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We are a family company with over 20 years experience working throughout Cyprus , Greece and Italy. We registered our company in the UK in January 2018. We hope to grow our business through our reputation for quality workmanship and recommendation from our growing number of satisfied customers

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

We took a chance on a new company and were pleased with both value for money and workmanship. Seeing the quality of work we increased the job to include replacing the toilet, plastering and replacing the skirting board. Gabrielle's project management was excellent, (including sourcing and transporting a new toilet complete with all fittings). They removed shoes through the house and put left over tiles and plaster in the garage for us. Be prepared for long working days! More than happy to recommend them.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Ruth on 22/2/2018

Very happy. Thank you. Prompt, friendly, knew what he was doing, went over and above the basic job. I would definitely recommend.

Even small plumbing problems can quickly turn into large issues that are costly to repair. A plumbing emergency is a true emergency, and you will need a professional the second this issue develops. 10 years experience. £2 Million liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Roy on 22/2/2018

Polite and punctual, carried out a good standard of work and kept everything very clean, no dust n stuff. Would definitely use him again and recommend to anyone else. Thank you

Jc landscaping is a family run buisness with 100s of happy Customers no job to big or to small all aspects of landscaping & roofing

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

Work was carried out to satisfaction the original job was for repointing the chimney however we were pleased how the job was done and decided to go ahead to have the Roof of the house cleaned and treated which now looks like new and also the block paving driveway Was grubby with weeds growing and they cleaned that it now looks like it's just been laid and treated with weed killer and sealed really good job .

We are a family business, specialising in high quality bespoke plastering. We are committed to providing excellent customer satisfaction for both plastering and building services. We have many years experience and have full public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/2/2018

Did an excellent job. Was a very presentable person, A prompt and conscientious worker. I would highly recommend.

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Liz on 22/2/2018

Gary was professional, punctual and has done a brilliant job on our bedroom and lounge. A completely trustworthy guy who was willing to offer advice and explain everything to me. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and will not hesitate to call him for any future work. Thanks so much for your hard work on our house.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Dear customers, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce our company GF Building and Refurbishment Contractor Ltd is an insured company and is engaged in a wide range of services in the construction field.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Jackson on 22/2/2018

The work was fine for a couple months, but I ended having to reseal the entire shower because the caulking separated in several places and leaked. Inspecting the work, it's obvious that there wasn't sufficient caulking / contact in the first place. The drywall was damaged again, which is another to-do item for me now.

Experienced carpenter / furniture maker. Bespoke pieces to kitchen installations to property refurbishment. Multi-skilled with team for larger projects. Educated, sociable, creative problem solver. Portfolio and excellent references.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Trev on 22/2/2018

I look after a local grade 2 listed church and needed some work doing this trades pets.was really good polite prompt and his work can not be faulted at all I will be using him again. Such a good honest hard worker what more can you as.

Doors,Wooden flooring,Laminate flooring,garden office,Decking,Stairs,wardrobes and much more.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Conservatory, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Sharon on 22/2/2018

Great job really pleased with the price and how quickly , efficiently the work was done. Workmanship was perfect I will definitely use Cristi buildings again on any projects I have. Cristian is polite and just gets on with the job

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Loft Conversion Specialists - what you need to know

What a loft conversion specialist can help with

  • Loft conversions.
  • Garage conversions.
  • Extensions.
  • Roof light conversions.
  • Dormer conversions.
  • Hip-to-gable conversions.
  • Mansard conversions.
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Having a loft conversion is a major piece of work but depending on your circumstances it might well be easier than moving. You’ll gain a substantial amount of space, plus you’ll also add significant value to your home.

Costs for common loft conversion jobs

Type of conversion Low High
Roof light conversion £20,000 £30,000
Dormer conversion £30,000 £40,000
Hip-to-gable conversion £25,000 £35,000
Mansard conversion £35,000 £45,000

Can your loft be converted?

If you have a look down your street, that’ll give you the quickest indication of whether your loft can be converted. If there are similar houses with loft conversions, it’s very likely you can have one too.

You should also look at the internal height of your loft as it currently is. If the tallest part of it is at least 2.2m-2.5m you shouldn’t have any issue converting.

A typical roof is supported with either trusses or rafters, which are easily identified by just looking in the loft. Rafters follow the edge of the roof, meaning the space below it is empty. Trusses criss-cross through the loft.

Trusses cost more to convert because extra structural support is needed to replace them.

Lastly you should also think about how much space you have below the loft. A staircase will have to be built so that the loft conversion is habitable, which will take up some space in the room below – can you afford to lose that space?

What’s a roof light conversion?

If your loft is pretty spacious already, and could function as a room without needing to extend the walls, then a roof light conversion could be for you. It’s the least disruptive conversion and will turn your loft into a habitable room. You’ll get windows installed, as well as a floor and a stairwell, plus they’ll obviously spruce the room up with any necessary insulation, plasterboard and decorating.

What’s a dormer conversion?

These are the most common and most suitable for a sloped A-shaped roof. The extension simply protrudes from the slope of the roof to create extra space.

What’s a hip-to-gable conversion?

A ‘hip’ roof is where your roof slopes down towards the side of your property, usually on a detached or semi-detached house. Much like a dormer, this side of the slope is extended to create a new room.

What’s a mansard conversion?

Mansard conversions basically make all sides of your roof vertical, which is the most expensive conversion, but also results in the most space.

The qualifications your loft conversion specialist needs

If your loft conversion specialist has any sort of membership or qualification that isn’t covered below, it’s always a good idea to just ask for proof. They might also have a card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Trade bodies

 The first thing you can do when considering a loft conversion specialist is to check they’re registered with an official trade body. There are several in the UK such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). These bodies have criteria that must be met in order to become a member, demonstrating the extent of their experience.

For example, with CIOB membership they look for things like degrees, technical qualifications, military training and educational backgrounds.

 You can see a full list of bodies on the British Associations site, or with TrustMark.

Planning permission for loft conversion jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally needed, but permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds certain specified limits and conditions.

Insurance for loft conversion specialists

Public liability insurance

Your loft conversion specialist definitely needs to have public liability insurance, which will cover you and them if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Insurance-backed warranties or guarantees 

You can get this as part of the cost of the work, if your specialist offers it. Check exactly what’s covered - it should include the cost of finishing or fixing the work if there are any issues.

Home and contents insurance

If you have home or contents insurance, check with your insurer to make sure you'll be covered while the work is going on. You might have to pay more for your insurance during and after the work. Your insurer will probably want to know what builder you’re using and what insurance they have.

Building regulations for loft conversions

These are the key things you’ll need to be aware of, but it’s best to consult the Planning Portal for full, up-to-date info.

Fire safety - you’ll need fire-resistant doors for the new room, along with mains-powered smoke alarms.

Floors and beams – all structural floors and supports will need to be sufficient for the new room.

Sound insulation between rooms and walls.

Stairs – you need a permanent staircase rather than a ladder or retractable staircase, so that the room can be easily escaped from in case of a fire.

Walls – new walls will have to support existing or new roofs where existing supports have been removed.

Questions you should ask a loft conversion specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a competent person scheme and will they take care of all planning permissions / building regulation approvals?
  • Do they offer insurance-backed warranties?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking loft conversion specialists.

Loft conversion ideas

See how a loft conversion can be a great value home improvement, perfect for gaining extra space. You can also read Phil Spencer’s thoughts on loft conversions too.

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