Loft conversion

Post your job for free and our trade professionals will contact you to quote.
Number of Pros
Number of Reviews
  1. Plentific >
  2. Find Tradesmen >
  3. Loft conversion

Featured Pros for Loft conversion

Our vision is to make it fast, easy and safe to get quotes when you need help. We'll introduce you to professionals who are ready to help.
Loft conversion in Romford, RM2 6LA
Brick Change London Limited
Loft conversion in Beckenham, BR3 5XF
Ealing Home Improvements Ltd
Loft conversion in London, N1 7GU
Loft conversion in Hounslow, TW3 2AA
Nationwide Uk Construction Ltd
Loft conversion in London, SW1W 0RP
Wisdom Electric Power
Loft conversion in London, SE1 1YU
Kpcl Architecture Ltd
Loft conversion in London, E15 4ES
0800 Group Multi Trade Specialist
Loft conversion in Glasgow, G2 4JR
Heightvale Limited
Loft conversion in Bolton, BL1 4SS
Pro Build
Loft conversion in London, SE5 8PL
Bellamy Group
Loft conversion in Winchester, SO23 7AA
Avantgarde Property Maintenance & Refurbishment
Loft conversion in London, WC2H 9JQ

Latest Loft conversion Reviews

Tctserv Ltd
17 Jan 2018
Tctserv Ltd have been very reliable, friendly and always adopted a professional approach.The work has been completed of a high standard. I recommend Tctserv Ltd anytime.
17 Jan 2018
Punctual, hardworking skilled professionals who are committed to finish the job they started.
Bob The Handyman
17 Jan 2018
Excellent job. Very prompt and professional. Would highly recommend
D.P Electrical Services
14 Jan 2018
An immediate quote was followed by very quick response and the work was carried out to a very high standard
and entirely to my satisfaction. The pro was very friendly, polite and tidy. He cleaned up all the mess on completion and I would recommend him to anyone requiring electrical work done.

Hiring a tradesman for a loft conversion

Planning, budgeting for and going through with a loft conversion requires careful planning and expert tradesmen. Plentific can help you through each stage of your loft conversion by providing lists of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer the services you need, along with access to customer reviews to help you make your choice. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.

What do you need to know about loft conversions?

Loft conversions require a great deal of planning. The first thing you will find is that planning regulations are tighter with loft conversions than they are with extensions. There is a lot that you will need to confirm before you can start planning your project. Can the existing roof structure provide adequate structural support? Will the floor require new steel joists to support the new room? When fitting a staircase at least 2 meters of head clearance is legally required, and if this is not available more restructuring work will need to be done. One way to do this is to install a dormer window. Although this is more expensive than adding sloping windows, it will provide you with a bit of extra space for your room. Complications such as these can be predicted in advance, which is why it is a good idea to discuss everything with an architect or structural engineer before finalising your plans or beginning work. They will be able to go through your options with you and let you know where planning permission will be required. Keep in mind that you will need a strict budget in place before beginning your project. This will help keep your plans and expenses grounded, and should also help your tradesmen give you appropriate advice.

Given the intricate nature of a job like this it can be a good idea to hire an architect or structural engineer to help plan or oversee the process. If you do this, it is likely they will be able to recommend other tradesmen to you for the job. Regardless, make sure to check the experience and qualifications of each of your options. A tradesman may have completed an apprenticeship, a college qualification or they may have completed a course offered by a tradesmen’s association. Membership in such an organisation is a good sign, as they usually enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members. You should also be sure to ask them for reviews from previous customers. It is likely with loft conversions that tradesmen will have images on hand of jobs they have finished in the past, which can be a big help when choosing which one is best for realising your designs. Remember, depending on the complexity of the finished project you may need to hire several tradesmen with different specialisations over the course of the project.

Before making a decision, be sure that your choice has adequate coverage and guarantees for accidental damage. Especially for jobs requiring scaffolding or other dangerous equipment, be sure that they are covered by liability insurance. They should also have policies in place for if you are dissatisfied with their finished work.

How much does a loft conversion cost?

The price of a loft conversion depends heavily on the work involved. Several jobs can drive up the price, such as installing a fixed staircase or additional windows, upgrading ceilings to support the new floor and upgrading your fuse board to support the new room. This is why it is crucial to plan exactly what you want. It is a good idea to discuss your ideas, along with your budget, with tradesmen when seeking a quote. A straightforward design could cost between £10,000 and £15,000. Consider carefully what the loft will be used for. Adding a new bathroom can be by far the most expensive type of loft conversion. Certain materials such as steel joists will also drive your price up, and your project may require scaffolding for your tradesmen to work safely.

With this considered, there are ways for you to save money, such as doing decorating work yourself. However, you should not expect a loft conversion to be cheap or easy. Ensure that you consider all of your options, as certain lofts may add little to the value of your home even after an expensive conversion.

Latest Loft conversion Jobs Posted

Mock Tudor style house, need to lower the ceiling to achieve roughly 2.1 m height, standard loft conversion with 3
dormers at the rear and 2 Velux at the roof, full bathroom. Already have drawings and have applied to the Council under permitted development. Wanted to start the building work at the beginning of June next month
Chung M.
we need a total refurbishment of the house which includes: loft conversion, single story extension and garage conversion, more bathrooms
Amit T.
Loft conversion and chimney removeal from first floor.
Cem S.
Loft conversion as part of a large renovation project