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Bespoke loft conversions in Caterham

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

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Caterham Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Caterham, 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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Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Caterham 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 Caterham

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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What can we do for your Property in Caterham?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Caterham home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email info@loftconversionlondon.com 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.

How Stressful is a Loft Conversion in Caterham?

When planning a loft conversion in Caterham, it's best to hire a professional to take care of the project. We have a dedicated site manager who can help you plan the project, and keep in regular contact with you. Before hiring a loft conversion company, make sure to have your own set of specific requirements in mind. For example, if you're planning to build an en-suite bedroom in the loft, you'll need plumbing. In addition, you may want to add more skylights.

Hip-to-gable loft conversion

A hip-to-gable loft conversion is a complex job, which involves several different contractors. Two to three people typically work on the project at any given time. The size of the conversion will also affect the overall cost, as a larger loft will require more materials and labor.

Hip-to-gable loft conversions are the best option for homes that have hipped roofs. These are usually on the ends of terraced or semi-detached houses. The conversion of this type of roof will provide you with more head height, allowing you to use the loft internal floor space more effectively. In addition, you can use the extra space for a variety of different purposes, including a home office or leisure area.

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When planning a loft conversion, it's essential to follow building regulations. Using a detailed plan ensures your new space is safe and structurally sound. It also ensures that both you and your contractor are on the same page. If you're unsure about the process, consider consulting a professional builder or architect who has experience in loft conversions.

RSJs, or rolled steel joints, are used to reinforce internal walls and provide strength in loft conversions. They can be made of structural steel or a combination of steel and aluminium. They're usually I or H-shaped and are an excellent choice for loft conversions. The steel is designed to resist bending and will not crack when placed under load.

I-beams

When undertaking a loft conversion, it is important to keep your family's needs in mind. You don't want to disturb their lives by having a noisy loft conversion or causing a large amount of disruption. It is also important to keep a tidy home all the time. You should also be aware of the risks associated with building work, including noise and dust. Fortunately, scaffolding can help minimize any disruptions.

Victorian and Edwardian Houses

The most common loft conversions are done on these types of houses across London. These houses mostly have high ceilings and large rooms and a conversion works best when the design retains the natural character of the building.

End of Terraced and Semi Detached Houses

If you live in an end of terraced or semi-detached house, your property is ideal for a loft conversion. There are two main types of loft conversion that are suitable for semi-detached and end of terrace homes: hip to gable loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.

1920s and 1930s Houses

Many properties in the UK were build in the 1920s or 1930s (pre-war period). Such houses are great for loft conversions, you can easily add either a dormer loft conversion, a hip to gable loft conversion or a Velux loft conversion. The type we build will depend on the structure of your home and roof we can guide you on the best approach.

Flats, Maisonettes and Conservation Areas

If you happen to live in a conservation area, the local council may not permit you to have a rear dormer, but they might let you have a mansard or a combination of Velux roof windows and small dormers. Loft conversions in flats and Maisonettes are the ultimate way of gaining that precious extra space.

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 Caterham 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 Caterham 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 Caterham?

    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 Caterham 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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Save Money on Moving Home

Save Money on Moving Home

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Increase Value of Home

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Add Something New to your House

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Increase your House Living Space

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