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Our focus is on delivering high-quality, beautiful loft conversions to the south east and south west of London that improve how our customers live in and use their homes.
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Emily: My name’s Emily and this is my husband Jamie, and we live in Brixton with our 3 children, Audrey, Jude and Hector.
Jamie: And when we bought the house, it was a 3 bedroomed house, and the 3 kids have all shared the same room, but we kind of knew we were going to outgrow it, but when we bought the house 6 years ago, the plan had always been we’d go up in the loft, where we hoped we’d be able to put in 2 bedrooms and turn it into a 5 bedroomed house. The boys still share a room. Audrey gets her own room – our oldest daughter. And then yet we still have some spare rooms for family and friends to come and visit.
Audrey: It feels really good to have my own room because after sleeping with the boys for ages, like having to share with them, it’s cool that I can have my own little space, you know.
Emily: When we first, um, started doing a building project on this property, which was our kitchen side return. That was when we first had experience of having builders in the house. So that’s sort of how I’m able to sort of compare directly the experience of having the team at Visionary Lofts around. They did everything they were supposed to be doing, and, um, at a really good rate. And it felt very professional – previously, when we’d had our side return, you do notice the constant stopping (laughing) for tea breaks, and um, things slowed down at certain points, and maybe sometimes because of organisation, things aren’t quite progressing at the timescale that you would like. And that is something that was just so different with Visionary Lofts, because they were so on it.
Jamie: Well, we know with JP and Kasia, that by a certain date we would have needed to have made a decision on something, and that then allowed them to order it, which meant that when they needed to build it, it was here and ready to go. Whereas, I think with the previous company that we used, um, whilst they did excellent work, um, you know, things took longer and things slowed down because you know, you would come in and the question would be “so have you got that window?” and we’d say, no, no, no, that was one of the things you were going to get. “Oh, alright, well, we haven’t got it, so we’ll order it now and we’ll go off and get it”, and then that just means that there’s 3 days when that’s not happening. And there may have been other things that could’ve been done at that time, but ultimately that project ended up in a bit of a frustration between us and the builder, where what was supposed to be maybe a 12-14 week project, ended up taking closer to 18 or 19. And I would put that down, largely, to the sort of time management, project management, that was nowhere near as good as JP and Kasia’s, where it was: “you need to order this by today or it’s going to be delayed”. And it wasn’t a… there was no kind of confrontation in that, it was…
Emily: It was surprise, because you had a lovely spreadsheet that showed you when you were supposed to have done that, and um, you know, you were always just constantly informed on what you had to do at any given time. And things like, when we came up against frustration in our last project, was that the electrical plan. There would be one day where we would turn up say, ah! So that’s where the plug sockets are going to be then! With no real, kind of consultation…
Jamie: No consultation…
Emily: …and asking us, um, whereas we had a very substantial amount of time spent on the electrical plan for this project and it’s made all the difference, you know. We’re now like: we’re never going to be short of a plug, are we? (laughing) A plug socket.
Jamie: But we’ve got them where we want them.
Audrey: It’s all worth it. It’s really worth it because well, Kasia and JP, they were both really, really nice. And I really like them. And the builders were also really nice, but they didn’t really talk a lot, they just got the work done, and they did it really quickly, but really well.
Emily: Professionally, there was no stone left unturned. They were just so brilliantly organised. Everything was presented so professionally and beautifully, and um, and with – and I’ll probably keep saying this – but with huge attention to detail …
Emily: … and they wanted to really, truly, sort of, understand how we used our house now and how we were looking to use our house in future…
Jamie: And there was no way that JP and Kasia were going to leave the end of the build with us not having what we wanted. Whereas, I think, there was that with our first builders, there was a sense at the very beginning that it was yes, we can do this, we can do this, we can do this… and as it went on and it was longer and longer, and it was costing more money on labour for them and potentially hitting into their profit margin…
Emily: They lost interest at that point…
Jamie: …then things. Then things stopped.
Emily: Where the opposite has been the case with Visionary Lofts because there will be things where they’ve come in and looked and said “Do you know what? That’s not absolutely perfect; I’m not really happy with that” and where JP has seen something, and I’ve been like oh, well I suppose that could maybe be a bit… “No, we’re going to do that again. That could be better” So, that’s the level of attention to detail and you know, really believing in absolutely nailing the project.
Why A Loft Conversion?
Loft conversions in South London can increase a property value by 20-30%, making it an attractive and cost-effective alternative to moving home.
Space is at a premium in South London, but it is possible to transform your unused loft space into an extra bedroom, office space or playroom giving you more room to breathe.
Visionary Lofts can help you navigate any planning permission for your loft conversion, offer support and guidance with party wall agreements and financing the work, and in most cases, you can stay in your home while the construction work is being done.
Benefit from our free design and loft conversion advice that is tailored to your unique requirements before signing up to anything, so you can be confident it’s the right choice for you.
Why Choose Us
We’re South London’s
best loft conversion specialist
We’re your local loft conversion specialists, with local knowledge and insight, and we’ve successfully delivered projects just like yours for years. Here’s just a few of the reviews from customers delighted with their Visionary Lofts:
“I was 7 months pregnant when the project started and they over-delivered on time-scale, quality, attention to detail, communication and finish. We were expecting it to be incredibly stressful and it just wasn’t. And they were very understanding of my slightly over-the-top pregnant demands! We couldn’t be happier with it.”
“Very happy to recommend Visionary Lofts who have just carried out our loft conversion plus associated work. Transparency on costs throughout was greatly appreciated, we were kept up to date through regular video calls and onsite meetings where necessary and, crucially, every single contractor delivered high quality work with a smile and great communication. Thanks Visionary!”
We put you first
Deciding who to use for your loft conversion is a deeply personal choice, but other factors such as availability, quality of work and cost can also come into play.
Visionary Lofts offer free initial consultations with all of our customers to make sure you understand why you want to convert your loft space and what kind of space it is that you really need. For example: if you’re after additional bedroom space; would adding an ensuite be a good idea or would creating two bedrooms be better?
Our recommended design team will work with you to turn your ideas into a stunning loft conversion that is achievable within the constraints of your available space, time and budget.
We’re a family-run business based in South London
As a family-run business, we’re the perfect size to give you our undivided attention. This means that you’ll benefit from a dedicated project management team for the duration of your project, which not only helps save you time, energy and cost, but more importantly, the people working in your home won’t be total strangers.
Communication is at the heart of what we do
At Visionary Lofts, we aim is to enable customers to make informed decisions, which is why we provide you with as much information as you need in order for you to make the best possible decision about how your loft space is converted.
Use our loft conversion pages to help you find out whether a loft conversion is the right choice for you, what to expect from your first consultation visit, as well as information on financing options.
While our Projects pages let you see the quality and success of previous work, we also provide the opportunity to visit a live site to really get a feel for how we work if this is something you’d want. To request a live site visit, get in touch with us here firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting to Think About Loft Conversion
Think about whether you have time to project manage your loft conversion or if you really need an experienced loft conversion specialist to handle everything.
Investigate whether your loft conversion falls under permitted planning or if you’ll need to apply for planning permission.
Each South London council can have slightly different rules on this, so it’s a good idea to check as soon as possible.
We recognise that if you’re considering a loft conversion, you’ll have a lot of questions and that’s ok. We’re here to help. Check out our FAQ page to see if your question is answered there, and if you’re still unsure, feel free to get in touch with us either by phone 020 3536 8734, or by email email@example.com.
Visionary Lofts service all of South London, both the south east and south west, and we also accommodate customers based in Croydon and the surrounding areas.
Everything starts with the initial consultation to see if we can help our clients to achieve their dream space. They all find that our very first visit saves them hours of research on what type of loft conversion can be done as well as what alterations need to be carried out in the rest of their home to comply with fire regulations. And that is just the beginning of our journey filled with guidance and advice especially during the preconstruction period which can often be the most time and energy-consuming part of any construction project.
We are here to help you every step of the way!
83 Tivoli Road,
London SE27 0EE
020 3536 8734