One of the most common questions we get asked as loft conversion specialists is: “How long will my loft conversion take?”
Although a number of providers say that the ‘average’ loft conversion project takes about 6 weeks, here at Jon Pritchard we estimate time to completion on a project-by-project basis.
This is because there a number of different variables involved in a loft conversion that make answering this question difficult when it comes to setting the customers’ expectation. We understand that there’s nothing worse than being told that your loft conversion will take 6 weeks when it actually takes 7, so we try to avoid making promises until we’ve taken full account of the project at hand.
It is important to remember that each and every conversion is bespoke; the particularities of the design and build differ, so we want to ensure that we can deliver to your individual specification while being realistic about the timescales involved!
As a further matter, experience has taught us that a lot of customers are concerned about time because they equate it with greater levels of disruption. However, this need not be the case. Of course, a quality job does not take five minutes, but when disruption is minimised and the standard of build is to a high level, the time it takes seems less of a concern.
And that’s what we try to achieve here at Jon Pritchard: quality builds with minimal fuss. Regardless of the complexity of the project we do our very best to organise building work to suit your schedule. All of our professional staff works courteously to ensure that the disturbance to your household is kept to an absolute minimum. And at each and every stage we consult with you to make sure that everything is progressing according to your individual requirements.
You will also have direct contact with a personal Project Manager so that if in the unlikely event that any issues do arise they can be with swiftly.
Despite all this, its true to say that all loft conversions do go through the same basic stages which can help give you an indication of the timescale before we’ve assed the project. It also means that each and every stage you can be confident about the progress we’re making.
These are the design, planning, and build stages, and below is a description of what’s involved:
Design – The design stage is a two-step process. First, our design team will visit your home in order to survey the building. This provides them with the vital information needed to get to work drawing architectural plans of the proposed conversion!
Once you are happy with the design and have signed them off, we submit them to Planning and Building Control on your behalf. No stress, no fuss.
Planning – As soon as Planning and Building Control have approved the drawingswe’re ready to start!
At this point your dedicated Project Manager will work with you to agree upon a convenient start date and discuss the scope of the work to be undertaken with you so that you are informed on how the build will take shape.
Build – To begin we will arrange for our approved scaffolding provider to get cracking and put up the scaffold. We’ll also order materials and any necessary equipment to be delivered directly to your home.
Once everything is in place its all systems go! And we’ll work tirelessly to get the job done!
Remember, during this stage your Project Manager will be on site to check the progress of the build, ensuring that it remains on schedule. And the Building Control officer will also make regular visits to ensure work is carried out to building regulations and to a high quality standard.
And finished! The end result is a beautiful new addition to your home for you to enjoy.
Let’s face it, we know you’ll be glad to see the back of us when we’re done, we just hope your happy with the result and that process was as painless as possible!