How Long They Take and What to Expect
If you’re considering a loft conversion project, you’re not alone. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders found that more than 60 percent of homeowners are interested in converting their attics or basements into livable spaces. But what do you need to know before starting one of these projects? Essex Loft Conversions will talk about how long they take to complete and what to expect from the process.
The first thing you should know is that a full attic conversion can take anywhere from six months to two years depending on the size and scope of your project. If it’s just turning an unfinished space into something more functional, such as adding drywall or installing new floors, then expect this process to go quickly. However if there are major structural issues with the existing structure like water damage or mold growth – these will need addressed before anything else gets started so don’t get discouraged when things feel slow going at first!
If you’re planning for your loft conversion in advance, make sure that both yourself and the contractor have an idea about how long everything will take from start-to-finish before work begins on site; otherwise there could be delays due to unforeseen circumstances or changes made along the way. These estimates are based on our own experience working with clients who have undertaken such projects and we’re confident that they’ll give you an idea as to how long it will take for yours too!
Before you start, make sure all permits are obtained from your local building department so everything goes smoothly when work begins – this includes zoning approval if needed (depending on what type of construction is being done). Once the contractor has secured these documents then he/she should be able to begin planning out their schedule accordingly! You might also want to consider hiring an architect or engineer for additional support with design plans before beginning any major renovations because sometimes there can be issues like structural problems that need addressing first before any other work starts happening like adding extra walls or floors.
The next step is knowing what type of loft conversion project you’d like to have done; this will help determine how long it takes complete and whether not there are any other permits that need obtained first before work begins on site (like zoning approval if needed depending on what kind of construction being done). If the existing structure has structural issues like water damage or mold growth then these must be addressed before any other work starts happening such as adding extra walls/floors; otherwise things could get delayed because they’ll take longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances! Once all permits are secured from local building department, then contractors should begin planning out their schedules accordingly so everything goes smoothly when actual work begins.