You only need to glance skyward to see that London housing is dominated by flats. According to figures, 43% of people in London live in a flat, maisonette or apartment compared to 9.8% across the rest of the country. Although apartment living has an array of benefits – more affordable, less maintenance and quick access […]
If you’re considering a home office loft conversion to create a private, personalised space to work at home from, then you’re in right the place. The onset of Coronavirus has led to a huge increase in home working, with lots of us setting up makeshift offices in kitchens, bedrooms and under-stair nooks. But with the […]
Planning your perfect loft space? Here are some loft conversion ideas and practical suggestions to help you craft your ideal space. Whether you want to create a fabulous master bedroom and en suite, a spacious home office with ample storage or a space for your children to play and grow, you’ll find lots of creative […]
Keen to gain extra space with a loft conversion? In this article we outline the latest cost of a loft conversion in London 2024, the cost of different types of London loft conversion – from a first-fix loft conversion to a generous Hip-to-Gable loft conversion – and how we can help you keep costs down, […]
First-fix and second-fix are two terms used to describe the different stages at which the plumbing and electrics of a construction project have reached.
During the process of having a loft conversion, there is often the worry of it causing lots of disruption. There should be a little disruption expected, as there is with any construction project, however, we always like to prepare our customers so they know when they can expect this.
After budgeting the initial construction costs of a loft conversion, there are a number of other costs you should be aware of as you may also need to budget for these as well. Building Control Fee – £750 + VAT The Building Control Fees are charged when plans are submitted to the Building Control Company. […]
If you are considering having work done to your house, such as a loft conversion, there is specific documentation you can apply for that can prove any pre-existing/proposed development has been done lawfully. This is where a Certificate of Lawfulness comes in.
As a cost-effective way to increase living space and add value to a house, many people are choosing to convert their loft area. It can add up to 20% to the value of a property if done properly, so you can understand why many families are choosing to go down this route to create more […]
When considering a loft conversion for your home, the first thing to establish is whether the existing height within your roof is tall enough. The general rule of thumb measurement is 2.2m from the top of the existing ceiling joists to the underside of the ridge – that’s the point in the middle of the […]
The majority of all loft conversions will have a flat roof constructed to them. The covering which makes them water tight can be achieved using various products, with 2 standing out as the industries norm. The first being a 3 layer felt systems and second GRP (glass reinforced plastic).
This is a common question asked when placing an order for a loft conversion. We can only share our many years of experience on the use of both these products. Whilst wooden French doors may look more in keeping with your house, they have fundamental flaws which do not lend themselves to being a good […]