We wanted a detailed set of Architectural drawings to help us build our own loft conversion. My Husband is a Plumber and has many friends in the building trade, so we decided that we would build our own loft conversion. Even though my husband and his colleagues were in the building trade they had no experience with loft conversions, or the difficult building and planning regulations in our area of South Manchester, so we needed to make sure we got a package that wasn’t only suitable for submission to the local authority we wanted a plan that would really show us how to build our loft conversion.
We started upon the task of sourcing an Architect for our loft conversion, this was extremely difficult as many of the companies we initially contacted would not commit to a price unless they came to survey and most of those charged for completing a survey. After paying out nearly three hundred pounds we didn’t feel we were any closer to getting a plan, we didn’t feel as if we received any real expertise with advice or guidance on what can or can not be achieved within our loft, we were simply told to advise on what we wanted and they would then draw this.
We decided not to proceed at this point as we were looking for real inspiration and then a detailed plan of how to actually achieve this.
We then found The Loft Specialists and read through their Plans only package, this seemed to be exactly what we were looking for. I rang them, a rep called out at our house within 2 days free of charge, he looked in the loft, following our brief of what we were hoping to achieve he advised us on various different possible designs, showing 3D examples to each.
We decided to proceed with their plans only package for our loft conversion. Within 7 days we had a fantastic plan ready to submit to building control, (which in fact they did for us, we simply paid the fees to the local council).
When the work started My husband had a few technical queries, The Loft Specialist helped tremendously. Many thanks guys. Maria, Peter and all of his friends don’t think we could have done this loft conversion in our tight budget without your help.