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We are a small firm, we have been doing roofing work for 30 years plus we have worked for big company's lacy roofing all around north west. Taking roof's off putting new roof's back on. Renew lead work, soffit's, facia, gutters, skylights. We also do all the dry hip ridge valley systems on old roof's and new, We do rubber firestone flat roof's, brilliant system 50 year guarantee. Check our web profile out and our ratings of customers.

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Reviewed by Jeanette on 9/7/2019

after a long dry spell we had rainfall I noticed that there was a leak in the gutter, I text Mark and he was out first thing in the morning to sort it out. I can’t give anymore stars but they definitely give 100% to their customers

We are a friendly family run business of 3 generation's We offer a complete building service with all of our trades men in house. we have completed some major restorations such as Vermont hotel 108 bathrooms county hotel full conversion many extensions and house builds also maintenance for landlords and home owners give us a try and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed by John on 25/6/2019

Lads turned up promptly & professional, completed the work to an excellent standard

Any general maintaince undertaken reliable friendly and reasonable, been in the trade for around five years, will like to help you with getting the job done

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Reviewed by Lynette on 4/3/2019

giving 5 stars was prompt and worked really well, roof sorted same day of contact, so pleased, he can back and pointed chimney and put on a crown, job well done

jaben roofing are an established professional fully insured roofing and loft conversion company covering the south east and london. we are specialists in all aspects of roofing including flat and pitched roofs we also offer a full loft conversion service

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Reviewed by Toni on 8/3/2019

Ross and his team did an excellent replacement job on our garage roof. They worked very hard and managed to get the roof replaced as quickly as possible leaving no mess. we would recommend this professional friendly team to anyone . Very good value for money . Thankyou Ross

Hi my name is Mike, I am a fully qualified exp multi skilled carpenter , believe in always doing any job small or large to the best of my ability. I work hard and always get the job done in good time causing little disruption to you. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed by Shiv on 1/7/2019

Worked quickly but needed telling finishing touches were required which he admitted it did; would've been nice if it was done without prompting but still wanted paying fully before completing job even when 80% cash paid prior to completion. . Asked to quote several times for other odd jobs saying he'd get back to me but never did. To be honest he didn't really seem interested, misjudged job so wanted more £ which I gave. Finished step with laminate which didn't match oak floor, just didn't seem bothered.

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Reviewed by Nick on 3/3/2019

Pete is an excellent guy, both professionally and personally. He has great work ethics which is very hard to find in worksmen these days. Nothing is too much of a trouble for him. His pricing for jobs is also reasonable and he doesn’t try to rip you off like some do. I would have no hesitations to recommend Pete for anybody and I would certainly call him again if I need anything doing in my house. Many thanks Pete, really appreciate with all the work you put in at my place.

DMCC

Loft Conversion Specialist

At DMCC Construction ,we have over 30 years experience in the Construction industry. All operatives that work for DMCC are time served tradesmen. We take pride in our work and lead by example in the construction industry. We cover all aspects of building and roofing works.

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Reviewed by Pat on 12/7/2019

I was more than delighted with the work carried out and such pleasant workforce will recommend them to friends

We are a specialist Loft Conversion company with over 15 years experience. We offer a complete solution, design, planning and construction for your project. With references all over London you are welcome to view past projects. Call for a free quotation.

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Reviewed by Abid on 28/1/2019

When looking for a builder for my loft conversion my main aim was to find someone honest, reliable and professional and my experience of Unique Lofts was that they were all of these things. The team in charge of the build were experienced, approachable and committed to doing a good job. The job started in mid-August 2018 and went until late Oct/Early November and everything went to plan. I now have a converted loft that I am extremely happy with. I would recommended Unique Lofts unreservedly.

Jm roofing services, tiling business operating from heart of Norwich. With over 25 years experience in the roofing industry. We are hard working, honest and passionate about what we do. Our rates are kept to a minimal whilst standard is second to none. All work carried out no matter the size of job is guaranteed. Services include all aspects of pitched roofs, new builds, re-roofs lead work and roof line. Storm damage specialist with emergency call out. Our success is written in black and white. Your satisfaction is our reputation. Clients can trust us to deliver, keep appointments and meet our obligations.

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Reviewed by David on 23/6/2019

Outstanding from start to finish. Nice people to work with , Highly professional with excellent skills. Price correct to estimate, with no hidden extras. Quality finish, with good clean and tidy up each day and at the end of the job. The men work quickly as a close knit team. Complete re-roof on a period property completed on schedule despite difficult weather conditions. Would thoroughly recommend JM roofing service.

I have been roofing for 15yrs and run a very successful, reliable and professional roofing business. I charge competitive yet reasonable prices and always work to a high standard. flat roofs, lead work, guttering and tiled roofs. All work comes guaranteed

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Reviewed by Martin on 1/1/2019

Spot on service

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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?

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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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