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Now Available - The Loft Conversion Manual from HOUSE Publishing (formerly Haynes Publishing)

The long-awaited new edition of the popular LOFT CONVERSION MANUAL from House Publishing is now available. The previous edition published by Haynes sold out by the end of 2020.

The author, Ian Rock, is an experienced chartered surveyor who writes for leading home improvement magazines such as Homebuilding & Renovating and Period Living, and is a well-known speaker at property conferences. He has designed and managed numerous loft conversion projects and is director of the price comparison website

His other books include the best-selling Haynes Home Extension Manual, The Victorian House Manual and Period Property Manual.


Right now, with so many of us working from home, there is an urgent need to create additional ‘office space’. In a lot of properties the answer to this dilemma is staring us in the face. Most lofts are wasted space that can realistically be converted into high quality accommodation – usually with significantly lower construction costs than building an extension.

But there’s another reason why loft conversions are consistently voted the Number One home improvement project. According to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) creating extra rooms in your roof can boost your home’s value by more than 20%.

The trouble is, converting lofts into living accommodation can be complex. So should you employ a specialist contractor or save money by managing individual trades? And how realistic is it to tackle some of the work yourself? Where do you start?

Expert advice comes in the new 2021 edition of the Loft Conversion Manual.

Comprehensively updated, this latest edition includes detailed advice on the new planning rules for adding extra storeys to your home, and also covers recent technical developments that can make it easier to convert complex roof structures. Perhaps most importantly of all, the 2021 Loft Conversion Manual explains how to schedule building work to keep noise, dust and dirt at bay and minimise disruption.

At 224 pages this unique manual is illustrated with hundreds of photos and diagrams, making it the UK’s most comprehensive guide to designing, building and managing a loft project.

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