Simply Loft London loft conversion faq q&a

Planning a loft conversion can be a confusing time as you run into so many questions. As London loft conversion specialists, the team at Simply Loft gets asked a lot of these same questions all the time so, to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of five of our most commonly asked questions – along with their answers.

How long does an average loft conversion take to build?

How long a loft conversion takes really depends on the size and type of London loft conversion you are planning.  On average Simply Loft can build a loft conversion in around eight weeks, give or take two weeks as contingency. We have completed loft conversions in as little as six weeks.

How quickly can you start building a loft conversion on my property?

We can start building your loft conversion within two to four weeks, presuming you have all of your architectural plans, structural designs and party wall notices in place and ready to go.

What is a party wall agreement and do I need one for my loft conversion?  

A party wall agreement is necessary if your home has a wall that is connected to another property on either side.  Each neighbour will have to be informed of the works you’re proposing using a party wall notice form, given to them at least two calendar months before you intend to begin your build.  The party wall agreement’s purpose is to protect you and your neighbour from any issues that could arise due to work carried out on the party wall. By law your neighbour can insist you have one in place before the work starts.

At Simply Loft, we can advise you on this process and, if need be, put you in touch with one of our certified party wall surveyors. Alternatively, your neighbour may decide to appoint a party wall surveyor themselves, who will carry out the work on behalf of yourself and them.

How much disruption will a loft conversion build cause to my life?

Simply Loft ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum since the work is confined to the loft space and any heavy work can usually be carried out from scaffolding on the outside of your property. If we need to lower your ceilings, there is more disruption involved, but we endeavour to make sure your family life is not adversely affected. Loft conversions can in fact be one of the least disruptive home improvements you can carry out, as you are not having to live in the area that is being worked on.

How much money does a loft conversion cost?
Most loft conversions in London will easily fit within a budget of £30,000 to £40,000 although this obviously depends on the type and size.

If you’re planning your own loft conversion in London, contact our experts at Simply Loft on 0800 917 7571 or via our online enquiry form to get the answers to all of your questions.

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