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    Hire a Loft Conversion Specialist Near You

    Find a Loft Conversion Specialist with our quick quote form. Find local builders who can convert your loft into the space you have always wanted for less. Simply fill out our quote form and you will receive up to three free quotes from local builders. Compare quotes to save time on money before even hiring a tradesman. All our quotes come from loft conversion specialist and are tailored to your description.

    Loft Conversion Overview

    Loft Conversion Specialists offer Velux window supply and installation, internal renovation, metal and wooden staircase construction, and all other tasks associated with loft conversion. When it comes to adding value to your home, expanding the amount of floor space with a loft conversion is one of the best ways to do this. however, converting a loft space in line with building regulations is not a DIY task, you will need to take on board loft conversion advice from professionals who will do their research and assess the viability of a loft conversion.

    To establish if your loft space is viable for conversion to another use, such as a playroom or office, the best way to establish this is to provide details of its layout to loft conversion professionals who can examine the height between the joists and the roof apex, plus the rights that you have in relation to renovating or extending your property. they can also provide loft conversion advice pertaining to issues of planning permission and other issues, though planning is rarely a problem with loft conversions if done using a professional contractor.

    Which Type of Conversion?

    There are two main types of loft conversions to consider, Dormer and Velux conversions. Dormer style loft conversions usually require an extension of the roof to create a more conventionally shaped room in the loft space. Dormer loft conversions provide more space but require more work and are more expensive. Velux conversions are less expensive than dormer loft conversions, as they seldom require any external alterations and are usually quicker to complete.

    The initial process involved in any loft conversion will be a visit from the tradesman or surveyor, checking the top of the attic joists and the underside of the apex of the roof, plus looking at similar properties in the surrounding areas, as if they have conversions, chances are you can have one too. The next stage is an architect visit, to produce a set of plans ready for you to submit to the council.

    Once permission is granted, a structural engineer will normally visit to produce a set of structural drawings which added to the architectural plans and specifications, then submitted to the council for building warrants. All building projects require a building warrant including attic conversions and the responsibility for the acquisition of warrants rests with the owners of the property. The most time-consuming part of any loft conversion is taking it from initial plans to building warrants, which can take anywhere from a few months to a year.

    Loft Conversion, Planning Permission and Building Regulations

    New legislation introduced in 2011 means that most loft conversions and extensions will not require permission from the local council. This legislation removed the need for around 80,000 households per year to seek planning permission, saving around £1,000 in costs. However, if you have limited headroom and require a dormer, planning permission will still be required. Where permission is required loft plans drawn up by an architect or other professionals which need to be submitted as part of a building regulations application will cost between £400 and £1500 depending on the project.

    However, bear in mind that although you may not require planning permission, you do need to comply with current building regulations. If you are converting a loft to add an extra bedroom(s) for example, you need to be aware of the following building regulation guidelines, otherwise, you may spend a lot of money creating just an expensive storage space rather than extra living space.

    The five main points you need to comply with to convert a loft to a living space are 1) Structural Stability of ceiling joists and load-bearing walls 2) Fire Resistance 3) Access and Means of Escape via stairs and/or VELUX skylight 4) Weather Resistance and Energy Conservation and 5) Ventilation to provide clean air for the living environment and vent moist or stale air to avoid condensation and structural problems.

    If a loft conversion doesn't meet the building regulation criteria above, then you can't market your property as having an extra bedroom and the conversion cost will not be reflected in the property price when you come to sell. Even worse, if the existing supporting joists and load bearing walls are not up to the job, this could be very costly to put right and your home will be essentially unsaleable until rectified.

    How do I find a loft conversion company near me?

    When it comes to building extensions, a little bit of planning know-how goes a long way with average loft conversion costing from £20,000 upwards depending on the design and the type of house. If you would like to get a rough estimate on the cost then you could always use an online loft conversion calculator. All you need to do is add the correct sizes and it will work out the rest for you. A good loft conversion needs planning and building skills, which is why those considering conversion should always think about hiring a specialist company.

    You shouldn't any problems finding a specialist company in your local area, but do not rush out and hire the first firm that you see, you should shop around for quotes and try and find testimonials and examples of work before phoning or emailing for a quote. Once you have found four of five reputable companies in the local area, you can begin the process to gather quotes, bearing in mind that the lowest quote is not always the best, consider the company experience and how helpful they have been in terms of advice too. There are many different ways you can find loft conversion companies.

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    "London roofing were quick to carry out the work and I was satisfied with their work."

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    By Jeffrey on 20th Apr 2021
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2004
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in West drayton
    • Public liability insurance

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    "Quick and efficient job completed in a timeous manner ."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Tony on 4th May 2021
    • Joined Sep 2020
    • Established 1988
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Cradley heath
    • ID checked

    I am fully qualified roofer apprenticeship in 2007 i am very reliable hard working good price work will never cut corners nothing in roofing that i cant do also i do loft boarding 2 types loft zone or full timber floors can show work what i have inst...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the work carried out, would recommend this person."

    Repointing
    By Stephen on 26th Apr 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Leeds
    • Public liability insurance

    Professional company with many years experience in bathrooms, plumbing work, stoves. All building work, bathrooms showers kitchens and much more

    Most recent homeowner review

    "fair price,turned up when he said he would"

    Laminate Flooring
    By Mark on 15th Apr 2019
    • Joined Jun 2017
    • Established 2008
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Lincoln
    • ID checked

    We undertake all aspects of Plastering In internal and external plastering with over 25 years experience.

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    "Brilliant! Was able to complete the job the next day. Reasonable and the finish is great. Very pleased."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Lucy on 1st Apr 2021
    • Joined Dec 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Liverpool
    • ID checked

    30 years plus in joinery, building work, upvc, stairs, kitchens, all home improvement, time served, loft conversions, full portfolio of work with great reviews, excellent rates, all inside and external work undertaken.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Phil is an excellent workman, fitted loft hatch and ladders - really pleased with the work"

    Hatches & Ladders
    By Barb on 6th May 2021
    • Joined Nov 2020
    • Established 1995
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sutton coldfield
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am happy to recommend Quality Construction as the work carried out was first class, the tradesmen were friendly & courteous, they also added a few finishing touches at no extra cost! The site was left clean and tidy, would not h..."

    Flat Roof
    By Richard on 15th Apr 2021
    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 2005
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Newton abbot
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the work Dave and his team did. Will definitely recommend them, and I have ongoing work for them"

    Roof Repair
    By Jacquie on 12th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Neath
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Five stars. Quick response and job completed within a couple of days"

    Garden Shed
    By Lynn on 2nd May 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Norwich
    • ID checked

    Offering only the finest home improvement products, we are dedicated to making your dreams a reality. With Stay Dry Roofing your design possibilities are virtually limitless. All of our staff have many years of experience to ensure the highest standa...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Provided good service"

    Flat Roof
    By Gita on 4th May 2021
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Established 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Wembley
    • ID checked

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    "Grateful for Gareth for a job well done. Very patient and easy to deal with. 👍🏻"

    Radiator
    By Brylle on 5th May 2021

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    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 2011
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sunbury-on-thames
    • ID checked

    Hello, my name is Bill from BRM Design. We are a established company specialising in loft conversions and extensions. We aim to offer you the best possible service available and look forward to helping you bring your project to life We can assist...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had a loft conversion, new windows, new bathroom, roof light and quite a lot more. I am absolutely over the moon with the high standard of work. Nothing was too much trouble for Bill and his team. They arrived when expected and..."

    Loft Conversion
    By Sue on 14th Mar 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Epping
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quickly completed no issues"

    Loft Boarding
    By Natasha on 14th Apr 2020
    • Joined May 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sheffield

    We take all carpentry and other maintenance works. Services we cover: Laminate flooring and solid timber flooring Kitchens Doors Lofts Extensions Decking Cladding Fencing Stairs And much more.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Had 4 internal doors fitted, old frames and not plumb. Dmitrij did a great job. Doors are perfect. He’s polite, reliable and would definitely recommend him"

    Internal Doors
    By Ray on 30th Apr 2021
    • Joined Mar 2016
    • Established 2013
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the quote provided, friendly. Thanks."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Fiona on 19th Mar 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2001
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    We are your traditional sole traders covering London Area Bespoke furniture specialists, covering all aspects of carpentry, wood flooring installation, kitchen installation & property refurbishment. We provide comprehensive advice, high quality...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Work completed in a flash to a high standard. Communication was prompt and service provider polite. I can highly recommend this service provider !"

    Bespoke Furniture Design & Build
    By Jade on 21st Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2010
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Merstham
    • ID checked

    Garden services was established 2016. Since then we have been Involved in a wide range of work, from regular grass cutting, hedge cutting flagging Patios laying artificial grass, fencing mini digger hire and much more.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Superb service. Quick and efficient. Excellent quality of work and brilliant value also. I would definitely use them again. Knowledgeable and friendly too."

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    By Stewart on 30th Apr 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Belfast
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

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    Kitchen Worktops & Cupboards
    By Marcia on 14th Jan 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Greenford
    • ID checked

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    Garage / Outbuilding Construction
    By John on 26th Feb 2021
    • Joined Feb 2016
    • Established 2004
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Wembley
    • ID checked

    Lyons construction is a well established business providing high quality Building Solutions. We have over 20 years experience working in the building trade helping to deliver exactly what our clients require from their project. While working in th...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Fantastic communication throughout the process. Even with a setback, Michael and his team rallied round and still delivered the job in a highly professional manner. A++ recommended. Thanks Michael and gang!"

    Garage / Outbuilding Construction
    By Ant on 7th Sep 2020

    Lyons Construction reply: Hi Ant, you're very welcome and thank you for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure working for you. Michael

    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Loughborough
    • Public liability insurance
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