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Bespoke loft conversions in Chelsea

Loft Conversion London specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across London and the home counties. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Chelsea which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.

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Types Of Lofts

Chelsea Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Chelsea, 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 Chelsea

Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Chelsea 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 Chelsea

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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A brief history about Chelsea

This suburb is a well-known name for smart boutiques & high-end restaurants. Chelsea is located in South West London, surrounded from the south by the River Thames. Chelsea, is a rich, cosmopolitan district in Central London and famous for its posh residents, with citizens earning three times higher than the national average. Considered as one of the wealthiest and developed areas, Chelsea has proper facilities of transportation, education, culture and all. Hence, it is quite apparent that this part of London is the preferred location to stay with families.

 

What should I consider before going for a Loft conversion in Chelsea?

Maybe you'll want to start by assessing that your loft is suitable for conversion or not. Where most of the houses located in Chelsea are suitable for conversion, there are three major things which should consider before initiation of your project.

  • Internal height measurement -  Measure from the top of the ceiling beam to underneath the ridge board should be 2,500mm to suitably convert.
  • Footprint - As a thumb rule of conversion, including chimney, footprint needs to be 5,500 mm side to side, and 7,500 mm front to back.
  • Roof pitch - Angle of the roof needs to be measured. Higher pitch level means higher central head.

Planning permission and building regulations in Chelsea

In most of the loft conversion, planning permission is not usually required unless your transformation is not exceeding any specific limit. It's best to verify with the local planning department to understand the limitations and rules of conversion.

Also, do not forget to consider whether your conversion is a subject of The Party Wall Act 1996 under which you need to give adjoining owners notice.

Why choose our company for your Loft conversion work?

Being the best and most trusted loft conversion company, we follow specific guidelines for ensuring to serve our clients with best. Our Design and Building services are becoming feasible for most of the residential projects located in Chelsea. The conversion process incorporates architects, quantity surveyors, party wall engineers, structural engineers, building control and our finest and skilled builders.

  • We assure you about our quality and trustworthy services.
  • We has a dedicated team of professionals, who always eager to cater all of your needs
  • We take your consent before taking any step further and keep you in the loop.
  • We give our best in accomplishing our task by giving you satisfaction and complete peace of mind.

 

Planning permission for Dormer conversion -

It is advisable to take Planning permission for this type of conversion. It helps in maximizing living space within the roof by effectively creating another storey to the property. As this appears in changes to the roof shape and structure, it is highly likely that you will require planning permission from the local authority.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion -

If you have three separate slanting sides on the roof, Hip to gable is the best way for you in maximizing your living space, especially for semi-detached and detached houses.

Planning permission for Hip to Gable Loft Conversion -

It is advisable to take Planning permission for this type of conversion. Loft conversion helps in maximizing living space within the roof by effectively creating an added storey to the property. As this occurs in changes of the roof shape and structure, it is highly likely that you will require planning permission from the local authority.

L Shaped Mansard Loft Conversion  -

L Shaped Mansard Loft Conversion creates a considerable change in the structure of your roof. Mansards conversion usually has a flat roof with the rear sloped at almost 72 degrees, which is a loophole to qualify the shelter as a wall according to planning criteria.

Planning permission for L Shaped Mansard Loft Conversion  -

It is advisable to take Planning permission for this type of conversion. Loft conversion helps in maximizing living space within the roof by effectively creating an added storey to the property. As this occurs in changes of the roof shape and structure, it is highly likely that you will require planning permission from the local authority.

Velux Loft Conversion -

This is one the most versatile type of conversion and best suitable for a wide range of homes, such as semi-detached, detached and terraced properties.

Planning permission for Velux Loft Conversion -

You do not need any planning permission for such a loft conversion, however we do encourage clients to get building regulations approved so that when selling the property later on there are not issues on this. 

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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 Chelsea

Storage Ideas for your Loft Conversion

How will a custom Loft Conversion make a difference to your Chelsea 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 Chelsea

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Chelsea

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

Dormer Loft Conversion Chelsea

Dormer Loft Conversion Chelsea

Dormer Loft Conversion is the most popular type of Loft Conversion undertaken by Chelsea 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 Chelsea

Velux Loft Conversion Chelsea

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

Why is Chelsea the right place to live with family?

There is no negative fact about living in Chelsea. The locality of the town is superb, and it is increasing. In terms of educational facilities as well, the area has its own place. The borough happens to be one of the preferable choices for many to reside with their families and lead a comfortable life.

To make life much more accessible and comfortable here, adding extra space is always beneficial at the minimal expanse. It is a wise decision for Chelsea people to go for a loft conversion if they want to maximize the size and value of their houses. Loft conversion saves you from paying a considerable amount of money as loft conversion reshape your existing home into a bigger and better form.

Loft conversion gives you an option to change the layout of your house, and it is much more convenient than moving to another home.

The process we follow to accomplish your work

The reason we widely choose and refer to most of our clients that we plan beforehand and schedule our work accordingly. We clear all of our client's ambiguity before moving ahead with our work. Hence, we are known as an unrivalled company and simplify the entire process of conversion.

Take a look at our working process -

  • Understand your requirement -  Our experts visit your place to understand the nature of conversation and possibilities. We take ample time in understanding your dream project and expectations. We share fair details with you after understanding your requirements and restrictions without keeping anything hidden.
  • Planning and authorization -  Might be your conversion that needs some paperwork to be done. Don't worry; our specialized team will help you in completing all of the paperwork from the authority as soon as possible.
  • Let's start the work - Once all the previous necessary work has completed, our skilled, qualified builders, electricians, painters, plumbers, and carpenters begin to work with full passion and do not let their focus change till the very last day.

Storage Ideas for your loft in Chelsea

If you have a loft in your house, don't forget to count it in your blessings twice. A loft is that extra space which we all need in our homes for storage purposes. It can be used in so many productive ways rather than just dumping junk into it and under utilising it's potential.  If done right, a loft can be used as your own home office, hobby studio, mini bedroom, play room and much more exciting stuff. All you need to have your mind is the acceptance of change and enough creativity to execute all those interesting ideas successfully.

The only challenge you might face while loft conversion is its size and angled walls but nevertheless you need to figure out what would suit the best to your attic space and do your loft transformation accordingly. Here is a list of how you can rightly optimise the loft space and use it in the 10 best ways possible.

Build some storage shelves around the bed -

While loft conversion, most people convert it into an extra bedroom or a private lounging space with the bed king in the middle and covering most of the space. So in those cases, some shelves can be made above the bed or even next to the head board and utilise the available space to its best. Every inch matters, so make sure to consult a good loft conversion company while figuring out some fun storage ideas for your loft.

Get Floating Shelves Installed -

If you think that you can DIY it, that's great and if not, calling a local carpenter to install floating shelves in your loft can be a great storage idea too. It will save you so much time and get the work done in an effective manner. Floating Shelves are easy to find, hardly cost any money and look good too. Hence, a plus plus from all sides. With some, the screws and brackets also come inside of the packet and you are sorted. These shelves are a great way of increasing some storage space inside your loft without making it look too much filled up or anything of that sort. If you want to be creative and make something of your own instead of buying those regular floating shelves from one local store, you can even go ahead and create your own masterpiece using some wooden crates and hang them up. You always have so many choices with the colour, design, the feel and the vibe you are looking for when doing it yourself or painting the one bought from the store. All you need to do is to take measurements of the loft space and make it/get it made according to the size of the desired spot.

Using the Cupboards -

In most loft spaces, the narrow parts under the eaves are left unused because of their weird shape and structure. Sometimes, it is so narrow that even standing there properly is a tough task to do. This makes it a best option to be used as storage cupboards. All you need to do or get done is install some cupboards under the eaves and stuff in the essentials for storing. As Cupboards have doors, this is a safer option to store stuff that is extra sensitive or needs some sort of protection. For example, white sheets are more likely to get dirty if stored openly, hence these Cupboards can act as a perfect storage space to put things of this sort. If you tend to create some mess all around the house, you can just stuff in all the unnecessary things inside and get the clutter out of your sight. Hence, making other spaces of the house look clean and properly organised.

Redesign and repurpose your empty chimney breast fireplace -

For most of us, the fireplace space inside the loft remains unused and empty. The perfect way to repurpose that space is by utilising it for storage purposes. Put anything that fits in there, may it be drawers, shoes, some old equipment, paint brushes, logs and any other thing which does not have any other space assigned to it in the house. Another way to make that fireplace look extra attractive and useful at the same time is by converting it into a bookshelf. All you need to do is add some shelves in it and stack up all your favourite books. If done right, this can be the center attraction for your loft space and can uplift the look of the entire space.

Build a Wall Storage Unit -

If you are looking for a bigger storage space inside the house, customising one wall of the loft and building a huge storage unit is the best considerable option. Such custom storage units are specifically designed to cater to the needs of unconventional spaces and to fit in the size of the loft. If you want a lot of space, you can get the storage unit fitted to the entire length of the wall and divide it into various sections to make it of good use for various purposes like storing clothes, laundry, books, extra sheets and blankets, tech-gadgets and so on. As these are to be customised by the owner, you get to decide which section to give a bigger space to and vice versa. It entirely depends on your liking if you want to put some drawers in there and convert it into an extra wardrobe or simply use it as a wall storage unit for extras. For this, you would need to consult to consult a carpenter or a furnishing company who can take up the job and do it as you desire.

Add a pull-down bed in the loft -

This is for all the fun souls who want to add that quirk of smart and practical interiors inside the loft. Adding a pull-down bed that folds back into the wall is an amazing way to maximise the living space in your loft. Along with freeing up the floor space during the day, a pull-down bed serves the purpose of not covering the entire space which a regular bed would, otherwise. Such concepts are very commonly used in small spaces to make smart use of the given space and also helps optimise the loft space.

Under-bed storage is always an option -

Classic under-bed storage is always an option to help you hide all the mess and also to store some extra stuff inside. Under-bed storage is a quick fix as well as a long-term sturdy storage option. That space is specifically meant for storage and should not be forgotten about. If you have planned to use the loft as a bedroom only, getting a well-structured bed with sturdy frames and an underneath storage space with pull-out drawers in it can absolutely be investment-worthy. Another thing to do if you already have a bed without underneath storage and do not want to replace it is to buy some big plastic boxes and place them beneath the bed to solve the exact same purpose. Good sturdy plastic boxes can hold everything from small knick knacks to heavy duty appliances which otherwise have no storage space inside the house. Such storage boxes are easily available in most homeware stores at the most reasonable prices possible. If you want to be more organized with your stuff, you can start labelling the boxes with what's in it and keep the most useful things handy.

Raise your Bed -

Lifting the bed up to free up some extra inches of space underneath the bed is another way to maximize the storage space and do good with the resources available at the moment. It depends on the amount of storage you want and the kind of things you want to store while deciding upon how much to raise up the bed. People lift the bed high enough to store even a desk beneath it while working from home. This can create a good home office space inside the loft. To solve the problem of climbing up to the bed, a loft ladder can be added by the side of the bed and get in and out of the bed easily. This is an interesting concept that is used in dorm rooms as well as in loft conversions.

Include as many mirrors as possible -

Mirrors do not really increase the space or provide any storage space in any literal sense but what they do is make spaces look larger and create an illusion of bigger spaces. If you do it smartly enough and place the mirrors strategically at the right spots, you can feel a sense of an open space along with a larger and a brighter space to work, relax in.

Add-low level storage units -

While deciding for storage ideas for loft conversion, keep the design factor in mind too. By adding low-level storage units all across the wall, you have enough space above that to decorate and place fancy interiors upon. Using the lower half of your loft that will sit below the eye-level to its full potential is the key. Getting the low slung storage units custom made can be a better idea but buying the readymade ones from a local store work well too. Our mission is to ensure that from your loft conversion in London you receive as little hassle and stress as possible. For a free loft survey, contact us today and start your very own loft conversion. We have comprehensive details about the planning process for loft conversions and the costs involved.

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