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If you’re considering a loft conversion but want to know the likely timeframe of the entire project, you’ve come to the right place.

Here in this article we’re going to look at exactly how long a loft conversion takes from drawing the plans up to the very final nail being hammered in.

Let’s begin by looking at how quickly you can begin building on your property.

Got Your Plans & Ready To Go?

If you already have plans drawn and planning permission granted, then the vast majority of companies will be able to start when they have availability which could be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

If you lack things such as party wall agreements or structural designs etc, this will of course hold things up somewhat.

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No Plans? Let’s Begin With Those

If you haven’t got plans in place and are starting from scratch, then you’ll of course need to begin with plans. From the moment you select your architect to you approve your plans, the average time frame is around 4 to 5 weeks.

When you’re working with a company such as Clapham Construction Services however, the laborious task of finding an architect and organising drawings is taken care of for you.

It usually takes around 3 days for them to have an architect reach your home and another week for the architect to draw up the designs.

It’s then simply a case of taking as long as it needs to for you to amend plans until you’re happy with the final design.

For some there can be a lot of back and forth until they’re completely happy, for others it’s minimal. This stage is entirely individual to you, the client.

Time To Get The Plans Approved

When it comes to getting plans approved, this will take the same time for anyone, regardless of whether you’re doing it yourself or going through the likes of Clapham Construction Services. Generally speaking, planning permission takes around 8 weeks.

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While some companies can and often do start before the 8 weeks is up, Clapham Construction Services prefer to wait until permission has been granted to avoid any costly mistakes being carried out, should the council require amendments to plans before granting them.

Planning Permission Granted? Now It’s Time For A Quote

If you’re lucky enough to have your planning permission approved, then it’s time to get a quote or estimate for the work.

The majority of companies can take around a week to get a quote for a loft conversion out to you however if working with Clapham Construction Services, you may be lucky enough to receive a quote ahead of time.

This is because Clapham Construction Services carry out every single step of the process themselves.

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While other companies may outsource certain areas of the project, Clapham Construction look after yourselves throughout the entire process, ensuring you have everything in place including the necessary documentation such as structural drawings, third party wall agreements and more.

If you’d like more information on loft extensions and how Clapham Construction Services could help you, simply contact them today on 0203 950 7957.