Q. Is there a minimum height needed for a loft to be converted?
The minimum height is 2.3 m but this would mean you would need a rear dormer.
Q. Do you provide free estimates for loft conversions?
After discussing your requirements we will send you your estimate which is valid for 6 months.
Q. Can a modern Truss roof be converted?
Yes. A house built with a truss roof usually has stud partition walls upstairs rather than solid walls.
In this instance the steelwork would have to span from side to side making them slightly larger in section. The floor also spans from steel to steel so the
maximum floor span would be around 5m.
Q. Where would the new loft staircase be positioned?
Normally in a house it would go directly above the existing staircase.
Q. Do I need planning permission for my loft conversion?
In most cases you can do it under permitted development unless you live in a conservation area.
A dormer to the front of the property would probably need planning, but it depends on the size of the project. In all cases you will need building regulation approval.
Q. Will I need to inform the council about my loft conversion?
No, our architect will sort out all the paperwork including the party wall act for your neighbours to sign.
Q. How long does the loft conversion take?
Usually between 6 to 12 weeks.
Q. Do you take precautions to minimise any mess and dust?
We dust sheet hall stairs and landings every morning and vacuum at the end of the day
Q. How are payments made?
We ask for a deposit on the day we start, then payments fortnightly with the balance on the day of completion. Most of our customers prefer to pay via bank transfer.
Q. Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes, we can provide proof of insurance on request.
Q. Do we get any paperwork when the project is finished?
When the building inspector visits for the final inspection, he will sign the project off and send the final certificate directly to you. You will also
have an electrical certificate for the new work undertaken.