Coggeshall is a lovely and ancient market town in Essex with a small population but a lot of charm. There are several reasons why property seekers are becoming aware of its distinct attraction, including its stunning natural beauty and convenient access to both Colchester and London.
It lies five miles north of the town of Witham, nine miles west of the large town of Colchester, and 43 miles north of London in the county of Essex, Eastern England. Coggeshall is part of the Braintree district council, which is part of the Essex county council. It is located in the CO6 postal area.
Bespoke loft conversions in Coggeshall
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Coggeshall and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Coggeshall which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Coggeshall allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Coggeshall Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Coggeshall, 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.
Our latest Loft Conversions in Coggeshall
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Coggeshall to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Coggeshall
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.
People prefer to expand their present house rather than move up the property ladder, or they wish to raise the value of their property.
A loft conversion is an excellent method to add a bedroom to your home without expanding the size or sacrificing yard space. In general, depending on size and complexity, a loft conversion in the southeast and London would cost between £35 and £40,000.
The simple step is deciding on a budget. Many people find it difficult to plan a loft conversion. We get a lot of queries about planning and building rules, party wall agreements, and other topics. This section answers the most frequently asked questions concerning loft conversion guidelines and restrictions.
Many loft conversions are permitted under the 'Permitted Development' laws, which limit the extent of additional space that may be erected without requiring planning approval.
You can also have a dormer loft conversion to add height to your conversion as long as it does not sit higher than the highest point of your existing roof or extends forward of the roof plane at the front of the property. Consent may be necessary if these are visible from the highway.
Planning approval is normally required for a mansard loft conversion, which is often erected at the rear of your property and has a horizontal roof and virtually vertical back wall. Always double-check the necessity for planning permission with your local planning authority. If you reside in a conservation area, or a listed building, have existing expansions to your home, or if your location has unique requirements, you may need to apply for planning permission.
You do not need permission from your neighbor for your loft conversion, however, if you are converting a loft in a terraced or semi-detached house, you may require a Party Wall Agreement. The construction usually affects the party wall because steelwork (loft conversion steel) must be built, or the wall may need to be elevated to make a dormer. If the party wall is harmed, you must tell your neighbor in accordance with the Party Wall, etc Act, which requires two months' notice. Your neighbor cannot use the Party Wall Act to prohibit you from conducting your work, but it is critical that the proper notifications be given and procedures are followed, otherwise, your work will be delayed until the proper agreements are in place. These delays might be lengthy and expensive. If your neighbor agrees to the work, you must obtain written confirmation. More information about party wall agreements and loft conversions.
If you hire a Chartered Building Surveyor, an architect, or a loft conversion business, they will begin by doing a thorough examination of your loft and walls to identify any possible issues and assess the structural work that is required. If you hire your own constructor, make sure the building is correctly examined to avoid complications throughout the construction process. You may consult with a licensed surveyor, and we can even project manage your loft conversion for you. Older roofs are generally easier to convert than newer ones with intricate factory-built roof trusses. It is possible; it is simply more difficult and costly. A skilled Structural Engineer will need to design and calculate any structural alterations and steel supporting beams.
Building requirements must be followed if you are converting a loft. Your architect or designer will advise you on this, but you will most likely follow the 'building notice' procedure, in which the local authority is notified of your construction and inspects at critical stages. If you do not get building regulation permission, the local authorities may take enforcement action, and your property may be more difficult to sell because surveyors look for this when inspecting a home for a buyer. The structural work, fire separation and control, thermal performance, stairs, and windows will be of interest to the building inspector. The approval of building regulations validates the work's safety and structural suitability.
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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.