How Much Does it Cost to Convert an Attic

loft conversion costs edinburgh

Loft conversions are notoriously tricky to estimate because they involve significant alterations to the fabric of an existing building. A project like this may require a minimum construction budget of £45,000 - £75,000 + VAT in the Edinburgh area.


Capital A usually charge Fixed Price Architects Fees for our services.


An estimate of the fees likely to be charged by other Consultants and Local Authorities is listed here:


Structural Engineer’s Fee = £1,400 - £2,000 + VAT


Heat Loss Calculation Fee = £100 + VAT


Ordinance Survey Copyright Licence Fee = £20 - £30


Planning Application Fee to Local Authority= £202


Building Warrant Application Fee to Local Authority= £520


An estimate of the likely timescale for each stage of the process is listed here:


Feasibility Stage = 1 to 2 months.


Planning Application Stage = 2 to 4 months.


Building Warrant Stage = 2 to 6 months.


Pre-Construction Stage = 1 month.


Construction Stage = 2 to 4 months.


Post-Construction Stage = 1 to 3 months

For More Informaion

This is a blog post by Capital A with detailed technical information on the practical realities of loft conversions.

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