Convert a terraced house


Various changes and circumstances may make it necessary to convert a terraced house. In this article you will learn about possible reasons for a conversion, what you should consider when rebuilding a terraced house and how to save costs.

Why can a conversion be necessary?

Many owners of a terraced house live in part of this building. So it can happen that either you or one of your tenants get into a situation that requires a conversion. For example, a sudden or increasing disability: This requires a handicapped accessible conversion of part of the terraced house. But not only such serious, but also economic aspects can be the reason of a reconstruction.

For example, a cultivation: If you have enough building space available, you can achieve higher rents with a cultivation, either by creating new living space or the extension of existing terraced houses. But even in the context of a renovation, it may be necessary to make a conversion: Is the house in some places already very outdated, they must be renovated before a renovation.

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What should you pay attention to?

There are many companies that offer terraced houses. Therefore, you should seek advice from different providers regarding your project and at the same time inform yourself about the costs. Because sometimes the prices for a particular project can be massively different.

Since a conversion usually represents a complex project, you should think as economically as possible: How can I achieve my goal with the least possible effort? Many companies advise you not fair, but profit-oriented and make the conversion more complicated than it should be.

Because the terraced house is a relatively large building, you have to keep an eye on the costs even better than smaller house types. Depending on the size and extent of the renovation, you should also consider whether to make the changes to each or only to a specific part of the terraced house; not all sub-houses have to look the same in the end.

Tips & Tricks

Have your terraced house inspected for defects such as mildew before you start refurbishing. If so, costs and costs of the conversion can increase considerably.


Video Board: Victorian terrace house loft conversion in Sidmouth #1