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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.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very professional,cleans away after"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Rita on 13th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2011
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Bristol
    • ID checked

    We do all types of roofing work - Pitch roof -Flat roof -Roof Repair -Fiber glass roof -skylight window installation - Facia work -Loft conversion -kitchen extension etc Note- we provide 10 year insurance backed guarantee for all the new...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good job done and at a reasonable price. He was professional and pleasant. He knew his trade and was able to advise the best solution to a problem. Team worked hard. Pleased to have used his services."

    Roof Repair
    By Helen on 21st Jul 2020
    • Joined May 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Romford
    • ID checked

    Your local roofing experts Looking for a trusted, professional roofing contractor in London? Maybe you require a free, no-obligation quote on a job that needs attention? Or perhaps you’d like some work completed and require scaffolding? Casey r...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Didn't give a contract. Prices changed a lot."

    Loft Boarding
    By Kwok on 2nd Jan 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 2008
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very prompt and very efficient"

    Garden Clearance
    By Jack on 1st Nov 2020
    • Joined Jul 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Ashford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really good job, simple to work with and very knowledgeable! I‘d give more stars if I could"

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Natalie on 16th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Epsom
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Cristian is a top builder. He understood the requirements and made sure job is done professionally. His men are extremely good at what they do and they do not cut corners. I would strongly recommend them for all building works."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Nilanj on 17th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Northwood
    • ID checked

    Dear Sir/Madam. Let me introduce you to my business. My company has been active in the construction industry for 19 years. We always strive to make our clients as satisfied as possible with the work we do. It is important for us to be preci...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Made a lovely job of repainting our tatty peeling fascia. Quick and efficient, would use again."

    External Painting - Wall
    By Nichola on 29th Nov 2020
    • Joined Oct 2020
    • Established 1999
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in East grinstead
    • ID checked

    Home Improvements nw work hard to create a high standard and stylish finish with only the finest quality materials from the most reputable chain of manufacturers at an affordable price along with a 25 year manufacturers guarantee.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very friendly and knowledgeable, completed work to a high standard and dealt competently with a number of unexpected challenges my house decided to throw at them! I’d definitely use them again"

    Internal Renovation / Reconfiguration
    By Isabell on 1st Apr 2021
    • Joined Dec 2020
    • Established 2005
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Southport
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The job was completed at the agreed price and on time. The work team were pleasant to have on-site, punctual and cleaned up well at the end of each day."

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Stephen on 11th Jan 2021
    • Joined Oct 2020
    • Established 2015
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Bromley
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work which exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended"

    Wooden Decking
    By John on 17th Jun 2021
    • Joined Dec 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Leigh on sea
    • ID checked

    Newly established roofing company. Although we are new, between us we have over 15yrs experience in all aspects of roofing and loft conversions. We also undertake painting and decorating. We are based in Luton we will cover most of London

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good job, done quickly."

    Roof Repair
    By Terry on 8th Mar 2021
    • Joined Jan 2021
    • Established 2020
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Luton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent very pleased with result just had garden cleared hence lower price but still excellent value . Would highly recommend costa to do any gardening , he does decorating too. Very nice person too"

    Garden Clearance
    By Andie on 13th Mar 2019
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Grays
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Fantastic service from start to finish.Dan is very professional, friendly and hardworking also gave us some advice.Great Guy ! Very pleased with the works. Thanks Dan !! Hopefully see you very soon for our extension."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Marta on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2019
    • Established 2001
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Brighton
    • ID checked

    Future Building is a growing business offering architecture and planning services to clients throughout London and the area. Future Future Building has years of experience as follow: Specialities: Loft Conversions, Extensions, Basements Complete...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Carried out all work needed, will surely use again."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Judith on 18th May 2021

    Future Building Everything Is Possible reply: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. I am thrilled that you chose me. It will always be our pleasure to serve you.

    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2003
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    Hi and welcome to k P builders a family run kind and considerate building company undertaking most aspects of building including carpentry extensions loft conversions kitchens bathrooms electrical and plumbing no job to small or big Thankyou for view...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very prompt response to my request for a quote"

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Fiona on 15th Apr 2021
    • Joined Mar 2021
    • Established 2021
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Southsea
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good, very polite"

    Plaster Skimming
    By Sabha on 19th Nov 2019
    • Joined Jul 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Darlington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I have worked with Marcin over the past 5 months carrying out my Loft Conversion and he worked deligently by ensuring that he organised workers who were always punctual and came on time at 8am and worked till late when necessary...."

    Loft Conversion
    By Bonaventure on 26th Aug 2017
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in London
    • ID checked

    I'm a multi trades person I have worked for sky and vergin with a variety of home digital systems / telephony fault finding and special heights work I spent a lot of my youth as a roofer and doing general carpentry I also have done a lot of la...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "It’s average for trade"

    Hatches & Ladders
    By Chris on 18th Apr 2019
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2012
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Croydon
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Job completed ok"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Sam on 3rd Jul 2020
    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in Durham

    Here at S&J Building company ltd we are a small company run by Shane webb and Jay pearman.we are hands on builders and onsite working daily.our finished builds are of good quality. Our pricing is fair and can undercut the larger firms with offi...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very friendly and completed job on time. I always recommend the team."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Shak on 24th Jul 2021
    • Joined Nov 2020
    • Established 2017
    • Loft Conversion Specialist in South ockendon
    • ID checked
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