Okay, so loft conversions are the most difficult work we do but even so, some people, honestly. I have just crawled, yes crawled around a roof space whilst a client shouted up at me through the loft hatch “see there’s plenty of space!”. Well, the customer is always right and this client was rather short but even so, we would not be able to get Building Regulation Approval for this loft conversion. Still, they desperately need another bedroom and I have a couple of ideas.
I hate being defeated though. Building Tectonics prides itself on being inventive and coming up with ideas. That’s what we do and I believe that is what sets us apart from most of our competitors. We don’t just draw, we design. And in this context, design means we listen to what the client wants, look at what they currently have, and come up with ideas that meet all of the relevant criteria. It’s sometimes very hard to do this. One criteria often overlooked by design companies is the building process, in particular; how does the builder get the steel work usually required into the loft. We try to make this as easy as possible but it must not jeopardize the end results. It’s about lifestyle not “linestyle”.
Written by Tony Keller – Building Tectonics Ltd.