How much value can a Loft Conversion in Great Wakering add in 2024?

A loft conversion in Great Wakering is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Great Wakering can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Great Wakering, 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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Bespoke loft conversions in Great Wakering

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


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Great Wakering Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Great Wakering, 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 Great Wakering

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.


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.


What can we do for your Property in Great Wakering?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Great Wakering home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email 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.

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Why do People opt for a Loft Conversion rather than move out?

When you take a look around your area in Great Wakering, you may have observed on the street that homes' roofs suddenly add a few more windows, changing shape completely, and appearing to have a new room added. These are obvious symptoms of loft conversions, which may drastically change what you can do with your property. A loft conversion, on the other hand, is a significant transformation of a house, and it goes without saying that you may need some convincing before committing to such a procedure.

If you want an additional room in your home, there are various options available, but many individuals prefer to relocate rather than renovate. While the temptation is evident, the reality is that relocating costs a lot of money and takes a lot of labor and time. By choosing a loft conversion over a relocation, you will not only save money, but you will also see a considerable return on your investment.

From the different types of loft conversion available, what is the type that best suits your house in Great Wakering?

Different properties demand a different approach to loft conversion installation. At Loft Conversions Great Wakering, we can assist you in selecting the best one for your house. Our designers and craftsmen will guide you through the many possibilities and give trustworthy advise on how to approach the job. We will work with your initial concept to design a loft conversion that you will be proud of.

Velux Loft Conversion

If your current roof space is large enough and you have enough head height, adding roof lights is the cheapest option to convert a loft. Roof light conversions are less expensive than other forms of loft conversions since no alterations to the pitch or contour of the roof are required.

Dormer Loft Conversion

Dormer loft conversions are a great method to add even more space since, while they are somewhat more expensive than a conventional roof light conversion, they may add a considerable amount of extra floor area and headroom.

Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversion

Hip-to-gable loft conversions are only appropriate for homes with free-sloping side roofs. By extending the sloping 'hip' at the side of a home outwards and upwards to form a 'gable' side wall, this style of conversion generates a lot of room. To maximize available area, hip-to-gable loft conversions are typically designed with a back dormer.

L-Shaped Loft Conversion

This sort of loft conversion has the ability to provide a large amount of additional space and is an excellent method to add a lot of headroom. Furthermore, L-shaped loft conversions provide several arrangement alternatives, such as multiple rooms. An L-shaped loft conversion entails the construction of two dormers that join to form a dormer.

Mansard Loft Conversion

This style of loft conversion is appropriate for most sorts of properties and is commonly found in terraced homes around London. The side walls of mansard loft conversions are often built of bricks to match the existing walls of the home, with slates or tiles used to complete the back façade.

What are the Fire Safety Regulations for a Loft Conversion?

The plasterboard ceiling in the upper rooms of an unconverted loft will slow the spread of fire to the roof area. When an opening is made for the stairs, however, measures must be put in place to decrease the risk.

Loft conversions that are 4.5m above external ground level must have 30-minute fire protection in the floor and walls, including the protected route to an exterior entrance, according to building codes. This frequently entails converting all doors leading from livable rooms to stairs to fire doors. A fire escape window with a clear aperture of at least 45cm x 45cm in each inhabited room is permissible in a cottage. Sprinklers may be a good solution in an open-plan house.

Are new joists required for the structure of a Loft Conversion?

Because your present ceiling joists are unlikely to be sufficient to hold the loft conversion floor, more joists will be required to meet building codes. A structural engineer will determine the separation distance between joists required to support the projected load weight and then describe the size and grade required.

The new joists will span between load-bearing walls and run alongside the current joists. They are often elevated somewhat to avoid contact with the ceiling plaster below. Thicker timbers will be utilized to span the space above window and door openings, keeping strain off the current lintel. To disperse the load, rolled steel joists (RSJs) may be required.


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 Great Wakering 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 Great Wakering 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 Great Wakering?

    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 Great Wakering 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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Save Money on Moving Home

Save Money on Moving Home

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Increase Value of Home

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Add Something New to your House

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Increase your House Living Space

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