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Bespoke loft conversions in Hackney

Loft Conversion London specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across London and the home counties. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Hackney which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.

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Hackney Loft Conversions

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

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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Do You Need Planning Permission to Convert Stairs to Loft in Hackney?

If you're considering converting your stairs into a loft, the first thing you need to do is seek permission from your local authority in Hackney. The process will begin with a "party wall notice" - this is a legal document you should receive from the local authority. The neighbours can then agree or object and you can then go through a dispute resolution process. If your neighbours object, they can require additional works, and this can be expensive. Your builder will advise you on this. Typically, a loft conversion will take from six to ten weeks, although the process can take much longer, depending on the nature of the work and the difficulty of obtaining building regulations.

To avoid obtaining a license, you can also contact your local authority and seek a permit for the conversion . In Hackney, most loft conversions require a planning permission. For permitted developments, the local authority can approve your conversion if it meets certain requirements. A permitted development is one that does not require full planning permission. This is the case when you want to create a mezzanine floor above a floor, or when you're adding a loft to your home.

While permitted developments aren't required, a converted loft must meet certain requirements in Hackney. For example, a retractable ladder is not allowed, and a regular flight of stairs must be built instead. You must also consider the layout of the floor below the staircase. In addition, you must ensure that the landing of the stairs matches the pitchline of the roof, and that they don't block the ridge. In addition, if you're planning on using the converted space for living, you must keep in mind the fact that the rooms above the staircase will be used regularly, and this can make the design of the staircase very practical.

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 Hackney 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 Hackney 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 Hackney?

    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 Hackney 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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