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5 Tips to Prevent a Loft Conversion Disaster

Driving around town you see many types of loft conversion. It is easy to see that some are designed in a way that enhances the rest of the property whilst others seem to look completely out of character. A good loft conversion should not only provide a beautiful new living space but it should also increase kerb appeal. If you want a loft conversion that does both here are some tips on things you should NEVER do:

Source: https://www.hometradesservices.co.uk/loft-conversions/loft-conversion-to-be-proud-of/

1

Never get just one quote

Never get just one quote

It is hard to know whether a price is wildly off or a fair representation if you have nothing to compare it with. Get at least 3 quotes to provide more confidence in the cost involved.

2

Never pick a company just because the quote is cheapest

Never pick a company just because the quote is cheapest

You may get what you pay for - cheap materials and cheap inexperienced labour.

3

Never forget to check testimonials and previous work

Never forget to check testimonials and previous work

It is always worth checking that your builder is everything he says he is. Check that previous customers have been happy with his work and if possible try and see first hand, jobs that he has completed.

4

Never start a project without clear timescales and milestones

Never start a project without clear timescales and milestones

Nobody want builders in their home in an open-ended agreement. Make sure you have a clear idea of what should be achieved and by when. Include penalties in the contract for unreasonable delays.

5

Never pay lots of money up front

Never pay lots of money up front

There should be a staged agreement of payment on completion of certain key milestones. Being asked to pay a huge sum upfront before a job has begun should raise alarm bells.

If you need help with creating your perfect loft conversion, please contact Home Trades Services, we would love to hear from you.