A room in the attic

There comes a time in the life of most families when the people outgrow the home and the householders face two choices; either move house, or extend the current abode.

In this time of falling house prices, rising interest rates, fuel and energy costs and the credit crunch, it seems that the answer to the question of move or improve is provided by necessity.

The housing market is as stagnant as it has been since the late 70s and mortgages are hard to come by and even harder to afford at todays rates, making selling a property an extremely difficult and costly prospect.

What some homeowners wont realise though is that they have the ability to increase the living space without necessarily extending the property.

The loft space can be converted into an extra room and, with the proper work carried out, add value to the home.

A skylight, professionally installed will help open the loft up, giving a natural light source while ensuring that no heat energy escapes.

For the more adventurous, a glazed extension will give your home a stylistic uniqueness, making you the envy of your neighbours.