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FAQs

If you have a question that’s not listed here please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always here to help.

  1. Is my loft suitable for conversion?
  2. Can I convert my trussed rafter roof?
  3. Can I convert my traditional rafter/perlin roof?
  4. Is there a minimum headroom height requirement when converting my loft space?
  5. Can I lower my ceilings on the first floor to allow extra head room in the loft conversion?
  6. What would be the average cost to convert my loft?
  7. Will a loft conversion add value to my home?
  8. How long would it take to convert my loft?
  9. Who will deal with the local authorities?
  10. Will we have professionally drawn up and signed contracts to get everything down in writing beforehand?
  11. Why should I choose Granada Home Improvements to build my loft conversion?
  12. When do I pay for my loft conversion?
  13. Can you do every part of the loft conversion from start to finish?
  14. Have you got any accreditation?
  15. How long do you guarantee the job for?
  16. Who will it be that comes out to see us?
  17. Have you got previous loft conversions we can see?
  18. Can I view work in progress?
  19. Do you hold full Public and Employers Liability Insurance?
  20. Will there be a lot of mess and disruption?
  21. Do you have a project manager who will oversee the conversion project?
  22. Do you use full-time staff or do you use subcontractors?
  23. Would we be able to come to your place of work and see how Granada Home Improvements operate?
  24. Are your employees CRB checked?
  25. Will my details be kept confidential?
  26. Do you have local loft conversions that I can see?
  27. What else do you do?
  28. Will I be hassled by pushy salespeople once I have my quote?
  29. How soon after accepting my quotation can you start?
  30. I only have a rough idea of what I want – can you assist me with some ideas?

Is my loft suitable for conversion?

You would be unlucky if could not convert your loft, as 99% of lofts can be converted.

Can I convert my trussed rafter roof?

Yes is the answer. Although there is a bit more work involved, as you will need at least 3 RSJ’s (Rolled Steel Joists) to support the existing roof.

Can I convert my traditional rafter/perlin roof?

Yes, it is much more straightforward to convert this style of roof construction.

Is there a minimum headroom height requirement when converting my loft space?

There is no specific regulation on height in a loft conversion, however in our opinion you would want a minimum of 2.2m head height to really make the best of the space.

A building regulation to bear in mind is that there is a minimum headroom required over the flight of the staircase/landing.

Can I lower my ceilings on the first floor to allow extra head room in the loft conversion?

Yes, this is something we do on a regular basis.

What would be the average cost to convert my loft?

This would depend on the type of property you have. Do you require a dormer conversion for example or do you want an en-suite bathroom to be fitted? We recommend calling our team on 0161 336 3366 to speak with a friendly adviser, who will book you an appointment for a free consultation and fully detailed quotation.

Will a loft conversion add value to my home?

It will add value to your house for sure, but you may not get back the full amount of the build in the current climate given the way house prices are. Anyone who has converted their loft knows that the true value of having that extra space upstairs goes further than can be counted in numbers!

How long would it take to convert my loft?

This again all depends on your individual job. It would take around 4 weeks for a Velux loft conversion and 6 to 7 weeks for a dormer loft conversion.

Who will deal with the local authorities?

We will do all the paperwork and arrange for and attend the inspections as and when needed.

Will we have professionally drawn up and signed contracts to get everything down in writing beforehand?

Yes. On all of our projects we will draw up contracts and both parties sign these before work commences. We will include a copy of your full cancellation rights also.

Why should I choose Granada Home Improvements to build my loft conversion?

We specialise in designing and building quality highly functional home extensions and internal spaces that enhance people’s lives. Our aim is to create designs that meet your requirements, whilst at the same time ensuring that all planning and building regulations are fully adhered to. We want you to be involved in the project so at the end you are totally satisfied.

Ultimately, we recognise the importance of your investment and will strive to achieve the maximum added value to your property.

When do I pay for my loft conversion?

We would usually take a deposit of 15% of the overall job value then, depending on the size of the job, break it down into manageable stage payments. We only ask for the final payment once you are 100% satisfied with your new room.

Can you do every part of the loft conversion from start to finish?

Yes, every aspect of your conversion, right from your very first phone call through to completion.

Have you got any accreditation?

Yes, we are proud members of the Federation of Master Builders and Trustmark.

How long do you guarantee the job for?

We provide you with a 10-year guarantee.

Who will it be that comes out to see us?

It will be either David or Craig Smith, Granada Home's Company Directors. They each have over 15 years building trade experience. We never use pushy salesmen. We will also aim to have your detailed quote out in the post within just 24 hours.

Have you got previous loft conversions we can see?

Of course! We have carried out countless loft conversions and we highly recommend you go and speak with our past clients. This is the best way for you to know first-hand just how seriously we commit to our work.

Can I view work in progress?

Yes, we have ALWAYS got work in progress. This will allow you, first-hand, to see how professional and dedicated our loft conversion teams are. Alternatively our Facebook page is constantly updated with past and current home extension pictures check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Granada-Home-Improvements/229490067181836

Do you hold full Public and Employers Liability Insurance?

Yes, our policy covers us for no less than five million pounds. A copy will be sent to you with your quotation. Policy number: DLC100042542 (with Direct Line for Business).

Will there be a lot of mess and disruption?

We take great care in keeping the mess on site to a minimum, and there will be minimal disruption.

Do you have a project manager who will oversee the conversion project?

Yes, we project-manage our work, so you can rest assured your conversion will go smoothly. He will liaise with you directly and regularly to make sure you get your dream job.

Do you use full-time staff or do you use subcontractors?

We do not use subcontractors full-stop. All of our lads are cards-in, time-served, tradesmen.

Would we be able to come to your place of work and see how Granada Home Improvements operate?

We would welcome you to our workplace for a cup of tea where you could meet the friendly staff who work in our offices and assist in bringing your job to fruition.

Are your employees CRB checked?

Yes, all of our staff have been CRB checked.

Will my details be kept confidential?

Absolutely. We would never share your details with any other companies. We dislike pushy cold callers just as much as you do.

Do you have local loft conversions that I can see?

If you live anywhere within the North West then chances are there is a completed Granada loft conversion within just a short distance from you.

What else do you do?

We provide all your domestic building solutions under one roof. Just check out the tabs over to the left to see the full range of services, from the most ambitious of home extensions to minor repair jobs.

Will I be hassled by pushy salespeople once I have my quote?

Not a chance! We do not employ any pushy salespeople. We instead prefer to speak with you honestly and truthfully and strive to earn your trust and most importantly to maintain it.

How soon after accepting my quotation can you start?

We can usually begin your loft conversion within a couple of weeks of getting the green light from you. This gives us time to match your brick and to make all the arrangements with your local authority. In this time we will also sign all the necessary contracts, take measurements and set your site up ready for commencement.

I only have a rough idea of what I want – can you assist me with some ideas?

Of course! Everyone starts out at the same stage as you. We have been turning people's building ideas into reality for years now, and we can do the same for you. Check out the Ideas Gallery for an ever expanding array of ideas suggestions. We can also take your ideas as far as you want, from simply leaving you with a plastered finish all the way through to a fully decorated and furnished room with a home cinema system. We have the skills and the links with other great North West companies to get the results you want.

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