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I want to get an upstairs toilet fitted, possibly a conservatory or maybe a loft conversion.

Obviously I want to do it the most cost effective way possible, so I'm looking for ball park figures for how much I can expect to spend on this kind of work.

Has anyone got any experience of having any of this done on their house? Or even better, is anyone involved in this line of work?

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  • Forget the conservatory - especially if it's for a south facing side to the house. Expensive to heat in the winter, impossible to cool in the summer! They are always either too hot or too cold.
    I found this quote from a guy that specialises in putting proper roofs on them: “There’s usually a honeymoon period of about three years, during which people try and pretend there’s nothing wrong with the temperature in their conservatories. After all, it’s not easy to admit you’ve spent £10,000 to £15,000 on a room you can’t bear to spend any time in.”
  • You need Tim 'the Toolman' Taylor.

  • a loft conversion £30k - £40K.
  • cafcfan said:

    Forget the conservatory - especially if it's for a south facing side to the house. Expensive to heat in the winter, impossible to cool in the summer! They are always either too hot or too cold.
    I found this quote from a guy that specialises in putting proper roofs on them: “There’s usually a honeymoon period of about three years, during which people try and pretend there’s nothing wrong with the temperature in their conservatories. After all, it’s not easy to admit you’ve spent £10,000 to £15,000 on a room you can’t bear to spend any time in.”

    Yes perhaps an extension would be a better bet, was looking to get a bit more light coming in to my basement kitchen though.
  • a loft conversion £30k - £40K.

    Is that how much you have spent on one? how big is your loft?

  • a loft conversion £30k - £40K.

    Is that how much you have spent on one? how big is your loft?

    My sister got her one done about 5 years ago, she has a 3 bed semi, so had a large room with en suite bathroom on it, think it was about £30K then.
  • It's probably cheaper to build a 2-storey extension than it is to convert a loft then!
  • It's probably cheaper to build a 2-storey extension than it is to convert a loft then!

    Maybe and you don't keep hitting your head on those sloped ceilings either!

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