Specialist loft conversions covering Devon, Cornwall & Somerset

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Testimonials

"I am very glad that we chose Fairview as the company for our attic conversion. The team were a super crew and worked very efficiently and cleanly, they completed the attic conversion in the estimated four weeks with skill and craftsmanship."

"Thank you for a fabulous conversion using the Velux cabrio windows. Your team was super and it was a pleasure to have them in the house."

" We are delighted with the finished conversion. You have managed to provide us with a lovely room from very little space to begin with. We would certainly recommend your works to others."

Fairview Loft Conversions Faqs

Fairview Loft Conversions offer the full range of loft and attic conversion and alteration services – we even deal with the planning applications for you!

We can provide:

We can transform lofts of almost any size (within legal regulations), even if it requires moving or rearranging roof trusses, water tanks and sometimes even chimney stacks. So even if your loft looks like it lacks potential, give us a call – we may defy your expectations!

The following aims to answer some common queries. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Can my loft be converted?

Most people who look up into their loft see that they have no means of using it as a room. However, 90% of traditional roofs can be converted after a survey has been carried out.

How much will it cost?

We offer a free, fully detailed all inclusive quote in the post to you within 7 days.

Is my loft too small?

In order to comply with Building Regulations, the loft has to be a minimum of 2.3m or 7'6" at its highest point (i.e. the apex of the roof). Those measurements are taken from the top surface of the ceiling boards below, to the felt at the very apex of the roof. With that in mind, we can make the most of even the smallest lofts with the imaginative use of dormer windows and staircase positioning.

How long will the work take?

For an average sized home, from commencement of work, we would normally be complete in 5 - 8 weeks depending on whether dormers are fitted.

Will I need a Dormer window?

Nearly all lofts can have a dormer window, which can provide useful extra space in a tight loft, and add light and outlook to a room. Some smaller lofts may require a dormer at the top of the stairs to provide the necessary headroom as you climb the stairs into the loft.

What about planning permission?

Planning permission is only required if you wish to put a dormer window on the front of your house and your house is within 26 metres of the road, or if the house has been substantially extended in the past. We will deal with all aspects of the planning application to ease your way through the process.

Will I need to arrange Building Regulations Approval and will that be an additional cost?

Again, we are used to dealing with Building Control at local Councils, and we will complete all necessary paperwork for you. The cost is usually £300 - £500, and will be included in your quote.

I have a water tank and a chimney in my loft, is that a problem?

Using our own plumbers, we can easily reposition any plumbing to maximise usable space in the loft. Chimney stacks usually have to remain in position, but can occasionally be removed.