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 dont get these in place, however it demonstrates that any and all work being built on the property are within its lawful boundaries. They take 6-8 weeks to arrive once the application has been submitted.
Full plans and structural calculations will also be submitted to the necessary Building Control authority before works commence to approve. Then along the way they will do various inspections, this will ensure that the work sufficiently meets Building Regulation Approval, once satisfied they will send a completion certificate to you.
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… whether you would have enough space for an ensuite and wardrobes.
On our initial consultation at your property, we can do a 1st floor & 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.
We promise is to reach completion in the shortest time possible, we complete most conversions in 4-5 weeks even the more involved l shaped or trussed roof conversions, we vary rarely have any conversion go on longer then 6 weeks.. Unlike some companies we never juggle jobs and promise that there will be workmen on site everyday.
There is a misconception that trussed roofs can’t be converted, it is important to find a conversion specialist that has experience in these types of conversion as they are more difficult to convert than traditional cut and pitch roofs. Concept lofts have a lot of experience in these types of conversion therefore don’t charge a premium for them like some other companies.
Most loft conversions require a steel ridge beam, and most companies will install this under your existing ridge and box around it leaving that ugly bulk head, not with us, we always make sure your not left with any unattractive bulk heads
We always angle the reveals around your Velux windows rather than making them square, this allows much more light into your new loft room and is a more attractive finish.
Concept Lofts are a very professional and reliable company, at the end of each day they ensured the house was tidy and clear of any rubbish / mess. The workmen are all friendly and very polite. - Lois Jackson, Waltham Abbey