Loft Conversions in Bath
We carry out all types of conversions specialising in lofts. These conversions include dormer, hip to gable, and mansard conversions. We are able to use a range of materials to make your chosen type of conversion unique to your specification. The dormers can be cladded in a variety of materials including slate, lead or any type of tile. We can provide Juliet balconies with numerous options for balcony systems such as iron railings or just plain fronts, giving a wide platform to really appreciate your view.
Our director Nic, will personally come to your property to meet with you at any time that suits you day or evening. He will discuss any ideas you have and help you to decide on the best use of your space.
We will then provide you with a no obligation quote. We can provide a variation of different conversion options so you can have a rounded idea of different senarios to suit your budget.
When you have decided on your preferred option, we will then submit for planning and get your proposed works drawn up (if you do not already have either of these things). This can potentially be a lengthy process depending on your property and the work you would like have undertaken (4-8 weeks)
Once this has been finalised we will set out a payment plan and schedule of works with a start date.
Can My Loft Be Converted?
People often feel that the space in the loft is too small due to the roof trusses which form the structure of the roof. These can be removed and new trusses can be formed using timber or steel beams which provide support throughout the length of the roof.
There is a minimum head height of 2.2m at the highest point which must be met in order to comply with building regulations. However this is where creating spaces using dormers and placement of the staircase will make the loft viable and is often where your unique design is put into place.
Do I need planning permission?
Planning permission is always required, and it all depends on where you extend or alter the roof space.
for more information please contact us – Alternativley you can check the “Link to gov website” to view specific conditions and limts.
How long will my loft conversion take?
The length of time a loft conversion takes will vary depending on the type of conversion you have and what other works you have done. For example, if you have dormer, what type and if you do your own decorating. For the most basic type we estimate 6 – 8 weeks, but we will provide a more definite timescale after your property has been viewed.
Do I need to find my own architect/contact the local council for building regulations?
Over the years we have built a solid relationship with structural engineers, chartered surveyors, architects and building control which enables to us to provide the contact for these essential parts of your proposed build. This includes the legal resource to be able to contest refused planning permission. However, if you wish to use your own contacts that are absolutely fine.
Can I use my own plans?
Yes, we are happy to use existing plans.
Will I need building regulations?
A loft conversion is considered a major work. All major works need building regulation from the local council.
How disruptive will it be?
We try, of course, to carry out your project with as little disruption as possible. Where possible we access the loft space off our scaffold so there is often no need to go through the house, there are, however, some cases where this is not possible.
There are also some situations when the room below may be affected due to the removal of the floor above. Our tradesman are contentious, with noise and mess and endeavour to keep it to a minimum.
How much will it cost?
The cost of your project will vary greatly depending on the type of work you have done. Our costs are itemised in the detailed quote provided.
Pride in our workmanship
We take pride in our ability to tailor your interiors to the very last detail. Whether an en-suite or open plan bathroom, bespoke cupboards, utilising awkward spaces, down to using reclaimed materials from your property or outsourced from our wide variety of building contacts.