At Brentwood Lofts we can do as much or as little as you want us to. Should you wish to supply your own plans that’s fine, we will work with your architect. Should you only want the structural side of your conversion carried out by us, that’s fine. We understand that some jobs you can do yourself or know someone who is able to help you.
When we survey your property inform us what you would like us to quote for and we can provide you with a detailed quotation based on the work you want done. Alternatively if you don’t want the hassle or worry we can carry out the full loft conversion for you from plans to plaster.
A member of our team carries out a no obligation survey on your property. This enables us to discuss your requirements and for us to offer our advice on the best option for you. We will ensure that the proposed conversion compliments the existing exterior of your house and provides you with the maximum amount of living space for your loft area.
A fixed quotation will be sent to you detailing all proposed works and specifications.
Should you wish to proceed, we will issue you a schedule of payments, which will clarify the payment dates for your conversion and will confirm the agreed work that is to be carried out. We will ask you to forward a deposit with the completed payment plan so that plans can be originated and to secure you a place in our working schedule. Please note that a final payment will only be required once all work is completed, passed on site by the local authority/independent inspectors, and you are completely satisfied with the finished product.
A member of our team will carry out a full survey of your property and initiate for the full working drawings and structural calculations to be drawn up. These will comply with all current building regulations. The cost of the plans and calculations are included in the quotation. However, should you decide not to proceed at this point the cost of the drawings must be reimbursed to Brentwood Lofts.
Local Authority Permission
The proposed plans will be forwarded to you for your approval before they are submitted to your local authority. Any alterations to the plans can be made at this point. Should you require planning permission, the appropriate forms will be completed and submitted. Planning permission normally takes 8 to 12 weeks depending on your local authority. Throughout this time, we will liaise with the council at all times concerning the progress of your application.
Once planning permission / lawful development is obtained or before work commences, full plans and structural calculations will be submitted to the Building Control Department or Independent Building Control Inspectors. A statuary commencement notice will be sent to the council informing them when work is going to begin on your property. We work closely and consult the appointed Inspectors throughout your conversion. Site visits to inspect the work are arranged when appropriate.
Ready to Start
Once all approvals that are required have been obtained, we will confirm your start date. We will meet with you before any work commences on your property. We will arrange for the scaffolding to be erected and materials to be delivered ready for work to commence.