• Typical Costs of a Loft Conversion

    These costs are a break-down of materials, and trades.

    Loft Conversions Costs
     

Loft Conversions Cost

When it comes to building loft conversions the most prominant materials used is Timber, around 95% of all loft conversions are made out of timber, the rest of the materials that are used will consist of steel, roofing materials, and Insulation. The best places to find timber would be a timbers mearchant, you can sometimes get discounts if you purchase in bulk. The cost of timber has been continuously on the rise especially within this decade.

To find out how much it would cost you to construct a loft conversion, would obviously depend on the size of your house, let us take a typical three bedroom Terrace house in London the loft conversion would consist a dormer at the back of the house, and two sky light Windows at the front of the house this is usually a typical loft conversion, the price would be approx £12,000

STEELS:

To find out how much it would cost you to construct a loft conversion, would obviously depend on the size of your house, let us take a typical three bedroom Terrace house in London the loft conversion would consist a dormer at the back of the house, and two sky light Windows at the front of the house this is usually a typical loft conversion, the price would be approx £12,000.

ROOF DORMERS:

The Dormer is usually constructed from timber, and finished with tiles, or slates, and finished with a flat roof. A typical three bedroom house in London we would be talking about £4,000 - £5,000 including the flat roof.

PLUMBING:

Not all loft conversions actually need plumbing unless you want a ensuite bathroom, this in fact with bring value to the house, for a typical three bedroom house in London the costs of a bathroom/ shower, and toilet would be about £1,500 - £2,000 including material and installed.

ELECTRICS:

All wiring installations will be in accordance with manufacturer instructions and the current Institute of Electrical Engineers Regulations. Two - way lighting above the new stairs 1 light in the main storage area. 7 twin socket 8 – 10 low voltage downlights smoke alarms where needed · 1 extractor fan, and 1 shaving socket in bath / shower room. This would cost approx £900 - £1,000.

PLASTERING:

The plastering is one of the last things to do in a loft conversion, the plastering is not as easy as one thinks the reason bieng that there is a lot of angles to consider, but once again for a typical three bedroom house in London is around £800.

PLANS / DRAWINGS:

Plans for a loft conversion would need a good Architech who knows about the structure of loft conversions, and would know how to calculate how many steel beams would be needed. The plans, and steel beam calculations would be prepared, and sent to the Authorites for Building Control approval. The price will vary depending on the Architect, but you should not pay more than £600 - £700

COUNCIL FEES:

Each Council will differ in their prices, but a standard price for a loft conversion in London would be around £475 - £500.

  • We undertake all aspects of loft conversions from plans to finish
  • Only qualified tradesmen, clean and tidy
  • We arrange planning approval and Liaise with your local authority
  • Planning Permission / Building Regulations
  • Design your loft to your requirments, and deal with structural calculations
  • We always complete our loft conversions on time around min 6 weeks - 8 weeks
  • Site Manager is always on the job untill completion