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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.

    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

    Miracle landscapes have over 10 years of experience in the gardening and landscaping business. We are able to provide a personalised service, from the design stage through to the supply and fitting of all your garden needs. I specialise in soft, har...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived when they said they would, did the job with no problems for the price agreed."

    Garden Maintenance
    By Vincent on 3rd Jul 2019
    • Joined Oct 2016
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    Hello, I’m Mike, I have been a joiner for over 20 years, I’m time served & have all certificates, insurances & we are a registered company @ companies house, we cover all aspects of joinery / building works, kitchens, doors, bathrooms, roof...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Extremely friendly, on time, efficient and high quality work. Would definitely recommend this company"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Ian on 3rd Mar 2021
    • Joined Jul 2019
    • Established 2005
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sheffield
    • ID checked

    North herts builders for all you carpentry and building requirements. while we specialise in extensions in conversions we still have a minor workd department which means we can cater for any size job no matter how small we can help with any size proj...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good and professional work."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Abdullah on 17th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2019
    • Established 2001
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Stevenage
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good job done, will employ again."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Kevin on 22nd Jul 2021
    • Joined Dec 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Southsea
    • ID checked

    Greens joinery ltd are a limited company, all our staff are polite, friendly, reliable and professional. we cover all joinery and building work from internal doors, kitchens, windows, wood flooring, all 1st and second fix joinery work, extensions, ga...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really happy with job doing flooring will be coming again soon to fit my kitchen"

    Laminate Flooring
    By Carol on 14th Sep 2020

    GREENS JOINERY LTD reply: Thankyou, see you soon

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Nottingham
    • ID checked

    Advanced Homes are a property maintenance company which specialises in roof and wall repairs. Roof renovation Patio and driveway refurbishment Damp proofing Exterior painting Rendering Plastering

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Job done promptly as agreed"

    Damp Proofing
    By Grazina on 12th Jul 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Nottingham
    • ID checked

    Free estimate, free survey. Over 10 years of experience All aspects of plastering, Dry Lining, & Rendering Covered Full Property Service Available Quality Guaranteed at realistic prices We pride ourselves on being the best at what we do an...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Richard and his team have completed all the works to my satisfaction. I found him helpful and flexible as I was not able at times to be on hand to let him into the house. His team cleaned up after their work."

    External Painting - Wall
    By Richard on 21st Dec 2018
    • Joined Jan 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Gareth was really friendly, professional and completed a lovely raised deck in a small terraced back yard in two days. All ready to enjoy this summer. Thanks again Gareth!"

    Wooden Decking
    By Sarah on 27th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2019
    • Established 2006
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Middlesbrough
    • ID checked

    We under take most task involved in General building refurbishing property Painting exterior Garden design G.P.R fibre glass roofing Traditional roofing UPVC window and doors what ever unique look You desire We have 30 years combined...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul and his crew overcome various problems with good grace and completed the job. The site was left clean and tidy and all debris were removed without having to request it. The workmanship shown by Paul and his team was excellent..."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Peter on 22nd Jul 2021
    • Joined Feb 2021
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Bridlington
    • Public liability insurance

    I work as a carpenter for more then 10 years whith NVQ level 3 in carpentry and joinery. Thanks

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Cristian is very reliable and he did excellent job. Building a bespoke build in wardrobe from scratch , with 4 large sliding doors and 4 drawers. Within time frame and bugged. Pleased well done."

    General Fitted Furniture
    By Nick on 19th May 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2006
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    full liability insurance- prime lofts London loft conversion and extension specialist. from design to completion quality work assured. loft conversion and extension specialist's and roofing specialist's covering north London, Herts and E...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very reliable and helpful."

    Roof Repair
    By Evelyn on 11th Nov 2020

    Prime lofts London reply: Thank you very much.

    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 1980
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    Hi, we're APL Roofing Windows and Doors. We're based near Telford and cover the surrounding areas. With 25 years experience fitting windows, doors, conservatories, roofing and guttering. Check our latest instalations on Facebook under Apl...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Did not complete as too expensive - unable therefore to give a review"

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Ann on 16th Jun 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Telford
    • ID checked

    Point 2 Point Roofing is a leading professional roofing contractor based in the South-West. It is a family run business and have been an established name in the roofing industry since 2015. With over 20 years’ experience, Point 2 Point Roofing offers...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Competent, responsive, polite, and did a fantastic job."

    uPVC Windows & Door
    By Tracey on 2nd May 2018
    • Joined Jul 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Swindon
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Prompt, effective and affordable."

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Tim on 11th May 2020
    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Feltham
    • ID checked

    Hi I’m gary I have been building houses extensions loft conversion full house refurbishments for over 20 years we also do kitchen and bathrooms and driveways .we are very professional clean and tidy all work completed to a very high standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Gary did an excellent job. He was very thorough and neat. He is a very nice and reliable person and is very skilled in his line if work . Fully recommend"

    Concrete Base
    By Maria on 23rd Jul 2021
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Bracknell
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Amazing service will definitely use his service again"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Clare on 17th Mar 2021

    Alexlee carpenter and builder reply: Cheers Clare hope to work for you in the future

    • Joined May 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Merthyr tydfil
    • ID checked

    Check out our reviews on checkatrade - 60+ reviews all 10* Rated ! https://www.checkatrade.com/trades/BlueflowPlumbingAndHeating/ Blueflow Plumbing & Heating provides services for all your domestic and commercial maintenance requirements wh...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good job completed by Ryan. Tidy, efficient and good customer interaction. Will definitely use again in the future."

    Radiator
    By Brian on 15th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Basildon
    • ID checked

    At Davis building services we are a well established, trustworthy, reliable and professional building company with over 20 years experience in the trade. We specialise in extensions loft conversions and full refurbishments. Based in Chingford we...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had my roof cleaned of moss build up and a few broken tiles replaced. Fast and efficient work. I would recommend."

    Roof Cleaning
    By Karen on 2nd May 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2008
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    We at ELITE JOINERY SOLUTIONS are certainly Joinery specialists, however we undertake all and any domestic or commercial maintenance, refurbishment or new work. No job really is too small? I personally have been a fully qualified Joiner for 30+ yea...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work carried out very professionally with a friendly service."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Peternumber10@myjobquote on 4th Jun 2020
    • Joined May 2015
    • Established 1985
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Warrington
    • ID checked
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