Attic conversion in Paddington is a well-known, cost-effective home improvement option for enhancing your attic and transforming it into a more liveable space, whether a recreational room, office room, or bedroom.
While attic conversions in Paddington are famous for their cost-effectiveness, several homeowners hesitate to proceed due to concerns about how it can disrupt their daily routines.
Consequently, one of the frequently asked questions during this project is whether it is feasible to stay inside the house while there is an ongoing attic conversion.
Can You Still Live in Your House During an Attic Conversion?
Professionals say it is possible to live inside your home while remodelling your attic. Nevertheless, there are a few factors that you should consider during this room revamping:
Dusts and Debris
It is normal for an attic conversion in Paddington to have dust and debris as workers will be cutting, drilling, and sanding materials during the process. These particles can be destructive to your health.
Thus, when you are near the area or going outside your room, you must wear a face mask to avoid breathing them in, although the workers will take safety measures to minimise the impact of dust and debris.
During the process, professionals may have to ask you to move to areas where it is not too close to the ongoing attic conversion.
Yes, you can still stay home, but you only need to sacrifice your room’s comfort to avoid accidents.
The workers will implement safety precautions during the attic conversion, like dust control and applying fall protection. They will also require you to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) if you want to check out their work occasionally.
You must listen and oblige to each preventive measure they execute to avoid disrupting the conversion and any accidental occurrences.
Modernise Your Paddington Attic with AtticPlus
Our AtticPlus team of professionals can work in a manner that causes only the slightest disruption to your home since our installers will be in the roof space 90% of the time.
The quality of our work has made us well-known in the home improvement industry since 2018.
Furthermore, we also provide attic ladders, roof windows, skylights, and Illume solutions that seamlessly perfect your envisioned attic transformation.
To see the products and services we offer, click this link.
Is attic conversion worth the investment?
Adding an extra habitable room (or two) such as bedroom, ensuite or bathroom to your home, with a well-executed attic conversion, can add almost 20 per cent to its market value. Even more if you live inner Sydney where space is limited and property value is high. Plus, it’s easier than adding an extra storey or extension.
Can I still live in my home?
Absolutely! We are able to work in a manner that causes minimal disruption to your home. 90% of the time our installers will be in the roof space.
Attic Room projects are usually accessed through the roof via a scaffold. We don’t even need to enter your home until the project is almost completed (to install the attic ladder or fixed staircase).
Our installers all carry vacuums/drop sheets to ensure the space is left tidy at the end of each day.
Do I need DA approval?
Generally, no! For storage solutions and attic rooms, our works are confined to the existing parameters of the property and because we do not alter the roofline of the house we are able to avoid the timely and costly process of a Development Application.
How long does it take?
Basic storage is generally completed within a day or two. Dust proof storage rooms tend to take between three to five days depending on size and our Attic Rooms can take between 3-5 weeks. Every home is different, but we can usually give a good estimate on timing at the first enquiry stage.