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Q: How much for a loft conversion?

UK average Loft Conversion Costs are currently around £35,000 but prices vary significantly depending on size, location and actual property. The best way to find out average loft conversion costs in your area is to Post an Enquiry for loft costs.

 

Q: Will a loft conversion add value to my property?

Nobody will dispute that a loft conversion will add significant value to your property. How much will depend on several factors such as location, if the property has been over developed, size and quality of the actual loft conversion.

 

Q: How do I know if my loft is suitable for a loft conversion?

Most homeowners don’t have a clue as to whether their property is suitable for a loft conversion. The easiest way to find out is to Post an Enquiry here at Loft Conversion Supermarket and we will put you in touch with up to five loft conversion companies covering your area.

 

LOFT CONVERSION FAQ'SQ: How does it take to carry out a loft conversion?

Times do vary depending but you should expect to have everybody out within 5 to 6 weeks.

 

Q: Do I need an architects for loft conversion plans?

Whilst you may not need planning permission and architectural drawings for obtaining planning permission you will most certainly need drawings for the building regulations or building control services. In most cases the loft conversion companies will deal with all the drawings required but if your loft conversion is part of a wider property renovation project then ideally you should commission architectural services. See our loft conversion plans page for more details.

 

Q: Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?

Whilst most loft conversions do not require planning permission it will be required in certain cases. See our Planning Permission page for more details.

 

Q: Do I need building regulations for a loft conversion?

Yes; You will need to ensure that all the works carried out comply with the latest building regulations. You will also need to get completion certificates at the end of the job to ensure that the work has been signed off. You will most certainly need those certificated when it comes to sell your property.

 

Q: Do I need a structural engineer for a loft conversion?

Yes; it is most likely that you will need structural calculations for various supporting steelwork that goes into your conversion. Once again your architect will be able to answer this question precisely.

 

Q: What is a mansard loft conversion?

Take a look at the Mansard Loft Conversions page to view some photos of dormers.

 

Q: What is a dormer loft conversion?

Take a look at the Dormer Loft Conversions page to view some photos of dormers.

 

Q: Is it possible to add a loft conversion to a timber framed property?

Yes; most loft conversion companies are experienced in working on these types of properties.

 

Q: Do I need a Party Wall Agreement for my loft conversion?

It depends entirely on the type of loft conversion and whether the structural alterations you carry out have am impact on the neighbouring party wall. Your architect will be the best person to advise you on this issue.

 

Q: Do I need to inform by mortgage lender?

Yes; you will in fact most likely need permission from your mortgage lender before carrying out a loft conversion.

 

Q: Do I need to inform by building insurance provider?

Yes; if you don’t then your policy may be invalid and the new loft floor will most certainly not be covered. 

 


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