Our FAQ’s

It is difficult to accurately predict the cost of a loft extension without visiting the property and running through the specification in detail. As a rough guide the average cost of loft conversion starts from £20,000 for a velux loft conversion, £30,000 for a dormer loft conversion and £50,000 for a hip to gable loft conversion. The final cost all depends on the size of the conversion and overall specification.

Yes certainly Simon shall personally  undertake the conversion and project manage this from day one enabling you to deal with the same person the whole way through with the back up of our company.​

Yes we are insured and yes a ten year guarantee will be issued for your loft conversion upon your final payment.

We take a very small deposit as we always believe that the money needs to be in place for when your conversion commences, we also have a payment schedule which is easy and simple meaning funds can be transferred through your bank at the agreed times and dates. A small conversion can usually be made in two payments keeping it as straight forward as possible for us all.

A loft conversion project will typically take 6-8 weeks.

You’ll need planning permission if you want a front dormer conversion, or if your extension is for one of the following:

  • a maisonette or flat
  • a listed building
  • a home created through PD rights, such as an office or shop conversion
  • a property in an area where PD rights are restricted, such as a World Heritage Site or national park

You can find out from your local authority whether or not you need planning permission. If you do, the application will cost £206 in England (with costs varying across the rest of the UK) and you should hear back within eight weeks.

All loft conversions, whether they need planning permission or are built under PD rights, will need to comply with building regulations.

These are the government’s minimum standards on things like structural safety, insulation, electrical safety, ventilation, and drainage.

You’ll need to submit a building regulations application before you start work on your loft conversion, it’ll then be inspected by someone from your local council.

Make sure you keep all the building regulations paperwork as you’ll need it if you ever come to sell the property.

Rooflight conversion – this is the most basic and cheapest type of loft conversion. It involves adding windows to your existing roof structure to introduce light.

Dormer loft conversion – a dormer window is a raised, box structure which helps to increase the height of your loft space. It’ll cost more to create, but it gives you the opportunity to create something unique

Hip to gable conversion – this intends to create more floor space and involves replacing a sloped part of the roof with a vertical gable wall, which allows it to include windows.

Mansard loft conversion – this is the most significant type of loft conversion and is likely to require planning permission. It’s also likely to cost the most and take the longest to complete. A mansard conversion involves straightening the roof to create extra space and could result in a new storey.

Simply fill in the enquiry form and some one will contact you within 24hrs to arrange a home visit and hopefully get your new loft conversion underway.