Loft Conversions in Kingswood: Three Important Things to Consider
Jones Brother Loft Conversions Ltd is a trusted loft conversion company based in Ewell. We have already transformed underused lofts for many property owners in nearby Kingswood, and all of them have been left satisfied by the skill, application and attention to detail of our loft conversion specialists – both before and after a project has been agreed.
Providing the best advice comes naturally to our loft conversion company. Our success has been largely built on reputation, not just on the quality of our loft conversions. Prior to starting work on lofts in the Kingswood area, our friendly and helpful team of time-served loft conversion specialists ask homeowners to consider three different things:
1 – Can the Property Handle Loft Conversions?
Many of our previous Kingswood customers were surprised to be asked this question, but loft conversions can add considerable weight to a home and this needs to be factored into the project. Much will depend on the types of lofts we are working on, and some of our loft conversions won’t add much in terms of weight, but checks need to be made regardless.
The building control officer for the project will want to know if your Kingswood property can bear the weight too. As genuine loft conversion specialists for the Surrey area, we can dig small exploratory holes to examine foundations. If required, our loft conversion company may recommend underpinning. This will obviously affect the overall cost of the project.
2 – Does the Property have Sufficient Headroom?
Genuine loft conversion specialists don’t just go about converting lofts without putting careful design and planning into the project. We’ve heard of instances where this hasn’t been the case, and some Kingswood property owners have had loft conversions finished only to find there’s insufficient headroom to use their new lofts for any suitable purpose.
Jones Brothers Loft Conversions make studious planning a priority, and will always remind you that converted lofts should be added rooms in your Kingswood property rather than something which will dominate an entire floor. Where headroom is limited, and subject to the design of your home, we can recommend conversions which increase available height.
3 – Have Party Walls and Building Regulations Been Considered?
Reputable loft conversion specialists will always make Kingswood property owners aware of their obligations concerning party walls and the current Building Regulations. Again, the effective planning and design of lofts will go a long way towards the successful completion of a project, so it pays to choose a loft conversion company which provides these services.
Jones Brothers Loft Conversions liaise with the local authority for Kingswood on your behalf, obtaining any permissions which may be required ahead of a project starting. If your Kingswood home is semi-detached or part of a terrace, there is a further obligation to meet the Party Wall Act 1996 before work can commence on lofts, and we can advise on this too.