Process

Loft Conversions Oxford - the process

Most roofs have the potential for a loft conversion, even if you have a modern “truss roof”. We specialize in converting truss roofs and have a wealth of experience in this area.

Using the loft space is a sound investment as it can make your home more comfortable and greatly enhance the value of your property. Banks and building societies encourage this sort of investment and are usually happy to provide funding for such projects.

If you’re based in the Oxford, Oxfordshire or Berkshire and need extra space, Oxfod Loft Conversion can help. We offer a no-obligation feasibility survey at no cost to you, which will enable us to provide you with an accurate fixed-price quote, with no hidden extras.

We are a family-run, customer-oriented company and do not use high-pressure sales techniques. Our full service takes care of everything from the initial drawing to the completion of the building works, including working plans and calculations, obtaining building regulation and planning consents, electrical and plumbing installations, plastering and decorating if required.

The average construction time is between four and seven weeks, depending on the style and size of the conversion. We use scaffolding loading bays wherever possible, which allows us to crane lift all the materials up to the loft level, so work can be carried out “through the roof” to speed up the build time and keep the disruption in your home to a minimum.

As a major staircase manufacturer to the loft conversion and building industry, we can match and replicate the newell posts, handrails and spindles to the existing staircase.

We only use bespoke uPVC windows, fully double glazed with K Glass, to meet the current building regulations. This enables the client to choose the exact dimensions and design of window to match their existing window frames.

If you would like to read more details on each process, please read the following details.

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Survey

If you use our feasibility study service, we will send one of our surveyors to your property to check your loft space. They will look at the construction type and make sure it meets certain minimum dimensions. Our surveyor has a lot of knowledge about different types of roofs, and can help you plan your conversion. They can advise you on how to use the extra space, make changes to the roof line, and create access from the landing.

Planning

We send an architect to survey your property for loft conversion plans. We have 25 years of experience and work closely with planning authorities for quality service. Full planning approval is not always required, and building regulations approval is always necessary. We provide regular email updates and a reference number to track progress. We schedule a start date once we receive written approvals.

Build

Oxford Loft Conversion is experienced in building loft conversions to a high standard. Our skilled tradesmen will transform your house by adding a room or rooms to the highest standards. Prior to the start date, your project manager will answer any questions and clarify the exact position and access for scaffolding and materials. The scaffolding will be erected on or before the start date, and the loft team will take delivery of most materials on the commence date.

Completion

When plastering is done, the tradespeople will complete the second part of their work to finish the project. The loft team will add skirting boards and architraves, handrails, balustrades, doors, and access panels. The plumber will put in bathroom or shower room suites, towel rails, radiators, and connections for supply, central heating, and waste pipes. The electrician will install switches, sockets, and light fixtures. After the work is finished, your project manager will check it for quality. Any unfinished work will be compiled in a snagging list, which will be sent to you for approval. The building inspector will make a final visit to conduct a completion inspection and provide a certificate. Lastly, all excess materials, waste, and scaffolding will be removed.