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Frequently asked questions about converting a loft

How much will a loft conversion cost?
Each conversion is individual to each client but a budget cost would be in the order of:

  • A semi detached or terraced house with Velux roof windows would be in the region of 30,000
  • A detached larger property with dormers, two bedrooms with a bathroom or en-suite would be in the region of 40,000 to 60,000

Which areas of Cornwall do you cover?
We cover the whole of North Cornwall and Mid Cornwall, in and around Bodmin, St Austell, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge, Camelford, Grampound Road, Truro and surrounding areas.

How do you quote the price of a loft conversion?
An initial visit is made in order to talk through your requirements, see if the project is plausible and give a 'ball-park' estimation.

If you then wish to proceed to a fixed quote, we will instruct our architect to visit, measure up, then do a schematic drawing showing what can be achieved. From this we can put together a quote stating exactly what will be done.

Where can I see a loft conversion carried out by your company?
We can arrange for you to see our previous clients loft conversions from one of our many satisfied customers.

Do I need planning permission?
We will check the proposed scheme against the Permitted Development Rights Document 2362 and advise, not all will need planning permission but all require Building Regulation Approval.

How quickly can work begin?
Usually within 12 weeks of required permissions being approved.

Can you prepare and apply for planning permission for my loft conversion?
Yes, our preferred architect can take care of all plans and regulatory approvals.

How long will a loft conversion take to complete?
For a small loft conversion 6-8 weeks and up to 12-16 weeks for a large conversion.

How much mess will there be?
We start a the top and work down (even if we are building a new raised roof) and only break through to existing house to install stairs, fire doors (if required) and any internal changes as part of plan.

Who oversees the conversion?
The managers of Elite Developments Southwest carry out regular visits to ensure work is running to plan and assist smooth introduction of any required changes.

Want to know more?
If you would like to arrange a no obligation survey please either use our contact form here or request a callback or telephone 07741 647746. We understand investing in a loft conversion is a big decision and will do all we can to answer any questions you may have.

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