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Bespoke loft conversions in Basement Conversion Kensington

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 Kensington which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.

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Types Of Lofts

Basement Conversion Kensington Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Basement Conversion Kensington, 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 latest Loft Conversions in Basement Conversion Kensington

Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Basement Conversion Kensington to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.

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Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Basement Conversion Kensington

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.

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Creating More Space For You

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.

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Basement Conversion Kensington

What is a Basement Conversion?

Several houses have cellars that are usually overlooked. It is always that dark, wet and dank spaces that are hardly suitable for storage. Basement conversions is the process of converting the dark, wet and dank space into an inhabitable room. Indeed, a perfect way to have an extra space in your home without losing your garden or with an inconvenience of moving. From a basic conversion to one that requires excavation and expansion, there are varying degrees of basement conversion to build sufficient height to be habitable.

Depending on the footprint of your house, your basement may provide one wide functional space, a home office, a fully separate living suite, or even a storage facility if you do have ample of space in your house. Basement conversion will not only give you an extra room, but will also increase the value of the property.

Benefit of Basement Conversion in Kensington

Basement Conversion can be a cost-effective way to add space to your home to turn an existing cellar into a living area, particularly if you are unable to expand into the loft or construct an extension. It can be a costly and disruptive endeavour to build a whole new basement and you would be expected to get planning approval.

●Increases the usable space within the property.

●Simpler Process

●Adds value to the property

●Reduces the risk of fungal decay to unprotected areas of the property.

Why Convert Your Basement in Kensington?


Converting your basement increases the value without the need to move and also increases the usable space within your property.  Another major reason for basement conversion is adding additional space for storage, living, or even a home office. At the same time, it will provide an atmosphere which is less cluttered  and can be used to convert as one of the rooms -

●Added living space

●Gaming Areas

●Home Offices

●Home Gyms

●Utility Areas

●Playrooms

●Home Recording Studio

●Study

●Bedroom

●Bathroom

●Cinema

Do I need planning permission?

You do not need a planning permission if you're just turning your cellar into a living room. You will need planning permission if you need to excavate the floor in order to have more headroom. You would need approval if your house is in a protected area. You will also need to comply with building regulations in case of creating an emergency escape route or achieving sufficient levels of insulation.

If you are unsure, seek advice from loft conversion specialists.

Common problems with basement conversions

  1. Ventilation - Many cellars smell dank and are badly ventilated. Carpets and soft furnishings can go mouldy if you do not tackle this issue. Windows can open whenever possible, but you can need to use a dehumidifier or a built-in mechanical ventilation system if the issue persists. To include the new basement spaces, you may want to expand your heating system, so you will need to ensure that your boiler is capable of dealing with extra radiators.
     
  2. Dark - Some cellars are damp because of a lack of ventilation and some are damp because water courses run below them. Various measures can be used to prevent moisture but it is invariably better to consult an expert. Get this right, because nobody wants to spend time in a damp basement. Check your flood risk too. If it’s high, it might be wise to take extra steps to avoid any potential for flooding.
     
  3. Damp - To avoid the gloomy space, a good design is a must. In case if you are using the space as a storage area or a utility room, less light would work. However, if you are planning a kitchen, bedroom, or a living room, you will have to find ways to bring in natural light. To increase the light, glazed ceiling panels, light wells, and skylights can be effective. You can also use the space for an indoor swimming pool or cinema room if your budget allows.
  1. Drainage - The construction of a bathroom or tub will require the drainage system or plumbing. There might also be a need of installing pumps or the drains might have to be redirected. 

Do we have to move out?

Moving out depends on the amount of work to be done. In case you don’t have any basement or you have solid floors, the work will be extensive. 

Factors affecting the basement conversion cost in Kensengton?

If there is no excavation needed to create the underground space from scratch or increase the headroom in an existing basement, a basement conversion will always work out cheaper. Major difficulties with excavation can include -

  • sewer and drain diversion
  • concrete oversite slabs at the ground floor
  • a high water table
  • difficult ground conditions, e.g. rock, clay, sand, peat, marsh
  • access for removing excavated materials

How do Loft Conversion London specialists work?

Architectural Drawings

• Planning applications

• Building Control

• Project cost estimation

• Detailed architectural CAD / 3D designs

• Construction

Right from actual construction to fit out of the basement conversion, the loft conversion specialists combine clients’ ideas with expertise and offer a full design & build service.

Why choose Loft Conversion London?

Loft Conversion London can take care of all aspects of bespoke basement conversions in London tailored to your requirements. We create premium quality basements and offer homeowners and developers a high-quality service to increase value of home. Our specialist designer strives to explain the very best way to fulfil their demand and operate on budgets and time scales..

From the design, groundworks, the excavation of a core base, tanking, waterproofing, and under-structure construction, to renovations. As experts in this industry, Loft Conversion London’s unrivalled depth of knowledge offers an  informative, comprehensive, and practical consultation to create or transform any space for potential customers. 

 

FAQ's about Loft Conversion answered

Do you have a question about Loft Conversions? We're here to help. Contact our team at Loft Conversion London

  • How can I find out if my Loft can be Converted?

    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.

  • How long does a Loft Conversion take to Complete?

    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.

  • How much does Loft Conversion Cost?

    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.

  • Will I need to move out during the Loft Conversion?

    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.

  • Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?

    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.

  • What is a party wall agreement and will I need one for a loft conversion?

    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.

  • Does a loft conversion add value to a home?

    Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.

  • Will my Loft Conversion be subject to Building regulations?

    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.

  • Can I use my own plans?

    Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.

IDEAS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LOFT CONVERSION IN Basement Conversion Kensington

Storage Ideas for your Loft Conversion

How will a custom Loft Conversion make a difference to your Basement Conversion Kensington home

Save Money on Moving Home

Save Money on Moving Home

Increase Value of Home

Increase Value of Home

Add Something New to your House

Add Something New to your House

Increase your House Living Space

Increase your House Living Space

TYPES OF LOFT CONVERSIONS

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

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 Kensington homeowners with semi-detached, end of terraced, bungalows or detached properties. We provide full planning, design to build service.

Dormer Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

Dormer Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

Dormer Loft Conversion is the most popular type of Loft Conversion undertaken by Basement Conversion Kensington 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 Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

Velux Loft Conversion Basement Conversion Kensington

Velux or Roof Light Loft Conversion is the simplest and economical of all Loft Conversions in Basement Conversion Kensington. 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.

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