FAQ

How do I know if I can convert my loft?

Not all lofts are appropriate for conversion. However, our loft experts can help you determine the possibilities and imagine your loft’s potential. Please contact East London Lofts to arrange a FREE visit to your loft by one of our specialists, who will accurately determine the type, size, condition and features of your loft and will discuss your requirements and ideas for making the most of the space available.

Are there different types of loft conversions?

There are many alternatives available, with or without dormer: bedroom with en suite, cabinet room/library, playroom, cinema room, gym room, play room... The choice depends only on your needs and preferences! Please contact us to arrange a FREE, no-obligation quotation

Can I get a free estimate?

We are happy to give you a FREE estimate if you own a property within the Greater London area. Please contact us to arrange a FREE visit from one of our local surveyors, who will be able to advise you on all your options.

How quickly can you start?

Once the relevant building permissions have been obtained, East London Lofts endeavours to start work within one month.

How long does a loft conversion take?

Every project is different, but an average loft conversion takes between four and six weeks from start to finish.

Will the process be affected by the weather?

Loft conversions can be carried out regardless of the season – indeed, we do as many loft conversions in winter as we do summer. We take every safety precaution to keep watertight during the building development, so interruptions due to weather are highly unlikely.

Are there any additional or hidden costs?

The total price of your quotation includes everything necessary to complete the project – there are no hidden extras. Unlike some of our competitors, East London Lofts doesn’t require a covering charge. We provide everything necessary for all stages of your project from start to finish, including the design proposal, the materials, labour, plumbing and electrics, wall painting, floor finish, etc. All work is carried out to the appropriate building standards and regulations, and all required certificates are obtained. All these items and services are fully described in your quotation.

Does East London Lofts provide design services?

Yes. East London Lofts can include in your quotation full design services such us:

  • Technical surveys
  • Planning-stage drawings
  • Full plans/Building Regulations drawings
  • Structural calculations

I already have my own designer. Will you be able to work with him/her?

Yes. While East London Lofts normally completes all stages of your loft conversion project, we are more than happy to work with other professionals at your request.

How is payment made?

Our flexible payment terms require payment only as each stage is completed. The last payment is due after the final inspection by Building Control.

Can I reduce the price of the project by doing some of the work myself?

Doing some work on your own loft conversion is fine, as long as you are confident and know what you are doing. If you are not absolutely sure of your capabilities, however, please consider the consequences before doing so.

Can you guarantee the quality of your work?

East London Lofts, a Trust Market member of the Federation of Master Builders, offers a 10-year construction guarantee on all loft conversion projects.

Who supervises the quality of the work?

Each of our East London Lofts teams is closely supervised by a dedicated project manager/site foreman who oversees the project from start to finish. The project manager works closely with our customers to develop a strong working relationship and provide peace of mind, and is always available to address any questions or concerns. Your Local Authority surveyor also will make regular site visits.

How much disruption does a loft conversion cause?

While at work on your loft conversion, East London Lofts guarantees minimal disruption to your household. Our teams arrange their working hours to suit you, and wherever possible we bring all building materials and equipment directly into the loft by crane and scaffolding rather than through your house. Where traffic through your house is unavoidable, we lay down thorough flooring and protective coverings to ensure that there is no damage and that your house is kept clean.

Can I see some of your past work?

Yes. We have completed loft conversions in most areas of East London and are happy to arrange visits at the homes of our previous clients. Please contact us on 0845 900 6996.

Can your builders do extra work while they are on the premises?

Yes. Depending on the type of work, we are usually able to carry out additional building work (to be agreed on-site). If extra work not stated within a quotation is requested by the customer, it will be charged at an agreed rate and confirmed in writing by East London Lofts in the form of an ‘Additional Works’ agreement.

What geographic areas do you cover?

We have years of experience serving mainly East London and have now expanded to offer our loft conversion services to the whole of Greater London.