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How Can Weather Effect Loft Conversions?

When it comes to having a loft conversion and deciding when to have one, many automatically think it’s only doable during the warmer weather.

While warmer weather is indeed a more pleasant time to be doing such big home renovations, a loft extension is actually just as doable in the colder months too. 

Let’s face it, we all love to moan about the English weather but when have we ever let it stop us doing something?

Very rarely indeed and for a seasoned loft conversion professional, the British weather we know and love to hate is of no barrier whatsoever.

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When Is The Best Time Of Year For A Loft Conversion?


The best time for a loft conversion is summer, offering longer days, better weather, and reduced chances of rain, making it more conducive for construction.

On the downside, however, popularity for home improvements during this time of the year could see you need to book your loft conversion company months and months in advance.

Loft Conversions During Winter Months

Let’s face it, if we left everything to the warmer months of summer, we’d get very little done. While the weather can play havoc, it certainly shouldn’t stop us from carrying out construction projects like loft conversions. 

At Clapham Construction Services, we carry out thousands upon thousands of loft conversions every single winter. With such experience, we simply urge people to consider three factors before committing to a winter loft conversion. They are:

  • Inclement Weather – obviously the biggest worry for any construction work in winter would be the elements and we’re talking rain, snow and of course, freezing conditions. That being said, there are ways and means around this. We simply ensure every loft conversion project is carried out under cover, protecting the property and giving our workforce a little reprieve from the harsh winter conditions. A little flexibility goes a long way too as it means schedules can be changed to suit the weather conditions such as avoiding cement work during freezing conditions. 
  • Heating The Home – during any construction work, it’s not uncommon to see your home’s loft heating switched off. While this isn’t something that anyone wants, it’s worth noting that we will do our best to ensure your heating is switched back on in no time at all. What’s more, we’ll put plans in place to secure your home against heat loss as much as possible while your heating is switched off.
  • Internal Construction Work – last but not least, you must remember that a loft conversion will of course require internal works. As with any other part of the project, we will ensure our team is not only efficient but clean when working in your home, whatever the weather.

Contact Clapham Construction Today

There are several benefits to hiring a professional for the whole process, not just the construction. The sheer lack of hassle and stress when it comes to planning permission and third party wall agreements being just one of them.

When working with us at Clapham Construction Services, you can sit back and relax as we take care of the entire project for you. We’ll orchestrate the architect, planning permission via the council as well as all necessary paperwork and permissions.

All you need to do is tell us exactly what you want, approve the designs and simply wait for your loft conversion dreams to become a reality come rain, wind or snow. For more information, contact us today on 0203 950 7957