Extension or Loft Conversion: Which Project Is Best For You?

a house with an extension and loft conversion
(Image credit: Snook Photography)

There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to decide between building an extension or loft conversion. Obviously both projects present homeowners with the opportunity to add useful extra space to their homes without having to move house — plus each can add considerable value if carried out properly.

In this guide, we will cover: 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.