Oakwood Lofts offers loft conversions in Brighton, Worthing and throughout Sussex.
A loft conversion is a large but very worthwhile project, increasing the floor space in your home and allowing your home to grow with your needs. Choosing a loft conversion company that can turn your dream loft into reality but also keeping to your budget is no easy task. If you’re looking for a loft conversion company near me, Oakwood Lofts specialise in creating new rooms across Sussex.
How do I choose a local loft conversion company?
Ideally, a close friend or family member will recently have had a positive experience with a local firm and pass on their details to you when you mention you’re thinking about extending. But sadly that’s a rarity! Word of mouth recommendations are a great way of discovering tradespeople in your local area. If any of your neighbours have recently had a loft extension, it might be worth knocking on their door and asking if they’d recommend the company. They may even invite you in for a look to get some new ideas!
If you can’t get a recommendation directly from someone that you know, it’s worth looking online for reviews of companies that you are considering. A good builder is likely to show off the testimonials of happy customers – you can see ours here.
We’d always recommend speaking to more than one company, but once you’ve whittled it down to a shortlist, here are some key points to look for.
- Are you talking to a salesman or a builder? A sharp-suited salesman may talk a good game, but make sure you’re also talking to the people who will be working on your project. Before you sign anything, it’s important to meet the people who’ll be working in your home!
- Talk time scale before you begin. It’s important to have a detailed timeline of how your project will progress. Things can still go wrong, be wary of any organisation that seems vague about timings – it could mean that they’re balancing too many building jobs at once.
- Ask if you can view examples of their recent work. If they can’t show you anything they’ve done in the last six months, ask them why!
- Don’t be hurried into making a decision. Beware of anyone offering you special limited time offers or insisting that you sign a contract the moment it’s shown to you. Be sure to take at least 24 hours to look over any contract and don’t be afraid to question any points that you’re not sure about.
Are you planning a loft conversion?
Oakwood Lofts offers a professional and personal loft conversion service in Brighton, Worthing and surrounding Sussex areas. We can assist you from design to completion so that your loft conversion not only adds value to your home but also creates a space for your whole family to enjoy.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know what to consider before starting your loft conversion design. Talk to our experts here at Oakwood Lofts about your next project.