Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

As Dublin’s leading Attic Conversion company, we have answered many, many questions over the years. Here are some Frequently asked questions when getting an Attic Conversion. We hope that they will provide some initial answers to your inquiries.

If you require additional information, please feel free to contact us, and we will gladly assist you.

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The simplest conversion is to take the area already available in your attic and create a new space using roof windows, e.g. Fakro or Velux windows. A conversion with an extension to the roof is called a Dormer conversion.

Most attic conversions in Dublin and Meath are exempt from planning permission because the ceilings are not high enough to qualify as “Habitable Accommodation”. However, if you wish to erect a dormer window, or to put your Velux windows to the front, then you will need planning permission.

Yes, all work carried out by The Attic Man will be inspected by an independent architect or surveyor to insure that the work is carried out to the highest standard. In addition to this, a compliance certificate will be issued to you on completion of all works.

**A certificate of compliance is a legal document that confirms that the work carried out on your attic conversion meets the building regulations in your area. It is important to obtain a certificate of compliance, as it serves as proof that the work has been completed to a high standard and meets all the necessary regulations. This can be useful when selling your home, as potential buyers may ask to see this documentation.

Yes, we provide the option of an En-suite as an extra in our quotations and you can choose to have your attic conversion with or without an ensuite.

Yes, we can relocate your solar panels during your attic conversion if needed.

We will arrange for all plumbing and electrical work to be carried out by our own in house tradesmen. This is included in our total price.

This is achieved by the use of steel beams – NOT TIMBER, as this will not comply with current buildings regulations.

“Yes, majority of attics can be converted” is the simple answer! In most cases, it is feasible to convert your attic space. The Attic Man offers a free Feasibility Study to potential customers, which involves a visit from one of our surveyors.

This will depend on the size of your attic but 95% of our our attic conversions are completed within 2 weeks (10 business days)

An attic conversion can provide several benefits, including adding value to your home, creating more living space without having to move house, increasing natural light and ventilation in your home, and improving energy efficiency by adding insulation and upgrading windows. It can also be a cost-effective way to expand your living space compared to other home extension options.

We can arrange for a no-obligation feasibility study to determine the most efficient way of carrying out your loft conversion. This way you can get a much better idea of what we can do for you, all you need to do is fill out the form on our Contact Page and we will be in touch.

We actually have done a blog on this, you can read our blog post on Will my attic be cold in winter?

Mauricio Maciel
Mauricio Maciel
2024-06-17
Matt, Saulus and the team were great throughout the process of converting our attic into a nice and cosy new room. Works were carried with care, quality & cleanness. We're delighted with the end result.
Shauna Cassidy
Shauna Cassidy
2024-06-06
We are so delighted with the attic conversion Matt and his team did for us. From the start providing the assessment and detailed quote with no hidden extras to the finish of the job. The lads that carried out the work were highly skilled, tidy and timely, staying late when necessary in order to get the job done on time, without cutting any corners. They were a pleasure to deal with. The space they created is wonderful and our daughter is so happy with her new space. We cannot recommend Matt and his team of lads highly enough. Thank you 🙏
Daryl Mahon
Daryl Mahon
2024-05-17
Very professional company to deal with. Matt was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Delighted with the end result, complete to a very high standard. Thanks to all the lads who carried out the work.
Steve B
Steve B
2024-04-25
It's a shame that the plastering finish was so poor as the rest of the work was good. Corners weren't straight, various parts were poorly plastered/finished. 2nd plasterer came after complaining, he fixed some but left a very rough finish that hasn't been fixed since. In the eves there are nails coming out as in the photos, didn't see this until Christmas after.Disappointing, wouldn't recommend overall.
Graham O'Byrne
Graham O'Byrne
2024-04-05
The Atticman team did a great job transforming our attic into a new room. The lads assessed the space and figured out the best way to maximise it for the new room. The team are specialists in attic conversions.
Peter Bolger
Peter Bolger
2024-03-20
Can highly recommend Matt, Jonas and the whole Attic Man team for your attic conversion needs. We've ended up with a fantastic new room to the house within about 4 weeks. All works works were completed to a high quality finish and the guys could address all of our queries. They did a clean up at the end of each day and caused minimal disruption. Very happy with the result.
Nicolas Ancellet
Nicolas Ancellet
2024-03-20
We just got our attic converted and it has been a very pleasant experience dealing with Matt and the team, they are friendly, very helpful and professional. There were answers to all our questions and things were explained clearly, and we also had welcome advice when choices had to be made. The work was completed in a short period of time, everything agreed upon was delivered. Overall we are very happy with the new space and really satisfied choosing the Attic Man for the job.
Abhay Chaudhary
Abhay Chaudhary
2024-02-26
We recently got our attic done from Atticman and it's fabulous. A few things that I have noticed are: 1. Timely - Everything, whether its initial visit or painting or the electric work; it was all on time. It started on time and ended on time. In between, Matt, kept me informed on slight delays from time to time. 2. Craftsmanship - The teams that carried out the work were highly skilled and efficient. I would like to thanks Erne(and his), who led the main attic job work. He stressed to push back one of the rooms(and rightly so) so that the ladders are broad enough. At the end everything came out so beautifully. Erne was right. The painting and electrical team did their job seamlessly. Very efficient I must. 3. Materials - Top quality material was used and I can see that quality overall. My neighbour had a look himself and his feedback was that the overall quality is better than his attic. I in fact requested a change in the door and hinges, which was done. So thank you for that. All in all, it was a right decision that we feel that we took to get the attic done from the Atticman. Matt was always, very responsive to any questions that I had asked in between. I would very highly recommend AtticMan to anyone.
Shane Duffy
Shane Duffy
2024-02-22
We chose The Attic Man over other companies because we didn't want to take any risks which might devalue our property. We wanted an experienced team of professionals who could deliver it to the highest standards and with all the right certifications. The team are highly skilled and worked exceptionally hard to finish the work precisely and on time. We were never left in the dark, their communication was always clear and responsive and we were able to draw on their many years of experience to help us figure out the layout which would both look and work best. It quickly becomes very clear that the team is highly coordinated and they know exactly what they're doing. They have streamlined their process after doing this so many times before. All of the work was done efficiently, with minimal inconvenience to us and without doing any damage to the rest of our home. We're delighted with the quality of the finished result and are now so glad that we decided to go ahead with this project. It has transformed our home. Strongly recommended.