Extend attic room with dormer - Loft Conversions job in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

  • Location
    Kings Langley
  • Trade
    Loft Conversions
  • Posted
    1801 days ago by cpellis (5 jobs)
  • Start date
  • Hired

Job description

We have an attic room, original Victorian so has floor joists. We would like to extend by building a full width dormer onto the back of the room and gaining about 8ft of eves space. The attic would then be split into 2 bedrooms (it is currently 1 double bedroom). We will need to submit to the council but only for permitted development agreement.


Feedback for Bischell

Very disappointed with Bischell. Feedback suggests an efficient company. Our experience is far different. Despite speaking with Bischell in March for a loft conversion by mid-June, missed deadlines and approached the design and planning in a very haphazard manner. My partner and I are due to have a baby 1st week of July, which is why our deadline was fixed.
The plans submitted on 3rd April. The plans approved on the 13th May. Only now did the sub-contractor come on site again had to ask for the engineer to site visit. Finally, the engineer came and his plans were released on the 22nd of May. The original start date was 27th May. We finally got plans on the 27th May.
Finally got costs 30th May almost 20% higher than our budget. Start date 27th May and 2nd June missed. Communication = zero. We asked for a schedule of payment = nothing. We asked about the contract = nothing.
As we were just waiting, we asked the subcontractor who came over to price the job. As we did not award the job to the subcontractor, he then told Bischell we had approached direct (despite us asking him if this was a conflict). Bischell then pulled out of the job saying there was no trust.
Baby due in 4 weeks. Awesome company. We have now paid over £1000 for plans from Bischell for a design I have issues with. Shame the only reason we chose and stuck with Bischell through their obvious short comings was the feedback on my-builder. In our case, an awful experience. 1/10. could go on and on.