What is a DIY Or Partial Loft Conversion?
In simple terms, this is a loft conversion were you want to complete some part of the work yourself. We can complete only the structural work, leaving you a weather tight and structural sound space to work on. In addition you may want TVM to complete 1st fit, such as flooring, insulation, base plumbing or electrical work and stud walls.
A great example is one where we completed a base loft conversion with a rear dormer. We completed all the structural work including installation of windows and skylights. We also installed a new staircase to meet all building regulations, and then we stopped. The customer then created a two bedroom, single bathroom installation, including all electrical work, plumbing, partition walls, plastering and final joinery work. We aided in the completion of building regulation sign-off, and gave a 10 year guarantee on the work completed by TVM.
Why do a DIY Loft Conversion?
Most people choose the DIY or Partial Loft Conversion options for two reasons:
- To save money on the overall cost of the conversion
- they simply want to put their mark on the alterations.
For most it’s a mixture of the two, which is perfect with those who have the skills or know someone who has.
Another reason some customers choose this option, is this allows the budget to stretch that little bit further to get what they really want. Many customers told us that they also wanted TVM to complete a garage conversion as well. By completing a percentage of the work themselves, meant, they could afford to get both done, making their home perfect, and within budget.
How much can I save by choosing the DIY Loft option?
This is the most difficult question to answer, as it depends greatly on how much you wish to complete within the process. The cost of the core structural work is about 40-60% of the overall cost. This means anything you complete thereafter is usually a saving of labour costs, leaving only your base materials to buy.