Loft Conversion Glasgow

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High Quality Loft Conversions in Glasgow?

Builders Glasgow can take the existing loft space in your home – which is currently lying un- or under-used – and build a loft conversion which converts a loft into additional living space to maximise the potential space, usability and value of your current home.

The role that a house is expected to fulfil in modern times has grown in several ways. We see increasing numbers of adult children living at home, elderly parents moving in with their children and greater demand for home working from both employed and self-employed clients. These additional demands create great pressure on the use of the existing space available in a property and often the only way to meet these new requirements is by the creation of extra living space.

Converting a loft into living space offers a cost-effective and practical solution to extending your home in order to increase the number of usable rooms. Your loft lies within the current footprint of your property so (normally) requires less work (and expense) than a conventional house extension of the same size.

Additional benefits of a converting a loft or attic include: the protection of your existing garden space, the (potential) increase in value and saleability of your property, a faster build with less upheaval and the possibility of adding a whole new level of rooms which can fulfil several needs in one conversion e.g. extra bedrooms, a new bathroom and a home office to cope with a growing family and a need to work from home.

#1 Choice for Loft Conversions in Glasgow

Why choose a Builders Glasgow loft conversion?

Free, no-obligation estimates
Competitive quotes
Experienced loft conversion builders
All trades supplied by us
Bungalow loft conversions
Semi-detached loft conversions
Detached house loft conversions
Living space & home offices built
Fully-insured & workmanship guaranteed

The conversion of a loft by a professional building firm creates the extra living and/or working space you need whilst being reassured that your new rooms are constructed according to the relevant Scottish building regulations – thus ensuring that the revamped space is correctly built, safe to use and finished to an appropriate level of quality.

Attic conversions – where an existing attic is converted into rooms – can appear relatively straightforward to the layman but they require the specialist knowledge and skills that only suitably trained, qualified and experienced building trade professionals can provide as converting a loft for daily use places additional demands on your home’s existing structure. For this reason, it is imperative to engage the right people who will ensure that your home’s overall structural integrity is safeguarded during the conversion of a loft.

Trust Builders Glasgow to convert your loft into the extra space that you need in a safe, professional manner and to the standard that you deserve.

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Why convert a loft (versus an extension)?

The conversion of a loft offers numerous advantages over the construction of a conventional house extension to produce the same amount of new space:

Faster build – less external building work (i.e. no demolition & reconstruction of exterior walls) means that is a faster way to add new space.

No reduction in garden size – Adding new rooms above your existing rooms by converting a loft means that your garden remains intact.

Less disruption – a faster build and no need to open up existing external walls means that there is (relatively) less upheaval during the conversion of a loft.

Planning permission – as a loft conversion is within the existing footprint of your current property, it may make obtaining planning permission easier than for an extension.

What can I convert my loft into

Most lofts and attics spend their lives as a repository for old toys, books and piles of other unloved household clutter. This, however, is a tremendous waste of a significant amount of space which you could put to much better use. Your loft spans your entire roof space so represents (potentially) a whole new storey that could be added to your home – offering up the possibilities presented by an entire set of new rooms to maximise the space available in your beloved current home. It could even save you the expense, time and upheaval of having to move home in order to acquire more space.

What can a loft be made into? Clients approach us with a myriad of requirements and design ideas for their loft conversion projects in Glasgow so we are well-versed in the possible options and mix of room types that a loft space can be converted into.

Generally-speaking, a loft can be turned into anything you desire – single spaces or multiple rooms for the purposes of living, leisure or work or a mixture thereof – subject to the limitations of your budget, your property’s roof structure and building regulations.

Typical loft conversions on bungalows involve the addition of several rooms such as 2-3 bedrooms, a bathroom, storage cupboard and/or a home office but a loft or attic conversion can be designed to suit your specific needs and the type of house you live in. Loft conversion rooms can include one or more of the following:

  • Additional bedroom/s         Second bathroom
  • Home office                          Artist’s studio/craft space
  • Games room                         Home cinema room
  • Home gym/fitness room     Independent living space

Full loft conversion service in Glasgow:

Builders Glasgow provides a comprehensive range of building services to bring your dream loft conversion to fruition with the minimum of effort on your part.

We’ll help and advise you at all stages from your initial idea through to completion. We work closely with suitably-experienced architects and structural engineers who can handle loft extension design work. They will help you to fully realise your vision in a final design plus they will assist with the necessary planning permission process.

During the construction phase, all tradespeople required to compete the quoted works will be supplied by ourselves – with us you never need to organise plumbers, electricians, heating engineers or other trades yourself.

Services we offer include:

Building work

we undertake all loft conversion building work including necessary structural work, staircase build & installation, making roof, ceiling & floor openings, installation of Velux and/or dormer windows, roofing, internal framing, boarding and floors.


all structural & non-structural carpentry including strengthening work, staircases, balustrades, framing (partitions & stud walls), skirting, doors and built-in storage.


if your attic conversion includes one, a bathroom, wetroom or cloakroom can be expertly fitted by our time-served plumbers.


we use only Gas Safe Register listed heating engineers to extend your existing gas central heating system into the newly-created rooms.


all required rewiring, ring circuit (sockets), lighting circuit and any fixed appliance installation quoted for will be carried out by our fully-qualified electricians.


plastering, tiling, wetwall installation, painting and decorating plus wallpapering is provided by our trade professionals.
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Quality attic conversions. Sensible prices

Builders Glasgow strives to offer a high quality build and an equally high standard of customer service for a reasonable price. We aim to provide value for money to all of our clients but refuse to compromise the structural integrity, safety or quality of our loft conversion builds in order to reduce prices to artificially low levels or indulge in price matching operators who may elect to offer unrealistically low estimates by compromising on many aspects of your conversion. Builders Glasgow believes that clients’ interests are best-served by carrying out loft conversions the right way – professionally designed, engineered, constructed and finished – and treating our customers’ requirements and their homes with the care and respect that they deserve.

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How do I organise a loft conversion?

The process of organising a loft conversion estimate (or indeed a loft conversion itself) from Builders Glasgow is straightforward. Our staff know that for clients interested on converting their attic or loft but who have had no previous dealings with builders, regulations and planning procedures it can seem a little daunting phoning a building firm for the first time.

Will I get the hard sales pitch? Will I be kept on the phone for a long time by a desperate salesperson? No. We do not engage in such unprofessional practices so when you contact us we’ll briefly discuss your intended project, how we can help you, collect the necessary details and arrange any follow-up contact that you request (such as a home visit in order to produce an estimate). Our construction company is here to help and advise you.

The key stages of a Builders Glasgow loft conversion are outlined below:

Contact us

Call us on 0141 471 9155 (or contact us by filling in our online form) to discuss your proposed project & to arrange a free, no-obligation loft conversion in-home consultation & estimate.



On a date agreed with you, our surveyor will call on you, survey your existing loft space then discuss your requirements, budget and options. He/she will depart to prepare the initial written estimate based on this information.

Estimate issued

Our initial written estimate is created & issued to you. You can contact us with any questions. When you wish to proceed further, we’ll discuss proceeding to the design stage & take a deposit.

Design stage

We’ll engage an architect (& structural engineer) on your behalf to work with you to create the final design & organise planning permission with you & the local authority (planning application fees apply).


Subsequent to council approval of the design & issuing of a building warrant (to start work), we’ll fix a start date with you, on which our personnel will arrive on site and the building work on your loft conversion will proceed.

Conversion Complete

Works are completed, any remaining waste cleared away and we’ll conduct final checks after which your loft conversion in Glasgow is finished and ready for use.

FAQ – Questions about loft conversions

Detailed below is a selection of the most common loft conversion questions that clients put to us during our initial discussions and consultations along with the relevant answers from ourselves.
Every individual conversion has its own unique requirements so our preference is to give you a timescale based on your specific project.
Each attic conversion is different in terms of the original property, the modifications required and the client’s design requirements so bespoke estimates specific to each client are provided (after a home visit, survey & consultation) to ensure that they are as accurate as possible. There is no generic “one size fits all” pricing structure for loft conversions and operators claiming to offer instant online loft conversion quotes should be approached with caution. the solutions available for you.
There is no universal single answer to this as it depends on a variety of factors. You must always speak to the planning department of your local council to find out if your particular conversion requires planning permission. Requirements vary depending on your location, your existing house and the type of conversion planned. Where you do require planning permission, our architect will guide you as to the submissions necessary and the relevant process.
This will be influenced by the space available, your roof’s structure, the restrictions imposed by planning & building regulations and your budget but essentially you can turn a loft or attic into a wide range of spaces ranging from a single large room e.g. a home office, artist’s studio, games room, cinema or gym to a whole suite of upstairs rooms e.g. a set of bedrooms, bathroom and living room to accommodate a growing family.recommend that you engage an architect or interior designer specialising in such work or we can put you in touch with an architect we work with.
Most lofts can be converted but factors including the type of building (bungalow, semi-detached, top floor flat) and the specific roof structure means that in some properties it may not be feasible (or economic) to carry out a loft conversion e.g. where it is not cost-effective due to the extent of structural alterations required or the roof structure does not allow for modification sufficient to produce worthwhile living space. We will advise you if this is the case.
Yes. Unless you wish to use your own (see below), we engage an architect experienced in loft conversions to carry out the design work and he/she will arrange a structural engineer to carry out the necessary structural design.
Builders Glasgow employs only trained, qualified, registered & properly-insured tradespeople on our projects. Our joiners, tilers, plumbers, gas engineers, electricians, plasterers & decorators possess the specialist knowledge & experience necessary to execute your premises refit to a professional standard as per your design and in accordance with the relevant Scottish building regulations.
This is a complex question which depends on the nature of your site, your business sector, the hours worked by us (and those when you intend trading), the extent of the works involved and applicable health & safety legislation. Where you require to continue trading whilst we revamp an existing shop or unit then please discuss this with us up front. We will try to accommodate your needs in respect of this as far as is legally & practically possible.
Yes. All items stripped by us & waste created by us are removed & disposed of by us. In some situations, a skip may be hired for the disposal of waste. Please advise us if your shopping centre landlord has restrictions regarding skip types, deliveries and locations. We tidy the work area as far as possible at the end of each work day. Before handing over to the customer we ensure that no waste is left behind.

We primarily work in the Greater Glasgow area including East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire & Lanarkshire including the likes of Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Pollokshaws, Pollokshields, Hyndland, Scotstoun, Paisley, Houston, Bearsden, Milgavie, Bothwell, Hamilton & East Kilbride. We are also able to offer loft conversion construction in other parts of the west of Scotland that are within a reasonable commuting time of Glasgow. Please call us to verify that we build in your location on 0141 471 9155

No. Builders Glasgow sources and schedules in organises all trades (as quoted) required for your attic conversion.
We operate an industry standard system of staged payments over the course of the job to cover items such as design/council fees, materials then percentage of work complete at regular intervals followed by full & final payment upon completion.
A building warrant from your local council is a requirement for most building projects (it is entirely separate from planning permission) and one is required for most loft conversions. The warrant is applied for via the building standards department of your local authority and they will check that the planned building work conforms to Scottish building regulations. Our architect will assist you with to the submissions necessary and the relevant procedures.
This can vary considerably according to council area so can take anything between 3 weeks and 3 months. This timescale is an aspect over which we have no influence. Further delays may also result from precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of the Covid19 Sars-2 coronavirus.

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