A highly specialised subject because
of the issue of working in confined spaces, and the need to meet
building regulations (and possibly planning too). Do get an experienced
company, and do make sure that you get all the necessary approvals,
in writing, from your local authority. And if the council say
you don't need planning approval, get them to put that in writing
too. You will need the approvals when you come to sell your property.
If you live in an historic building,
you may need listed building consent -there are stiff penalties
for failing to get consents on listed buildings, and you could
end up paying to reinstate the original too. Seek specialist
advice if in any doubt.
You should definitely go and view previous
work by your selected builder -ask the owners about quality of
work, how tidy the builder was, did the price change and was
the work complete on time. Remember, you could be living with
builders in your house for a while, and any mess will permeate
the whole house.
-offer attic conversions throughout the capital from their base
in West London.
-loft conversion specialists for Exter, Devon and Somerset.
-a London based loft conversion specialist -very atmospheric
Econoloft -leading loft experts with 30 years
experience, they operate from showrooms in Aston-in-Makerfield,
Lancs and West Wickham in Kent.
LoftTec -complete loft conversion service
based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Maker -loft conversions
specialist in Dorset and surrounds.
ladders and hatches, rooflights
Centre Products -based
near Chichester, they offer a comprehensive range of ladders,
stairs, spacesaver stairs and spiral staircases.
-actually loft ladders and hatches as well as staircases.
-extensive range of spiral and spacesaver stairs, based in Coventry.
Loft Shop -first established
in 1926, they now operate from their shop in Croydon, selling
roof windows, blinds, dormers, roof shingles, stairs and spirals.
Particular specialists in the Colt Roto range.