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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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Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Cobham 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 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. 

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 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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