Banstead is a town located in Surrey, It’s 13 miles south of central London. The earliest recorded mention of Banstead was in an Anglo-Saxon charter of AD 967. The settlement appears in the Domesday Book 1086 as Benesteade. The first Part is probably the Anglo-Saxon word bene, meaning bean and the second part steade means inhabited place without town status.
Bespoke loft conversions in Banstead
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Banstead and around Surrey. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Banstead which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Banstead allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Banstead Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Banstead, 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.
Our latest Loft Conversions in Banstead
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Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Banstead
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.
If you are planning to convert your attic space into another living area, you will need planning permission. You must also consider the time it will take to get permission and the likelihood of success. If you need assistance, contact our professional loft conversion company. You also need to consider the lighting in your new loft space. Adding several different sources of light will give you flexibility when you use your new space.
When it comes to the style of dormer loft conversion that you'd like to have in your loft, you'll have a lot of options. Choosing the right style can be challenging, but an expert can advise you on which style will look best in your home. Skylights are an excellent option for Banstead homes that have sloping roofs. They're also an excellent choice for terraced homes and semi-detached homes.
In most cases, dormer loft conversions in Banstead don't need planning permission, although there are some conditions that may apply. For instance, if you live in a conservation area or a listed building, you will need permission from the local authority.
Velux windows are the cheapest option for loft conversions in Banstead, as they can be fitted flush with the roofline. This means that no extensive alterations are necessary to install them, and they don't need planning permission.
These windows are typically installed in the top hung operating level of lofts and are available in various sizes. They can also be fitted with solar or electric controls. They come in standard white paint or polyurethane finishes, and you can even select a premium pine finish. There is also the option of fitting noise reduction or extra security glass to the windows.
In order to complete a loft conversion, it is important to comply with building regulations. These regulations cover the size and shape of spaces and also require good insulation. Lofts typically have smaller rafter thicknesses, so good insulation is crucial. In addition, the floor space of a loft conversion must be at least 70 square feet. It must also have a ceiling height of 7 feet for at least 50% of the floor space.
As a part of following building regulations, the need to indicate fire safety protocols in the construction plan is vital. The builders you will hire for the loft conversion must specify in the building plan the provisions for escape when a fire breaks in the house. Additional fire protection will be necessary and must be included in the construction of the loft conversion as well. Fire-resisting doors must be installed together with smoke alarms and sprinkler systems. The walls and loft stairs need to offer at least 30 minutes of fire resistance. Keep in mind that all these points must be carefully laid out and meticulously established in your loft for you to be able to acquire a building regulations approval.
The simplest type of loft conversion will not require you to obtain planning permission, this is because this kind of home upgrade is considered a permitted development rights. For ease in the process of loft conversion, you must ensure that the proposed development will use similar materials as what your house currently has. The original roof space must not exceed 50 cubic meters or 40 cubic meters for a terraced house. Additionally, the construction will not exceed the height of your propertys existing roof. If the loft conversion follows these limitations, planning permission will not be needed. Hence, it is wise to check with your builder if the acquisition of this document will be included in the process of loft conversion, otherwise, you will be fined or imprisoned.
A Velux loft conversion is the quickest type of loft conversion to be built. Usually, construction of this kind takes 4 weeks or less. On the other hand, a mansard loft conversion is the type of loft conversion that requires the longest construction timeframe because of the massive transformation it will create on your property. It takes 10 weeks or more to complete a mansard so you must be fully committed as you decide in choosing this type of loft conversion.
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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.