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Converting your loft not only provides more space, it can also add value to your home. But transforming the attic doesn’t come cheap. Are you in need of advice on loft conversion costs? You’ve come to the right place as we ask the experts to explain the different styles of conversions to suit different properties and how much each costs. Providing ideas to budget your build and make savvy savings along the way.
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Converting the attic is a highly efficient way of improving rather than moving. ‘Interest in loft conversions is increasing as homeowners look to add more space to their properties. At Rated People we’ve seen demand for loft conversions surge by almost a quarter (24 per cent) so far this year, compared to the start of 2020′ explains CEO Adrienne Minster.
Borrowing capacity is one of the first things anyone wants to know when considering a mortgage.
How much can I borrow is a top Google search term and many people tap into the online mortgage calculators to understand how much they can borrow.
However, as I’ve discussed previously, an online mortgage calculator will only give you a rough guide on your capacity.
As such, many borrowers turn to a mortgage broker to maximise the amount they can borrow, or to ensure they are getting the best home loan for themselves.
In 2019, the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia estimated that mortgage brokers claimed almost 60 per cent of the home loan market.
On average, mortgage brokers have around 34 lenders on their panel – that’s 34 different financial institutions that can lend money for a mortgage.
Each lender may offer multiple products and it’s the mortgage broker’s role … Read more
Studio Roosegaarde’s Urban Sun proposal to use ultraviolet lights to make outdoor spaces safer from Covid-19 can only be used at night and people still need to wear masks and observe social distancing, the designer has explained.
The studio stands by the claim stated on its website that Urban Sun “cleans public spaces of coronavirus” but added that it is “not intended to be an ultimate solution”.
It admitted that the concept, which proposes using far-UVC radiation to neutralise airborne viruses in outdoor spaces, can only be used after sunset. “We are not claiming that Urban Sun prevents infection for everybody,” the studio said.
Following the launch of Urban Sun this week, Dezeen readers posed questions about the concept in our comments section.
“If the light is safe why not sell light bulbs we could use everywhere?” wondered Steve Hassler. “Is this … Read more