- Offers more living space.
- Can add in the region of 15% to the value of a typical semi-detached property.
- Create windows that give you access to a different view.
...and it may not even require planning permission!
Providing you meet the criteria (see 'Do I need Planning Permission' tab) you can enlarge your loft by up to 40 cubic metres in the case of a terraced house and 50 cubic metres in the case of a semi-detached and detached house without the need for planning permission.
With roof alterations, the emphasis is very much on appearance and this is reflected in the above criteria. Materials used have to be similar to the existing, the alteration cannot exceed the height of the existing roof and you cannot introduce a veranda, balcony or raised platform into the scheme without it needing planning permission.