Reading, Berkshire Loft Conversion Specialists

It’s been said that loft conversions are the best way to add value to your home – they add a whole new floor, increase the total square footage, increase the number of rooms and potentially bathrooms, and, in general, create a more spacious home. Attic conversions also tend to be more cost-effective than other extensions, won’t take space from your garden, don’t even need any outdoor ground space and usually don’t need planning permission. So what are you waiting for? Unless you have lots of items to store in your loft, it will usually be a space that goes unused and wasted, so consider contacting a Reading, Berkshire loft conversion company to convert that empty space into a spacious living area, attic bedroom, home cinema, snug or games room. Worried about loft conversion costs? It could be less than you think, enquire with local loft conversion companies in Reading, Berkshire to find out. More
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  • House Extensions
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A1 is a family business, founded in 2000 by Steve Mills, who, during his early career in loft conversion... Read More
  • 0800 019 2678
  • Walton-on-Thames KT12 4JZ, Surrey
We are a specialist loft conversion company based in Farnborough working within the surrounding home counties of... Read More
  • 01252 500872
  • Farnborough GU14 7LP, Hampshire
Asset lofts is a well established company. We specialise in all types of loft conversions from a partial budget... Read More
  • 01753 907644
  • Slough SL2 5DT, Berkshire
Our customer relationship is a high priority. We want to understand any concerns and work together to ensure your... Read More
  • 0800 002 9291
  • Windosr SL4 1PD, Berkshire
Whether you require a basic loft ladder or replacement loft insulation, or are even looking to expand you living... Read More
  • 01753 840485
  • Windsor SL41LD, Berkshire
We have over 20 years experience in creating beautifully designed and well-built Loft Conversions. We understand... Read More
  • 0118 324 7427
  • Basingstoke RG24 8AL, Hampshire
Surrey Lofts is a family-run business with over 22 years experience in transforming homes. Quite simply, we aim... Read More
  • 01932 503900
  • Walton on Thames KT12 5NE, Surrey
Cherrywood Lofts is a well established Loft Conversion company based in Surrey and South West London. We are... Read More
  • 01428 608822
  • Grayshott GU26 6LE, Surrey
The Loft Conversion Co Ltd provides quality attic conversion services for clients across Reading. Get in touch... Read More
  • 0118 945 3469
  • Tilehurst, Reading RG30 6XX, Berkshire
Surrey Extensions and Lofts are based in Addlestone, Surrey. We specialise in building house extensions and... Read More
  • 07947 257078
  • Addlestone KT15 3HS, Surrey
  • 07724 625672
  • Slough SL19AH
  • 07518 172678
  • Reading RG10 9RD, Berkshire
  • 07814 640737
  • Surrey GU21 2AP, Surrey
  • 07958 380622
  • Denham UB9 5ER, Buckinghamshire
  • 07561 802502
  • London TW149SA, Greater London
Featured Reviews for Loft Conversion Specialists in Reading, Berkshire
A1 Lofts and Extensions
Loft Conversion Specialists in Reading, Berkshire
"A1 were dubbed as one of the best loft conversion companies and they definitely lives upto their reputation when they did mo cinversion. It was the first time I ever undertook suck a project and the process was just seem less. The after care support was fabulous and never refuse to help out. I thoroughly redomend them."
- Shiraz Chanawala
SkyLofts
Loft Conversion Specialists in Reading, Berkshire
"I have worked with Sky Lofts since day one and still carry out many plumbing & heating jobs for them. I have to say that in 7 years running my own business I have never worked with such a professional & customer focused building company. I always recommend them with confidence and I'm sure we will continue our great relationship for many years to come. Lawrence Chiswell MD - Infinite Heating Ltd"
- lawrence6995
Asset Lofts
Loft Conversion Specialists in Reading, Berkshire
"We found Asset Lofts to be the perfect company for our project which was to enhance our already inherited loft space and replace a spiral staircase. From the initial visit we were given the confidence that they were very experienced in every aspect of a loft conversion. Our point of contact was always available to speak to, or even text, and we were able to organise the project from the structural preparation, the design of the new bespoke staircase, fitting and the finishing off of this first stage to suit our time frame. The project manager made sure the workmen knew exactly what they were doing and had the materials with them. All in all a good experience and we know that, when we are ready, we can continue the next stage of the project knowing that we will be very happy with what we have achieved."
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The Loft Access Company
Loft Conversion Specialists in Reading, Berkshire
"We have worked The Loft Access Company on many projects now and have always been impressed with their professionalism and dedication to creating high quality results. If you are looking for a loft conversion or Loft extension and want an all-round service we would highly recommend."
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Although loft conversions usually don’t require much external work and it could appear easy to carry one out by yourself, there are numerous elements involved that mean it would be better to call in a Reading, Berkshire loft conversion company or specialists. First, there’s the structural element. Lofts have been built the way they have in order to keep the roof up and the house structurally sound, so messing around with its layout and setup without knowing what you’re doing could prove disastrous. Bungalow loft conversions are often popular as they double the amount of floor space in your home, but they are sometimes not built to have a second load-bearing floor inside and the structure could become unsafe if you don’t do it properly. There’s also insulation to consider – roofs are very different from internal walls and the way they are insulated will be different too. How you get up to your new floor will also take careful planning; unless you are happy to use a ladder for years to come, you’ll need loft stairs installed which is no mean feat. And then not to mention the installation of skylights or the bigger project of installing dormer windows.

Once you’ve looked at various loft conversion plans and ideas, and you think it may be possible to carry one out in your home, look for loft conversion companies in Reading, Berkshire that can advise you on prices and how they would carry out the conversion.

What are the different types of loft conversion?


Loft conversions vary depending on the type of house and roof you have, how it has been constructed and how much space you want. Talking to a Reading, Berkshire loft conversion company about your loft conversion plans will help you decide which one is really the most suitable, but here’s a simple breakdown of each type:

Standard conversions in sloped hip roofs will not change the structure of the roof itself and windows will be installed flush to the roof as skylights. Inside the loft there may have to be structural changes, such as removing trussed rafters and installing beams across the floor level. This will be the most simple loft conversion and will usually not require planning permission if the changes to the external roof are only the addition of windows. A level up from this would be a dormer loft conversion where the windows are not flush to the roof but protrude outwards in a dormer window extension. This means you can have normal, vertical windows and headroom is increased. Planning permission is often not needed with this conversion either, but the external change is greater and windows could overlook neighbouring properties, so it is very important to check with your loft conversion specialists or the council first.

Larger structural changes are made in hip to gable loft conversions and mansard loft conversions. Hip to gable involves changing the side sloping roof to a straight wall, extending up from the side wall of the floors below and creating only two sides to the roof itself, front and back, in what’s called a gable roof. This adds extra room at either end of your loft if in a detached house, or to one house if semi-detached. Hip to gable conversions are not possible in terraced houses unless you are at the end of the terrace. Mansard loft conversions involve changing either the front, back or both sides of the roof to an almost vertical wall with a flat top. The top and wall usually slope slightly so as to allow rain to run off the roof still. Creating a mansard roof will dramatically increase space inside your loft and can be carried out on terraced houses, but it is a much bigger and costlier change. Hip to gable and mansard conversions are much more likely to require planning permission, so check with your local authority, or possibly with local loft conversion companies in Reading, Berkshire who would know, if you’re planning on one.

There are also roof lift conversions that involve raising the whole roof in order to give more headroom inside your loft; quite a major project but there will be specialist loft conversion companies in Reading, Berkshire that can carry this out for you if required. Once you’ve looked at the Reading, Berkshire loft conversion specialists near you, consider the other professionals that you may need to hire to finish your attic to a high standard. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of loft conversion specialists: .

What should I ask a Reading, Berkshire loft conversion company?:


  • What loft converting experience do you have?
  • Can I see testimonials from previous clients?
  • What types of loft conversions do you offer?
  • What type of loft conversion would be best for my house, requirements and budget?
  • Will I need to get planning permission for my loft conversion plans?
  • Are there any specific loft conversion building regulations?
  • Do you offer insulation and loft flooring? How will my loft space be finished?
  • Do you put together loft conversion designs?
  • What will my loft conversion cost?
  • Do you offer written estimates?
  • How much disruption will be caused to the rest of the house?
  • How long do you estimate the conversion to take?
  • What else should I consider when converting a loft?

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