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I'm just fishing for recommendations if that's OK with everyone. If you've had a loft conversion in your house, can you recommend any builders/architects/specialist loft companies? In the Liverpool area, naturally.

Thank you. That is all.

(I fear this may not be deemed to be the appropriate location for this question. If anyone wishes to move it, please do.)
 

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I'd love one but I can't afford it - don't they cost about £40k?

Also, I use my loft for storing stuff, so where would i put my rubbish?

Sorry I don't have any helpful advice.
 

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Just noticed Jane says attic, which is word I prefer to use: loft has always sounded a bit southern to me, like calling dinner "lunch" and tea "dinner"...
 

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In my personal lexicon, an attic is usable roof space that's part of the house's original design - with a staircase and so on. I use 'loft' when I mean unconverted roof space, probably accessed through a hatch in the ceiling. And a loft conversion is when you turn the latter into something resembling the former!

I think they are expensive, yes, but I love where my house is and don't really want to move. We will be staying there for years to come and this would possibly help us make the most of it.

And if anyone actually does have any pertinent info, perhaps they could reply too? :)
 

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My bedroom is a loft conversion. We got it done in 1997, and it still looks the part today. Its a really pleasant space to be in. My house isn't particularly large but it feels very roomy and airy, and has a large footprint. The spaces around the edge were retained as storage space, as there is little point in having them as habitable areas.

Its not without its drawbacks though, mainly with regards to weather. If you are going to get skylights, it can be very very loud during heavy rain or hail stone, and I mean to the point where you are burying your head under the pillow and cursing. Strong winds can also be very loud and hazardous. A few years ago, one of the ridge tiles blew off the roof and smashed through the skylight.

Overall though, its a top drawer. We got a local joiner to do ours, but I'd probably recommend getting a company that specialises in loft conversions to get the best build quality and the most efficient timescale. If you would like to see some pictures I'll put some up.
 

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no specific recommendation, but loft conversions have many, many regulations, nothing that som eone who knows what they're doing and has experience and relevant knowledge can't manage, but make sure it is in writing that compliance with building regulations is the builder's responsibilty
 

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Damon, my Brother has just had one completed, he is very pleased with it.

The bloke who did it for him is pretty much a one-man band but is highly recommended and therefore isn't cheap.

He is based in the Grassendale area, if you want his details i can ask for them.

Phil
 
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