Affordable Lofts
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ben@affordablelofts.co.uk

Loft Conversions in Oxford

Extensions
Property Refurbishment
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Loft Conversions

By converting your loft we can create extra rooms for whatever purpose you wish, once completed they will feel like they were part of the original house and you don’t have to steal any valuable space from your garden!

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Property Refurbishment

Refurbishment to any room will improve its look and make it feel fresher!  Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of turning your room into a kitchen-diner or installing a new bathroom?

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Extensions

By extending your home we create more space for you to use as you wish, it could be extra room for your shoes, somewhere for the kids to play, that bigger kitchen you’ve always wanted or that extra bedroom for your growing family.

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You made it seem so easy!

That's what our clients in Oxford said about our service.  Fancy an "easy" building experience? Drop us an email today! We are currently taking bookings for loft conversions for September 2021.



Need a home office?

Been working from home and realise you need more space for a home office, what about adding an extra bedroom and office into your loft? Did you know loft conversions give you extra space and also add value to your home!  



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 Ben and Emma Thatcher, Partners

Ben Thatcher

When I was younger I used to love working in my Grandad's shed cutting wood and being shown how to use the tools.  I never knew at the time I was obviously supposed to grow up to be a builder!

At age 16 I started a Capentry apprenticeship with Affordable Lofts (then run by the previous owener Michael Mildenhall) and studying at Reading College of Art & Design. In 2008, with retirement calling, Mick offered me the opportunity to take over owenership of Affordable Lofts.

I now run Affordable Lofts with my wife and business partner, Emma, with Emma at my side we are able to push the company to the next level.  With a more competitive market since the recession and a more demanding market since programs like Grand Designs came about, we work hard to ensure that our customer service and the quality of our craftmanship is as good as it can be, but whilst always trying to keep the prices as affordable as possible for our clients.

My favourite part of the job is at the end when the client tells me they are extremely happy! I love working on the tools, always improving my skills and sometimes finding discovering new methods.  I always like to see how fast the job comes together; for a straightforward Loft Conversion, from ariving on the job on Day 1 and then reaching the first structural inspection (once all the structural work is complete), this takes on average 3 weeks! Our clients are always happily suprised when they see it moving on so quickly!

My least favourite part of the job is ripping out old style insultion! It's so itchy when it gets down your back!.........and it always gets down your back! The paperwork is never a fun side either, this is where Emma comes in! 

I love running my own business and working as a builder, it's great at the end of the job seeing it all come together, but it can mean long days and working weekends- Emma's always telling me I need a holiday!

 

Emma Thatcher

Working as a manager within a forensic submission department for a number of years, I gained a wealth of experience in organisation which is paramount to be able to make any business work!  Like every job the amount of paperwork and spreadsheets that comes with it is huge!

Alongside looking after our 2 young children, my role within Affordable Lofts is to free up Ben as much as possible to complete the building side of the process!  He is in control of the building work, inspections, ordering and receiving materials, quoting for new work and I complete everything else, I am the administrator, book keeper, payroll,  marketing lady and secretary!

We work as a team on all jobs and by keeping on top of things we find we are still able to find that precious time to play with our children!

 

Matt Hooker

Having worked as bricklayer for many years Matt has a wealth of knowledge working on sites and his speed at laying is incomparable.  Since joining our team Matt has learnt a huge number of skills and is  competent in all areas of building. He is friendly and approachable and can offer advice or help when needed to our customers. His energy and eagerness to complete a good days work brings an essential drive to the team.

 

Benedict Hamilton

Joining the team in November 2020, Benedict is learning new skills every day. He helps to ensure the team can carry out jobs efficiently and keeps the site clean and tidy.  

 

Apprentice

We are currently looking to take on a new Apprentice to join our team.  You will be under the supervision of Ben as  fully qualified Carpenter and will not only learn woodworking skills but be trained up in many different trades. If you are interested in taking that first step into the building world or looking at furthering your skills please get in touch!

 

Precision Heating (Plumbing and Heating Engineers)

Precision Heating are our plumbing team, we have worked with them for many years and they always offer a reliable, professional and friendly service. Nothing is too much trouble and they work day and night to ensure your job is completed to their own high standards of work.  They have a huge amount of experience and knowledge to offer advice and carry out your work, always ensuring you receive the correct certification at the end.

 

Steve Slater (Electrician)

We have used Steve as our electrician since we began all the way back in 2008 and before that we worked with him for many years with the previous company owner.  Steve offers a high quality service ensuring your electrical work meets current regulations and receives all the correct certification at the end.  He offers a wealth of knowledge and experience and is always happy to offer advice. His friendly attitude and reliabilty make him our go to electrician for all our jobs however big or small.