Design & Build Process

Lawsons Lofts pride themselves on delivering one of the very best loft conversion services in Sussex, Surrey and Kent. If you choose to instruct us, your dream loft conversion will be taken through 3 simple stages.

1. Feasibility Survey and Quote

2. Architectural Plans

3. Work Begins

Feasibility Survey and Quote

One of our experienced and friendly advisors will visit your home to carry out a free no obligation survey. During this meeting we will discuss and advise with you what type of loft conversion is feasible for your home and take measurements required for a quotation.

We understand you only get one chance to convert your loft and therefore we pride ourselves in giving you every conceivable option that your loft conversion can have and attention to detail is as important to us as it is to you.

Ask yourself, what do you want to use the space for? Once we know your requirements and what’s feasible, we work closely with you to ensure your dream loft turns into a beautiful reality.

Architectural Plans

Once you are happy with your quotation, the next step is to have your architectural drawings produced. One of our experienced architects will visit to complete the survey and produce a set of plans.

We can also help with submitting your plans under permitted development or full planning, ensuring that all aspects of the project meet the council’s building and planning regulations. Once this work is completed, your ready for work to begin!

Works Begins

With planning or permitted development gained your loft conversion is now ready for the build to commence.

Typically a loft conversion takes approx 8 weeks. Your dedicated team of tradesmen will keep you fully informed of progress throughout to ensure maximum satisfaction and to ensure the project is completed on time.

Interested to know what happens through your loft conversion build?

Take a peak below, a typical build will follow a week by week process very similar to the below.

Phase 1 – Construction of Loft


Week 1

Your loft crew arrival and introductions. All materials delivered and craned onto structural scaffolding. Insertion of steel beams and construction of structural floor.

Week 2

Removal of roof tiles where necessary, construction of dormer (if applicable) in preparation for flat roof and roofers.

Week 3

Completion of dormer construction, insertion of Velux windows, first fix plumbing, first fix electrics.

Week 4

Insulation to walls and ceilings, completion of plaster boarding. Installation of stairs.

Week 5

Plastering and completion of roofing.

Phase 2 – Completion of Loft


Week 6

Second fix carpentry of doors, skirting, architraves and shower tray – ready for ceramic tiling.

Week 7

Second fix electrics, ceramic tiling, completion of carpentry.

Week 8

Second fix bathroom and all snagging.

Week 9

larger jobs completion

Week 10

larger jobs completion

Please note – Time frames are estimated based on average size conversion. Holidays and occasionally weather conditions can alter timings.

Client Testimonials

We’ve already had about 4 people come and look at the loft and then go on to use you!

Mr & Mrs Spires

Horsham, Sussex

Amazing job. Life changing for my children. Can’t thank you enough. Plus – so tidy!

Mr & Mrs Hoskins

Banstead, Surrey

We would, and have, recommended Lawsons Lofts to neighbours and friends with the utmost confidence.

Mr and Mrs Tomlin

Haywards Heath, Sussex

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