Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?
The many variables that influence the final cost of converting a loft mean that putting exact costs on this blog is impossible.
At Loft Living we visit your home, discuss your requirements and price each job individually, providing prospective clients with CAD drawings and a detailed quote specification completely free of charge.
How Disruptive Will The Process Be?
While putting a new floor on your house is by no means a small undertaking, the process that Loft Living use is such that the relative disruption to your day-to-day is kept to an absolute minimum.
Depending on the build requirements of the job, there will be as a minimum, a scaffold to the front and often the rear of your property. For the majority of the duration of the job, access for all materials and people will be gained via these scaffolds leaving you free to go about your daily routines with a minimum of disruption.
Invariably, within 2 weeks of us finishing on your conversion we will be at a point whereby we are fitting your new staircase. This, naturally, is an exciting time for our clients and is also the time when the scale of the works being undertaken can be fully appreciated. From this point onwards the levels of disruption to your home are increased as we fit your new staircase and begin plastering but don’t worry- within a couple of weeks we will be finished, leaving you with a fantastic new space that is plastered and ready to decorate!
What Time of Year Is The Best For Undertaking Our Loft Conversion?
At Loft Living we work throughout the year. Whether you are having a Velux style conversion or we are building you a dormer, we will never leave your house unprotected or vulnerable to the weather. This enables our professional teams to work efficiently, ensuring no delays and no ‘down time’ when we are working for our customers.
Can You Provide References?
In a word ‘Yes’. Head to our Gallery page on our website to see some examples of recent work we have completed along with testimonials that our clients have been happy to provide.
At Loft Living we place customer relationships at the top of our agenda and work tirelessly to make sure that our customers are informed and engaged at all stages of the project.
What Are The Minimun Dimensions Required For Converting My Loft?
Each and every conversion we do is unique. There is no ‘One size fits all’. Working to all current UK Building Standards we do have minimum requirements that we must meet in order to fulfil our promise to provide Customers with a new space that justifies the investment being made.
The main priority when initially looking at the dimensions of your existing loft is to establish whether there is enough height. As a general rule of thumb we say that you need a minimum of 2.3 metres between the top of your existing ceiling joists and your ridge beam.
If you are unsure or if it is close, give us a call to organise a visit from one of our team.
Can All Lofts Be Converted?
Providing there is adequate headroom we are able to convert almost any style of roof.
Even when you don’t have the required height, don’t despair. On detached properties we have previously undertaken to raise the roof height on numerous projects, providing a fantastic new space for our customers.