How to get a loft conversion during pandemic led lockdowns

How to get a loft conversion during pandemic led lockdowns

For many people, a loft conversion is a viable way out to extract extra space from their home, adding another bedroom, or playroom for the guests or children.

Many Londoners want to know if they can have a loft conversion during the coronavirus-led lockdown period. We tell them, it’s pretty much possible.

Having said that, we’ll walk you through the step by step guide to provide you with the loft conversion you had desired since long.

For many people, a loft conversion is a viable way out to extract extra space from their home, adding another bedroom, or playroom for the guests or children. The pandemic has come hard on the housing market, and it’s difficult to sell or purchase houses. So, what better option could you have other than a loft conversion if you want to increase your space in your existing property?

Site Survey

After making up your mind for adaptation, the first phase is to call a surveyor. Usually, companies offer free surveys. Don’t worry; currently, most appointments are being made either through telephonic calls or through video calls. During the appointments, the surveyors take you through the process and take all the necessary information, including measurements. The available information helps determine the approximate cost of the project. Once the lockdown measures would be relaxed, they will come to take the exact measurements to finalise the accurate cost.

Contract

If the prices are agreed upon by both parties, then the next step is to read the company’s terms and conditions. Usually, the loft conversion companies break down the payments into instalments do you don’t have to burdened with a huge one-time transaction. Many renowned companies even insure their warranties, which is certainly a huge relief in times of economic uncertainty.

Design & Planning

After signing the contract and paying the initial deposit, your loft conversion plan will face the architectures. While taking social distancing measures, they will pay a visit to your home to again measure the proposed adaptation to design the plans for your desired loft conversion. After this, no more visits are required, and a phone or email contact will suffice to keep things going. Once the plan is finalized, it will be submitted to the concerned council for approval. Meanwhile, a structural engineer will take care of the relevant calculations required for the construction team.

If you already have your own plans and structural calculations, then you don’t have to pay for this part of the project.

Construction

After procuring approvals from the concerned authorities and stakeholders, including your neighbours, the next stage is construction. The company will hand over all the paperwork to their construction teams to realise your dream loft conversion. The government has allowed the construction work during the pandemic. But obviously, there are the standard operating procedures to observe by all.

Don’t worry if you want loft conversion in London during the pandemic as many major companies are continuing their business as usual.


   

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