Bespoke loft conversions in Harlow
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Harlow and around Essex. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Harlow which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Harlow allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Harlow Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Harlow, 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 Harlow
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Harlow to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Harlow
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.
Loft Conversion is the most efficient way to convert the attic or the roof into a loft. It is a very popular way of creating extra space and removing unwanted corners from your house. The conversion is sometimes simple and requires less construction and sometimes it requires heavy disruptions if the space is large. There are various types of Loft Conversion that we offer. We suggest apt conversions according to the space you have and the type of requirement. You may have to sometimes break a wall and build it a different way and in some conversions, you have to make changes in the ceilings.
Harlow is a town and local government district in the west of Essex, England. A new town, situated on the border with Hertfordshire and London, Harlow occupies a large area of land on the south bank of the upper Stort Valley, which has been made navigable through other towns and features a canal section near its watermill.
Loft Conversion is a better idea than moving or shifting the house. With the expense of Loft Conversion you do, you are making the best investment of your life. Loft conversion helps you to increase approximately 20% of your property’s value. It is one of the biggest advantages that all families enjoy after the process. On the other hand, if you shift then you have to do a lot of expense but do not have any added advantage in terms of investment.
We at Loft conversion London offer assistance to carry out all types of loft conversions and we even give you expert consultation on which style to choose and what to do with the lofted space.
The planning which is required on a priority, whenever you want to undergo any Conversions. Planning is very important and is necessary if you don’t want to regret it in the future. The best part is that we expertise in this. We don’t give false expectations to our clients nor we make false promises. We make deals in a transparent way. Right from preparing the plans to getting all the required permissions and completing all the work, we take care of everything and there is nothing that you should worry about.
We have experts from all fields and every single person works extremely hard to make sure that everything is perfect. We make sure that our clients are satisfied and if our clients are happy then we are happy.
We are always ready to make your imagination turn into reality. We help you convert your lofts in a creative and unique way, maybe in a way that you would have never thought.
Some necessary plans are needed to be taken care of when converting any type of loft space. It will help you to have a smooth Loft conversion.
A normal loft conversion costs around £35,000 to a maximum of £70,000 on average which includes the VAT as well as fee payments. This cost can vary depending on the size of the loft and the complexity of the loft conversion. We make sure that you are spending as low as possible. We assure our clients that their budget is made according to their needs and affordability. We are always there for negotiations and customizations.
It is uncertain to tell how much time will your loft space need to do the whole process. How long the completion of loft conversion will take depends on what kind of loft you have, the material used in the loft, type of staircase and plumbing, the number of rooms needed, windows that need to be added, and a group of other factors. Since there are so many options available for converting a loft, we can only make some assumptions on how much will take in its completion. Mostly loft conversions take around 8-10 weeks to complete.
Loft Conversion is done to convert an unused space into a useful place. So, it is important to check whether your house has any scope of conversion or not. If you don't have enough free space and if the rooms are already too small, then converting the loft is a complete waste. We at Loft conversion London make sure that all the measurements are right and give proper plans to make sure you have enough headspace and room once the conversion is done.
Most people neglect the fact that the walls on the roof are thin and this causes heat or cold air to easily invade the room. It is important to insulate the room properly and if not the room becomes inhabitable because of the too hot or too cold temperatures. At Loft Conversion London we make sure that the lofted rooms are insulated properly.
We at loft conversion London add a layer of safety by reinforcing the room and the flooring and follow procedures that exceed the basic safety norms. We make sure that the roof stays intact and the ceiling doesn't fall off even though there is a natural calamity.
If you have a bathroom or a washbasin in your lofted room, it is important to connect these drainage pipes to the main drainage outlet. Connecting these outlets improperly can cause clogging of the outlets and sometimes these pipes can get blocked and can even burst out. We at Loft conversion London take care of all the factors including drainage.
If you are looking to get a loft conversion in Harlow or in any other part of London, then you can contact us to know more about the process.
This style of loft conversions requires a dorm existing vertically from the plane of an existing sloping roof, typically at the rear of the property. There is a dorm-like space created inside the roof so they are called dormer loft conversion and these are very commonly seen because they offer a lot of space and headroom.
Hip To Gable loft conversions add a considerable amount of headroom to a loft, as well as functional floor space. This type of conversion requires the roof to be stripped back to the top of the hip ends, the flank wall built into a gable, and extending the ridge to meet the gable. This type of conversion requires the reconstruction of some of the front roofs.
The L-shaped dormer loft conversion is also very popular and is often considered the best way to extend a mid-terrace period property to maximize space. By opting for an L-shaped conversion you can normally comfortably add 2 bedrooms and a Bathroom / En-Suite.
This type of loft conversion involves one or both slopes of the roof being replaced with a new structure with very steep sloping sides (almost as steep as the walls). An almost flat roof is placed over the top. This design is used where the original roof had little or no headroom and creates sufficient volume for an additional floor. Mansard conversions normally require planning permission. A mansard loft is built with a flat roof and the back sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees. These conversions are very common in London and can be seen mainly in more traditional houses.
A Velux (Roof Light) Conversion is converting your loft without changing any of its original shapes. Good for higher roofs where head height isn’t a problem. Only a small amount of alterations are required to the roof for fitting, this option helps keep the cost of a Loft Conversion down.
A successful loft conversion is more than an expense. It is more of a secured investment. Planning is the primary stage of the process and should be undertaken only by a specialist team. We assure all our clients a standardized way of work with full satisfaction. A good Loft created will add value and provide extra space. However, a poorly constructed loft will have the opposite effect on your space and in some cases even hamper the safety and compromise on the structural strength of your house so make sure you consult a specialist. To make sure everything is done correctly hire a team of experts and have your quality loft in no time!
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.