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Loft Conversion London provides space solutions for modern living through loft conversions in Ealing. We are dedicated to transforming your unused space into a functional and stylish living area that will enhance your home and your lifestyle. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to create a tailor-made solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.

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Types Of Lofts in Ealing

Various Types of Lofts to Choose From

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Ealing, 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. There are three main loft conversion types in Ealing, namely:

There are three main loft conversion types in Ealing namely: Roof light conversion: This type of conversion involves adding skylights, following the slope of your roof, which allows for more natural light to enter the space. This type of conversion is usually the simplest and least invasive, as it doesn't require any major structural changes. Dormer conversion: This type of conversion involves adding a dormer, which is a small extension that projects out from the slope of the roof. Dormers can be used to create additional headroom and space in the loft, and they can also be used to add windows and skylights. Hip-to-gable conversion: This type of conversion involves changing the shape of the roof by removing a section of the existing roof and replacing it with a gable end. This allows for more space and headroom in the loft and can also be used to add windows and skylights. This type of conversion is usually more invasive and requires more structural changes than the other two basic types of conversions.

 

Why opt for a Loft Conversion?

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Most homeowners in Osterely find it difficult to decide on whether to have a Loft Conversion or to move home in order to upgrade their living space. There are several reasons why a loft conversion may be a better option than moving home. First, it is cost-effective; a loft conversion is generally more cost-effective than buying a new home, as it only involves the cost of the conversion itself and any necessary renovations. Moving to a new home, on the other hand, involves the cost of the new home, as well as the cost of selling the current home and any associated costs, such as real estate agent fees. Moreover, a loft conversion allows homeowners to customize the space to their specific needs and tastes, whereas moving to a new home may require compromising on certain features or layout. Lastly, a loft conversion allows homeowners to stay in the same location, which can be important for those who have established roots in their community or have children in local schools. Moving to a new home may involve changing schools, leaving behind a support network, and starting over in a new area.

 

Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Ealing

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 and Your Family

At Loft Conversions London, we like to keep our clients informed every step of the way. Some homeowners may overlook the electrical configurations that need to be done in their loft, including light fixtures and switches, smoke detectors, outlets, circuit breaker panel. Light fixtures and switches typically go hand in hand and should be connected through electrical wires. Smoke detectors are installed in lofts for safety, while outlets are installed to allow electrical devices or appliances to be used in your loft, like chargers or plugs for lamps and such. Lastly, the circuit breaker panel is the main electrical panel for your loft and will control the power of your entire loft space. Rest assured that at Loft Conversion London, we have designated electricians assigned to do this task professionally.

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What can we do for your Property in Ealing?

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

Ealing Loft Conversions

Where is Ealing Located? 

Ealing is a borough in West London. It is seen as a major metropolitan centre in the London plan and it the third largest borough and most ethically diverse borough in the country. Most of Ealing, falls under the W5 postcode. Ealing's property developments owes much to Charles Jones, ealing's first architect, engineer and surveyor. The average house price in Ealing is £731,302 as of February 2020, this is still significantly less compared to Camden or Hammersmith, however this will change with the arrival of Crossrail as prices could rise as much as 50%. All in all, the appealing nature of Ealing means most families move to the area to stay for a long time, upsizing or downsizing as they deem fit. This is one reason why Loft Conversions are increasingly popular in Ealing. With excellent transport links to Central London, outstanding schools and a relatively safe neighbourhoods, Ealing is an ideal place for young familes and professionals to live.

Your Loft Conversion Company in Ealing

For over 2 decades now, Loft Conversion London has helped the residents of Ealing to expand and extend their properties. Our team will book in a site survey and give you our best advice on the options available with the space you have. Our in-house architectural team will guide you through the planning process and begin drawings plans for you to see. We will make all the submission on your behalf and arrange the required building inspectors too. Our aim is to make the loft conversion process as stress-free as possible.

Why Loft Conversion London? 

Loft Conversion London is one of the fastest growing Loft Conversion specialist in London providing high quality loft works with affordable pricing. We provide tailor made loft conversions in Ealing allowing families to increase their living space without breaking the bank. Rather then moving home, you can add an extra bedroom, en suites and other living spaces to add more value to your property. 

 

What value will a Loft Conversion add to my Ealing Property? 

A loft conversion can add up to 20% to the value of a property and this can be completed quite qucikly depending on the type of loft conversion and the size of the house.

 

Why should I convert my Loft in Ealing? 

A Loft Conversion is the fastest way of adding substantial amoung of habitable space in your Ealing home. Without going into your garden you can get more living and storage space in your home. A loft conversion is very versatile too, you can add an extra bedroom, bathroom, an office, a cinema room, basically anytihng that you want it to be. 

Architectural and Planning in Ealing

Loft Conversion London offer a specialist comprehensive Loft Conversion planning and permission service for Ealing. Our project manager will take over and manage the entire process for you. Full design to build service which includes initital site survey and consultation, advice and guidance on the loft process, obtaining planning permission, instruction building control and constructing your loft as per the drawings. With our expert Loft Conversion Architects, we are here to deal with all planning approvals on your behalf for any type of Loft conversion you want. 

At Loft Conversion London, we know that the planning laws keep changing regularly therefore our architectural team always keep up to date with the chnages for Ealing Loft Planning and Regulations with Ealing Council. Our architectural and planning team offer the best customer service and will explain to you the loft conversion process from start to the completion. Whether your want to apply for a Dormer, Velux or a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion in Ealing, we can assist you and help you obtain the planning permission for this.

Loft Conversion Checklist Questions to Ask in Ealing

A good checklist of questions to ask during a loft conversion project will ensure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible. These tips will help you avoid problems and ensure that the entire project is completed safely and correctly. The following questions are important to ask during a loft conversion:

1. How will you use the loft conversion space? What is the purpose of every rooms and the size? Whether it is a bedroom or an entertainment room or gym or office or playing areas the purpose of the room is essential.

2. What color schemes you want for each? As well as what kind of textures you want for your walls and floors?

3. Want to turn a loft into a large room? Or making few small rooms?  Will the resulting rooms be large enough to fit your ideas?

4. What materials and style for your new room? Rustic room, Modern room, Cool room or warm room

5. Will there be enough space for an additional staircase? Find a stairwell with a good design and the necessary height.

6. What kind of staircase should you use? It is very important about the kind of stairs choose. You can either choose a spiral staircase or a traditional, fixed ladder, but you need to consider the width of the stairs.

7. Where do you want to place the windows? There are also privacy concerns. Do any windows face your neighbors' windows or home and cause privacy issues? A good design will have plenty of windows.

8. Do you want to emphasize natural daylight or interior light? Lighting is another important factor in a loft conversion. The right lighting can make the difference between a warm, comfortable room and a dark, drafty one. A good design will have plenty of windows and lights to provide the most light and balance in your home.

9. Have you consider the type of loft conversion like Dormer, Velux, Hip to Gable, Mansard conversion.

10. Where do you want to place the power sockets and switches?  The electrical wiring is accessible and safe? If it is not, you may want to consider rerouting the wiring.

11. Any specific ideas for fixtures and fittings?

12. Consider the location of the stairs, slope of the roof and the size of the walking area. The slope of the roof determines the size of the walking area and stairs. These factors can affect the size of individual rooms and the overall layout of the loft.

13.  If you install a bathroom that requires water, please check whether there is enough pressure in your existing boiler to carry the hot water to the extra floor?

14. What type of furniture you will use?  You must also consider the type of furniture and other items in the loft.

15. Noise pollution is a huge issue in homes. Turning the loft room into a children’s play area can cause sound disturbances directly downstairs to the bedroom. Make sure your family will be comfortable with the noise levels.

16. How much headroom do you need? You should know how much headroom you need before you start the conversion process.

17. What is the size of the space? You must also consider the dimensions of the space. Are there chimneys and water tanks in the area? The type of roof that you want to convert depends on the type of house you have. You can convert a traditional roof with rafters if you have a flat roof.

18. What is the Size and style of the room? This will determine the style and design of the space. Depending on your preferences, the materials can be different or the same.

19. Whether you are considering converting your loft, or simply want to update your home, you need to get permission from your neighbors if you share a wall with them. The Party Wall Act 1996 makes this process easier than ever and protects your property.

You should also consider the time spent in discussing the plans with your neighbors. This will help you build a better relationship, warn them of your intentions and make sure they are on board with the project. 

TYPES OF LIGHTING FOR YOUR LOFT IN EALING

In order to match the mood setting of your loft, it is important to review the different options you have for lighting:

Natural lighting - sunlight or moonlight from your windows

Ambient lighting - general lighting that provides overall illumination to your loft

Task lighting - lighting that is specifically designed to illuminate a specific area, such as reading lamps or under-cabinet lighting

Accent lighting - lighting that is used to highlight certain features or objects in a room, such as artwork or paintings

Decorative lighting - lighting that is used primarily for aesthetic purposes, such as chandeliers or string lights

Emergency lighting - lighting that is designed to come on automatically in the event of a power outage or other emergency.  

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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 in Ealing 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 Ealing 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 Ealing?

    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 Ealing 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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The History of Houses in Ealing

Today and also dating as far back in the late 19th century. Ealing is dubbed as “The Queen of the Suburbs,” for this is their sanctuary to escape the polluted industrialized city of London. There are always modern transport links that enable people to travel into London for work, and to return home back to the safety of their green spaces. Ealing is home to a large number of semi-detached houses, designed to fit the requirements of the Victorian middle classes. Unlike most other London Boroughs, the majority of houses in Ealing remain as houses and have not been divided into flats and bed sit accommodation. In later times, many were able to expand their space by loft conversion.

Tips for undertaking a Loft Conversion in Ealing

Here are some valuable tips that homeowners in Ealing can take inconsideration before opting for a Loft Conversion. 

1. Check if your loft is suitable for conversion.

A minimum head height of 2.3m  (7 feet 6 inches) is needed for the loft to be fitted for conversion although it can have other obstacles: like chimneys, water tanks, as well as,  the pitch of the roof, and this can also affect the work. To gain the required headspace, remove some parts of the roof, however, cost will be more, and you have to apply for planning permit, unlike a more simple conversion. Another option is to lower the ceiling of the rooms below but this again is quite expensive. A modular conversion will have the room build in the factory and installed by parts later.

2. Choose the right loft conversion design for your Ealing house

You study the layout of your completed loft conversion design before you start the work. Decide the position of your pieces of furniture, the bathroom inlay and any built-in storage. If you are planning a grand type of room, consider the height of the ceiling in the space and prioritized pieces 

3. Utilise fully the daylight in your loft conversion.

Make use of the natural light entering you loft conversion. Consider the position of the windows and take time to measure them. Then position your windows as part of your conversion design. To maximize natural light, the general rule is that glazing in the roof area must only be 20 %.

4. Use loft conversion to balance out your Ealing home

Whatever space you lack at home will be taken over by a loft conversion for this is the best option to balance your home. Utilize loft conversions as an extra bedroom or a suite with a modern bathroom. You can also create a kid’s den, an entertainment room with cinema or a home private office. Make use of the amazing views seen from your new loft windows by moving some of the living spaces into the new loft, so the family can enjoy the view.

5. Turn your loft into a stylish bathroom

To create a modern bathroom in a gawky measurement and stocky beams will not be a problem with a suitable design. Only a minimum length of headroom is needed for a freestanding bath that can be placed under a low ceiling for showers and you make an easy entry. Use simple shapes, as well as, traditional color palette for it provides a good complement with period architecture.

6. Add a practical and stylish shower room

A loft is the right place to have a stylish shower or wet room but you must have ample space for the shower’s headroom. Aside from this, you need to fit an extractor fan if the windows are small. To make the most of the space, a glass panel can be a good addition.

7. Create a home office in your Ealing loft

If you do not need any extra bedroom in the loft and plan to work from home, a home office might be the best option. To maximize productivity, a home office requires plenty of natural light, so get rid of those black-out dark blinds and drapes of heavy materials. Instead, choose pale colored blinds in cool neutral shades that allow the entry of light and eliminate the glare but allows you enough light to work efficiently.

8. Give kids their own room

Kids find it cool to have the loft converted as their own private bedrooms, playrooms or extra space to keep them cozy and busy to enjoy their time. Use   simple scheme and soft furnishings with other accessories. This way, you can easily change the room’s theme.

9. A dressing room in your loft conversion

Make good use of the space in the eaves by creating a dressing room that could be used to build in storage with an awkward sloping roof. A perfect place with the large skylight flooding the space with natural light and floorboards positioned to give the appearance of a longer space. Feel like a movie star and love the idea of having your own walk-in wardrobe beside the master bedroom.

10. A walk –in wardrobe

If you don't have adequate space, you can incorporate a walk-in closet in your new space. An open wardrobe or clothes rack must offer you all the amount of space required. You will have some shelves to show your collection of bags, shoes, hats and whatever.


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