We understand that it can be difficult to picture what your new converted space would be like and what you could gain, where your stairs would go and whether you would have enough space for an ensuite and wardrobes.
On our initial consultation at your property, we can do a 1st floor and loft survey which will give us all the dimensions we need to give you a proposed loft floor plan before asking you to commit to a deposit. This would be given to you with your free no obligation quotation.
Should you wish to accept our quotation and proceed, we will then instruct an architect to survey your house in order for architectural drawings to be drawn up for your loft conversion. At this point we ask for a deposit to be placed with us and the drawings will be completed within about 10 days.
We, unlike many companies always make sure that no work starts until you have the relevant certificates. Most conversions fall under permitted development and require no planning permission as such, but if you wish to sell your property in the future you will be asked for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC), the document is proof that your loft conversion was built lawfully, A Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) is not a mandatory document you must attain which is why most builders do not get these in place and start works without them, this certificate is proof that the works that have been done on the property are within its lawful boundaries. They take 6-8 weeks to arrive once the application has been submitted.
Now that’s all the certificates and structural plans are in place were ready to get underway.
We try to do things a little differently, You may anticipate that in order to carry out your loft conversion, there will need to be major disruption to your day to day living, this is not the case. Once the scaffold is erected we will create access into the roof void, this will be the entry and exit point to carry out all of the conversion except installing the stairs and necessary making good and by that time it will almost be complete.
If you choose our full package which includes decorating and tiling this could add some time to the process, in most cases it is unlikely our conversions will run over 6 weeks.
We understand that everyone has different ideas and expectations and at different stages of the project we like to have dialogue to try and make your loft as bespoke as possible. Once your shell has been erected we will walk you around your great new space and discuss the finer details like the best place for all your electrical points, sockets switches, spot lights etc, your bathroom layout will be discussed and also storage solutions, where to have your eaves doors, maybe an extra cupboard… we can exchange ideas and make sure that it’s right for you!
For my wife and I, the most stressful part of the whole process was worrying about finding a competent builder that you can trust to demolish and then build up your house again. But you won't have to worry about any of that with Concept Lofts. I recommend them highly. - Richard Wilson, Waltham Abbey