why we aren’t just another loft conversion company
Just Another Loft Company They have a highly skilled team of salesmen who are all too pleased to visit your home and give you a quote for the work. They know how to make the hard sell and will tell you everything that you want to hear, just so long as you sign on the dotted line. Of course, some might not know as much about loft conversions as they probably should, but as long as they know a bit more than you do they think should just about get away with it.
Landmark Lofts Our professional designers have extensive knowledge and experience of creating the loft conversion best suited to you and your home. We don't do ‘pushy salesmen’ and, unlike Just Another Loft Company, we don't give pay our designers based upon how much your loft conversions costs. We will take time to discuss your requirements and prepare a full, clear, and detailed proposal and floor plan that have been specifically tailored for you.
Just Another Loft Company They ensure that their contracts as complex and confusing as possible so that you are never really sure what you are agreeing to. They carefully craft their payment schedules so that they take most, if not all, of their profit out of your project before you have so much as seen a builder. If things go wrong later then they have your money and little incentive to put things right.
Landmark Lofts Our contracts are clear, reasonable, and you we promise that you won't need a law degree to understand them. We don't heavily skew our payment schedule towards the first few weeks of the project because we are fully confident that you will be pleased with your new loft conversion and our outstanding level of customer care.
Just Another Loft Company They try to find the cheapest way to get hold of drawings for your loft. After all, they probably won't really look at the drawings very much anyway and the more that they spend on drawings the less profit for them. They farm your drawings out to unqualified 'draftsmen' to copy and paste old drawings for loft conversions, sometimes modifying them a little (if you are lucky). The drawings don't really show too much of use and aren’t really what you had asked for.
Landmark Lofts We directly employ a professional architect who works from our offices and holds suitable professional indemnity insurance. Our architect will discuss the design options available to you so that you achieve the best use of your space and a loft conversion that is individually tailored for you. You are welcome to speak to our architect directly to ask any questions that you may have. Our architect's plans will be supplemented by structural drawings, checked by a qualified and experienced structural engineer.
Just Another Loft Company As they have mostly taken their profit from the job before the loft conversion even starts, they tend to pay lip service to project management. They may have one 'project manager’ overseeing dozens of sites across London at any one time. If things go wrong, where is Just Another Loft Company? Nowhere to be seen.
Landmark Lofts Our project managers and site managers are professionally qualified and have vast experience managing projects both large and small. They are used to working effectively with the architect, engineers, construction teams and, most importantly, you. We limit each of our project managers to eight projects at any one time, giving you the confidence that we have one of the lowest project to project manager ratios in the industry.
Just Another Loft Company They will offer you all of the options – just so long as it isn’t too much of a hassle. Every loft conversion comes with the same basic specification, designed to keep costs to a minimum. Cheap materials, cheap labour, and a cheap finish. In truth, they want to build an identikit loft to plaster finish and then get on with the next job, because that is where the next payday can be found. They really dislike options: to them fewer options means fewer headaches.
Landmark Lofts We are always happy to discuss the options available to you so that you are left with the loft that you want, not the loft that the builder wants. Whether you want us to simply complete the structural work and leave the rest to you, or whether you would like us to organise everything from your bathroom fittings to the colour of your blinds, we have the expertise, contacts, and flexibility to suit you. Your project manager and designer will visit you before the construction phase begins to discuss how we can help you achieve the sustainable loft conversion that you desire.
Just Another Loft Company They have a few teams who can build satisfactory lofts, most of the time. They also have a few teams who aren't so good, but they’d rather keep the teams on so that they continue to make their profit. They keep costs down by letting the guys on site manage everything, from working times to ordering materials. The result? Inefficient working methods, poor communication, and often poor build quality.
Landmark Lofts We vet all of our teams carefully before sending them on site. Most of our teams have been building lofts for more than ten years and when we are looking for new teams we place an emphasis on a high degree of self respect and pride in their work. Our general rule is that if the team has a proven record of high quality building, is dedicated to improving working methods and isn't currently looking for work, then we are interested in making them into a Landmark team. All of our teams are professionally managed by dedicated project managers who are constantly looking for ways to improve our service to our customers.
Just Another Loft Company They throw rubbish from the scaffolding into your front garden or the skip on the road. Rubbish chutes cost extra to hire and are a little less convenient (and fun) than seeing whether they can hit your neighbour's new car with the old floor joists. When they have finished, they leave your home in a mess: dusty, debris blocking the gutters, and rubbish in the gardens.
Landmark Lofts We are careful about safety and enthusiastic about protecting the environment. We will always use a safe means of ensuring that any waste is disposed of, whether by means of a chute or by carefully lowering it in a hoist. Wherever possible we recycle waste material. When we have completed the loft conversion to your satisfaction we will have our cleaners visit your house to make sure that your home is spotless by the time we leave.
Just Another Loft Company They offer a 'no quibble' ten‐year guarantee. Except, of course, they don't tell you that their guarantee isn't worth the paper that it is written on. It is often the case that they shut down and reopen their company under a slightly different name every couple of years to avoid court action or claims against their guarantee. Have a look at their history on www.companieshouse.gov.uk ‐ you'll be surprised!
Landmark Lofts We offer an industry‐leading insurance‐backed ten‐year guarantee. Your guarantee is issued by Landmark upon satisfactory completion of the project and can be passed to new purchasers of your property. Our guarantee is written in plain English and is easy to understand. In the unlikely event of us not being able to fulfil our guarantee obligations, you have complete peace of mind knowing that our insurers will pay for a qualified professional to undertake any necessary repair work.