Answers to the FAQs
- As you touch the questions, you'll see the answers appear here. If we didn't address your question fully, please contact us.
Will you do the drawings and design?
- Yes we offer a full design service resulting in a full set of stamped and approved working drawings.
- All design work is done within the company to provide you with a fast convenient solution.
- We are experienced in all areas of planning including Conservation Areas and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- If you already have dealt with the design stage then we are also more than happy to work alongside your chosen architect.
Can I convert my trussed roof?
- Because a trussed roof is made up of many pre formed frames which are lifted on to the property and connected together they give the impression of ‘jungle of timber’ which can not be cut out, this is a common misconception as it is just as easy to convert a trussed roof as a traditionally cut roof the procedure is just slightly different.
Will I need a scaffold?
- It really depends on what sort of project or loft design you choose but generally we supply a scaffold to aid a safe and efficient project, and also to give an alternative means of access to the loft to minimise disruption to the inside of your property.
Will I need planning permission?
- Not always, in fact planning laws have changed slightly to allow more alterations to be undertaken to your property within permitted development. A brief description of your house, location and your project proposal would be all we need to give you an answer.
Will my water tanks be in the way?
- Not all lofts have water tanks it depends on your existing central heating system, if there are tanks in your loft we can normally relocate or conceal them within the new structure of the loft conversion.
- Some customers ask us to fit a new combination boiler or another form of pressurised system which eliminates the need for water tanks thus giving you even more space in your new conversion and a more efficient and energy saving heating system.
How long will a loft conversion normally take?
- Generally speaking the average loft conversion should take between 4 and 8 weeks depending on the type of project you wish to undertake.
- Time scales, the speed a project is completed and the commitment to keep to a deadline is our speciality which anyone of our previous customers will be happy to tell you.
Do I need to notify the local building authority?
- If you choose Oxon Conversions to carry out your project whether we do your drawings package or not we will liaise with Building Control when necessary to either obtain Building Regulations or book inspections for all key stages.
When do I pay?
- If you wish us to proceed with your project we draw up an agreement contract which details every part of your project as well as our commitment to you.
- When you are happy with the contract we ask for a £500.00 order fee to book your project in to our work schedule.
- From there all payments are broken down in to stages all of which are detailed in your agreements package, payments are only asked for when each stage has been successfully completed and no payments other than the order payment are asked for until the work has been done.
Will I get a guarantee?
- Yes all work is guaranteed for a minimum of 5 years.
Can I view some of your previous work and talk to customers?
- Of course, we pride ourselves on our excellent track record.
- We have an extensive customer base all willing to show you around their homes and offer comments on the service we provide, simply ask for an appointment.