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

A loft conversion in Cobham is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Cobham can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Cobham, 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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Cobham is a large village located in Surrey. Located 17 miles outside southwest London. In the 19th century Cobham was home to the poet Matthew Arnold and other famous residents have included Mrs Earle who wrote “Pot-Pourri from A Surrey Garden” and other books. Cobham’s best known historic house is Church Stile House dating back to early 17th century and standing as it indicates next to the parish Church.  

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Bespoke loft conversions in Cobham

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

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Cobham Loft Conversions

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

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 Cobham?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Cobham 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.

Can I Use My Loft As An Office in Cobham?

There are several things to keep in mind when turning your loft into an office. These include Permitted development rights, design and building regulations requirements, and choosing an architect or designer.

Permitted development rights

There are certain legal requirements to follow when converting a loft to an office in Cobham. First, you must seek building control approval for the project. You can apply for this through the planning portal or the ePlanning website.

After securing planning permission, you can then proceed with your loft extension. The planning authority must give their consent to the work as quickly as possible. The process usually takes between eight to thirteen weeks for a loft extension, depending on whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is required. The majority of planning permission notices are valid for three years. Therefore, you can complete the work within this window, but if you require a longer period, this should be specified in the letter of approval.

Designing a loft conversion

There are a number of considerations when designing a loft conversion. The first consideration is where the space is to be located. A loft conversion that is not a proper use for the space will lead to compromises and awkward adjustments. Therefore, it is important to decide where you want to use it in advance.

To make the most of your loft space, make sure that you make use of natural light. You can do this by choosing light colours and placing large skylights. You will also need to take care to keep your computer screens away from the glare of the sun.

Building regulations requirements

When you use a loft as an office in Cobham, there are a few building regulations you need to meet. First, you need to ensure that your loft has good insulation. You need to have a U-value of 0.16W/m2K or greater. This can be achieved by installing a minimum of 250mm of mineral wool insulation. You can also include extra insulation in your renovation plan.

Building regulations are standards set by the government that ensure buildings are safe and functional. They govern all types of construction, installations, and demolitions. If you're planning a loft conversion in Cobham, it's vital to get the relevant approvals. While it may not take planning permission, it's vital to check that everything is legal before you start work. 

Cost of a Loft Conversion

Depending on your chosen type of loft conversion, the price you’ll have to shoulder to be able to convert your loft ranges from £25,000 to £95,000. A quick and simple loft conversion will have you spending around £25,000 to £40,000. And that is by a Velux loft conversion. With this type, you can enjoy the benefits of transforming the unused space in your house in Cobham and building it into a cozy bedroom or a charming library. A dormer loft conversion will require you to spend from £40,000 to £60,000, this is because the construction needed will change the architectural structure of your roof. This type of loft conversion will build a box-like structure in the rear of your house and you can design it later on as a convenient home office or gym. If you’re looking into a massive expansion that doesn’t utilize the space in your garden or driveway, you can get a mansard loft conversion. This type of loft conversion usually costs around £60,000 to £95,000. Being the most expensive type of loft conversion, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a maximized space with an ample amount of headroom where you can be fully comfortable.

Moving Out During a Loft Conversion

You will not be asked to move out of your home in Cobham while the loft conversion happens. The reason behind this is that the construction mainly happens at the top of your property. Hiring a reliable loft conversion specialist that can do the project with minimal disruption is your best option. Fortunately, the team we have at Loft Conversion London fits the criteria and is always ready to take on the loft conversion project for you. But if you still want to leave your house while the loft conversion is ongoing, you’re free to do so.

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 Cobham 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 Cobham 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 Cobham?

    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 Cobham 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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