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Convert Your Loft: DIY, Local Builder or Specialist Firm?

Loft Conversion - Decision MakingDeciding to convert your loft from a dark and empty space into a spacious living area can add an extra dimension to the home, giving you the extra real estate you need and adding significant value to the property.  When you make the decision to convert your loft – whatever the intended purpose of the extra space – you will have three options: do it yourself, have a local builder carry out the work, or call in a specialist firm. All three have benefits.

Do it Yourself

The DIY option is a very popular one and it is by far the cheapest in terms of outlay – largely because of the money saved on labour. However, while converting the loft into a home office or children’s play area can be pretty straight-forward, the job should still be carried out by someone that is a competent DIYer. If you intend to use the space to create a bathroom, the recommendation would be to hire someone more qualified. You should also be aware that a bad DIY job can cost more to put right than it would to hire a professional. Although, if are on a particularly strict budget, DIY is most likely the best choice.

Local Builder

A local builder should be able to carry out all the work required to convert a loft and they are often available at discounted rates. Hiring a builder will speed up the job considerably in comparison to the DIY option and will ensure the conversion is carried out correctly. However, you should always be aware of the “cowboy” builder. Unfortunately, there are a lot of rogue traders out there, a significant number of whom claim to specialise in loft conversions. Before hiring any builder, make sure to check their credentials. Word-of-mouth is always a good way to find a legitimate building firm. Also read previous customer reviews online.

Specialist Company

There are many companies in the UK that specialise solely in loft conversions, providing everything from the initial drafts right through to the clean-up. Specialist firms are experienced in various types of conversions and can generally provide a turn-around of 6-8 weeks. Of the three options, this one is likely to prove the most expensive and there is also the “cowboy” element to look out for, but if a complete, no-nonsense job from start to finish is what you require, a specialist loft conversion firm is the recommended choice.

Choosing a Company to Convert your Loft | Loft Conversion

Loft Conversion - Home Cinema

Loft conversions are not as simple a building process; they require expert planning knowledge and expert building skills. To have your loft converted right, you actually need a loft conversion specialist with experience in loft conversions.

An experienced loft conversion company will have years of experience and will be able to provide you with detailed information on the various designs available, if your empty space is right for a loft conversion, if there are any building requirements, the cost, and the amount of time it will take to complete the loft conversion.

Not every roof and empty space in a home can be converted. If you do not have the correct height in your empty space, you cannot have a loft conversion. On the other hand, the majority of lofts can be converted without any problem.

An expert loft conversion specialist will be able to show you the different types of loft conversions that will work in your loft area and from here you will be able to design your loft and create the type of room you desire with that empty space.

The most common type’s lofts you can choose from with a Loft conversion specialist are rooflight, dormer, en-suite, and Mansard. To learn which is perfect for your home and give you the extra space you need, contact a Loft conversion specialist.

Trying to do a loft conversion on your own is certainly not a great idea and using a builder that has never done a loft conversion or the occasional one, is not a wonderful idea. In order to build the conversion properly and to meet any building requirements, you will need a specialist with experience.

By using an experienced loft conversion company you can feel assured that you are in good hands. The reason is a professional loft conversion company has been doing this for years and knows the entire process, which allows them to complete the project in a timely manner.

Not only can a professional create a beautiful room with your loft conversion, but they will also be able to provide you with information regarding if the area is suitable for a bathroom or even a couple of windows. The best part of all is that you will have a professional help you design the loft conversion you desire instead of just using a blue print, making it unique and personal. If you do not use a professional, you may be missing these extras that might just help make the room more functional as well as comfortable.

With a loft conversion, you may be able to have that spare bedroom, game room, or office space with its own bathroom and window or skylight. Just by contacting a loft conversion expert, you will be able to design and receive expert advice to create a loft conversion of your dreams.