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Frequently asked questions

Please see below for a list of our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, give our friendly team a call – we’re always happy to help.

1. What are the different types of loft conversion? »

Examples of Rear Dormer, Mansard, Hip to Gable & Velux.

  • Rear Dormer
  • Mansard
  • Hip To Gable
  • Velux

We will discuss what the best style of conversion for your project is at your free consultation.

2. Can all lofts be converted? »

No. It is not possible to convert all lofts. There is a minimum height requirement of 2.2 meters from the joist to the underside of the ridge beam. If you don’t have the height it is sometimes possible to lower the ceiling of the floor below but not always. Please call 0800 998 1381 and we can advise you.

3. I live in a conservation area can I have a loft conversion? »

If you live in a conservation area, you may not get planning permission a large rear dormer, but there may be other options. Our architects are very experienced and are used to dealing with the various planning departments. They can advise and work with you to submit plans to the council for approval.

4. Do I need planning permission for my loft conversion? »

Not necessarily. If you are planning a loft conversion in a house you will have permitted development rights for a loft conversion up to a certain square meter age. We can advise at your consultation whether planning would be required and assist with the application if it is.

5. What does the price include? »

Once we have visited you to discuss your project we will provide a FREE QUOTATION which will include everything that we have discussed. No surprises, no hidden extras, an all inclusive price for the work.

6. Are there any other fees that I will need to pay? »

The only additional fee is payable for Building Control and we will list that separately on your quotation.

7. When can you start work? »

Our lead time tends to be approximately 8 weeks from signature of contract; this can vary at busy times of year. Please call us on 0800 998 1381 and we can advise you.

8. How long will it take to convert my loft? »

This varies on the type and size of your conversion, however, on average they take about 7 weeks from start to finish.

9. Can I live my property whilst the work is going on? »

Yes. We aim to keep disruption to a minimum. We cover all carpets with carpet protector and clear the debris from site.

10. Does LMB Loft Conversions have public liability insurance? »

Yes. We have employer's liability cover and £1 million public liability cover certificates for which can be viewed on request.

12. How much will my conversion cost? »

Each project differs and it really does depend on your property and the specification you choose. Please call us on 0800 998 1381 to arrange an appointment for a FREE QUOTATION.

13. Do you do evening or weekend appointments? »

Yes, we do have some evening and weekend appointments available. Please call us on 0800 998 1381 to arrange an appointment.

14. Do I need plans drawn up? »

You don’t need plans to begin the process with us, we work with chartered architects and so can arrange for the plans to be drawn, however, we are happy to work to your plans if you have already had them drawn up.

15. Does LMB Loft Conversions cover my area? »

We specialise in loft conversions in London, Surrey and the South East. Please call us on 0800 998 1381 to see if we cover your area.

16. Do I need a Party Wall Agreement? »

You would only need a party wall agreement if you live in a semi detached or terraced house and therefore have an adjoining wall between you & your neighbour. If you sign with us we can provide a party wall letter for your neighbour to sign. If your neighbour doesn’t agree you would have to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor.

17. Do you fit carpets? »

We usually complete the work to a chipboard finish, however we can arrange for carpets to be fitted at an additional cost.

18. Do you supply the tiles for bathrooms? »

No, we ask clients to supply tiles, grout and adhesive and we tile the room. We do have preferred suppliers and so we can get a trade discount.

19. Do you supply bathroom suites? »

No we ask clients to choose and supply the suite they require. We do have preferred suppliers and so we can get a trade discount.

20. Do you decorate the loft? »

We usually complete the walls to a plaster finish, however, we can arrange for decorating to done at an additional cost.

21. Do you guarantee your work? »

LMB Loft Conversions guarantees all work for 10 years under an insurance backed scheme as well as deposit protection.

22. Will I need a new boiler if I am having a loft conversion? »

You may need to upgrade your boiler, if it is an old one, as it might not be able to cope with additional plumbing in the loft. However, we are happy to advise on this and if necessary our heating engineer can complete the work as part of your project. Please call us on 0800 998 1381 to arrange an appointment.

23. How do I start the process? »

Please call us on 0800 998 1381 or email enquiries@lmb-lofts.com to book an appointment for a free consultation.

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