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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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    By Raymond on 4th Apr 2019
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Hayes
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    "Calin did an excellent job of replacing our hob backsplash with a lovely tiled wall and tastefully filled in some gaps in our cupboards to accommodate a new range oven. Calin and Tom paid attention to detail and clearly took pr..."

    Wall Tiling
    By Caroline on 22nd May 2019
    • Joined Feb 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
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    "Jeff has completed a difficult carpentry job replacing large old wooden entry doors with new ones in Oak with brass fixings. His work is top class and he is a pleasure to know. Would highly recommend this company."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Alexandra on 26th Jun 2021
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 1990
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Lowestoft
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    "Ross done an excellent job with fitting my laminate flooring. He was prompt with replying and arranging a date for fitting. Ross arrived when he said he would and went above and beyond collecting extra materials. Delighted with wo..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Martin on 5th Aug 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Hamilton
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    Hi everyone, our company FDC design ltd is a company that specialize in general building projects and ideas. Our customers wishes and ideas are the most important part of our company. Our company means punctuality, safety, quality and savings .

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    "We hired Daniel for getting our new kitchen fitted from scratch. He is a wonderful guy and completed all the work without any hassles and interacted seamlessly with the supplier when parts were missing or were incorrect. Quite hap..."

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    By Rajat on 20th May 2019
    • Joined Apr 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Luton
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    About us We are a small company of experienced carpenters and decorators based in SE London. We work in London and surrounding areas.We provides fast, friendly and reliable services covering all aspects of carpentry, bespoke joinery and woodwork pai...

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    "Virgil arrived when he said he would. He completed the job to a very high standard and I would recommend his work"

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    By Denise on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tom did an excellent job, put a fitted kitchen in for me looks fabulous, very professional and a really nice guy, will be getting touch with him for other jobs I need doing"

    Kitchen Installation
    By Mave on 5th Sep 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2010
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Barnsley
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    A Complete restructure has happened within the company and we are moving on with newer and better things a great set of tradesman now in place to cover all your building and maintenance needs

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very friendly and helpful. Got on with the job and sorted out the problem immediately ."

    Plumbing Repair & Maintenance
    By Sue on 13th Feb 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Leeds
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job - even though the weather was awful Scott and his team have done a very thorough job and I look forward to using the new deck for many years"

    Wooden Decking
    By Derek on 25th May 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Herne bay
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Hard working and courteous enough however will under quote and charge for extras which should be included within the job. For example - asked to put a new ceiling up in the kitchen and was charging half the original quote to blen..."

    Internal Painting
    By Rajh on 4th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Walsall
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    Complete building services offered. Internal and external work carried out including Kitchens refit /Extended . Walls removed.Rsj fitted. Wall and flooring tiled. Bathrooms fitted.Plumbing. Plastering. Brickwork. Chimney liners fitted. Chimneys remo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Completed the job in a clean and professional manner. Even emptied my guttering for me at no extra cost, would gladly recommend them . "

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Shirley on 12th May 2016

    Gary Griffiths Property Services Ltd reply: Thank you Shirley glad you was happy with service provided

    • Joined Sep 2015
    • Established 1986
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Kettering
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    I am a young man of 7 years experience in the field of bathrooms and other things related to construction. If you want a good job completed quickly and to a high standard then please feel free to contact me.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ionut did a fantastic job replacing an old bathroom with a new bath, shower and basin. He plastered, re-tiled and painted the room and I am delighted with the result."

    Shower Fitting
    By Georgina on 15th Sep 2016
    • Joined Mar 2016
    • Established 2012
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
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    i have a more than 8year experince in building work we have done alot of jobs loft conversions,extension.bathroom ,fence,flooring,full house refurbish,and other building work ,

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really good customer service"

    Solid Timber Flooring
    By Ben on 26th Mar 2019
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Had some old doors cut down to size and new doors fitted. Florin was professional and throughout provided his recommendations for a better finish."

    Internal Doors
    By Tariq on 11th Jul 2021
    • Joined May 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Ub83qe
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Mr Mahmood did a great job and didn't stop work until he had finished. Would highly recommend. "

    Internal Doors
    By Jane on 26th Nov 2017

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    • Joined Jul 2017
    • Established 2007
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Halifax
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    I’m Anthony, a builder/bathroom and kitchen fitter from Solihull I have 30 years experience in my trade and 5 star rating on Rated People.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tony did an excellent job of our garage conversion to bedroom and ensuite. He was very professional and completed the work to a high standard. He liaised/ complied with the local councils building control. We wished to do some of..."

    Garage Conversion
    By Nigel on 24th Jun 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Solihull
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Llb design did an excellent job. The guys worked very hard, were polite and considerate."

    Concrete Base
    By Kate on 29th Apr 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
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    I am a qualified carpenter and joiner with an an extensive background in domestic building projects. In late 2020 I decided to find my own contracts.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Created and fitted a staircase. A carpenter and craftsman. Tidy, courteous, and just got on with the job and with excellent result."

    Staircases - Wooden
    By Ann on 15th Dec 2020

    Perfect Construction reply: Thank you very much Ann!! It was a pleasure working for you!!

    • Joined Dec 2020
    • Established 2003
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • Public liability insurance

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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Gary came out provided a quote, gave me a starting and completion date. Discovered additional problems with the job along the way, however, Gary, Thomas and Cole completed the job still within the timescale provided. Workmanship..."

    Internal Walls
    By Joanne on 26th Mar 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2008
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Shotts
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Highly professional, organised and transparent on options, costs and other considerations. Quality of work high. Very responsive/great communication. I highly recommend."

    Bathroom Repair
    By Aileen on 4th Jan 2021
    • Joined Nov 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Croydon
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