How to self-survey your property for a loft conversion quote

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In these challenging times you can still get a very good idea of your loft conversion quote. Below are a series of questions, measurements and instructions on how to take useful photography to enable us to provide a quotation without visiting your property.

If you can get into your loft, a single measurement and some photos will be very helpful, but if you have no access to the loft, we can still quote.

The measurements do not need to be 100% accurate, and please make sure you put your safety first when answering these questions.

The more questions you can answer the better. If you have any questions you can get in touch and we will be happy to help through the process.

A surveyor will call to discuss your loft conversion then it will be passed to appointments who will arrange a survey

A mobile number will call you and then send a text that we have called.

Please call us back on that mobile number if you are unable to answer the call.

We do not fit storage to lofts, replace windows, or add to or extend existing lofts, we only build new or complete replacement loft conversions.

Self Site Survey Form


Please refer to the plan below and supply as many of these following as you can using the green upload button:

Ground floor and externally.

If possible, take photos in wide angle on your phone

  • Front elevation of your home, taken from the pavement and from the other side of the road, please ensure we can see the whole house and immediate neighbours too.
  • Side elevations, both side if detached.
  • Rear elevation taken from your garden showing rear walls and windows and roof
  • If your immediate neighbour has a loft conversion, please send photos of that too please.
  • A photo of the inside from the front door, please take one where the stairs begin.
  • If your stairs begin in a lounge, please take a photo from there please.
  • Please share any photos of boiler and tanks

From the first floor

  • Please provide various photos from different angles of the landing area - shown by the symbols on the attached plan.
  • A photo from the rear bedroom(s) window(s) of the rear garden, include any of your roof if visible from the window.
  • If your adjacent neighbours loft conversion is visible from and windows, please send photos of these.

In the loft space

  • Please provide some photos at various angles showing the loft-space and roof ridges
  • MOST IMPORTANT - the ridge height X is the highest position and Y is the measurement up to the ridge board – please send a photo of where you measured to.
  • Any tanks in the loft or anywhere else in your home.
  • Please mark up on the first floor plan any chimneys that are in the middle of the loft, (not chimneys that are on or very close to external or party walls), please send sizes and location if the chimney is to be retained or removed.
  • Anything you may consider useful, like an area of damage or roof sagging etc. We know this is not an easy place to take photos so please just do what you can.


Measurements required

We need to know the footprint of the first floor and the location of the stairs. Please see the above plan. This is a typical layout and the plan is like estate agents plans. Please measure a,b,c ,d and e.

In the loft please measure from the floor joists to the highest point to - “Y” and the ceiling height on the first floor “X”.

Tell us your dimensions:

Your quote will be as accurate as we can possibly do, under the circumstances, and we will call you once we have these details if we have any queries. This loft survey should take less than 20 minutes. We will reply to your survey with 72 hours.

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For more information about how to complete a self site survey or to talk to us about your new loft conversion, please call 0800 811 8194.