Bespoke loft conversions in Basement Conversion Marylebone
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 Marylebone which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.
Basement Conversion Marylebone Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Basement Conversion Marylebone, 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 Marylebone
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.
Basement conversions are common in London and if you are looking for information regarding getting a basement conversion in Marylebone, then you are in the right place. People are always looking for new places and sometimes the only reason to move from one location to the other is lack of space. This moving is quite expensive and there is a lot of research involved. Getting a basement conversion is one of the best alternatives to create that extra space you are looking for.
Basement conversion as the word suggests refers to converting the basement into habitable space and you can convert this basement into anything that you want. You can have a home move setup, indoor library, a gaming area or just convert the basement to get an extra bedroom.
Almost all houses have a basement and this basement is used for storing unused items or the basement has all the tools and equipment that we don't use on a daily basis. This is not the most resourceful way of using the space because you could build something entirely different and customize it to make it your personal space that helps you make memories.
There are different types of a basement conversion. If you have an existing basement you can either make changes to the basement and just convert it into whatever you like. There is also an option to extend the walls of the basement and make changes to the ceiling and the roof to go along with the conversion plan.
There is also a third option where you can dig a hole into the ground, get a basement, and then convert it into something you desire. These three options have a planning part in common because you would have to plan the entire thing beforehand, make estimates, and only then begin with the conversion.
A basic basement conversion demands no professional supervision. You can purchase the required supplies and modify the basement but if you are going to make changes to the basement, you need to get help from a local builder or get help from a company that offers basement conversion services.
There are certain things that you should take care of before getting a basement conversion and they are -
Having steady walls is important because the walls are responsible for bearing the weight of the whole house and while making changes to the walls even if the strength of a single wall is compromised the balance of the whole structure is compromised and there is a risk of the building collapsing.
Having enough headroom inside the basement is important. The basement is generally built to store products and if you want the basement to be habitable then you should consider extending the ceiling. Having a low ceiling can create a crooked feeling and you might have to bend your neck the whole time you are in the basement.
The basement is below the house and there is no proper sunlight or ventilation inside the basement. There is always that musty smell in a basement and to get rid of this smell you should have proper ventilation. Insulating is also important to make sure that the room doesn't get too hot or too cold. Wiring can also be a common issue so make sure you have proper wiring and earthing inside the basement.
Most basements have a washroom and it is important to connect the washroom flushes and other water outlets to the central drain system. Having clogged toilets is a common issue in converted basements.
Planning permissions are not important if you are not making any changes to the structure of the house. You need these permissions when you are making changes like extending the ceiling, walls, or making provisions for proper ventilation.
The local authorities will issue these permissions and we will go through the blueprints of the house and determine the house will complement a basement conversion. If the basement conversion poses a risk to the structural integrity, the permission for getting a conversion is declined.
It is illegal to get a basement conversion without getting proper planning permissions and if the local authorities find about this conversion, the owner will face a hefty fine, and the house might be seized too. There will also be problems while selling the house.
Getting a basement converted can be quite an expense but the costs depend on the size of the basement and the plans that you are implementing. The cost of converting an existing basement can be anywhere around £750 – £1,400 per square meter.
The cost change if you are trying to make changes to the walls and the floor and in this condition, the costs can go to £1,500 – £2,000 per square meter.
Digging a new basement space and converting it can cost anywhere from £2,000 – £3,000 per square meter
A basement conversion is permanent and a big investment so it is advised that you take the help of planning companies and other agents for getting the basement conversion. We help you by giving you realistic ideas and can also help in implementing the idea as it is. We take care of everything right from the beginning to the end and charge an affordable fee which is worth the work and supervision that we undertake.
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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 Marylebone 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 Marylebone 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 Marylebone. 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.