Can my loft be converted?

In order to comply with building regulations, there must be a minimum head height of 2.2 m at the highest point. This can also be achieved by using dormers or perhaps placing a roof window over the staircase to create space while also developing the uniqueness of your design.

Is planning permission required?

Often a loft conversion can be carried out under the permitted development guidelines, providing your property is not situated in one or more of the following designated areas; National parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.

However if you do need to obtain planning permission, we can provide advice on this and share other sources of guidance.

How long will it take to complete my loft conversion?

For a basic dormer loft conversion in Bristol, we usually estimate six to eight weeks from start to finish. However, the length of time varies depending on the complexity of the work and the type of loft conversion that is being provided. This will be discussed when we view your property, and you will then be provided with a more definite timescale.

Will I need to source an architect or other professionals?

We have an architect who has worked for us for many years, along with other trade professionals such as building control inspectors and structural engineers.

We can also accommodate if you wish use your own architect.

Is it possible to use my own architectural plans?

If you have existing plans, we are happy to follow them.

Are building regulations required and how do I obtain them?

Building regulations are required for all loft conversions. At JBS Lofts, we take away the stress of this by including it as part of our standard package.

Will the loft conversion work be disruptive?

We try our best to keep any noise and mess to a minimum while working on your loft conversion. In fact, when possible, we will use our scaffold to access the loft space and, thereby, avoid passing through your house.

Of course, some disruption is inevitable but, when the work is complete, your property will be left as clean and tidy as it was before we began.

How much will my loft conversion cost?

After we visit to discuss your requirements, you will be provided with a clear, itemised, no-obligation quote. This can feature various options to suit a range of budgets.