Convert A Loft


Frequently asked questions

We are always happy to help answer any queries you may have about your loft conversion. If you can’t find the answer in our FAQs below, then please feel free to contact us directly.

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Questions about Loft Conversions

2.2m is the minimum height requirement (from the floor to the highest point in your loft) for a loft conversion to be viable option. It is still possible to convert if you have less room than this however it would usually involve lowering the ceilings on your first floor.

For an average-sized home, we would normally be able to complete your loft conversion in an average of six to eight weeks from commencement of work, depending on the size and scope of works.

By completing our online enquiry form or calling our office, we can arrange with you to visit your home, where we will talk with you about what it is you would like to get out of your loft space. This service is free of charge.

When you’re looking to maximise the usable space in your loft, it’s time to call in the experts. We use our own plumbers, who can easily reposition any plumbing that stands in the way of maximising your loft space. Chimney stacks usually have to remain in position but can be removed (often subject to planning).

Loft conversions are a great way to turn wasted space into extra living space!

They fall under the permitted development category, so planning permission is not normally required. However there are some exceptions where planning permission will need to be sought for example if you live in a listed building or a conservation area, or your conversion is over a certain size.

We’ll guide you through the process and make sure you don’t have any unexpected surprises along the way.

All loft conversions require building regulation approval from the local authority. These regulations ensure safety measures are in place and set a standard of construction and design.A loft conversion can be a great way to add value to your property, but it’s important to get the work done properly. Check with your local council to see what regulations apply in your area, as they vary from region to region.
We’ve already converted several timber-framed properties, so you’re in good hands! Just contact us to discuss your requirements and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re satisfied.
Bathrooms are often the most challenging room to convert into a loft. The water supply to your loft will be determined by the size of your bathroom, and whether you want to fit in a bath or shower. The position of existing bathroom services will also be taken into account when designing your conversion to ensure that services are available. Your surveyor will be happy to discuss these options with you.