FAQ

CAN MY ATTIC BE CONVERTED?

Most attics are suitable for conversion and it doesn't matter if you have a truss type or hip type roof. What really matters is the height in the middle of the attic. This is a personal choice for the customer as to their attic conversion needs. 

Some of the lowest attics we convert are five foot from the top of existing ceiling to the bottom of the rafter in middle of the attic . This is quite low but suited the customer for their loft conversion requirements.

 

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF MY CONVERSION?

We are competitive priced with our standard conversion starting at €14,000 Ex. VAT, to the outlined specification at Services.
The price may vary slightly depending on size so we advise to contact us for a FREE no obligations quote.

 


WHO DOES THE ELECTRICS?

The electric work is done by a qualified electrician. We fit recessed lights, double sockets and all wiring is brought back to the main fuse board with separate fuses and tested. If needed we provide a certificate of authenticity for electrics at a small additional cost.

 


WHAT ABOUT RADIATORS?

There are a lot of attic conversion companies who are unsure about radiators in attics and can not always guarantee that they will work.

 

We can tell you when quoting and estimating whether or not we can fit the rad on to the existing system. Usually the problem is a small expansion tank that supplies water to the heating system. The way around this is to remove the expansion tank and pressurise the heating allowing water to flow to the attic rad. Rarely this can't be done such as a back boiler system but on this occasion we can get the header tank as high as possible and install a low level radiator.

 

If and rarely none of this works you can always install a timed electric heater with a thermostat.

 

 

HOW LONG DOES THE JOB TAKE?

The average attic conversion normally takes ten working days to complete. If, however, you are installing an en-suite add on two days. However larger attics, e.g.  bungalows, can take up to four week's, depending on specifications and size.  

We guide you through the whole process so you know exactly what and why is something done on the job.

 


WHAT ABOUT PLANNING PERMISSION?

In most cases planning is not required once there is no alteration of the roof line and the windows are at the back of the house. These types of attics are most common and are classed on paper as a storage area, although most likely they are used as spare bedroom or study etc.

 

DORMER WINDOWS:
Having a dormer in the attic space allows for more head room where the roof comes down towards eves and these types of attics do need planning as we adjust the existing roof.

 


WHAT IS AN ARCHITECT CERT.?

At the end of works a certificate is issued from an independent architect after performing an inspection for your ease of mind.
This certificate states that the conversion is structurally safe, sound and within the current building regulations. The certificate is needed for a sale of the property if you wish to do so in the future.

 

WHAT AREAS DO WE SERVE?

We build attics in counties Dublin, Meath, Louth, Kildare, Wicklow


WHERE DO THE WATER TANKS GO?

The water tanks are relocated to the eves area of the attic and are later accessible through the eve's hatches.

 


WHAT KIND OF STAIRS ARE USED?

In the standard conversion we install standard attic stairs with spindles, however depending on your preference different ones can be chosen with a different range of sizes, shapes etc. some of which can be visible in our Gallery.

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