From Cramped to Spacious in Just Four Weeks!
We are parents to four children living in a three bed Victorian end of terrace. As you can imagine space was an issue for us and having looked at moving to a bigger property we decided that it was too expensive and would have a negative impact on school and both our jobs, so we decided to look at doing a loft conversion instead.
We were in contact with a professional architect recommended by a trusted friend and he produced a plan for two double bedrooms and one single bedroom in our loft space as well as creating a downstairs toilet under the stairs. I would then open up our master bedroom and a tiny box room which would create four double bedrooms and a single bedroom meaning we would go from three cramped bedrooms to five spacious bedrooms!. Once we’d received permission from the local council and completed a party wall act with our neighbours we were set to find a builder who could carry out the work.
This was our first big home improvement together and it was a nerve wracking task trying to work out what needed to be done and how to get a good building company to carry out the work for us. We decided to try out the trust a trader site and choose six companies to request quotes from. We collated all the quotes and sat down together to go through them and the individuals who came to give the quotes. The prices were all similar, however the quote from Asset Lofts by Terry stood out from the rest of the others as they broke down their quote into stages while providing a time plan of when and how work would be done.
When Terry came back after we accepted the quote he brought his team leader Lloyd, who would be carrying out the work and went through the plans we had done and explained how the work would be carried out and when each stage should be paid. We were fortunate that Asset lofts could start work just two weeks later and we were surprised to learn that even though we were going to have a major loft conversion it would be relatively un-intrusive for us, as they would be working from the outside of the house entering via the loft for the majority of the work without impacting on our daily routines. The scaffolding went up in two days, then Lloyd and his team came and commenced work.
We were really impressed with the team, they arrived promptly each day and worked solidly throughout the day only stopping for lunch and taking the time to show us the progress as they went on. The only time they were in the house was when they created the stairway which was done in one day and all debris and rubbish was promptly removed. The work was completed in just four weeks. The whole operation from start to finish was seamless thanks to the professional hard working team from Asset lofts building our dream home, as well as Charlie and Terry from who guided us through the process making sure we were happy with each stage before continuing to the next. I would recommend Asset Lofts to anyone, you will not be disappointed with any aspect of their work from start to finish.