Bespoke loft conversions in Basement Conversion Central London
Loft Conversion London specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across London and the home counties. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Basement Conversion Central London which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.
Basement Conversion Central London Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Basement Conversion Central London, which include, dormer, mansard, hip to gable, L-shaped and velux loft conversions. Our team of builders will transform your house, giving you more living space and thereby increasing the value of your property.
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Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Basement Conversion Central London
We try to keep the Loft Conversion process as simple as possible from conception to completion, always keeping you informed and involved in every step. Our process includes an initial survey and design followed by architectural drawings and structural calculations. Thereafter, we will quote based on the drawings. Once happy with our quote, our architects apply for planning permission and commence your building work and finally the completion of your new loft conversion. Our team is ready to discuss any aspect of the project in more detail at all times.
Whether your family is growing, renting out a room in your property, or simply want a new study or office, a loft conversion is an ideal solution to maximise space in your house. This is a cost-effective alternative to moving and will increase the value of your property when you decide to sell in the future. No matter the project size, we will build you a loft that reflects your style and meets your lifestyle’s needs.
A basement conversion is one of the best and economical ways of remodeling a house and once you get a basement conversion you get all that extra space that you need and you can use this space for anything. You can use it for an indoor gym, game room, kids play area, movie room, etc. It depends on your imagination and you can even make it a multipurpose room.
Generally, if you want some extra space you move into a new house and this process of moving into a new place is complicated. You have to look at various factors and make sure that everything is suitable and the rent should also be under your budget and even if you find a good house available under your budget, you will have to spend a lot on transportation and remodeling.
A basement conversion, on the other hand, is considered an investment because you are making changes to the house and this additional value. A house with a converted basement goes for about 10-15% more and you get all your money you invested plus 15% extra. This is why you should consider getting a basement conversion.
There are mainly three types of basement conversions and they are-
A Masonry wall basement is the basic type of wall basement and you can get this type of basement in almost any house. It is simple and cost-effective because the basement is constructed by joining mason bricks together. There is a lot of scope for customizing and this type of basement conversion comes in all sizes.
These bricks form walls and the wall is connected firmly to make sure that it is waterproofed to avoid moisture and water seepage.
If you are looking to get a fancy basement without any budget restrictions, then getting a precast panel basement is your best option. These basements are pre-built in the factory and are very easy to install. These panels are delivered right to your house and can be assembled without any complications.
There is not much room for customizing the size of the room because the walls are precast and the only option you have is to customize the interior. This type of basement conversion takes less time because the walls are lifted and placed with the help of a crane and there is no need for builders to lay down the bricks and wait for the concrete to settle.
This is a different type of basement conversion because the walls are entirely made out of concrete. There are molds for walls and these molds are placed inside the basement and are filled with concrete. Once the concrete settles and hardens, it becomes a wall and the mold is removed.
It takes quite some time for the concrete to harden but these walls are very strong and offer protection from any natural calamity and even from an accident like a fire.
Before you start planning for a basement conversion, you should always get the soil tests and once the test results come back you can apply for the required permissions. The soil in your area might be too damp and getting a basement conversion might not be suitable.
If the soil is firm and the groundwater levels are low, you can start planning the type of basement conversion you want, and once you select the plans and designs, you have to submit these designs to the local building authorities.
These authorities will cross-examine all the documents and give a green light if everything is okay. These permissions are a must to ensure that you don't get a basement conversion when your property doesn't support one and this can result in the house caving in or a part of the house/walls collapsing.
Unlike a normal room or a loft conversion, a basement doesn't have proper windows or natural lighting and since the basement is underground the temperature is also low. The low-temperature results in the formation of moisture and upon that there is also groundwater and this groundwater creates a damp condition.
If you don't deal with moisture, you can see mold growing on the walls and the walls might develop cracks because of the constant pressure. You should have a proper heating and insulation system in place along with a fully efficient drainage system.
You should carefully plan the entrance for the basement and plan out everything else accordingly. If your entrance opens up in the center of the basement, you can use a ladder instead of stairs. You should also work on camouflaging the entrance to create an aesthetic feeling.
The height of the ceiling plays a crucial role. If you don't have enough headspace the whole room might seem too small and congested. You will have to walk around with your head bent down and this can result in some serious back and leg pain. You can even hurt yourself while getting up.
The interior of the basement can make all the difference. No matter what you want to use the basement for you should always think about the interior. You can add some ceiling lights, some decorative ornaments, or even some photo frames just to make sure that the basement doesn't look like a doomsday bunker.
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The minimum height required for a Loft Conversion is 2.2m (from the floor to the highest point in your loft). If you do not have the required height, your ceilings can be lowered on your first floor.
This depends on the size and type of Loft, most loft conversions take around 10-12 weeks. We can give you a more accurate estimation when we see your property.
Loft Conversion cost is determined by the size and type of the project, the features you would like, etc. Our architect will help you achieve the best use of your space within your budget. Most Lofts cost between £25,000 and £60,000.
No - it's safe to carry on living in your house. Our team starts from the scaffolding before the stairs go in. We always try to limit the disruption during the construction process.
Loft Conversions usually fall under the permitted development category therefore planning permission is not normally required. There are some exceptions like conservation areas, flats, or listed buildings. Our in-house surveyors can advise further on planning permission. For more info read our Planning Permission blog.
A party wall agreement is also known as PWA is required if you own semi-detached or terraced property. In simple words, if you are working within or near your neighbor’s boundary then you will need a party wall agreement in place. Click here for more info.
Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.
Yes, all Loft conversions require building regulation approval from the local authority. These regulations are important to ensure the safety measures are in place and they set a protocol of construction and design to follow.
Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion extends your house on the sloping side by replacing the roof with a vertical wall called the Gable. This gives maximum internal head height and floor space. Hip to Gable loft conversions are ideal for Basement Conversion Central London homeowners with semi-detached, end of terraced, bungalows or detached properties. We provide full planning, design to build service.
Dormer Loft Conversion is the most popular type of Loft Conversion undertaken by Basement Conversion Central London homeowners. This is simply the extension of the existing roof vertically that allows extra additional floor space and headroom. There are height requirements of at least two metres or higher, with no need for planning permission in many cases.
Velux or Roof Light Loft Conversion is the simplest and economical of all Loft Conversions in Basement Conversion Central London. The roof of your house remains unchanged, we only install attractive Velux windows that bring in plenty of natural light. As the roof structure remains intact, no planning is required. Velux Loft Conversions require considerably less construction work compared to the others and are less disruptive too.