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FAQ

Q. Can my loft be converted?
A. As long as there is a space of approximately 7`6" from the ridge to the apex, it is usually possible to convert a loft. However, through using our online enquiry form, we can arrange for one of our experienced surveyors to come and advise you on the best possible way to fully utilise your available space.

Q. Can a trussed rafter roof be converted?
A.Yes, through using our modern techniques we can convert trussed rafter roofs.


Q.What can I use my space for?

A. The possibilities are almost endless! As demonstrated in our gallery, we have created many different rooms, from bedrooms with en-suites, to nurseries, entertainment rooms or home offices with Dormer or Velux; the use of the available space is entirely your decision. As always, our experienced sales team will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Q. How much will a conversion cost?
A. The price will be determined by numerous factors, such as the size of your loft and the various features included. Our quotations are in depth and carefully calculated, covering all stages from design to completion.


Q. Will I receive a guarantee?
A.Yes, all our conversions, upon completion, are granted a free ten year guarantee.


Q. Will a conversion add value to my property?
A. Although there are numerous market related factors that influence the added value, the addition of a loft conversion will typically add a significant value to a property. Such is the recognition of our conversion, numerous estate agents now include our lofts as a selling point for their properties. For more information on added value, please visit our press section via the navigation menu above.


Q. How long does a conversion take?
A. A job typically takes between 6 and 8 weeks, but the precise time is largely dependant on the size of the loft and other property specific factors. We can give a clearer indication of the time it would take to convert your loft by arranging for one of our designers to come and visit you.


Q. Do you build staircases?

A. Yes, we provide custom built staircases. The spindles can also be designed to match your existing staircase exactly if required.



Q. Will I need planning permission?
A. If your property has permitted development rights, then planning permission is not required. In all other instances, however, it is necessary to obtain planning permission from the local council.


Q. Will I need building regulations?
A. Being a major work, all loft conversions require building regulation from the local council.
 
Q. Who will correspond with the local officials?
A. We will carry out all necessary correspondence with the local council, including obtaining planning permission and building regulations.
 
Q. Can I use my own plans?

A. Yes, we can undertake work from existing plans if required.


Q. Is the undertaken work insured?
A.Yes, we are fully insured for all necessary work.


Q. Will the work be fully supervised?
A.We have a highly experienced team of supervisors who are onsite regularly to monitor the progress of our installation teams. Our supervisors will make every effort to interact with and accommodate the needs of the client at every stage of installation.


Q. Can you convert timber frame buildings?
A.Yes, we can also convert timber frame buildings.