Loft Conversion

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Loft Conversion

Postby strawberry3 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi All
I'm new on here and wondered if anyone could help. We have just moved into a new house and want our loft converted. We are reluctant to use a design-and-build company as all reviews seem to indicate that its is pot luck whether you get decent builders or not. The better, high-end design and build companies would be fine, I'm sure, but they don't seem to want a 'small' job like this. They seem to want full renovations or at least loft plus kitchen extension.
So I think that means we need an architect willing to take on a small job like this and a small, reputable firm of local builders - has anyone got any suggestions please?
Would be very grateful for any help.
Thanks!
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby artur.kanikula » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:42 pm

Hi if you are looking for someone to do your work,my website
atbconstruction.co.uk regards
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby Canook » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:04 pm

Welcome to the site! Some of my friends in the neighbourhood and I have used Jake at Clapham Construction Company (www.claphamcompany.co.uk) for refurbishments and loft conversions. Jake was always onsite which was super helpful since sometimes bigger companies outsource workers or supervisors. Their prices were very reasonable too.

Good luck with your search!
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby LandmarkGroup » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:35 am

Hi strawberry3,

We are a company that project manages loft conversions and kitchen extensions in your area, and we have worked on many projects involving only the conversion of attics.

With Landmark Lofts you can be assured of quality and professionalism. Our team of designers and project managers will ensure good communication between you and the builders, so the process will be as stress-free as possible.

By working with us, you will be issued with a ten year guarantee that covers materials and workmanship, upon the completion of the project.

To find out more, visit our website: http://www.landmark-lofts.com/
or give us a call on 020 3150 0505 and we will be happy to help!


Best Regards,

Landmark Lofts
www.Landmark-lofts.com
Tel. 020 3150 0505
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby Ensoul.co.uk » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:26 am

Hi strawberry3, we are a full service Interior Architecture firm based in Wandsworth, we help a lot of clients with this type of project from concept design/space layout through to appointing builders and project managing the on-site work. Happy to have a chat if that helps, you can reach me at mike@ensoul.co.uk or on 0203 637 0700, you can also find us featured on the front cover and inside the new Design & Build guide. Best regards, Mike Lander, Director
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby SomethingForKate » Tue May 10, 2016 1:51 pm

Hi there,

I'm not sure if you've progressed with your project or not but we are about to begin a loft extension in Tooting and had good experiences meeting the following D&B firms for loft works only:

- Absolute Lofts: http://www.absolutelofts.com/
- Simply Loft: http://www.simplyloft.co.uk/
- Creative Spaces: http://create-spaces.co.uk/

Absolute and Creative already had loft-only works in progress on our street in SW17.

Hope that's of some help.

SFK
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby Babber » Sun May 15, 2016 2:59 pm

Hi, I can also recommend Clapham Construction. We used them for our loft conversion and we're very happy with the work. We didn't use a separate architect. The company owner is Jake and his email is Jake@ClaphamConstruction.com.
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby unlimit-possibilitys » Wed May 18, 2016 10:17 pm

Hi Strawberry3

My name is Nicholas Hunte
I saw your post and would like an opportunity to quote on your job
My Company is based in East Dulwich. I have 28 years experience in the building trade
I specialize in:
Extensions
Loft Conversions
Refurbishments
Structual work
And all associated works
all Aspects of Residential works
We work with Architect's / Structural Engineers / Building Control
site visit and Quotations are FREE so please do get in touch.
previous jobs can be viewed and references

Thank You
Nick Hunte

Hunte Building Specialists ltd
Office:0203 601 9581
Mobile: 07469 174900
Email: nhunte1@gmail.com
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby kinka » Fri May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

hey !

I highly recommended Fiorito. check it out you won't be disappointed!
http://fiorito.co.uk/
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby kinka » Fri May 20, 2016 1:58 pm

hey !

I highly recommended Fiorito. check it out you won't be disappointed!
http://fiorito.co.uk/
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby seabel » Fri May 20, 2016 9:24 pm

We used Simply Loft - they did our loft extension and were great. Highly recommend.
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby Astolat » Sat May 21, 2016 3:05 pm

I'd say avoid Simply loft. We've used them and it's been very frustrating. Painfully slow with the house a building site for 10 weeks for about 5 weeks of work. Whole weeks with only half a day's work done and zero communication from our 'project manager'.
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Postby seabel » Sat May 21, 2016 7:32 pm

Sorry but I have to disagree Astolat. I though they were brilliant, our larger than average loft conversion was done in 5 weeks for all the structural work and then another 3 weeks for electrical, putting in bathroom and tiling and plastering everything ready to be painted. Our project manager came every single day and if not around was on the end of the phone at all times, nights and weekends.
Of course all personal experiences which is why making and decision and choosing a company is such a stressful experience! Good luck whoever you go with!
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Postby Purple_sage » Sat May 21, 2016 8:52 pm

I wish we had your project manager, Seabel! Our experience was much closer Astolat. That said, I'll still recommend Simply with this caveat as the quality of the work itself was very good and they were fair in the payment collection schedule, i.e. equally stretched out. Also as we were only planning to use the loft as a guestroom with ensuite, a little zen attitude went a long way.
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Re: Loft Conversion

Postby Astolat » Sun May 22, 2016 11:14 pm

Our project manager has been twice in 8 weeks and ignores emails, texts and voicemails. I don't think he's ever actually answered the phone.

A small and simple project is taking twice as long as it needs to and on any given day I have no idea if the builders will show up or not.

They also left our house with just plastic over a window that could be easily accessed while the house was empty because we were on holiday.