If you want a loft extension but are concerned about disruption to your home and daily life, you’re not alone. As a loft conversion company that has been providing homeowners with attic conversions since 1986, we are used to hearing and answering questions about the timeframe and potential disruption of loft conversions. So, if you’re wondering exactly what will happen to your home, how building work may affect your daily routine, or how long a conversion in Blackheath will take, this guide is for you. Our loft conversion specialists outline the key aspects of construction and how this may affect you in the short term.
It is important to remember that every property and project is different, so there is no general rule when it comes to timeframes and disruption. However, this guide will give you a basic idea of what to expect before we provide you with information and schedules specific to your loft extension project.
How long will it take?
On average, loft conversions take around 12 weeks to complete, but some will take a bit longer and others will take less time. Depending on the type of conversion you choose, along with other factors, work can take anywhere between 8 and 16 weeks.
The three major factors that affect the speed of attic conversions in Blackheath and the UK are the type of conversion, the style of the house and the design of the conversion.
Will work disrupt the inside of my home?
One of the benefits of a loft conversion is that our loft conversion specialists can use scaffolding to access the space from the outside. This means we can complete a lot of work without having to walk through your house.
However, your conversion in Blackheath will also involve internal work which may cause more disruption to your daily life. The main aspect of interior work is building the new staircase, but we aim to complete this as quickly as possible. In addition, there may be short periods of time where we need to turn off electricity and/or water supplies.
As a customer focused loft conversion company, Econoloft does everything possible to completely minimise disruption to your home and lifestyle, including leaving your house neat and tidy at the end of each day.
The requirements and complexity of your loft extension will influence the level of disruption you can expect. For example, rooflight attic conversions require only minimal work to transform the space, whereas other styles require significant roof alterations.
A further consideration is how you plan to use the space. For example, a bedroom or home office is easier to create than a new bathroom because the latter requires plumbing and drainage work.
The disruption is worth it
While loft conversions can seem daunting, it is important to remember that the short-term disruption is worth the long-term gains. There are many benefits to building a loft conversion and homeowners in Blackheath and the UK are often surprised at how insignificant disruption can be when they choose the loft conversion specialists at Econoloft for their project.
However, if you’re still concerned about the potential disruption of a conversion, please arrange a free consultation with our loft conversion company and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.