loft conversion essex

FAQ

Having a loft conversion enables you to utilise that dark, dusty unused space and turn it into a bright, vibrant living area. Whether you are looking to gain an extra bedroom with an ensuite or even just some extra living space, a loft conversion can provide this extra space and change the way you use your home.

Specialising in only loft conversions, Ridgeline Lofts are the place to come. Our enthusiastic approach to building and hard working ethic means we strive to complete your loft in the agreed time schedule whilst producing the highest quality workmanship. We have many previous happy customers and we would like to add you to that list.

Every loft conversion is different, but based on recently taken surveys and online data, the average cost for a loft conversion is between £31,000 to £42,000. This may not necessarily be accurate so for a personal tailored quote, please get in touch today.

Whether you need planning permission or not depends entirely on the type of loft conversion you want. Most loft conversions fall under permitted development meaning you don’t need planning permission, however it is always best to contact your local council for information on loft conversion building regulations.

For the detailed process of a loft conversion, please refer to THE PROCESS page.

Loft conversions are a great way to create a new unique space in a house. A loft conversion can add a significant amount of value to your property, in some cases up to 20% and sometimes even more! Which makes it one of the top investments for home owners to consider.

Velux windows provide plenty of natural light that will improve the appearance of any space. We recommend having a window at the front and back of a room. A window above the stairwell leading up to the loft is a fantastic way to brighten up any existing landing using natural light. A popular choice at the moment is a French doors with a Juliet balcony on the dormer.

As a rule, we need 2.3m head height for a loft conversion to be possible. There are options to raise the height in certain cases but usually require planning permissions for this. For a standard loft, 2.3m is required to carry out the conversion in the most cost effective way.

Having water tanks/boilers in your loft is not a problem, if it’s a boiler we can either move it to a more suitable place, or leave it where it is and create a cupboard around it. If you have a water tank, we can also easily relocate these, It can be relocated into the eaves of the loft quickly and safely by a plumber usually within one day.

Yes! We have lots of happy customers that would be more than happy to speak with you regarding there conversion, and if you live local we may be able to arrange a viewing of their loft.

We will always try our best to cause as little disruption as possible. The first few weeks of a loft conversion involves working on the exterior of your property, using scaffolding for access. When it comes to carrying out internal works, such as fitting staircases, we are very mindful of our clients. On days when we require access to your house, we’ll make sure to give plenty of notice so you’re never caught off guard.

Ridgeline Lofts are fully insured and are a multi accredited company. A copy of our insurance can be presented on request. Please see our accreditations for more information.

Most loft conversions we carry out are completed within 6 weeks, depending on the size and work involved this can vary, but not by much.

Yes, all of our work is guaranteed for 3 years as standard.

We have our own architects and structural engineers who we work closely with to provide you with the best ideas and layout options for your loft conversion. If you do already have your own drawings, great! We can work from any set of architects’ drawings.

No! we work hard to keep the disruption to your daily lives to a minimum.

Absolutely! We encourage all of our customers to come up and take a look, this is a great way for you to gauge sizes and lay out options for beds, dressers, wardrobe space and en-suites etc early on.

When planning your loft conversion, considering the placement, and type of staircase is important. Your staircase should be a practical space-saving feature, as a rule we try to keep them above the existing staircase, sometimes this isn’t possible so we use our years of expertise and knowledge to provide you with the best solution.

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