People choose to upgrade their homes for various different reasons and in various different ways. Some people choose to add an extension, others choose a loft conversion. However, whichever you choose, it is very important that you choose a professional business to assist you, such as Riddwood Consulting Engineers.

Life In Wokingham

Barclays provided some information regarding Wokingham in the second quarter of 2016. This information concerns people and small businesses in Wokingham.


In Wokingham people were investing more in their homes and their local communities. According to information from Barclays there are a +10% increase in spending in restaurants and customers spent 31% of their income on their homes.


During 2016 Q2 in Wokingham, the turnover for small businesses has seen a 4% increase. The largest increase was seen in the professional and administrative industry, which had a 20% turnover rate. Small business ownership is popular in Wokingham; there is an average of 50 small business owners, of which 28% are female. Additionally there is an average of 40 start-up owners, of which 31% are female.

In short, business is doing quite well, 68% of people in the area earn more than the national average.

So Why Are People Investing In Their Homes?

People choose to improve their homes for many different reasons. Some people want to get more enjoyment out of their property, perhaps they have become very passionate about a hobby and they want to convert a room in their property to better support this hobby, or perhaps they want a brand new room in just for their hobby. For example, perhaps somebody wants a basement with better noise protection so that they can practice a musical instrument without disturbing neighbours.

What Home Improvements Can You Make?

There are numerous different ways you can improve your home, some of which are:

A Loft Conversion
A loft conversion can be beneficial to homeowners for a variety of reasons. For many people, the loft is a valuable storage space; however for those who would prefer additional living space instead of a dedicated storage area, a loft conversion can be a fantastic project to improve your home. It can add an extra bedroom; provide your home with a study or perhaps a home theatre area.

An Extension
Sometimes a loft conversion doesn't create enough space, or perhaps people want to keep the storage space found within a loft, but want additional space for their hobbies or extra space in their home.
An extension can be a great way to extend your home if you are planning to grow your family. With an extension you can add extra rooms and extra storage space. This can be ideal for adding new bedrooms, a new study or other types of rooms for yourself or your family to enjoy.

A Basement Conversion
Basement conversions are a very popular way of adding extra space to your property. You can use this to create a new area in which you can create various different rooms. Perhaps a wine enthusiast would enjoy a wine cellar, or perhaps it would make the ideal room for an older teenage child.
Regulations do apply to basement conversions, Riddwood Consulting Engineers have considerable experience in multiple aspects regarding the renovation of basements. We are available to provide structural advice and are available to design or even manage the project from start to finish.

An Internal Alteration
Another way people choose to improve their home is by undertaking an internal alteration. For example, an open plan living room or a larger kitchen.
If you would like to make changes to your existing home, Riddwood Consulting Engineers can provide assistance. Over our long and successful history we have assisted in the transformation of over 2,500 homes across the United Kingdom. We can assist in a variety of projects such as wall removals, structural re-modelling and even changing the designed use of a property.

Thanks to our knowledge base, we can provide valuable assistance, regarding your project.

Why Should You Choose A Loft Conversion Or A Residential Service, From Riddwood Consulting Engineers?

If you are looking to improve your property in Wokingham, perhaps you should consider a loft conversion or a home extension? If you are considering improving your home, it is important that you choose a professional and experienced business.

If you are looking to extend your current home, our team of structural and civil engineers are available to assist you by disusing your requirements and providing guidance in which way is the most appropriate in which to move forward.

Loft Conversion Solutions From Riddwood Consulting Engineers!

We have a wide range of experience regarding loft conversions. Truss framed roof, oak framed listed building or even a structural steel portal. Riddwood Consulting Engineers has experience and design solutions for loft conversions and we work with a list of loft providers.

Thanks to recent innovation in many aspects of loft conversion, a property's loft is a more useable space than ever before. If you're interested in our services, get in touch with our team today!

Interested? Give Riddwood Consulting Engineers A Call Today!

Homeowners looking to improve their home in Wokingham could make fantastic use out of our loft conversions services and/or our various other residential services. We are able to offer expert professional advice in a clear format to help you make a more informed decision. If you are interested in more information regarding our previous work, you can browse through a selection of case studies about our previous work by visiting our case studies page.

If you are interested in any of our services and would like to make an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact Riddwood Consulting Engineers. Our friendly and hardworking team will be able to provide further assistance with your enquiry, answering any questions or concerns that you may have about the various residential services that we offer for homes in Wokingham..

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