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Loft Conversions

Excellence has been specialising in loft designs and loft conversions for over 30 years, across Portishead, Bristol, Taunton and surrounding areas.

Our Specialist One-Stop-Shop takes care of everything. From Concept & Design, to Architect & Structural Engineers, through to Build and even Building Control. Our Interior Design service even takes care of Decorating and Furnishing. All of which is carefully & meticulously Project Managed for your ease & peace of mind.

What do you do when you need extra space in your home?

Lofts have long been a cost effective and favourable way of gaining new and valuable space in the home. Transforming them from dark and gloomy storerooms of all things forgotten, into luxurious and sun filled retreats.
As Creative Space Experts, our loft designs aim to make the very most out of every inch of available space.  Minimalizing the amount of space, you sacrifice on your existing first floor, while maximising the usable floor space you gain within your new loft room.  Correct positioning of the staircase is crucial to a successful loft design. SPACE should always have style and beauty, as well as purpose. We want your new Loft Conversion to work for you, your needs and lifestyle aspirations.
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Are you worried that building works will go on for weeks?

Don’t worry. Once work commences on your loft, it could take as little as *6 weeks before work is approved by the local authority and you can move in and begin living your best and most stylish life.

You’ll also be surprised at how little disruption there will be to your home while building is in progress; most materials will actually be taken up via the scaffolding. Your purpose-built stairs will be made at our joiner’s workshop, not on site. So, you’ll be able to carry on as normal while your loft conversion is carried out.

Loft conversions are the ideal way to add an extra room without sacrificing outdoor space.

You may not even need planning permission! But if it is necessary, we’ll take care of everything for you.

And if you’d like to view our completed loft conversions in Portishead or other surrounding areas before you commit yourself you are welcome to do so.

Before long, you’ll have that:

Luxury Master Suite with En-Suite or Wet Room Bathroom.
Convenient Guest or Spare Room
Inspiring Childs Bedroom, under the sky and stars
Magical Cinema or Hobby Room,
A Wished for, Walk-In-Wardrobe
A Commuters Dream – Home Office
Much needed, second Family Bathroom

And the bonus is…. adding that extra room will nearly always increases the value of your home.  Which could be good news, if you ever want to sell or re-mortgage in the future.

10 Steps To A Perfect Loft

STEP 1: Requirements & Feasibility

Once you have contacted us,

we will arrange a FREE NO OBLIGATION visit to your home to discuss your requirements find out what is really important to you and run through the best possible solutions.

We will calculate the size of your loft and the space/s you require including the placement of the stairs. We will also be able to provide you with a rough estimate.

Engineer discussing meeting for architectural project working with partner and engineering tools on workplace Planning Design Draw Teamwork.
Engineer discussing meeting for architectural project working with partner and engineering tools on workplace Planning Design Draw Teamwork.

STEP 2: Quotation

Following our initial discussion and rough estimate,

we will prepare and forward a full written quotation and a draft design.

A second FREE, NO OBLIGATION visit can be arranged to discuss these and ensure you are fully satisfied with the choices you have made.

DON’T FORGET: We work alongside an Award-Winning Financial Advisor.

Should you like to have a Free No-Obligation chat to see how best to fund your dream project, visit our finance page for more information or Get in Touch.

STEP 3: Design & Architecture

Once you are happy with the quotation and draft design (no hidden extras),

you can secure your position within our schedule by paying a 10% deposit. An appointment will then be arranged with our architect to visit your property and carry out a survey, in order to prepare your Planning Permission/Building Control drawings for your approval and sign off.

You will also be presented with your personal Excellence Project File, which includes all your package details and your customer care/support pack.

We will also provide you with a Party Wall Agreement for your neighbours to sign, which you can then store in your project file.

STEP 4: Building Regulations

Once you have agreed and signed your drawings,

they will be sent to the Local Authority for approval. This process is handled entirely by us.

STEP 5: Commence Work

Once approval is received,

We will arrange a date with you to commence your project.

Before work begins, we will introduce you to our approved scaffolders, who will erect a work and storage platform. As a matter of courtesy, we will also ensure that your neighbours are notified, if necessary.

STEP 6: Loft Shell Construction

Phase 1 of all loft conversions is to create the shell of your new room(s). Depending on the size of your project, this would typically involve:

WEEK 1 & 2

  • Steel beams being installed to support the new, independent floor and to support the weight of the roof once certain structural items have been removed
  • New floor joists being fitted
  • Any plumbing and electrical work, which needs to be installed under the new flooring
  • The Local Authority building control officer will check to ensure that all work is being carried out according to the approved plans and calculations
  • Once building control has approved the work, the new flooring is fixed down

WEEK 3 & 4

  • Alterations to the roof are made – for example, velux’s are installed, dormers and gables are built
  • New internal walls are built, while our approved roofers complete outside weather protection
  • Electricians and plumbers fit any necessary wires and pipes for radiators, switches, sockets etc
  • Insulation is cut and fitted according to approved standards
  • Building control may also wish to re-visit the property to inspect work
  • Plasterboards are cut and fitted to complete the lofts shell

STEP 7: Staircase & Plaster Finish

Any necessary alterations to the new flooring and your original flooring are made to accommodate your new stairwell.

Your new staircase will then be fitted and all new rooms and stairwell are plastered.

STEP 8: Second Fix

After sufficient drying time, final fittings are carried out:

  • Plumbers will attach radiators, sanitary ware and so on
  • Electricians will fit switches, light fittings, smoke detectors etc
  • Our craftsmen will fit doors, latches, architraves, skirting, handrails and spindles

STEP 9: Authority Approval and Certification

At around week 5/6, the Local Authority Building Control Officer will make his final inspection and report back.

The work is then signed off by the council.

Wooden sofa with dark pillows in scandi style living room
Wooden sofa with dark pillows in scandi style living room

STEP 10: Congratulations


Your new dream living space is complete. Your home will have increased in value and your family can now enjoy a better quality of home life.

Upon completion, you will also be presented with a special gift from us to celebrate your new room and to thank you for choosing Excellence Living for your conversion.

Planning Permission & Building Control

We have strong and positive working relationships with all Local Authorities and have built credible trust and rapport with their Planning Officers.  We have vast experience of submitting successful applications and our invaluable expertise means we are able to skilfully navigate this sometimes-difficult process, in order to gain the desired outcome.

In order to provide our clients with an effective, rapid & pro-active Building Control service, we also work alongside a private and highly professional & regulated Building Control company. They not only ensure our projects are completed to the highest standard, meeting current Building Regulations but are available to assist and find the very best solutions to any unforeseen building issues.

Real Love and Care

From the beginning of the process right to the end, we provide a hands-on approach that lets you know we care just as much about the process as we do the final build.  Your experience and journey with us truly matters & our passion for customer satisfaction is second to none.
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As a growing family with three boys ranging from 6 to 13, we definitely needed more space. Paul and his team not only helped create a much-loved sanctuary for our eldest teenage son, but their level of care, attention to detail & continuous advice, made the whole process a breeze. Our loft conversion added real value to our house, but more importantly gave us back our home. The space has been a huge difference to our family.

A Kounnou

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We have been so impressed with the professional, first-class service shown by Excellence Living. The polite and friendly team listened to all our requirements and worked diligently to deliver our building projects on time and in budget. We are delighted with the finished results of their workmanship - which has added a real “WOW” factor to our home - and we would highly recommend Excellence Living to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Venn

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Tan and I are over the moon with the lovely space you have created - the kids love it. Thank you to you and your team for delivering a cracking conversion.

Jason Roberts

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We love our loft – Excellence Loft Services did a brilliant job. They really listened to us and the result is a stunning space. They were also really nice chaps to have around. We will definitely use them again when we need any building work.

Mr & Mrs Freeman

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We are really pleased with our loft. The space Paul & the boys have created is fantastic. Rosa & Noah certainly like it! It's made a huge difference to the space with have.

Mr & Mrs Ford

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Thank you for your hard work, expertise & enthusiasm in the planning and delivery of our loft conversion. The new space is beautiful and means our home can now meet our needs in the future.

Mr & Mrs Davey

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