• What is the starting price?

    As a rough guide a Dormer conversion can start at £26,000 and a Velux™ conversion at £18,000 however, all our loft conversions are bespoke and designed to meet the needs of the homeowner and the structure of the property which means prices will vary.
     
    We offer a free, no obligation visit where our surveyor will provide a full price once he/she has discussed the best type of loft conversion for you and your property.  Our surveyors are not salesmen so please be assured there is no pushy sales patter.  You either want an Econoloft loft conversion or you don’t.

  • How do most people fund a loft conversion?

    Most banks and building societies will provide loans for home improvements like this providing you can prove you are using a reputable company.  Other customers release equity or pay for it out of their savings.

  • Does Econoloft offer funding - or can you advise on getting funding for the project?

    No, although we have contacts with mortgage advisors if required.

  • How much will my total loft conversion cost?

    Each conversion is individual to your property and requirements; the cost will vary accordingly. Econoloft has the experience of completing literally thousands of conversions. This experience allows us to accurately cost your conversion. Our surveyor will be able to quote for the work you require.

  • What is covered in the price?

    You will receive a comprehensive quote which itemises what your individual loft conversion includes, but as a general rule a full conversion quote will include:

    • Technical survey
    • Design and full working drawings complying to building regulations
    • Structural calculations
    • Planning permission if necessary
    • All submissions to local authorities
    • Full structure inc. floor, stairs, windows, supports, walls
    • Insulation
    • Skirting, doors, architraves etc.
    • Electrics and plumbing as required
    • Plaster finish and ready to decorate

  • What is not covered in the price?

    Things that may hike up the price could be whether or not you need to move the boiler and of course the spec you want.  For example, in period homes customers will want specialist joiners to replicate their existing hand carved spindles and newels in the new staircase. Or, customers may ask for a Juliet balcony instead of a Standard UPVC window, chimney removal or Party Wall agreements can add to the costs.

  • What if I want to do some of the work myself?

    Econoloft are also able to offer a shell conversion to our clients, therefore we are able to do as much or as little of the work as you require.

  • Will a loft conversion add value to my home?

    We can’t guarantee this because obviously property values depend on many external influences beyond our control and the house prices where you live. However, what we can say is that our customers tell us their loft conversion has at the very least paid for itself and the majority believe it has added considerable value to their home.  In addition, most property experts agree that a well-built loft conversion is the best way to add pounds to your home.  Here are some independent press articles so you can make your own decision on this issue:
     
    In addition, our customers tell us that its often cheaper to improve rather than move and it’s less stressful.
     
    Some estate agents say it can cost as much as £100,000  in Greater London and the Home Counties to move to a house with an additional bedroom.
     
    Adding extra space with a loft conversion means your valuable garden remains intact.
     
    Adding space with a loft conversion is considerably cheaper than an extension.