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Find a loft conversion specialist near me

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There are two main drivers for wanting a loft conversion: to maximise the living space in your home and to increase its value.

Add to that the fact that planning permission is rarely required, you’ll add some magnificent views. And, in most cases, it’s easier and more cost-effective than moving house.

It’s clear to see why it’s such a popular home improvement option and why you’re considering it, or ready to go ahead with it!

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How to find the best loft conversion specialists near you

It’s likely you’re looking for a quality loft conversion company that comes highly recommended.

The good news is we have two simple and straightforward ways to find a trusted and experienced loft conversion company in your local area:

1. Use our request a quote feature

Life is busy enough. Say no to the stress, stop with the endless research, and use our quick ‘request a quote’ feature to have our expert loft conversion specialists get in touch with you.

  1. Add your details to this form
  2. Tell us the details about your job
  3. We’ll search our leading directory for you
  4. Loft conversion specialists will contact you to discuss your needs

2. Browse our online trade directory

If you have a bit more time and prefer to scroll through the recommended loft converters in your area, simply type your postcode in the search bar below.

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What do loft conversion firms do?

With such a big project, it’s understandable you want clarity over the scope of a loft conversion specialist’s work.

Do they provide drawings and plans? Do they manage Party Wall Agreements where needed? Do they provide an end-to-end service to include kitting out the ensuite, carpentry for a dressing room, and fitting the flooring?

Every loft conversion firm will operate slightly differently from the next, so check whether they:

  • Draw up plans
  • Provide a contract and a schedule of works
  • Will reposition/ remove water storage tanks or chimney stacks if needed
  • Quote for and install bathroom sanitaryware
  • Quote for and install radiators or underfloor heating
  • Quote for windows, doors, plastering, decoration, and floors
  • Ensure Building Regulations approval, planning permission, and Party Wall Agreement is sought where needed
  • Ensure any repairs to the roof structure

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Questions to ask a loft conversion company

With so many moving parts to a loft conversion project, we’ve broken the process down and prepared a list of FAQs to ask your local loft conversion company.

Use this as your blueprint to embark on your loft conversion project with confidence.

What insurance do you have?

You’re about to give someone the green light to make significant structural changes to your home.

You therefore want to make sure that the company is adequately insured should something go wrong.

It’s perfectly normal to ask to see a copy of the firm’s insurance. Make sure it’s up-to-date and that your own home (buildings) insurance provider is happy with the level of indemnity.

All Checkatrade members must have up-to-date public liability insurance to be listed in our directory.

Are you registered with a Competent Person Scheme?

If you hire a tradesperson who isn’t registered with a Competent Person Scheme, you’ll need to pay for your loft conversion to be approved by Building Regulations.

This is normally between £500 – £1,250.

Do you offer a guarantee or warranty on your work?

Ask your loft conversion specialist what sort of guarantee or warranty they offer on their work.

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What permissions do we need?

Planning permission isn’t normally needed for a loft conversion as it’s usually within the parameters of ‘Permitted Development’.

However, if you’re extending beyond the conditions of Permitted Development, you live in a conservation area, or in a listed property, you will need to apply for planning permission.

You’ll also need planning permission if you’re altering the shape or height of your roof structure.

A call to your local planning office before you start your project will provide absolute clarity.

If your loft conversion involves you carrying out any building work near or on a party wall, you must tell your neighbours, provide them with a Party Wall Notice, and come up with a Party Wall Agreement in writing.

If you suspect you might have bats nesting in your roof, you’ll need to factor in the cost of a bat survey before getting a license to proceed with the conversion. This can cost between £400 – £750.

Can you show me examples of your work?

There are loft conversions and then there are loft conversions.

When you’re investing in such a transformative project, you want to be 100% satisfied with the result.

So take the time to do your research, ask to see photos of previous conversions, and check online reviews.

All Checkatrade members have a business profile page on our site where you can easily check both of these things.

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What’s your availability?

You might be chomping at the bit to get your loft conversion underway, but understand that the best firms are likely to be booked up.

Start the process early to avoid disappointment.

How much do you charge?

We recommend asking for 2-4 quotes from different loft conversion companies near you.

Ask for the quotes to be itemised so you can compare like-for-like. Check whether:

  • Architect plans are needed, and if so, are they included in the quote?
  • All fixtures and fittings are included
  • All trades are included in the quote, for example, plasterer, electrician, bathroom fitter, painter/decorator, carpenter, and carpet fitter
  • Building Regulations costs are included

The cost of a loft conversion will vary depending on several factors, such as the size and type of conversion, the complexity of the work, the fixtures and finishes you opt for, and your location.

On average, a typical UK loft conversion will cost in the region of £40,000.

Related content: Read our loft conversion cost guide for more comprehensive information and a break down of individual costs.

Can you give me a schedule of works and a timeline?

It’s handy to have a timeline of the various parts of the project so you can plan accordingly.

For example, if you need to book a carpet fitter, it’s useful to know when the decorators will be finished.

You should also ask how long the loft conversion will take. 10-12 weeks is fairly standard.

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How do I find a local, recommended loft conversion company near me?

With your questions in hand, all that remains is to select a local loft conversion company for your job. Here’s how:

Use a professional directory

The Federation of Master Builders is a badge of quality in the industry, making it a great place to check a loft conversion specialist’s credentials.

You can also use trade directories such as Checkatrade to find approved loft conversion companies near you.

You’ll only find trades who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks on Checkatrade.

Check online reviews

The internet makes it very easy to check a tradesperson’s reputation and the quality of their work.

Websites such as Checkatrade display honest and verified reviews from real-life customers.

Ask for recommendations

Local friends and family are a great source of recommendations for trusted loft conversion firms in your area.

Be sure to check any family or friend recommendations out on Checkatrade!

Ready to find a trusted and recommended loft conversion company near you? Just add your postcode to the box below to start your search.

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