Oxford Loft Conversion Services
Requirements for a Loft Conversion
When looking into loft conversions and what you have to do to get started, you will find that most of them will not require any form of planning permission in order for you to proceed with the work. Of course, you should always check with your local council first to ensure that you can carry the work out without issue.
Whether you find yourself needing full, partial, or no planning permission at all, the building control services will still come to inspect the property at several points to ensure that the work is in keeping with regulations and building standards.
Loft Conversion Costs
If you are trying to figure out the cost of your loft conversion, it will tend to vary quite a bit. It can be determined by the kind of alterations you want, additional features, specific materials that you want to be used, and even the amount of time it takes to complete the project. The best thing to do is call us up for a quote so that we can give you an idea of the price you are looking at. Whether it is a small loft conversion or a large one, we can find a good price for you.
Types of Loft Conversion
There are three main types of loft conversion, allowing you to find the one that best suits your home and personal needs.
The dormer conversion is the most popular and common choice among homeowners. The way it works is that an extension is built onto your existing roof to create more room and headspace for you and those who will be using the room. Typically, the dormer will sit opposite a vertical wall, and it can really open up your loft.
If you have a hip roof with loft space that is fairly small, the hip to gable conversion is the one that will work best for you. This will convert the hipped, or sloped, roof to a flat gabled end. This leaves you with loft space that is much larger and could even be open to further conversion.
The trussed roof can also be converted, despite a lot of misconception and claims that it is an untouchable form of roof. It can actually be converted into a safe, stable, and very spacious living area. So, just because you have a trussed roof doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from a little more space in your home.
As an additional feature, you can also have windows installed in your loft. These are also known as rooflights, and they can make a conversion with vertical walls on each side fee much more spacious as well as allow more natural light to enter the room. Additionally, they can be used with dormer conversions so long as there is enough headspace available.
How we Work
When looking for Oxford loft conversions, we are some of the best. We have decades of experience and use top quality professionals to do the work – leaving you with amazing and reliable results. So, when you use us, you know you are getting the best you can.
The first thing we will do when you contact us is go through the basics of what you want done and when so that we can give you a fair quote to work with. Once you accept the quote and ask us to get started, we will sit down with you and go through the plans and designs for what you want your loft conversion to look like. We understand how important it is for things to go your way, and so we won’t get started until you are completely happy with the plans.
Once we set a starting date, we can also give you an estimation of when the work will be complete. However, it is important to remember that every job is different and that some may take longer than others. While scaffolding will be erected outside your home, we do our best to cause as little disruption as possible while we work. Plus, we are a tidy crew and will ensure that debris and any rubbish is cleared up immediately so that it doesn’t leave your home looking messy. We want you to be comfortable while we work.
We know that construction work can cause chaos for anyone who has to live with it, and that is why we endeavour to stay out of your way and main areas of the home as much as possible. However, we will need to move around in other areas at some points to ensure the work is done correctly. When this happens, we will make it a priority to give you fair warning so that you are prepared for any minor disruptions that might be caused while we are moving. Additionally, there may be some disturbance when the plumber and electrician arrive to do their part.
The Process of Construction
Before you decide to use us for your loft conversion, it’s important to have a rough idea of how the process is going to work and the stages that are involved. Of course, no two attic/loft conversions is the same, so you can expect a few deviations to the plan. There are a number of stages, and they are listed here to give you a better idea of how things work:
– The architect comes to inspect the area to ensure it is suitable and draw up the plans.
– The loft is cleared before being prepped for building work.
– The electrics are inspected to see if rewiring will be needed, same with the piping. If anything needs to be moved an electrician and/or plumber will be called.
– Next, new floor joists will be fitted and the floors insulated following an inspection from building control services.
– The floorboards are then laid and the rafters reinforced.
– If you have picked dormers or rooflights to be installed, this is when it will take place.
– Stairs for attic conversion are then fitted.
– For dormer conversions, the vents are fitted alongside the windows.
– The roof is then insulated, and partition walls are erected.
– Wall plates are fixed in place to give the room shape and cover the insulation.
– The electrics are upgraded, and access panels are installed for eaves, water, and electricity.
– The walls are plaster-boarded, and the skirting is fitted.
– Final fittings and fixings are done, and the heating is finished.
A lot goes into it when you build a loft room, and we are the best at Oxford loft conversions. So, whether you have a solid plan or are filled with loft conversion ideas, make sure you pick up the phone and give us a call for a quote.
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