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What is a loft addition?
Is my home "loftable?"
How long does it take to complete a loft?
Are your lofts top quality?
How soon can you start?
How much does a loft cost?
Are you competitively priced?
Do I need an architect for the design?
What "finish" carpentry options do you offer?
Do you use employees or subcontractors?
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What is a loft addition?

A loft addition is a room addition within the existing structure of your home. No roofing or foundation work is required, which greatly simplifies the entire process.

Is my home "loftable?"

The main requirement is adequate ceiling height. If you have a "volume ceiling" (17-19 ft. high flat ceiling), you are probably in good shape. If you have the more traditional "vaulted ceiling" (where all or some of the ceiling is sloped), try to gauge how much head height will be available if a room is added. To find out for sure, simply request a free, no-obligation appointment with us: Orange County’s #1 loft contractor!

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How long does it take to complete a loft?

Once construction begins, a loft averages 3 weeks to completion. Of course, the scope and size of your room addition will determine the exact project length. Please refer to your quote for an "estimated time to completion." Since we specialize in loft additions, averaging about 100 per year, we can take pride in the fact that we will deliver your loft on time - just ask our customers!

Are your lofts top quality?

Of course! For materials and labor, TLC uses only the best. Our floor systems are designed using "engineered" lumber. Unlike traditional lumber, "engineered" material does not warp, twist, or crack. It's also stronger, so your loft can be designed without posts or columns. While the material cost is slightly higher, we've found that it's well worth it. Our "sub-floors" are composed of "tongue and groove" plywood that is glued and screwed to the structural members. This means NO SQUEAKS!

Our seasoned employees are true room addition experts. And owner/managers are onsite everyday with employees to ensure the highest level of workmanship.

How soon can you start?

This depends on two factors. First, we need time to complete drafting, engineering, and permits, which usually takes around 4 weeks. Second, we have to schedule a start date based on the current work load, which is normally more than 4 weeks out. Please give us a call to inquire about availability of start dates.

How much does a loft cost?

Most lofts built by TLC cost between $125 and $200 per square foot, though this varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. That cost is often less than half of what homes in Orange County are selling for on a per-square-foot basis! Note that our quotes include design, plans, engineering, permits, framing, electrical, lighting, baseboard and much more. Please refer to your quote for complete details.

Are you competitively priced?

Absolutely. As OC's preferred loft builder, we only do one type of project. This means we can deliver a premium product at a very competitive price, and in only 3 weeks! It is important to note that our proposals are quite complete. Many items in our bids are NOT included by other contractors which means that we have far fewer change orders and "extras." If you do have a bid from another contractor, we are happy to review it.

Do I need an architect for the design?

Absolutely not! We are experts at both loft construction AND loft design. We will design your new loft or room to fit perfectly in your home - it will look like it was always there! And since we are specialists, you will save significantly over the cost of a traditional architect.

What "finish" carpentry options do you offer?

We can "finish" your loft with custom mouldings, including crown, door, and window casing. We also offer a variety of custom handrail options. Your loft will be "delivered" to you ready for paint and floor covering!

Do you use employees or subcontractors?

TLC uses employees (NOT subcontractors) for most of the loft construction, including demo, framing, electrical, windows, and HVAC. Your project will not sit idle waiting for a subcontractor. Also, by using our own employees, we can ensure timely completion, high quality, and the utmost safety.

All TLC employees are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. 

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