How much value can a Loft Conversion in Aveley add in 2024?

A loft conversion in Aveley is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Aveley can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Aveley, where space is limited, loft conversions have become the preferred choice for families seeking to enhance their homes. Not only is it a more cost-effective alternative to moving, but it also provides the added benefit of expanding your living space.

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Aveley lies on the outskirts of Greater London, limited to the north and west by the London Borough of Havering, to the south by the A13 road, and to the east by the M25 motorway. Purfleet, South Ockendon, Wennington, and Rainham are the nearest towns.

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Bespoke loft conversions in Aveley

We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Aveley and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Aveley which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Aveley allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.


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Aveley Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Aveley, 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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Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Aveley

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.


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.


What can we do for your Property in Aveley?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Aveley home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Can you get a loft conversion in the town of Aveley without planning permission?

Having loft conversions to expand your house in  Aveley is considered an allowed development, which means they do not require planning permission as long as explicit conditions are met. So, if you're looking for an up-front conversion with roof windows, you shouldn't be concerned but you have to double-check. However, if your ideas surpass specific restrictions and criteria, such as outspreading or changing the roof space beyond its present borders, you will need to obtain planning approval.

Whether your loft conversion is allowed development or not, you will need to observe stern building standards to guarantee that the work is done safely.

When is a Loft Conversion considered to be a Permitted Development?

It's usually a good idea to consult an architect or builder to establish whether or not you require planning approval for converting your loft in Aveley. However, a loft conversion is within the allowed development and does not require planning approval if the following requirements are met:

For terraced properties, the additional loft area will be no larger than 40 cubic metres, and for detached and semi-detached buildings, it will be no larger than 50 cubic metres. Please keep in mind that existing loft additions must be factored into the volume allowed.

The loft conversion does not extend beyond the plane of the house's current roof slope at the front (the principal elevation).

 The loft conversion does not rise over the highest point of the existing roof.

There are no verandas, balconies, or elevated platforms in the loft conversion.

 The loft conversion is built using materials that complement the rest of the property.

Any windows on the side must be obscure-glazed (to stop people from seeing in and out).

Any side-facing windows must be at least 1.7m high.

Your house is not in a recognized area, such as a national park, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), a conservation area, or a World Heritage Site.

With the exception of hip-to-gable expansions, roof extensions must be placed back at least 20cm from the original eaves.

A roof addition must not outcrop the original house's wall outside.

What is a Dormer loft conversion?

Dormer loft conversions are created by adding a box-shaped structure to a pitched roof, creating walls that sit at a 90-degree angle to the floor. This helps to rise not just your headspace but also your floor area.

Are you required to a Planning Permission if you want a Dormer loft conversion?

A dormer loft conversion is a vertical extension of your current roof pitch. In most circumstances, a dormer loft conversion does not require planning clearance. Because the building will normally not necessitate any drastic alterations to the exterior of your property, the work is usually classified as approved development. You must, however, ensure that the expansion is placed back at least 20cm from the original eaves. The height should also not surpass the original roof's height. Planning clearance will be necessary if this is not the case.

What is a Hip-to Gable loft conversion?

A hip to gable loft conversion involves removing the side roof from the side wall. This increases internal head height.

During the early phases of this modification, the builder must remove the hipped portion of the roof. As a result, the floor steels may be put and the gable can be built. Some teams prefer to construct the gable end up over the existing hip to make the property's side weather tight. Then take the hip out of the new loft. This, however, is dependent on the time of year the loft is erected. The gable also allows the floor area within the loft to be expanded to the complete footprint area.

Is it permitted to build hip-to-gable loft conversions?

A hip-to-gable extension straightens your roof's slanted side to produce a vertical wall. Again, because no drastic alterations to the roof structure are required, this type of work is normally deemed approved development. However, if your work will exceed any of the loft conversion authorized development regulations, planning approval will be required.

Is planning approval required for a mansard loft conversion for your Aveley home?

A mansard loft conversion includes elevating one side of your roof's pitch until it is nearly vertical and the top is flat. A mansard loft conversion will almost always require planning clearance. This is due to the fact that it significantly alters the contour of the roof structure.

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 in Aveley 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 a Loft Conversion in Aveley 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 in Aveley?

    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 my Aveley 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.

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