure it's done well and quickly. I'd say go for it!!!!
     
  4. mrs whitehead

    mrs whitehead mummy of 1 gorgeous girl

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    OH's mum wasnt keen when we mentioned it. she thought if we wanted more rooms we would move. but this is our very 1st house together and when we bought it we didnt buy it to renovate and sell on, we bought it to make it our home. we dont plan on moving at all so we arent thinking about how much it will add to the price of the house. My dad has been fantastic with our house. you wouldnt believe the state it was in when we bought it, and now its like a completely different house! and my dad didnt ask for any money, he done it all free we just bought the materials. and thats what he will do for the loft. just waiting to see if we can borrow from our mortgage.
     
  5. kaz87

    kaz87 Well-Known Member

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    I work for an architects and £5,000 sounds great xx
     
  6. mrs whitehead

    mrs whitehead mummy of 1 gorgeous girl

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    Boooooo! my mortgage company wont let me add it onto the end of my mortgage. we cant afford to up the monthly payments. we will have to save and our mortgage is up in 2 years so when we shop around we will ask if we can do it with other companies.
     

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