Dennis, the proprietor, with his many years of experience in this area, was able to provide sound advice. His idea to alter the roof from a hip style to a gable end was a revelation in terms of the loft space that could be created, and it was all done within permitted development. Dennis is also able to provide services for your architectural drawings, submission to the local council, and steel calculations. We also used a private Building Inspector who was very helpful.
From the options available, we chose “pay as you go”. Simply, Dennis will provide you with a target cost for the work involved (as a detailed breakdown so you can see what you are paying for), and then throughout the build, you will be sent invoices for materials/services for you to pay directly – this will be either by bank transfer or over the phone. We were a little daunted by this, but we didn’t need to be; Sophie, the financial administrator, will forward all invoices to you by email. We just made sure we checked our emails regularly so that we could stay on top of things and pay invoices promptly. Friday was the busiest day for invoices. At the end of the build, what you have paid out should be the target cost. Clearly though, if you decide to change things as the build progresses (for example we chose to have bigger velux windows, and an additional bathroom window), then obviously you will exceed the target cost. You do need to be careful in this aspect, and not get carried away!!
The tradesmen who arrived on site were all great, and the work they produced was excellent. Dennis is keen for feedback about the tradesmen he uses. Without doubt, Jordan and Arran who were the joiners on our build from start to finish, are fantastic. Hardworking and respectful of our home, they have managed to create a space that we are absolutely delighted with. The estimated time for the conversion was six weeks, although this ended up being just short of 8 weeks. The initial start date was also delayed by a couple of weeks, but this was unavoidable due to a period of poor weather which caused the project before ours to fall behind schedule.
There are many companies who offer their services to convert your loft, and it is daunting when you are trying to decide who you choose to work on your home. We would have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Loftcon, who have provided us with a quality loft conversion resulting in a large master ensuite bedroom, with walk in wardrobe.
Mr & Mrs Worrall, Pocklington
Mr and Mrs Arnold, North Newbald. Oct 2015 ( Bungalow roof lift) We searched the internet for a local loft conversion specialist after being let down by another contractor. We contacted their office and Dennis came 2 days later and talked us through our
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He insisted that I went with Dennis and used the crew he had, Andy and Graham. My friend was someone I’d known for years and I knew would have my best interests at heart telling me I ‘must’ go with Dennis. I only write a testimonial if I think I’ll do others a favour by doing so. When you undertake something like a loft conversion you’re concerned you won’t be consulted, any suggestions you make will be considered a hassle, the builders will be sloppy, unpleasant, unreliable and the budget and time taken will have been underestimated and the whole thing will precipitate a divorce or bankruptcy.
Well my mate was right and I’m so grateful to him and the guys at Loft Conversion Specialists. They were as low priced as anyone else’s quote and their target date for completion was much better than any of the others who quoted me. They came in under budget and it was finished before time. Any suggestions I made were no hassle and accommodated enthusiastically and their advice on all aspects was well informed and backed up with all their years of experience. All the lads who worked on our project were really personable, a pleasure to have around the place and took a real pride and interest in their work. I could not be more pleased with the result. Absolutely first class. Without any hesitation I suggest you contact them right from the outset if this is work you are considering.’
Mr and Mrs Hunt of Beverley. July 2015 (Velux bedroom with en suite) Just to say how happy we are with our new velux loft conversion. After having a few other quotes we quickly agreed that loft con would do the best job.Dennis was prompt with providing us with drawings and a start date and we worked together on our vision.The team were polite and professional from the start with building disruption kept to a minimum as access was made through the roof via scaffolding.We were able to discuss layout, storage and positions of electrical points which was most helpful and we were provided with the perfect new space we craved for our family home.A thorough final inspection took place on the final day by Dennis and the entire team as the 5 week project came to an end. We were left very happy customers indeed and would highly recommend. Many thanks
Matthew Peacock Beverley. January 2014 Roof lift with full rear dormer, giving master bed with ensuite.
Late one Sunday evening having finally decided to look into a roof conversion a little more seriously I sent off a contact us request to Loft Con via the website requesting the free survey. I was very impressed 5 minutes later when I received an e mail response from Dennis. This high level of service was maintained throughout our dealings with initially Dennis and then also the rest of the Loft Con team. We finally opted for the “Pay as you go” option (why wouldn’t you?) and took the plunge. Dennis kept us informed whenever required of planning updates, drawing amendments etc. Once the build started Andy, Graham and the rest of the team were very personable (the kids loved having them there) and extremely professional. They would consult on the build regularly and made very useful suggestions as the conversion took shape, all of which helped to improve the design and usage of the new rooms. With the client funded option the payment requests keep coming and you can feel like you are going wild with the cash, but that is the nature of the system and Sophie always explained what they were for. You just have to keep reminding yourself of the end result and VAT saving – it all makes sense at the end!. Nothing we asked the team was ever too much trouble and they were always there at the end of the phone when required. In all honesty they went above and beyond our expectations. If you are thinking of having your loft converted look no further, we couldn’t be happier with the end result and the service of Loft Con was superb. We can’t recommend them highly enough.
Paul Dickson Beverley. October 2013 (Hip to gable giving master bed with en-suite)
I would like to start off by saying many thanks to everybody at loft conversion specialists of Beverley. The service they provided my with was 1st class, the lads were very pleasant and a joy to have working in my home. I couldn’t afford a loft conversion until I came across them and the Surveyor introduced me to the “Pay as you go” option. This enabled my to have more involvement then I could of imagined and i felt i was in control of my project, it also saved me a great deal of money!. I would without hesitation recommend loft conversion specialist of Beverley to anybody who was considering having work done to there home.
Angela Ferguson Hull. September 2013 (Rear dormer giving master bedroom)
l am only too happy to say, having rang Loft Conversion Specialists back in June 2013, and requested a free survey. Your Surveyor was so clever! he had such vision! We decided to have a Dormer with en-suite and chose the “Pay as you go” Option” saved 25%. The job was started in September and took 6 weeks as planned, The joiners were tidy, polite and informative. We finished below the target cost and the savings were all ours! Thank you so much guys, if any prospective clients would like to have a look at your work, just ask
Mathew Sanderson Hull. Febuary 2013 (Full rear dormer with 2 rooms)
We decided to have our loft conversion done in May 2013 and had a number of different companies come and provide quotes and idea’s on what we could do with the space. When Dennis came round and discusses the idea of fitting two rooms and an en-suite into our loft and then provided a quote using the “Pay as you go” method that was £10,000 cheaper than any of the others, we were astonished and gave the go-ahead to start the work.Our initial reservations about how much effort the “Pay as you go” option would be were not correct, this option gave us total control over the materials, fixtures and fittings being used and meant we had an oversight of the whole project and the costs involved. Due to the flexibility of the Loft Con team, we even made changes to the design throughout the project and added in extra features that we had not originally planned. The project was completed on time, under budget even with the changes and with very little disturbance. Nothing was too much trouble for the team, so long as you keep them supplied with tea and biscuits!!!! Dennis even helped us by recommended a painter to come and do the decorating once all the building work was completed. I would highly recommend Loft Conversion Specialist to anyone considering having their loft converted and have already recommended Dennis and his team to our friends andneighbours.
Rob Andrews, Hull. January 2013 (Full rear dormer) I contacted Loft Conversion Specialists in December 2012 for a quote to build a bedroom in my loft. It was not as straightforward a job as i thought, but Dennis explained the Build options and as i have friends in the trade and pretty handy myself, i went for the DIY. Dens guys helped me with steel and i decided to get them to build the Dormer, was done in a day and was well worth the extra cost. My target cost was £6,750, and i finished bang on! Den was always available to answer questions and i felt i was in charge but never on my own. I would never have been able to afford this without LCS, previous quotes were almost 3 times this amount and i would not hesitate recommending LCS to anyone.
Ron Newey Hornsea, August 2012 (Front facing splayed roof dormer giving 2 rooms and shower room)
We engaged Loft Con in March 2012 to design and build our loft conversion and throughout the process were impressed with their willingness to listen to our ideas and discuss alternatives. The workforce were polite courteous and hard working and we were perfectly comfortable having them in our house. Loft Con promised a truly bespoke service, delivered comprehensively, competitively priced but never compromising on quality. We would wholeheartedly recommend them and have already done so to friends and neighbour.