Aberdeen's Leading Loft Conversion Builder
Luke Lloyd Builders is an Aberdeen-based company that specialises in loft and attic conversions. Your home’s loft area may be turned into a high-quality living space, such as an en-suite bedroom, a home office, a playroom, or a hobby room. There is a high need for more space to accommodate a growing family, yet many people can not afford to relocate. Others are looking for that one place in the house that they can truly call their own. If you are searching for an Aberdeen loft conversion, Luke Lloyd Builders is the sole firm you should choose.
Our objective is to remove as much trouble and anxiety from the process of completing a loft conversion in Aberdeen as possible. We can handle the full process from beginning to end, including all architectural drawings, planning permission, structural calculations, and construction, as well as assigning you a dedicated Project Manager throughout.
We are professionals at making every loft or attic conversion as simple and stress-free for our customers as possible. Are you considering selling your house and relocating? Consider a loft conversion for your Aberdeen home since it may enhance the value by up to 25% if done correctly. In other words, your loft conversion will most likely provide a profit in the long run. Loft conversions in Aberdeen are one of the most frequent forms of home remodelling projects. They are less expensive than relocating entirely, yet they still allow you to increase your available living space.
Garden rooms, house extensions, and conservatories are also available.
We also cover areas such as Peterhead, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Westhill, Stonehaven and Ellon.
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Why Should You Convert Your Loft?
Before you begin to consider your possible project, you must first determine whether your roof space is suitable for conversion. Many individuals are, however, there are three key considerations:
From the top of the ceiling joist to the floor below, take a measurement. It should be approximately 2,500mm in length in order to appropriately alter.
The roof’s incline. It is important to measure the roof angle. A higher pitch angle corresponds to a higher centre head height.
To ensure the least amount of wasted space, interior rules must be at least 5,500mm side to side, including the chimney, and 7,500mm in length.
What will I do with this space?
Consider how you intend to use your property. A second bedroom with a separate bathroom, for example, or a playroom for your children. Isn’t it great to have a space to relax or do your homework?
Or it might be a multipurpose room that serves many roles, such as extra living space and a place for guests. Will there be enough space for a bath or only a shower? When designing a bathroom in a loft, keep headroom in mind.
Keep in mind where you’ll store your bikes and other gear, as a built-in room is usually provided in the eaves.
Don’t underestimate the amount of room you’ll gain with the floor plan. Because your ceilings are angled, you are limited in the amount of furniture you can have and the amount of room you can move. Though it is very hard to convert a loft into a habitable space that also serves as an office, it is usually always done out of need since it is a livable space that also serves as an office.
Is it feasible for me to do the loft conversion on my own?
A loft conversion requires planning department clearance and is nearly usually necessary for Building Regulations compliance.
While it is possible to attempt a DIY loft conversion, the majority of people prefer to engage in a specialised loft conversion firm due to the large amount of work that is required.
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Providing High-Quality Loft Conversions at Reasonable Prices
From start to finish, your project will receive personalised attention. By maintaining touch with you, the client, we ensure a smooth transition between processes and, most importantly, a successful project and a satisfied customer.
Quality and architecture are prioritised with the consumer in mind. When it comes to your project, we take pleasure in utilising only the best – the best tools, the best construction processes, and the best personnel.
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Loft Conversions in Aberdeen: Types
It’s not only about the range of accessible properties; it’s also about the diversity of people’s tastes, perspectives, and lifestyles. Additionally, it is dependent on the type of property you own, which offers you greater flexibility over the type of loft conversion you may do.
Not only will the sort of property you own give more insight into the amount of planning permission required, but the community in which you live will also influence that information. At any moment, we will supply you with the most beneficial space possible in accordance with your requirements and current construction standards.
We worked long and arduous hours to build a loft conversion that satisfied the client’s demands and desires. Adding toilets, wet spaces, or stunning natural light to your structure is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what you can do with it.
Your concept has been placed in skilled hands. A hip or gable dormer can be transformed into a mansard, a velux, or an L-shaped dormer. Staircases, cabinets, storage furniture, and electrical installations are all included in our service.
Pitched Roof Dormer
Converted pitched roof dormers favour larger footprint or high-pitched roofs. Decisions are to be made on a case-by-case basis. Raked dormers look lovely and you may alter their quantity. Most houses will require approval for dormers, however, rear-mounted dormers are often granted.
Hip To Gable Conversion
loft conversions increase the loft’s ceiling height as well as usable floor area. A roof stripping such as this needs removing the hip ends, constructing a gable on the flank wall, and extending the ridge toward the gable. Reconstruction of the front roof is required.
This style of Loft Conversion is excellent for gaining additional interior space. One or both roof slopes with very steep sloping sides and a flat roof on top are replaced in this technique. Ideal for detached and semi-detached homes.
Velux Loft Conversion
This is probably the cheapest and straightforward Loft Conversion since you may enlarge your loft area without changing the roof structure’s design. Because everything is done inside, there is very little interruption and construction. Suitable for a wide range of characteristics.
Is Your Aberdeen Loft Conversion-Ready?
Before you begin your loft conversion project, determine whether the space in your loft is suitable for conversion. The majority of properties in Aberdeen allow for permitted construction, which means that you may finish your loft conversion without getting planning permission. We may visit your house to do a site survey and advise you on the many options for your loft conversion.
Determine the Headspace
Did you know that your loft must have a minimum head height of 2.3m in order to be converted? Yes, there is a ceiling height restriction for loft conversions. Other elements, such as roof pitch, chimneys, and loft water tanks, may affect this decision or impede the planning permission process. If your roof space is less than 2.3m, have no fear; there are numerous ways to increase headspace, including removing a portion of the complete roof. This increases the cost and, unlike a more straightforward conversion, requires planning clearance.
Consider the floor underneath you.
Another possibility is to lower the ceilings in the rooms below, therefore increasing the headroom in your loft and raising it to the required 2.3m height. This approach is more expensive, but it can resolve your issue and offer you additional space.
Look for Conversions in your neighbourhood.
Looking for loft conversions in your neighbourhood is an easy way to determine whether your loft is suitable for conversion. Conduct a search of similar houses on your block to determine whether any have been converted to lofts. If you see an example, you are almost certain to be able to replicate it. In general, everything is possible if you want to transform your loft.
Most Popular Questions
Converting a loft into a living space is an investment. In the long run, the upfront fees might save you time and money. A loft conversion, for example, might save you money on moving fees while also increasing the value of your property if you decide to sell later. In 2021, the average cost of a loft conversion will be between £40,000 and £160,000.
Is there any other form of Council approval I require? Yes, to put it simply. Building Warrant A Building Warrant is a legal instrument used in Scotland. It authorises you to commence construction or conversion work on your home. Many individuals are unaware that most building projects require a Building Warrant. There are several areas of conformity with current Building Standards that must be met in order to achieve it.
A loft conversion can take 5-9 weeks on average, depending on a variety of criteria such as planning approval and a signed party wall agreement. During the course of the restoration, issues with the structure were discovered.
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A Quick Overview of the Loft Conversion Process
1) Feasibility Study-Needs and Alternatives Analysis THIS IS THE CRUCIAL STAGE
This is a fact-finding meeting between you (the client) and John Webster Architecture to ascertain project constraints, budgetary constraints, and start and finish dates. While some clients can provide us with a brief and are quite specific about what they want, others are hesitant. Not to worry, this stage will assist you in gaining the clarity necessary to proceed. Because the majority of firms rush their consumers through the design process, we spend a little extra time conducting research.
The first step is to assess your requirements and available choices.
We developed this technique a few years ago in response to a growing problem in the construction industry: individuals begin planning and building before completing all necessary research and analysis.
Individuals are striving to run before they have mastered the walk.
Building a house on shoddy foundations is the outcome of an inadequate assessment of requirements and possibilities in advance. Because the whole building is built on top of the foundations, they are the most critical component of the construction. It’s extremely costly to rebuild foundations once you’ve started building on top of them. However, if they are simply lines on a map, they are quite easy to update!
At the completion of this stage, we create a report outlining your objectives (needs) and determining your options. (In some instances, you may have a lot of options)
This is the RIBA’s stage 0 and stage 1 plan of work.
This approach is intended to remove guesswork and reduce your risk.
*When we offer a flat rate for minor work and there is no need for an initial site visit, there is no requirement for a Need & Options Review.
2) Submission of an application for design and planning
The outcomes of the feasibility study are utilised to influence the design and planning phases.
The feasibility stage’s clarity will assist in developing a design that you enjoy and, more importantly, fits within your budget.
We’ll develop the first design and work with you (the customer) to refine it until you’re fully happy. (After all, this is your house.)
All of our projects are rendered in 3D, reducing your risk by allowing you to view the final product before committing to development.
There will be no more useless, difficult-to-understand line drawings!
After that, the designs are improved to the point where they may be included in a planning application*.
The planning officer may seek additional information, such as drainage arrangements, to bolster the planning application.
You must pay the local government a planning charge (currently £202).
After submitting the planning submission, it will be reviewed by the local authority’s planning department, and a decision on whether or not to grant planning approval will typically take around 8 weeks.
(If the first planning application is refused, the applicant may submit a new design that is more likely to be accepted, or the decision may be appealed.)
Following acceptance of the planning application, the next stage is to submit an application for a Building Warrant.
This is the second and third stages of the RIBA plan of work.
*Depending on the nature of the conversion, planning approval may or may not be required.
3) Permit for Construction
Each house expansion project carried out in Scotland must adhere to Building Regulations.
“Scottish Ministers are responsible for creating building regulations and technical guidelines to ensure that all buildings are safe, efficient, and long-lasting…” This section contains valuable information for anybody interested in building work and where they may obtain assistance. “
Your design drawings will be refined into technical drawings that demonstrate compliance with relevant building codes, guaranteeing that your house extension project complies with all applicable regulations.
After the drawings are completed, a building warrant application is filed with the local authority’s building standards department. The fee for a Building Warrant is paid directly to the building standards department of the local government (the Building Warrant fee is related to the cost of the work).
After the Building Warrant is authorised, the documents will be submitted together with the Construction Notification Plan. You are now legally allowed to begin construction.
This is the fourth stage of the RIBA’s construction plan.
What does the term “pre-construction” mean? What does it involve precisely?
This is the stage of the construction process at which we prepare all of the documents necessary to ensure that you get the best bargain possible. We developed a document called a ‘List of Works’ that details every component of the project, from light switches to doors. A tender pack is produced (which contains all of the documents necessary for a contractor to offer the most accurate quotation) and distributed to three independent contractors.
Following receipt of tenders (prices), we will assist you in selecting an appropriate contractor for your project.
This is also the fourth stage in the RIBA’s construction plan.
5) The Construction Stage
Once the contractor has been chosen, a construction contract will be formed between you (the client) and the builder. How to Find a Good Builder explains how to identify a reputable builder.
We then assume the job of Contract Administrator, which requires us to visit the site on a regular basis (often once a week) and perform activities such as (but not limited to) the following:
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Certifications on an interim basis are issued.
Contract Administrators Variations hosts a weekly construction progress meeting.
Ascertain that the contractor is adhering to the project’s design and requirements. You’ll want us to check that the building contractor is adhering to our construction documents over the course of your project’s construction.
available to deal with any unforeseen or unplanned events, ensuring that the site continues to progress and that delays are kept to a minimum.
Analyze your contractor’s payments to gain more leverage or influence during the construction process. This leverage (power) enables us to protect your interests and guarantees that you are only charged for work that is actually completed at any given time.
Assist in the creation of the snagging list and ensure the completion certificate is delivered.
We are legally responsible for their health, safety, and well-being and must guarantee compliance with all HSE (2015 CDM) regulations.
For the aforementioned reasons, it is our policy as professionals to be involved in the construction of each project.
This is the fifth stage of the RIBA’s construction plan.
6) Post-Construction (Snagging) We’ll assist you in developing a snag list of issues that need to be fixed, and the contractor will be given a specified period of time to correct them. Once this is done, the contractor will be paid the retention (final payment). Additionally, we collaborate with building inspectors to obtain your critical completion certificate.
This is the sixth stage of the RIBA’s construction plan.
After this stage is completed, you may sit back and enjoy your newly converted loft.
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