In the UK there are a lot of companies offering loft storage conversion services and loft ladder installations, including us. So as a customer, how do you choose the right one?
Here are 5 things that you need to look out for when considering a company to convert your loft space into storage.
One of the most important things to get started is to do some research. Look online for customer reviews, testimonials and examples of work already carried out by companies. Any serious business will be more than happy to provide you with references from past clients to give you peace of mind. If their customers are happy with their loft work, there’s a good chance you will too.
Depending on the work you require, costs to convert a loft can vary greatly, so ask for a free quote before committing to anything. Getting this will enable you to make an informed decision rather than regretting your choice later on. Again, most established companies will provide a free quote as standard.
If your chosen company has a showroom, go and check it out to find out more about the materials they use, assess the quality of loft ladders and see which suppliers they have. If you’re not convinced by what’s being shown to you, walk away. If they don’t have a showroom, don’t hesitate to ask questions or even ask to see previous or current jobs.
Insurance and guarantee
Because your roof is part of the structure of your house, you want to ensure that any work done is guaranteed in case of issues. After all, you wouldn’t be happy if your brand new roof window started leaking a few months after installation. If the work isn’t guaranteed, then you’re best finding another company.
You also want to make sure that the workers and company you hire are insured during the work, as accidents can happen.
Price and payment options
Prices vary between companies, so shop around to find a deal that suits you. Get quotes from several companies to find out which one offers the best value for money – don’t only look at the price but also what the service includes such as, insurance, guarantee…
And our final tip, never pay for work in advance. If you’re ok with it you can pay a small deposit if asked, but never pay for the full amount until the work is completed and you’re fully satisfied with the results.
We hope that this quick checklist will help you make the right choice to convert your loft, but if you need more advice get in touch with the Loft Boys.