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Loft Conversion South East London

Postby Bazman76 » Sat May 01, 2010 4:57 pm

Hi there,

I am considering having a loft conversion put on my property.

I have already decided I want a dormer style conversion of the back and leave the sloped roof at the front.

I got some prelimenary quotes of between £500 and £700 sq/m quite a variation!

Just wondered what is the cheapest I can reasonably expect to pay? What type of things should I look out for when comparing different quotes?


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Postby Perry525 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:46 pm

Have you a written detailed list, that states exactly what you want done?
Do both quotes check out against your list?
If you leave the choice of product to the builder you may not get what you expect.
One thing that is very important is insulation.
Roofs tend to get very hot in summer (mine was 48C yesterday) and very cold in winter. In London, they will also pick up the noise from miles away, aircraft and trains.
You must decide how the builder will deal with these issues, the difference may well raise the cost of using the loft and spoil the use of the loft.
Also there are the matters of wind proofing and waterproofing, then maintenance. Maintenance involving health and safety these days calls for expensive scaffolding for the most minor process. A carefully constructed roof will save you money.
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