It isn’t easy to set a precise timeline for loft conversions since conversion rates vary from one household to another. Different conversion programs have three steps of work that are usually followed:
Step # 01 – Designing
There are two main phases to take in the design stage, which requires drawing up an ideal development model. The first step will be to visit the owner’s house to find out about the whole land. It will take at least two to four weeks.
The design team shall consider the fire entrance, the housing needs, and the headroom before developing the perfect loft. The architects would then draw up plans for proposed conversions.
Before selecting the best option for your home, you will be able to try different designs for your loft conversion.
Step # 02 – Planning
Planning permissions can differ worldwide as they depend on local council time scales and building code permits. Your planning office will give you an estimation of when you’re going to get a response, but that’s just an estimate. The implementation of planning laws reduces the possibility of having to return to the drawing board. If the preparation has been approved, the entire conversion phase will begin at any point.
Step # 03 – Building
After your building permission has been approved, the Project Planner will discuss with you the start and end date for the completion of the loft conversion. When the planning consent process is obtained, a detailed timetable for loft conversion plans will be applied. You will quickly see just what is to be achieved, how to achieve so, and a detailed timeline will be set in motion.
In this way, the team might start with outside and roof work, such as expenditure, indoor and stair building to grant access to the loft, and additional decoration rooms.
Two types of loft conversions have a different timetable to be done for several reasons.
- The conversion of a dormer loft will take between four and six weeks to complete.
- In comparison, Velux loft conversions are completed in less than four weeks.
- Hip to gable conversions can take up to 6 weeks to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does it take to get a loft conversion?
Loft conversions typically take between 6 and 8 weeks.
Q. How long does an attic conversion take?
Usually, the rear dormer loft’s conversion takes four and a half weeks to complete, and the transformation of the gable end and rear dormer takes five and a half weeks to complete.
Q. Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?
Planning permission is not needed for most loft conversions. Since they are part of your rights of development, they will be worthy. You should keep in mind that planning permission will be necessary if you increase the roof area beyond its current limits.
Q. Is it cheaper to do a loft conversion or an extension?
A loft conversion can be a safer choice to expand your building’s size, as opposed to complete extension or full movement.