Loft Conversions admin
Types of Loft Conversions
There are four basic ways in which you can convert your existing loft into a valuable and useful space.
The type of loft conversion will depend upon factors such as the age of your property, the existing roof layout, and local authority development plans, as well as your own personal preference. To find out more, please call us to arrange for a Cherrywood consultants to visit your property and discuss your ideas, requirements and any restrictions that may apply to your project, at no charge.
Managed from Start to Completion
Every loft conversion project is unique but we make sure they all follow a similar route from start to finish.
Your project will be assigned a dedicated site team who will carry out the required works as well as working with you to ensure your new loft space is designed and built exactly to your requirement. You will be able to live in your home for the duration of the project as all access to the loft will be from the scaffolding. At every next stage of your project you will be consulted by the site manager to again ensure you are happy with the progress of your project and to answer any questions you may have.
Our listed process below aims to show you just how easy it is to convert your loft and what to expect along the way.
The process starts from initial enquiry and ends at post loft conversion completion. If there is anything you are unclear of or want to know more about then please contact us and we will be happy to help.
At Cherrywood we value all new potential customers and appreciate all new enquiries.
At this stage a member of our team will be happy to answer any question you may have and guide you through the process, which won’t take more than 15 minutes. If you are happy we will then request some information from you in order to book in for a free quotation on a convenient day and time for you. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form and request a call back on a time that suits you.
On your chosen date a member of the team will contact you 30 minutes before the selected appointment time to confirm his arrival. Once at your property we will need to gain access to the required loft space to quote accordingly and to take any additional notes we may need. After that our Cherrywood consultant will sit with you to go through your requirements and to answer any more questions you might have.
The whole process will take no more than 45 minutes.
If for some reason you need to cancel your appointment, we please ask that you contact us at least 24 hours beforehand to let us know and also for us to book you in for another convenient day. If in the unlikely situation that we need to cancel will we contact you 24 hours beforehand also and request another suitable day and time.
Once an agreement has been made on the quotation, you will then receive your Cherrywood Lofts contract either through the post or via email which ever one you would prefer. Your contract will clearly outline what is included within the price and once you have gone through it fully and amended where necessary we require you to sign your contract before you send it back.
When we receive your signed contract we will then request a £2,500 deposit and set up your own client folder to work from.
At this stage we are flexible in three different ways. Firstly, we can assign our own architect to your project to draw up your proposed new loft conversion plans or we would be happy to work with your chosen architect. Finally, if you have had previous plans already drawn then we can also work from them. We will automatically apply for planning permission for you unless you have previously done so.
Once an architect has been assigned we will need to get accurate measurement of your loft space in order to produce full working drawings. This process will take 1-2 hours. After that, the proposed draft plans will be produced and sent to you to agree on.
As soon as the draft plans have been approved between all parties and amended where necessary, the architect will then draw up the final plans.
This stage can take 1-2 weeks depending on how many amendments need to be changed. We will then send you the completed plans.
Once everything has been confirmed and approved we will then contact you to request an appropriate start date that suits both yourself and us.
In the lead up to the start date you will not have to worry about anything as everything will be dealt with our end but should you have anymore questions or wish to know something then we advise you not to hesitate in contacting us. We are here to help and make this process as easy as possible for you.
On commencing the start date the build is likely to take 6-8 weeks. In that time we will not need to go into your home as all work will take place from the outside but should we need to then we will always ask for your permission beforehand.
As soon after your new loft conversion is complete you will receive an official Cherrywood certificate along with a 2 year guarantee.
All electrical works will come with their own manufacture guarantee.