Bespoke loft conversions in Chipping Ongar
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Chipping Ongar and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Chipping Ongar which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Chipping Ongar allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Chipping Ongar Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Chipping Ongar, 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 Chipping Ongar
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.
When deciding to go with a prospective loft conversion, you should be aware of the type that best suits your desire for more space in your house. Chipping Ongar’s housing stock lends itself to loft conversions, and there are various varieties to select from. Here's a breakdown to help you understand them better:
The first is the most frequent kind, a back dormer loft conversion. If you have a sloping room and want extra headroom, this is the model you should choose. It will not only provide you with more room, but it will also provide you with more natural light by adding Velux windows. The following is a basic loft conversion that may not require planning clearance from the local authorities.
Velux loft conversion -This style generally only secures the area you need without adding any more room and simply allows you to enjoy having new roof windows, also known as Velux windows.
The final type of loft conversion is the Hip-to-Gable conversion, which will demand a lot of work because it will change your hipped roof into a room with a lot of headroom and floor area. Whatever style you pick to start with the building, the most essential thing to remember is if your land is suitable for the change. We'll work with you every step of the way to develop a beautifully designed, easily accessible loft that's the ideal addition to your house.
There are a ton of reasons to think about why you should convert your loft. The main reason why you convert your loft is to make use of the idle space in your home in Chipping Ongar and turn it into a space that you can accommodate your family and friends.
Having an additional room that can be utilized for a variety of purposes is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. A functional area may add up to 25% to the value of your home, and because loft conversions are often considerably less expensive than other forms of extensions, this is a really simple approach to thinking about the future of your home and how you can add value to it.
Loft conversions may be done in as fast as four weeks. It is one of the least damaging ways to extend your house and will cause little disruption to your daily life while it is being built. Because the majority of the work is done in the attic, you won't have to deal with dust around your home or heaps of supplies and tools cluttering the area.
If the preliminary roof space inspection reveals a maximum head height of less than 2.3 metres, there are two options, both of which will necessitate professional assistance: You could dislodge all or part of the roof and rebuild it to the required height and structure, but this is expensive and requires planning permission. You'll also need to employ a covered scaffold structure to protect your house from the elements while the job is being done.
You may also generate height by lowering the ceiling of the chamber below, as long as you maintain a height of at least 2.4m. The previous ceilings must be removed, and a plate must be affixed to the wall for the new floor joists to hang on. A connection will also be required between the new ceiling and the roof to prevent the roof from expanding.
The greater the pitch angle, the greater the likelihood that the central head height will be. The floor space can be increased by using dormers or redesigning the roof.
'Planning and finishing work on Victorian terraces is straightforward, providing you have adequate height on the ridge. One piece of advice I would provide is to look at Google Earth (or back gardens) and check how many people have done loft conversions on your street or the streets around. If you only see a few or none, there might be a planning rationale for this, such as living in a conservation area.'
No, in this scenario, the stairwell must be isolated from the rooms by walls and fire doors and run all the way to an exterior entrance, rather than being open-plan to the rooms.
If the stairs are adjacent to a spinal wall between two ground-floor rooms, you may build a lobby at the bottom of the stairs with fire doors leading to each room. It would be okay as long as you have distinct escape routes from both of these rooms.
Sprinklers are typically the only choice if you truly want an open-plan style that includes the stairs.
Because a covered stairway is not required when converting a loft in a single-story home, the steps can be located within a room. A first-floor window might meet the need for an alternate emergency fire escape in this case.
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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.