Facts & FAQs

We understand that you will want to know as much as possible about our product. This section deals with the most common questions and concerns that people have when considering a loft conversion using TeleBeam.

If you cannot get all the answers you need from these FAQs, please read our technical documents before contacting us directly, then complete our property questionnaire to receive personalised information.

Is TeleBeam a UK product?

Yes, they are extruded in Leicestershire and the design and fabrication completed at our Wiltshire based offices and workshop.

Can I buy TeleBeams from a building merchant or diy outlet?

TeleBeams are only supplied directly from us to contractors or homeowners.

Do you cover the whole of the UK?

We cover all of UK mainland only.

What does it cost?

The TeleBeam system is designed bespoke for each property with prices varying depending on size and complexity of the build. Quotes can be obtained from our quotations team or click here to complete our Get a Quote form.

Do you fit the TeleBeams?

No, we are design and supply service. The system has been designed to be user friendly and non-invasive installation process, only basic carpentry skills required.

How long will it take to install?

TeleBeam installation can usually be carried out in a couple of days, excluding finishings.

Can TeleBeams be fitted from the inside the house?

We generally advise TeleBeams are installed from scaffolding. Traditional cut roofs can often be installed internally with little obstruction from existing bracing.

Can TeleBeams be used in Timber frame buildings?

Generally yes, as loads are spread evenly over the whole structure, this makes the TeleBeam approach far more suitable for timber framed buildings.

Is TeleBeam suitable for traditional cut roofs?

Yes, TeleBeam can generally be adapted for cut-roof loft convserions.

Can TeleBeam be used in TDA Roofs?

Yes, a TDA is treated the same way as a traditional cut roof. This roof type, however, is often designed without using internal load bearing support.

How much headroom do I need?

The minimum headroom at the highest point of the loft needs to be a minimum of 2.5 metres.

What is the largest span TeleBeam can cope with unsupported?

Generally our largest span is 8.4m. We can, however, extend this on a truss roof subject to additional calculations and a considerate design scheme.

What are your beams spans and depths?

Our beams are 5.8m at 150mm depth, 6.2m at 175mm depth, 7.0m at 200mm depth, 7.8m at 225mm depth and 8.4m at 225mm depth and a larger wall thickness.

Can dormers be built on them?

Yes, you can generally build dormers from the TeleBeams. For larger box dormers, we would design additional ridge support as part of the structural calculations package.

Do I need planning permission?

Normally, Planning Permission would not be required for a loft conversion unless the property is in a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is advisable to check with your Local Authority and also check whether any special Planning Conditions were imposed on the property when the original Planning Permission for the property was granted.

What about building regulations approval?

Building Regulations approval is required for a loft conversion to ensure that is has been built to current UK Building Regulation Standards.