Frequently Asked Questions

What is a loft conversion?

A loft conversion is the process of converting a loft space into a usable living space, such as a bedroom, home office, or entertainment room. It typically involves adding insulation, flooring, stairs, windows, and other features to create a comfortable and functional living space.

Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?

In most cases, you do not need planning permission for a loft conversion as it falls under permitted development. However, there are certain restrictions and guidelines that must be followed, such as maintaining a certain height and not exceeding the maximum volume. It is always best to check with your local planning authority to ensure compliance.

How much does a loft conversion cost?

The cost of a loft conversion depends on several factors, such as the size and complexity of the project, the materials used, and the location. On average, a loft conversion can cost anywhere from £20,000 to £50,000, but this can vary significantly depending on the specific project.

Can my loft be converted?

Most lofts can be converted, but there are certain requirements that must be met, such as having a minimum head height of 2.2 meters and sufficient floor space. It is always best to have a professional assess your loft to determine its suitability for conversion.

What type of loft conversion is best for my property?

The type of loft conversion that is best for your property depends on several factors, such as the size and shape of your loft, your budget, and your preferences. The most common types of loft conversions are dormer, hip to gable, and mansard, but there are many other options to choose from.

Will a loft conversion add value to my property?

Yes, a loft conversion can add significant value to your property, typically ranging from 10% to 20% of the property value. It can also make your property more attractive to potential buyers or renters.

Do I need to move out during the loft conversion process?

In most cases, you do not need to move out during the loft conversion process, as the work is typically carried out from the outside. However, there may be some disruption and noise during the construction process, and it is always best to discuss this with your builder beforehand.

What guarantees do you offer for your loft conversions?

We offer a comprehensive guarantee for all of our loft conversions, covering workmanship, materials, and structural integrity. Our guarantee provides peace of mind for our clients and ensures that they are satisfied with the quality of our work.

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