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Can I Build a Loft Conversion With a Balcony?

Loft conversions remain a popular way to add valuable living space to your property without the hassle and expense of moving. But what if you could take it a step further and create a private outdoor haven in your new loft space?    If you’ve ever wondered “Can I have a balcony on my loft...
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Can My Neighbour Stop My Loft Conversion?

Loft conversions are an exciting way to expand the living space in your home, without having to move house. When planning this type of renovation, one common concern for homeowners is the impact their project will have on neighbouring properties. This leads to the question ‘Can my neighbour stop my loft conversion?’ The short answer...
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Is It Illegal to Convert a Loft Without Building Regulations?

Embarking on the exciting journey of converting your loft into a functional and stylish living space comes with numerous considerations, and understanding the role of building regulations is paramount. In this guide, we’ll explore the question: Is it illegal to convert a loft without building regulations? Let’s delve into the importance of compliance and the...
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The Ultimate Loft Conversion Guide

Loft conversions have become a popular and ingenious solution for homeowners who want to maximise the space within their existing properties. As urban living spaces become increasingly compact and the need for additional room grows, transforming an often-overlooked attic space into a functional and stylish living area has become a game-changer in the world of...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Loft Conversion Company

Planning a loft conversion is an exciting project that can transform your home, adding valuable space and increasing property value. However, this type of renovation requires careful planning and the right team of builders to ensure a successful outcome. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right loft conversion company for...
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Everything You Need to Know About Ensuite Loft Conversions

For many homeowners, loft conversions remain one of the most popular ways to maximise living spaces and add value to their properties. Among the various loft conversion options available, ensuite loft conversions stand out as a luxurious and functional choice. If you’re planning on creating a loft conversion with ensuite, here are a few factors...
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Alvaston at Grand Designs Live 2023

Meet the Alvaston Team at Grand Designs Live 2023

Have you been considering renovating your home but need some inspiration to get started? Then come and visit us at the NEC in Birmingham at Grand Designs Live 2023 from the 4th to the 8th of October. You’ll find us in the Grand Build at stand B104 where you can come over and speak to...
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Everything You Need to Know About L-Shaped Loft Conversions

Everything You Need to Know About L-Shaped Loft Conversions

Whether you have a growing family and need more rooms or you want to increase your home’s potential to future buyers, an L-shaped loft conversion could be the solution for you. But what is an L-shaped loft conversion and what type of property is it suitable for?   What is an L-Shaped Loft Conversion? An...
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do you need a party wall agreement for a loft conversion

Do You Need A Party Wall Agreement For A Loft Conversion?

If you’re planning a loft conversion that will affect the adjoining property (or properties), a party wall agreement will be an essential part of your loft conversion plans. But what is a party wall agreement and why would you need one for a loft conversion? To make things clearer for you, we’ll explain everything you...
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How Mansard Loft Conversions Add Value to Your Home.

Maximising Space: How Mansard Loft Conversions Add Value to Your Home.

When it comes to expanding your living space and adding value to your home, a mansard loft conversion can be a game-changer. Thanks to the practical advantages of its unique design, a mansard conversion provides maximum space while enhancing the overall value of your property. Mansard loft conversions are the best option if you want...
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Everything You Need to Know About Loft Conversions for Storage

In recent years, more and more people have decided to move upwards rather than out, harnessing the unused space above their homes for additional living and storage space. If you are looking for extra storage space in your home, a loft conversion for storage could be the perfect answer. 
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Does Size Matter? A Guide To Rooflight Loft Conversions

When it comes to increasing the space in your home, a loft conversion is the most popular solution, but what if you only have a small loft space and a small budget? Can you have a loft conversion with a small loft? The short answer is yes! There is a misconception that loft conversions are...
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3 Reasons to Consider a Victorian Terrace Loft Conversion

3 Reasons to Consider a Victorian Terrace Loft Conversion

Victorian terrace houses are a common feature on many British streets and chances are if you live in one, you may find that the traditional layout doesn’t always suit modern lifestyles. Growing families and homeowners looking for additional space will be pleased to know that Victorian terraces make ideal candidates for loft conversions, so moving...
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can a bungalow have a loft conversion

Can a Bungalow Have a Loft Conversion?

Gone are the days when bungalows were associated with mature homeowners and downsizing. Nowadays, many people including young families are interested in buying bungalows for their renovation potential. Depending on the type of single-storey home, bungalow loft conversions are an ideal way to increase the living space and value of your home and add a...
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Everything You Need to Know About Low Roof Loft Conversions

Does your loft have a very low ceiling that restricts your ability to use it as a room or as storage? You may have written it off as a space unsuitable for a loft conversions. However, as experts in converting lofts of all shapes and sizes, we have a few suggestions to help you bring...
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New Build Loft Conversions – Everything You Need to Know

Whilst new build houses can often be a dream come true with a blank canvas for you to put your stamp on, sometimes, as with any property, you may realise upon moving in that you need more space in your home. Whether you are thinking of creating an office with a new build loft conversion...
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Everything You Need to Know About Loft Conversions for 1930s Houses

Extending rather than moving has become more popular than ever with people looking to create extra space in the homes they love. Whilst some people might be unsure of how to convert an older property, 1930s homes can be ideal for loft conversions. This era of home is one of the easiest types of properties...
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everything you need to know about hip to gable loft conversions

Everything You Need to Know About Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions.

There are a variety of loft conversions to choose from when it comes to renovating your home. The type of loft conversion you choose will depend upon the style of your house and specifically the style of your roof. Roofs with sloping sides, also called hipped roofs, need hip-to-gable loft conversions to transform the loft...
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Loft Conversion Lighting Ideas

When converting a loft space, one thing that is often overlooked is the loft conversion lighting. When creating a room out of your loft space, lighting can be key to creating a more open or smaller-seeming space. We’ve pulled together some of our top loft conversion lighting ideas and tips to help you make the...
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Our Loft Conversion Calculator – How Big is Your Loft?

When planning your loft conversion, one thing can influence almost every other aspect, the loft size. Your loft conversion size could dictate whether you need planning permission, what type of loft conversion you will have and what you can use your new loft conversion for. Here’s how to work out the loft conversion volume and...
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Alvaston at Grand Designs Live 2022

Visit Alvaston at Grand Designs Live 2022

Are you thinking of making alterations to your home and want to find some inspiring ways on how to do it? Visit our stand at Grand Designs Live 2022 at the NEC, stand B140 at Grand Build from the 5th of October to the 9th of October and talk to the experts in home improvements.
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5 simple loft conversion ideas

5 Simple Loft Conversion Ideas

We previously shared a post detailing 5 inspiring Small Loft Conversions Ideas that are handy if you are short on loft space. In this blog post, we have compiled another list of 5 simple loft conversion ideas that are ideal if you’re planning a basic loft conversion with minimal disruption to your home. Here are...
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Do I Need a Door at the Top of My Stairs for a Loft Conversion?

When planning your new loft conversion, one thing can affect most of your decisions. Loft conversion fire regulations. When thinking about where to place your doors to your new loft conversion, things can get confusing. You may be wondering, ‘Do I put the door at the top of the stairs for my loft conversion or...
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5 ways to convert a loft on a budget

5 Ways To Covert A Loft On A Budget

These days, when it comes to loft conversions or home improvements in general, many of us are seeking the most cost-efficient methods of achieving the best results. When it comes to maximising the space in your home, we’ve established that it can be cheaper to have a loft conversion instead of a home extension. But...
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energy efficient loft conversions

Energy Efficient Loft Conversions

More than ever, people are turning to ways to make their homes more energy-efficient. A loft conversion is a genius way to reduce energy bills while adding space and value to your home. Saving money on heating the home is a big priority for most. So when planning a loft conversion there are a few...
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Does a Loft Conversion Add Value to Your Home?

If you are looking for a way to add value and space to your home, a loft extension is a fantastic option. Loft conversions can create additional bedrooms, home offices, playrooms and more to your home without taking away from your garden space but do they add value? We talk you through whether loft conversions...
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Why Choose Alvaston Loft Conversions?

As specialists in our field for over 59 years, we’ve designed and constructed countless loft conversions for our happy customers. But what makes Alvaston Loft Conversions an industry leader in loft extensions? Read on for why we are the perfect choice for your loft conversion specialists.
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Loft Conversion Ideas

Our Favourite Loft Conversion Ideas for the New Year

The new year is the perfect time to make changes to your home and converting your loft is one of the best ways to improve your house. Loft conversions are a fantastic way to create space and add value to your home so we’ve pulled together some of our top loft conversion ideas to help...
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dormer loft conversion

Dormer Loft Conversions – Create More Space in Your Attic

When it comes to creating the perfect loft conversion in your home, space is often key. Depending on the type of house you live in and the size of your existing loft space, a dormer loft conversion could be the perfect answer to your problems.
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Semi-Detached House

Loft Conversions for Semi-Detached Houses

When it comes to converting your loft in a semi-detached house, there are endless options available to you. Whatever your ideas are for your semi-detached loft conversion, Alvaston loft conversions are here to help.
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Stages to Consider When Planning Your Loft Conversion

Loft conversions are effective ways to add space to your home and create extra rooms for use as bedrooms, studies and more. But what exactly are the key stages of a loft conversion? 
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5 Things to Consider When Planning Your Loft Conversion

Planning your dream loft conversion can be an exciting time with the ability to fully customise the new room in your home. Whilst loft conversions can offer a wide variety of options to choose from to fit your needs and style choices, there are a few things you should consider to help guide your decisions...
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10 Benefits of Building a Loft Conversion

If you are planning on extending your home upwards with a loft conversion, there are a wealth of benefits. Loft benefits could not only extend your living space drastically, they could even end up adding value to your home. Take a look at our top 10 benefits of building a loft conversion on your home.
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Everything You Need to Know About Dormer Loft Conversions

Creating a loft conversion in your home is a fantastic way to extend the amount of usable space in your house. Dormer loft conversions are a great way to extend the head and floor space of your loft conversion in order to make a more usable space in your home.
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How Long Does a Loft Conversion Take?

If you have decided to make use of the unused space above your home, the good news is there has never been a better time. With the rise in people spending more time at home, a number of people are turning to ways to increase their living space. By expanding up, you will be able...
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Top Tips for Converting your Loft Space

Has the increased time spent in your home left you itching to convert your loft space into an extra room or study? We’ve brought hundreds of dreams to life creating everything from loft office conversions to adding extra bedrooms with en suites into converted loft spaces. Follow our top tips for converting your loft space...
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3 Reasons to Consider a Victorian Terrace Loft Conversion

Is it Possible to Have a Loft Conversion on a Terraced House?

When it comes to extra space in your home, terraced houses often suffer from reduced space and the ability to extend in the same way detached houses might. Loft conversions are a fantastic way to use the space above your home to extend and add extra rooms to your home. But is it possible to...
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Converting your Loft into a Bedroom – What you Need to Know

When it comes to converting your loft into a bedroom, there really has been no better time. A loft conversion helps to make the most of your empty (or full of storage) space in your home with a loft conversion bedroom the perfect space for creating your dream loft conversion with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe...
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Bungalow Loft Conversions – Creating Extra Living Space in your Bungalow

If you are looking for a way to increase the floor space in your bungalow, a bungalow loft conversion could be just the solution. Many people look at bungalow extensions as the only option to add extra bedrooms or living space to their homes without considering the amount of space available above their heads. Not...
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Create your Ideal Office Loft Conversion

Creating a home office in your loft is a brilliant way to create a separate space away from the rest of the house in order to work. A simple loft conversion can create an extra floor and therefore extra rooms for your property meaning you can find peace and quiet whenever you need it and...
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Loft Conversions vs Extensions – Which is Best?

When it comes to extending your home, one thing is worth considering. Do you want to extend to the side of your home or above your home? With pros and cons for both, its loft conversion vs extension. But which one is the best option for you, a conversion or an extension? We’ll take you...
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4 Top Types of Loft Conversions

If you are looking for a loft conversion for your home, you may have an idea of what your perfect loft space would look like. It may be a conversion to fit a home cinema, a study or even an extra bedroom. Whatever the use for your loft conversion, our team at Alvaston Loft Conversions...
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The Team at Alvaston Return to Work Post Lockdown

I’m sure you’ll agree that last few months has been very different for all of us.  COVID-19 took the whole world off its feet and like many businesses we had to adapt quickly to the government’s lockdown plan. Although we furloughed some of the team, we had to ensure that we had a small team...
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Alvaston Gives Back – Replanting the Jubilee Planter

Alvaston Loft Conversion’s very own Jamie spent his last weekend doing something very special to him. Giving back to his local community of Essington. A collection of volunteers from the Friends of Essington joined forces to refresh the Jubilee planter and add a bit of colour to the area as we welcome in the start...
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5 Inspiring Small Loft Conversion Ideas

If you are looking for ideas on how to make the most of your loft space for small loft conversions or some inspiring ways to use your loft space, here are some of our favourite ideas and tips for creating extra space and making the most of your attic.
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10-Step Guide to Planning a Loft Conversion

When designing and undertaking major home renovation projects such as a loft conversion or an extension, the help, skills and knowledge of a professional team is priceless. Here at Alvaston Loft Conversions, we specialise in the obvious – loft conversions! With back-to-back projects under our belts every single year, our system is efficient, precise and...
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Come and Find Alvaston with a Free Ticket to Grand Designs Live 2019!

Following on from last year’s huge success, you can find our Alvaston team at Grand Designs Live 2019! From Wednesday 9th October to Sunday 13th October, we will be at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham exhibiting our services, showcasing our projects and offering professional advice on loft conversions and general home improvements. Grand Designs...
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Safe Spaces: Loft Conversion Fire Regulations

Converting your loft into a bedroom, bathroom or living area is fantastic for growing space in your home, but it isn’t as simple as just decorating.  Loft conversions require a team of experts to construct a fully-functioning and livable space. Moreover, due to the placement at the top of the house, extra safety measures are...
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CREATING AN ECO-FRIENDLY LOFT CONVERSION

Global warming and the impact of our behaviours and life habits on the planet are currently at the forefront of everybody’s brains. It seems the movement is taking off on a global scale.  The world’s population are looking to reduce their carbon footprint, whether that is by decreasing plastic use, cutting out meat, or walking...
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LOFT CONVERSION STAIRCASE SOLUTIONS

You have finally decided to convert your loft. Your creativity is flowing, your head is brimming with ideas, and you have already mentally decorated your new loft room. But, a challenge that most people face when planning a loft conversion is designing the loft stairs!  Mapping and designing your loft conversion stairs is a challenge...
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LOFT TYPE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: DORMER LOFT CONVERSIONS

The amount of information to absorb in the initial stages of planning a loft conversion can be quite overwhelming; how much will the work cost? Is my house suitable for a loft conversion? What type of loft conversion is best for my home? “Wait, there are different types of a loft conversion?” we hear you...
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ASK ALVASTON: “IS MY HOUSE SUITABLE FOR A LOFT CONVERSION?”

Clients regularly approach Alvaston Loft Conversions with one simple question, “is my house suitable for a loft conversion?” … The short answer to this is yes, most likely. Regardless of your loft size, shape, home location or any other possible hurdle, an established loft conversion company *cough*Alvaston*cough* should be able to conjure up a solution...
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Six Tips to Secure a Reliable Loft Conversion Company

  Time and time again, Alvaston Loft Conversions alludes to the fact that carrying out an attic remodel on your home creates ample benefits, such as extra living space. But, one of the most attractive benefits as the result of a loft conversion is the possibility to increase your home’s resale value significantly. Naturally, such...
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MAXIMISE YOUR LOFT CONVERSION WITH THESE SPACE SAVING IDEAS

Transforming a property when more space is needed has become the preferred choice amongst homeowners, instead of uprooting and selling for the sake of an extra bedroom. One of the best ways to add volume AND value to a property is through the addition of a loft conversion. Although an attic conversion should be viewed...
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THE LOWDOWN: HOW TO AVOID LOFT CONVERSION PLANNING PERMISSION

Attributable to an uncertain property market and drastic fluctuations in property prices, increasing numbers of homeowners have started to renovate, instead of relocate. Rather than just focusing on the surface of the home and seasonally tweaking the property’s aesthetics, homeowners are choosing to expand on their current living space through the fabrication of house extensions...
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Loft Conversions: Giving the Gift of Space this Christmas

A home’s loft space has long been used as a hive of Christmas activity… but not in the festive way you would imagine. A homes loft space is generally utilised as a giant storage box for mementoes, out of season clothes and most excitingly, Christmas decorations. Parents also like to try and out-smart their children...
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Alvaston loft Conversions at Grand Designs Live 2018

What a fantastic few days we had at Grand Designs Live 2018 at the Birmingham NEC! Thanks so much to everyone that made a special effort to come and say hi, booked in follow up appointments and enquired.   Scott and Jamie thoroughly enjoyed meeting each and every one of you! They also managed to have a walk...
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See our Exciting Feature in ‘Real Homes’ Magazine

It is exciting times all-around at Alvaston Loft Conversions! Subsequently, after announcing our presence at Grand Design Live’s upcoming exhibition, we are thrilled to let you know that we also have a half-page advertisement in October’s issue of Real Homes magazine. ‘Real Homes’ magazine is the holy grail for anybody who is seeking home renovation...
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Come and See Us at Grand Designs Live 2018!

We are happy to announce that Jamie, our Managing Director and part of the Alvaston team will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live Birmingham again this year! Image: Jamie Harper and Jim Walker with George Clarke, Grand Designs Live Birmingham, 2016 Grand Designs Live is an exhibition adaption of the ever popular home renovation series,...
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What are the Different Loft Conversion Types?

When individuals first enquire about loft conversions and loft extensions, many are often stunned to learn that there are different types of loft conversion. The variations of loft conversion means that even if you previously thought, or had been told, that a conversion was not possible in your loft space, there might be a solution...
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Five Unique Spaces for your Loft Conversion

With the cost of moving home on a steady incline, increasing numbers of people are looking for the best ways to utilise the space they already own. Loft conversions and loft extensions are a great starting point to expand your living space and also increase the value of your property – sometimes by up to...
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Why Convert your Loft? 8 Top Reasons for a Loft Conversion

Converting an attic or loft into a functional area is one of the best ways to add living space to your home, not to mention adding value to your property! Many people mention these reasons in passing, but we know that a loft conversion can be a pretty big decision – that’s why we’ve gone...
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Things to Consider when Converting your Loft

So you’re considering converting your loft? Congratulations, what a good idea! A loft conversion or attic room is a fantastic way to add extra living space to your property (if you need any more convincing, we have a whole list of reasons why attic conversions are great!) When planning a conversion though, there are a...
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Loft Conversion Ideas & Attic Remodeling Inspiration

In our last blog post ‘Why convert your loft?’, we gave you eight great reasons to opt for a loft conversion to add extra living space to your home. Now that you’re considering converting your attic space, let’s talk about what kind of room you’d like to transform it into! When we move into a...
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Official Website Launch Day

Today is our official website launch day and we are so happy to share something so new and exciting with you. Have you visited us before? If so, how do you like our shiny new site? Or maybe this is the first time you’ve visited us? Either way, this is a great chance for you...
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