Loft Conversions

Moving Up: Attic Conversions & Loft Conversions in Edinburgh

Are you short of space? Do you need a new bedroom, bathroom or home office? Is your attic large and littered with old junk?

Loft conversions are particularly popular in cities like Edinburgh where there is a lack of space to extend into the garden and the only option is to build upwards.

Improving your home instead of moving has seen a huge upswing in the recent years. Perhaps now’s the time to plan an attic conversion?

Waverley Construction can take on your loft conversion: the planning consents, staircase, internal walls, roofs, windows and all the internal fittings and finishes.

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The Loft Design Process

We aim to make the loft design process as smooth as possible.

It kicks off with a site survey, where we’ll ensure that your loft is suited to conversion, then see how we can bring your vision to life and optimise the available space.

We’ll agree your budget and time frame and create the designs. These will be changed with any of your amendments. Then, we’ll submit your plans for full planning permission or secure permitted development.

Drawing on our family team of builders, we’ll take on all the building works to make your attic conversion work for you; from creating a small conversion using the existing space, to building entirely new floors.

Loft Conversion FAQs

An attic or loft conversion is a great way to improve the value of your home in Edinburgh without having to move house. It could add 20% in value (Nationwide). This indicates you are likely to make money from your loft conversion in the long term.
Overall, a loft conversion is often less expensive than moving home.

Yes, Waverley Construction can take care of every aspect of the build, from agreeing designs, obtaining planning consents, following building regulations and project management, to building walls, roofs and staircases, through to wiring, plumbing, installing windows and painting.
Loft conversions can be complicated and involve a lot of trades, but, as an all-trades construction business, we’ll deal with everything.

You can add Velux windows. These are flush with your roof’s current surface, and are relatively inexpensive to install. Velux loft conversions usually don’t need planning permission. Velux loft conversions require very little construction and ensure little disruption.
Velux loft conversions are also known as roof light loft conversions or skylights.

Alternatively, you can add dormer windows which project outwards and add higher ceilings. These come in a several different formats.
Flat dormers are popular because they provide lots of additional floor space, but can be less attractive than other options. The gable roof dormer is a good loft conversion solution for terraced properties. Other dormers include hip roof dormers, mansard dormers, shed roofed dormers, L-shaped dormers and arched dormers.

Ask us for the best window options for your loft conversion.

For advice on your attic conversion and a free, no-obligation estimate