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Our Loft Conversion FAQ

Some of more often asked question about loft conversion in the uk

Loft Conversion FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Our loft conversion FAQ covers some of the most common question we are asked. To read the answer, click on the question itself to see the answer expand.
  • Can my loft be converted?


    loft conversion faq head height attic specialist lincolnshire99% of lofts can be converted, the difference is how far you have to go to make it a truly usable living space. If you want to convert within your existing loft space, you’ll need a minimum of head height of 2.3m from the top of the floor joist to the bottom of apex (see picture). If don’t have the 2.3m height, then don’t worry there are still plenty of options such as roof lifts.

    Have you been told you can’t covert your loft before, then give us a call, as we’ve resolved this on many occasions.


  • How much does it cost to convert a loft in the uk?


    Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this as loft conversions are varied. It also depends on how you want to have your new loft space fitted out, and how much of this will be done by your builder. The largest factors of converting a roof are:

    1) Is the current loft head height you have sufficient and does it need a roof lift or an alternative solution;

    2) Do you want or need a dormer, mansard or hip to gable extension to make additional usable floor space

    3) How the space is to fitted out, such as how many windows, bathroom or en-suites, or do you want a balcony

    4) How much of the work you wish to complete yourself if any. We offer a DIY Loft Conversion option, ideal if you want to keep costs down.

    If you want to get a free, no obligation quotation for your loft conversion, then contact us today for more information


  • How long does it take to complete a loft converions?

    Similar to the question of cost for a loft conversions, timeframes are difficult to give a clear guideline on. There are so many factor involved with converting a loft, including those list in the previous question. To get a feel for all of the stages involved with a loft conversion, have a red through our Loft Conversion Step by Step Guide.

    To give you some idea of timescale:

    • DIY Loft Conversion within the eaves, we are done within a week
    • Rear Dormer on a bungalow including full fitting of bedroom and ensuite – 4-6 weeks
    • For a roof lift and staircase – 1 Week for the core alterations, and 1 additional week for final fit.

    For more information about your loft and the timescales, give us a call in the showroom today on 01724 862266

  • Do I need planning permission?

    In short, a large percentage of lofts do not require planning permission, as they fall under what is know as “permitted development”. This umbrella allow certain type of development to be completed so long as you do not live in a conservation area of your building is listed.

    For more detailed information about planning permission, please see Planning Permission page, which contains more details about planning permission and building regulations for a loft conversion in the UK

  • Will a loft conversion add value to my property?

    Absolutely it will. So many people are getting loft conversions done now instead moving home. The main reason it adds up to 25% on the value of your home, and it far cheaper than moving or an alternative extension.

    To read more about why people are converting their lofts, click here.

  • Is the loft conversion work guaranteed?

    Yes, we offer a full 10 year guarantee on the work. Contact us today to one of our surveys to learn more about guarantee and the service we offer. 
  • I'm interested in getting my loft conversion completed with TVM, what do I need to do?

     The next steps are simple. Contact us today via the form below, or directly to any of the numbers provided. We’ll then arrange for our nearest surveyor to come out to your home and complete a design consultation.

    This is definitely not a sales process for us, we’ll simply listen to your needs, gather some details, take some measurements and give you an idea of what can be done. If your interested, then you’ll receive a summary quote within a few days, with information on next steps if you want to proceed.

    Call the main showroom on 0800 068 9969.

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