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Loft Conversions

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.

Loft Conversion Companies

  • Altitude Lofts -offer attic conversions throughout the capital from their base in West London.
  • Attic Designs -loft conversion specialists for Exter, Devon and Somerset.
  • Chappell Build -a London based loft conversion specialist -very atmospheric website too!
  • 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.
  • Room Maker -loft conversions specialist in Dorset and surrounds.

Loft Stairs, ladders and hatches, rooflights

  • Loft Centre Products -based near Chichester, they offer a comprehensive range of ladders, stairs, spacesaver stairs and spiral staircases.
  • Lyndale Stairs -actually loft ladders and hatches as well as staircases.
  • RHS Stairs -extensive range of spiral and spacesaver stairs, based in Coventry.
  • The 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.
  • The Loft Stairs Company -based in Shrewsbury, the specialise in stairs and ladders for restricted speces.
  • Velux -the name for rooflights and roof windows, including escape openings, blinds and remote control systems.
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