Our company covers all major locations within a wide radius of Kidlington, our home town, including the nearby Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Buckingham, Oxford and Witney areas.
Whether you have design aspirations for a master bedroom, a home office, a man cave, a children’s playroom or just some extra space to relax, DJT Builders (Oxfordshire) Ltd offers a complete design-and-build service to optimise the most underused space in the home. We create loft conversions in a wide range of styles with added features such as Velux windows.
It surprises many of our customers that loft conversions rarely require planning permission because they fall under permitted development. What this actually means is that, subject to certain conditions granted by parliament instead of your local authority for Oxfordshire, the conversion of any loft space outside of a designated area has very few planning restrictions.
These conditions include:
Most homes in Kidlington and the surrounding Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Buckingham, Oxford and Witney areas will have no issues with permitted development rights on loft conversions as long as they aren’t in a conservation area, a national park, a heritage site or a location classified as an area of natural beauty. Listed properties have special requirements.
Please be aware that planning permission and compliancy with current building regulations are two very different things. Loft conversions, even under permitted development rights, must comply fully with current laws and legislations for structural, fire and electrical safety.
DJT Builders (Oxfordshire) Ltd advises on your obligations during the initial consultation.
Loft Conversion Types
Most of our customers have four different loft conversions to consider and the final decision usually rests on what we can do with the property’s current style. Each conversion varies in complexity and cost, and the typical time for completion is somewhere between four and six weeks. The most complex projects run a little longer, sometimes up to ten weeks in full.
The four standard styles are as follows:
We liaise with our Kidlington, Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Buckingham, Oxford and Witney customers closely, and discuss key considerations for loft conversions when we arrive at their Oxfordshire properties to perform the site survey and compile the quotation. This is the stage where we look at your aspirations, and use those concepts as our own inspiration.
Based on what the customer wants to use a conversion for, we consider the following:
As you can see, loft conversions require considerable thought and planning. To achieve the best possible results, always choose a service provider with a proven track record and the backing of a major organisation such as the NHBC. This ensures you receive an insurance-backed warranty. DJT Builders (Oxfordshire) Ltd is a proud and approved NHBC member.