Glasgow's Leading Loft Conversion Builder
Luke Lloyd Builders specialise in all Loft and attic Conversions in Glasgow. The loft space in your house may be converted into a high-quality living space, whether it’s a bedroom with an en-suite, a home office, a playroom, or a hobby room. The demand for additional room to accommodate a growing family, yet many are unable to afford to relocate. Others are on the lookout for that one room in the house that they can genuinely claim as their own. Luke Lloyd Builders is the only company you need to consider if you are looking for a Glasgow loft conversion.
Our goal is to eliminate as much difficulty and worry as possible from the process of completing a loft conversion in Glasgow. We can take care of the entire process from start to finish, including all architectural drawings, planning approval, structural calculations, and construction, as well as assigning you a dedicated Project Manager throughout the process.
We are experts at making every loft or attic conversion as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible for our customers. Are you thinking about selling your home and relocating? You should consider a Loft conversion for your Glasgow house since it may increase the value by as much as 25 percent if done correctly. In other words, your loft conversion is likely to result in a profit in the long term. Loft conversions in Glasgow are among the most common types of home remodelling that can be undertaken. They are less expensive than completely relocating, yet they still allow you to improve your available living space.
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Why Do a Loft Conversion?
Before you start to think about your potential project, you need to first analyse if your roof space is appropriate for conversion. Many people are, but there are three major factors to be mindful of:
Measure from the top of the ceiling joist to the floor below. In order to adequately change, it should measure around 2,500mm.
The slope of the roof. Measuring the angle of the roof is critical. A greater pitch angle is associated with a greater centre head height.
To get the least amount of wasted space, make sure that interior rules measure at least 5,500mm side to side, with the chimney included, and 7,500mm in length.
What will I do with the room?
Think about how you’d want to utilise your property. For example, a second bedroom with a private bathroom, or a playroom for your children. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to unwind or do your schoolwork?
Or it might be a multipurpose room that is used for many functions, such as additional living space which may also serve as a place for guests. Will it be a shower room or will there be enough for a bath? Remember to give some headroom when planning a bathroom in a loft.
Keep in mind where you will put the bikes and the other gear you’ll be storing since built-in space can frequently be included in the eaves.
Don’t underestimate the space you will gain with the floor layout. Because your ceilings are angled, you are limited in how much furniture you can have and how much space you can move. Though it is almost impossible to transform a loft into a livable place that can also function as an office, it is almost always done by necessity, since it is a livable area that functions as an office as well.
Is it possible for me to convert the loft on my own?
A loft conversion requires the approval of your planning department, and it is almost always required for Building Regulations compliance.
While it is feasible to try a DIY conversion, the majority of individuals choose to engage in a specialised loft conversion business because of the significant amount of work that is needed.
Completing High-Quality Loft Conversions at a Reasonable Cost
Your project will gain personal attention from inception to completion. Maintaining contact with you, the client, we guarantee a seamless transition from one process to the next, and, most importantly, a successful project and a happy customer.
With the consumer in mind, quality and architecture is prioritised. We take pride in using only the finest — the best tools, the best construction methods, and the best people when working on your project.
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Types of Loft Conversions in Glasgow
It’s not just about the variety of available properties, but also people’s differing likes, views, and lives. It also depends on the sort of property you live in, which gives you more control over the sort of loft conversion you may accomplish.
Not only will the type of property you reside in provide more insight into the level of planning approval necessary, but also the neighbourhood you reside in will have some bearing on that information. At any point in time, we will provide you with the most advantageous space for your demands and current building codes.
We worked long and hard hours to create a loft conversion that meets the client’s needs and provides everything they desire. Adding bathrooms, wet areas, or beautiful natural light is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can do with your building.
Your concept is in capable hands. A dormer can be converted into a hip or gable dormer, a mansard, a velux, or an L-shaped dormer. Everything included in our service includes staircases, cupboards, storage furniture, and electrical installations.
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 Glasgow Loft Appropriate For A Conversion?
Before you begin your Loft Conversion project, be sure your loft area is appropriate for conversion. Most homes in Glasgow have allowed development, which means you may complete your loft conversion without obtaining planning permission. We may come to your home to do a site study and advise you on what you can do with your loft conversion.
Calculate the Headspace
Did you know that in order to convert your loft, it must have a minimum head height of 2.3m? Yes, there is a height restriction on the conversion of your loft. Other factors, such as the roof pitch, chimneys, and water tanks in the loft, might influence this choice or stymie the planning permit procedure. If your roof space is smaller than 2.3m, don’t fret; there are several possibilities for increasing headspace, including removing a piece of the roof or the entire roof. This, in turn, will increase the cost and, unlike a more basic conversion, will need planning permission.
Take into account the floor underneath you.
Another option is to lower the ceilings in the rooms below, increasing the headroom in your loft and bringing it up to the needed 2.3m height. This method might be pricey, but it can solve your problem and provide you extra room.
Look around your neighbourhood for Conversions.
Looking for loft conversions on your road is a simple approach to figure out whether your loft can be converted. Look for similar properties on your block and see if any of them have been converted to lofts. If you see an example, you’re more than likely to be able to do the same. Overall, if you want to convert your loft, everything is feasible.
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 – Review of Needs and Options THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STAGE
This is a fact-gathering meeting between you (the client) and John Webster Architecture to determine project restrictions, budget, and start and end dates. Some customers can give us a brief and are extremely clear about what they want, while others are unsure. Don’t worry, this step will help you gain the clarity you need to continue forward. Most other businesses hurry their customers into the design process, so we spend a bit more time on research.
The first thing you’ll need to do is go through your needs and options.
We created this approach a few years ago because there is a significant problem in the construction sector when individuals start designing and building before they have completed all of their research and study.
People are attempting to run before mastering the walk.
Building a house on faulty foundations is the result of insufficient prior assessment of needs and possibilities. Because everything is built on top of the foundations, they are the most significant portion of the entire structure. After you’ve begun building on top of the foundations, it’s quite expensive to replace them. But if they’re just lines on a map, they’re incredibly easy to update!
We generate a report at the conclusion of this step that clearly outlines your objectives (Needs) and determines your possibilities. (In certain circumstances, you may have a number of possibilities)
This is stage 0 and 1 of the RIBA plan of works.
This procedure is meant to eliminate assumptions and lower your risk.
*When we provide a set charge for minor work and there is no need for an initial site visit, no Need & Options Review is required.
2) Submission of a Design & Planning Application
The feasibility study’s findings are used to guide the design and planning phases.
The clarity provided by the feasibility stage will aid in the development of a design that you love and, more importantly, fits within your budget!
We’ll create the first design and continue to improve it with your input (the customer) until you’re completely satisfied. (It is, after all, your home)
All of our projects are rendered in 3D, lowering your risk by allowing you to see what you’ll receive before you commit to developing it.
There will be no more pointless line drawings that are difficult to comprehend!
The designs are then refined to the point where they may be submitted as part of a Planning application*.
Additional information, such as drainage arrangements, may be requested by the planning officer to support the planning application.
You must pay a planning fee to the local authority (currently £202).
Once the Planning Submission has been submitted, it will be vetted by the local authority’s planning department, and a decision on whether or not planning permission will be given will usually take roughly 8 weeks.
(If the first planning application is denied, a revised design that is more likely to be approved can be submitted, or the decision can be appealed.)
Following the approval of planning, the next step is to apply for a Building Warrant.
This is stage 2 and 3 of the RIBA plan of works.
*Depending on the nature of the project, loft conversions may or may not require planning permission.
3) Construction Permit
Building Regulations must be followed for each house addition project carried out in Scotland.
“Scottish Ministers are in charge of developing Building Regulations and technical guidance to ensure that buildings are safe, efficient, and long-lasting for everyone….” This provides useful information to anyone who wants to do construction work and where they may get help.”
Your design drawings will be further developed into technical drawings that demonstrate compliance with these building rules, ensuring that your House Extension project meets the needed requirements.
A building warrant application is submitted to the local authority’s building standards department after the designs are ready. The money for a Building Warrant is paid directly to the local authority’s Building Standards department (Building Warrant fee is related to the cost of the works)
The documentation will be supplied together with the Construction Notification Plan after the Building Warrant has been approved. You are now legally permitted to commence building.
This is the fourth stage of the RIBA plan of works.
4) The Pre-Construction Phase
What is the definition of pre-construction? What exactly does it entail?
This is the stage in the building process when we compile all of the documentation that will help you receive the greatest deal. We create a ‘List of Works’ document that lists all of the project’s components, from light switches to doors. A tender pack (which has all of the papers that will allow a contractor to provide the most accurate pricing) is created and sent out to three separate contractors.
We will assist you in selecting an appropriate contractor for your project after the tenders (prices) are received.
This is also the fourth stage of the RIBA plan of works.
5) The Building Stage
A construction contract will be established between you (the customer) and the Builder once the contractor has been chosen. Learn how to locate a good builder in our post How to Find a Good Builder.
We then take on the role of Contract Administrator, which entails visiting the site on a regular basis (usually once a week), and doing tasks such as (but not limited to):
This is what we specialise in!
Meeting agendas on the job
Interim certifications are issued
Contract Administrators Variations host a weekly project meeting to discuss construction progress.
Confirm that the contractor is following the design and specifications for the project. You’ll want us to verify that the building contractor is following our construction papers when constructing your project.
Available to promptly handle any unexpected or unanticipated situations, ensuring that the site keeps moving forward and delays are kept to a minimum.
Examine your contractor payments to get additional clout or control throughout the building phase. This leverage (Power) allows us to safeguard your interests and ensures that you only pay for the job that is really done at any given moment.
Assist with snagging list preparation and ensure that the Completion Certificate is provided.
We are legally liable for their health, safety, and well-being, and must ensure that all HSE (2015 CDM) rules are followed.
For the various reasons listed above, it is our policy as specialists to be involved in the building of every project.
This is the fifth stage of the RIBA plan of works.
6) After the Construction (Snagging)
We’ll help you build a snagging list of issues that need to be addressed, and the contractor will have a certain amount of time to fix them. The contractor will be paid the retention (last payment) once this is accomplished. We also work with building inspectors to get your all-important completion certificate.
This is the sixth stage of the RIBA plan of works.
After this stage is finished, you may relax and enjoy your new loft conversion.
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