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Established in 1981- Carpentary and joinery Apprentice Served and City & Guilds qualified. CSCS Health and safety certificates. Carpentry and general building work to domestic houses. Small works matinance, DIY around the house, Fencing, decking, patios small garden walls. Small jobs around the home, including plumbing washing machines, unblock drains.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Brick / Block Paving, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Raymond on 21/4/2018

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Loft Conversion Specialist

RBS roofing and building solutions is a local friendly happy to help service. We undertake all roofing and exterior building work from as small as a broken tile to a complete new roof. Ground work, Power washing, fencing, walls and footings, Block paving, tarmac, artificial grass. Visit my photo album to see some of the work we have done over the last few months.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Jason on 20/4/2018

Brett and his team replaced our guttering fascias and soffits,he gave a very reasonable quote and I was very satisfied with the job they did,they were very punctual friendly and tidy and would recommend them for this type of job.we are getting a quote for our driveway too. Jason s61

Hi I am Rob (new member) thank you for visiting my profile. Finding a good tradesman that you can trust,can be very difficult and stressful but let me bring your mind at peace.I have been in the building industry for over 14 years working in different areas.In the last five years l have been specialising in roofing work,working for a renowned roofing company based in Sussex whose current rating is outstanding. I am also skilled in landscaping,driveways and fencing.I am passionate about my job and delivering high quality work beyond my customers expectations. Am currently looking to establish my own business hence a good rating and recommendation is very valuable to me. Specialities; Rubber roofs approved contractor. UPVC Facias,Soffits and guttering. Cladding. Lead work. Re-roofs. Tile hanging. landscaping Fencing Driveways My promise to you High quality work. Reasonable pricing. High quality customer service. 5 year guarantee for all roofing work.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Design, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Ross on 20/4/2018

Robert went out of his way to complete the guttering job quickly and professionally. I would recommend him highly.

Inside Out offers a personal service designing, supplying and installing landscaped gardens, interior joinery and general maintenance both inside and out [hence the name!]

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Amy-Jane on 20/4/2018

Really friendly, professional service and speedy job! Thank you so much.

Leighs Property Services offers a wide range of services. All staff are time served tradesman. We cater from maintenance to full refurbishment and new builds. We will work closely with our customers to give the personal touch

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Pauline on 20/4/2018

I CANNOT RATE ROB FOX FROM ACORN HIGHLY ENOUGH. HIS WORK IS EXCELLANT . TOTAL CLEAN UP , FAST EFFICIANT . A BRILLIANT JOB BEST I HAVE EVER HAD. AND SO REASONABLE . I WOULD FULLY RECOMMEND HIM , AS A TREE SURGEON HE CANT BE BEATEN.

AG Handyman Services provide high quality home maintenance covering a variety of trades.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by CATHERINE on 20/4/2018

Geoff has just been back this week to put us some new internal door's in the front room & a new garden fence. Geoff is extremely hard working. His work is excellent, very tidy & extremely polite. I would recommend Geoff to anyone if they wanted any jobs doing about the house or garden. Definitely 5 stars.

Oak Building Solutions Ltd is a company that specialises in Knock Throughs,Extensions and Loft conversions.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Juan on 20/4/2018

DONT CONTRACT THEM, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY DO, I'VE BEEN TOLD BY BUILDING CONTROL THAT THEIR WORK IN MY HOUSE IS DANGEROUS. OBVIOUSLY THEY DONT WANT TO GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK.

Small business run by mr calvin baillie we can provide most services to a high standard look forward to provideing my services

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Robert on 20/4/2018

Calvin turned up bang on time and delivered a throughly professional job at a realistic price . If I could give x6 stars I would. Absolutely delighted.

Hi property care is a family run business for the past 30 years we take pride in our work with you all home improvements no job too big or too small

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by David on 20/4/2018

Contacted me very quickly after I posted an advert about a hole in my roof, and turned up promptly next day. He took and showed me photos of the problem (from on the roof ), and supplied pre and post photos for my records. I think price agreed was fair and he fixed the problem there and then. He did want paying before issuing an invoice, but duly supplied an invoice for the correct amount post payment. Very friendly chap and based on the work completed for me, happy to recommend.

We are a specialist plumbing & drainage company, we offer a wide range of services from a dripping tap to a full installation. we also offer internal/external drain cleans or a waste replacement service. So many more services available.

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

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Reviewed by Helen on 20/4/2018

The plumbers were really polite, experienced, efficient and didn’t leave a mess. They took out the old cylinder, replaced it with a new one and even vacuumed the tank above it. Paul was very experienced and gave advice on my boiler also. They charged as quoted which was good value. I would definitely use this company again

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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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