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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 Krys on 14th Jun 2021
    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 1976
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Luton
    • ID checked

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    By Jenefer on 8th Nov 2020
    • Joined Oct 2020
    • Established 2012
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in St. columb
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The quote given at inspection was quick & satisfactory, as i was able to know almost instantly what the financial position would be."

    Extension
    By Mrs on 11th Jun 2021
    • Joined Jan 2021
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    We undertake all building work, from small extension to houses. Roofs stairs really anything to do with build you can think of. With over 40 years between me and my partner we have got it all covered.

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    "We had new staircase fitted by JWL. Very pleased with the job. Would recommend JWL, professional and job well done"

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Judith on 13th Jan 2021
    • Joined Jun 2018
    • Established 1999
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Pershore
    • Public liability insurance

    hello to all.. we can write anything here but as u know work speaks..so we believe in this..we r based in southall having run my own painting and construction ltd comapny.pls dont hasitate to contact us. we will be very much happy to give u our servi...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "They did an excellent job, were very fast and tidied up well afterwards. Highly recommend."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Camilla on 22nd Jun 2021
    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Southall
    • ID checked

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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the work. Completed within budget and within time required. Very polite and I would not hesitate to use them again."

    Fencing & Gates
    By Eryl on 21st May 2018
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 2001
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Rushden
    • ID checked

    Complete Roofing+ Building Services.Written Quotation Will Be Given on First Appointment, And All work comes with written guarantee on completion.We Have Been in The Building Industry Since 1972 Giving us a Vast knowledge in New and Old Buildings.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job and very professional. Highly recommend"

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Moira on 16th Dec 2019
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1972
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Holyhead
    • ID checked

    We are a Building refurb, extensions, loft conversion, basement formation company. We have trades with over 15 years in the field. We take pride in all our work and its guaranteed so you never have to worry. Do contact us for a free quotation.

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    "John Biccni is an experienced contractor. He knows the work well, quotes reasonable price and finish the work within the agreed time. He is polite and punctual. He went out of the way to source parts for a shower, which is 10..."

    Wall Tiling
    By THURAI on 13th Dec 2016
    • Joined Jul 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Harrow
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Came and gave me a quote, after another couple of phone calls suitable time was agreed to do the job and new bath was installed and old one taken away. Worked hard and and did a good job and would certainly use again in the future..."

    Bathroom Installation
    By Jackie on 29th Oct 2017
    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Rhyl
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job! Really happy with what done."

    Loft Boarding
    By Veronica on 1st Jan 2019
    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    Hello, My name is Chris and I'm a carpenter with 20 years of experience (23 if you included my time served as an apprentice!) Most of my time has been working on sites for big contractors, weather it was on new houses and flats or more com...

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    "Very professional. Very good job on dismantling a shed /moving/and reassembling it all work done to a very high standard"

    Garden Shed / Playhouse
    By Sylvia on 2nd Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2000
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Weymouth
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Dorel did an excellent job and we are delighted with the result. We will not hesitate to use him again if we need more work done."

    Complete Bathroom Refurbishment
    By Ian on 16th Apr 2019
    • Joined Jun 2018
    • Established 2019
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Gillingham
    • ID checked

    Hi there, I'm a self driven person and have been in the building trade for 10+ years now and still think off my job more off a hobby, as I like building and taking on new goals. I have a high standard off finish in every aspect off my work and c...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Martin removed an internal wall and replasteted the area. He proved reliable and delivered on time within the budget agreed. Very friendly, tidy and processional with a great customer service."

    Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration
    By Aneta on 14th Jan 2019
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2015
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in St albans
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very diligent and thorough workmanship. Would recommend to anyone."

    Floor Tiling
    By Mary on 14th Apr 2021
    • Joined Feb 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Erith
    • Public liability insurance

    We specialise in loft conversions, also full range of joinery completed with 35 years of experience within the trade.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Had my skirting boards supplied and fitted by Phillip. He was very friendly and professional. Done the job earlier than I expected and the job was completed to a very high standard. I will definitely be saving his details for futu..."

    Skirting Boards, Rails & Coving
    By Angela on 28th Jan 2020

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    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sutton coldfield
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Brilliant job done. Really professional and friendly. Will definitely contact for future jobs and recommend to others."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Alice on 22nd Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 1990
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Bolton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time quick and did the job Very good "

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Amanda on 30th Sep 2017
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Birmingham
    • ID checked

    Hi we are a family run business, we have been up and running for 6 years with a fair few projects under our belt We cater for everyone from fitting a door to full on refurbs extension We can offer lots of advice and knowledge into works you w...

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    "Jack did a brilliant job replacing my manhole cover. He turned up on time with the cover and materials required and did a very efficient job. I found Jack helpful and professional and would definitely recommend him."

    Groundwork
    By Valerie on 25th Apr 2020
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2014
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Stanford-le-hope
    • ID checked

    ive been doing all aspects of build work since i was 16 started labouring on site then progressing on to all other aspects of building work over the following years, jobs range from demolition ,new doorways,drainage ,ground work, guttering ,knock t...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "They did a good job"

    Flooring
    By Joe on 24th Mar 2020
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Wirral

    We are a highly skilled building company carrying out all aspects of the construction industry to a very high standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really quick and professional job, very happy!"

    Hatches & Ladders
    By Elliot on 14th May 2020
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2009
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Sutton
    • ID checked
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