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Loft Conversion FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. How can I find out if my loft can be converted?

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.

2. How do I obtain a quote?

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.

3. What typically happens during a home visit?

In this appointment Tom, our director, will come to your home at a time that is convenient to you. He will have a look at your loft space, take measurements and use his vast experience to consider all your options. He will then have a chat about your hopes for your future living space and answer any questions that you may have. Using the information gained during this visit, we can then provide you with a detailed quotation which we will send you.

4. How much does a Crown Loft Conversion cost?

The cost is largely determined by the size of the project, what features you would like etc. We will help you achieve the best use of your space for your budget. Our quotes are fully itemised and fixed, allowing you full control over your budget. If we make a saving on an item, we are able to pass that saving onto you. Our quote covers all stages from design to completion.

5. How long will my loft conversion take to build?

Our conversion process typically takes between 6 and 8 weeks, but this is dependant on the size of the project. When we come out and see you we will be able to give you a more accurate timescale.

6. What areas do Crown Loft Conversions cover?

We build our beautiful loft conversions in most of the south of England. If you are in any doubt concerning your location, please do not hesitate to contact us.

7. Can I view a completed conversion?

Of course! We are lucky that our many happy clients are thrilled to show people around their new space. We will always try to arrange a visit to a home with a similar loft conversion to that of your requirements. Our gallery also shows a variety of our complete loft conversions.

8. Will my conversion be subject to building regulations?

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.

9. Will I need Planning Permission?

Crown Loft Conversions usually fall under the permitted development category so planning permission will not normally be 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. You do not need to worry about this as we will guide you through the whole process.

10. Can I use my own plans?

Of course, we want to work with you to achieve your perfect new living space.

11. Will the work be fully supervised?

At Crown Loft Conversions our teams are highly skilled and experienced and need little supervision. Our boys know what they’re doing! We have a supervisor who will visit your project from time to time to ensure that the work is being carried out to our high standard and to meet with you to address any questions that you may have.

12. Is the work that you do insured?

Yes, Crown Loft Conversions are fully insured.

13. Can you convert timber frame buildings?

Yes.

14. Can a trussed rafter roof be converted?

Yes.

15. Will I hear from you again once my Crown Loft Conversion is completed?

Yes - at Crown Loft Conversions, we want to keep in touch and hear all about how you are enjoying your new living space. Once the conversion is completely finished we will visit you to talk in more detail about your experience with Crown Lofts. We also like to take photographs as we our proud of our work. With our ten year structural guarantee, you can be assured that your loft conversion is in safe hands for years to come.

16. Will a Crown Loft Conversion add value to my house?

Recent research conducted by Nationwide Building Society has shown that a loft conversion can increase the value of your home by up to 20%!

17. Will I receive a guarantee?

Yes, all Crown Loft conversions, upon completion, come with our 10 year guarantee for peace of mind - We know Loft Conversions.

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Are you considering a Loft Conversion? Please enquire today about converting your loft.

We offer a free, no-obligation quote, so get in touch as we would love to chat about your project.

We create beautiful loft conversions to locations within Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and South West London.

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