Yes we are able to build loft conversions all year round.
We will build in any weather where it is safe to continue. Loft conversions are not generally affected except for the construction of a hip to gable which could not take place in heavy rain. In certain conditions building schedules may be subject to change for example it is not recommended to carry out brickwork in temperatures below 1 degree. All alterations to the schedule will be fully discussed and agreed with clients.
Prices vary depending on a variety of factors but can start at around £32,000. The two key factors are the style of the loft conversion you choose, and the size of your property.
The average cost of a loft conversion in 2020 is £40,000.
No, we will keep mess to a minimum and whilst it may get noisy from time to time during the day, we would never recommend moving out. We will adapt as far as possible to fit around your daily home life, caring for our clients is key.
Yes. The team leader will be there throughout the project. He will be accessible at any time of the day and will check in with you at the end of the day to talk through progress.
We encourage our clients to see the progress throughout. Safety is vitally important on site therefore we will make you aware of any potential hazards or restrictions to access. The team leader is always available for your benefit so do not hesitate to consult him on any requirements.
Our usual terms of payment are a weekly sum calculated on a schedule of costs spread over an average 5 week period. We will consult you to agree your payment schedule prior to commencing your project.
Yes, all quotes provided are fixed and content agreed with clients to ensure clear pricing. There are no hidden costs.
Varna are unable to offer finance on residential construction, but we can put you in contact with our partnered mortgage advisor, Mark, who can arrange to release equity or re-mortgage, further information is available on our mortgage advisors article.
A loft conversion usually involves the simplest of planning process and construction is generally a quick turnaround time. It provides that extra living space without the cost of moving (e.g.: Legal fees, stamp duty, estate agent’s fees). A loft conversion incorporating a double bedroom and bathroom can add around 20% to the value of a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house.
Generally, yes. The cost of a ‘stick built’ garden studio is accepted as being less than a traditionally built primarily because there are fewer labour hours involved. The other thing to remember, is that our service is completely custom build and not a set package.
Timber framing can be erected in any weather conditions, it may be a bit of a slower process if its windy, but the carpenters will still be on site! With brick & block built it is completely weather dependant, this is defiantly a category where timber frame is set apart from block built.
It’s really worthwhile speaking to local estate agents for a more accurate idea, but you can approximate on adding between 5 and 10 per cent to the value of your home with a garden studio.
It will depend on materials and finish, but the basic cost of a 20m2 garden studio can start from £10,000. The two key factors to consider when considering the cost are the style and size.
All jobs can be quoted via drawings, following the quotation being sent, if you would like to work with Varna construction, we will arrange a visit as all quotations will be dependant on-site survey from a member of our team.
We can certainly supply and fit for all stick build projects. This may benefit you, as we will get a discounted price from our timber supplier. Regarding timber frame manufactures, we do recommend to our clients to get a component from the same manufacture as a package, which we can fit as labour only.
All of our quotations include a schedule of works and clear breakdown with no hidden extras.
If it is a traditional with brick and block, we will divide the projects into three stages. The first stage covers joisting and flooring, followed by complex roofing and the third stage covers interior studwork.
Payment works on stage payments, once each stage has been completed payment will be required, a deposit will also need to be taken before completion of first stage. This covers half of material cost and insures us that we will have no delays on start dates.