Bespoke loft conversions in Harlesden
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Harlesden and around North London. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Harlesden which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Harlesden allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Harlesden Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Harlesden, 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 Harlesden
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Harlesden to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Harlesden
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.
When it comes to home improvement and furnishing projects, a loft conversion is one of the most popular and beneficial choices. It is in so much demand because of its pocket-friendly nature and the ease of its completion.
Certain loft conversion projects are small while others are big; however, each of these appeals to the buyer because of its value addition to the property. Some of the value-boosting tips that can be practiced with a loft conversion to add value to the house are,
Before you get started to work on the loft conversion ideas that you have in mind, you must check the structural integrity of the house. There is no reason to carry out any cosmic improvements and furnishings in the house without checking the subsidence of the house.
The costs involved in transforming the house into a structurally stable property can be high; however, this adds a lot of value to the house. Some other structural deficits to look out for are,
Hiring a structural engineer or a surveyor to oversee the entire project can help you to maximize the structural soundness of the building.
With the decision of a loft conversion for your house, getting the electrical and plumbing services updated might just be a bonus. Improving these services disrupts the house, and, thus, it’s considered best to complete them before the loft conversion project.
If the loft has not been rewired in a long time, it is necessary to update the fuse, sockets, wires, switches, etc. This isn’t only important because of its value addition to the house, but also for the safety of the people living and working there. This is the perfect chance to make the plates of switches and sockets more attractive.
Old plumbing work can lead to poor hot and cold flow and can cause disturbing sounds with burst pipes in extreme cases. Choose a good plumbing system that saves space and expenses while providing you with the best services.
Updating your existing heating systems to modern or centralized ones can be a good value addition to the house. Even though the costs involved in the installation of new heating systems will be high, the value-added will be worth more than the investment made.
Adding insulation to the loft, repairing broken windows, and sealing the doors and windows are some of the precautions that one should take while installing heating systems in the loft.
To keep up with the modern trends and the building regulations, windows need to be double-glazed. While installing new windows, or updating the old ones, be sensitive to the style of the loft. Premium, durable, and well-functioning windows are preferred as they add more to the value of the house.
Ensure that the windows have equal sightlines and are well-balanced. They should also have more length than width to give a more pleasing and aesthetic vibe to the loft.
The first impression of your house is its exterior, and if that doesn’t look good, the value of the house automatically goes down. It is hard to remove the negative impression of your house from somebody’s mind based on what they saw on the outside.
Repainting the windows and doors, replacing the brickwork, installing tiles or new bricks on the loft roof are just some of the steps that you can take to give your loft a better and attractive makeover on the outside. This will automatically increase the value of the house.
A property that does not have a proper lease will start losing its value in the following years. Getting access to the lease in your name can be an even difficult process if the landlord does not live on the property. These loft conversions carried out with proper planning permissions and other required approvals add more value to the house than the ones completed without any approvals.
Built-in storage systems are high on the list of things that you can do with your loft to add value to your house. Creating a measured plan helps you utilize every corner of space available in your loft. Every nook and corner can be utilized to create space for keeping something in the loft, and these creative storage options make great selling points.
Just by styling the interiors of your loft, you can increase the value of your entire house. Decluttering stuff that you don’t need anymore, adding wallpapers and paint, attractive decorations, and styled property can all increase the value by 5-10%
Some simple yet elegant ideas that you can opt for are -
Sometimes, original features and styles should be highlighted, as adding too much can look cluttered and over-decorated. Some of the original features of a loft that can be left for better value addition to the house are,
Keep in mind to figure out the origin of each of the original features and work by them to produce something aesthetically appealing.
Besides all the interior and exterior designing and features that you can think of, adding certain extraordinary facilities and ideas can make the value of your house increase by a wow factor! Some of these are,
Focusing on the right ideas can equalize your investment in a loft conversion. Each of these ideas is unique and can be a great addition to your newly converted loft. There are many other options available for you to check out that depend entirely upon the type of conversion and the idea that you are executing with your conversion.
Keep these in mind and have a happy and valuable loft conversion!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.