How much value can a Loft Conversion in Harlow add in 2024?

A loft conversion in Harlow is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Harlow can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Harlow, 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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Harlow is located in the borough of Essex. Its s situated on the border or Herefordshire and London. Harlow occupies a large area of land on the south bank of the upper Stort Valley. Old Harlow is a historic village founded by the early medieval age and most of its high street are early Victorian these are protected by the conservation areas in the district. Old Harlow has many of its old building still standing, this included the Grade II listed St Mary’s Church in Churchgate Street. Its former ruinous state in a field which was once the Halowbury Abbey part of Old Harlow. It is Grad I listed. The M11 motorway passes through the east of the town. Harlow has its own leisure and commercial economy. Harlow’s population was recorded at 81,944 at the time of the 2011 census.


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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.


Types Of Lofts

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.

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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.

Loft Conversion Process

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.


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 Harlow?

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

Loft Conversion Harlow

Brief Guide about Harlow

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.

Why Loft Conversion rather than moving or shifting?

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.

Services offered by Loft Conversion London in Harlow

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.

Requirements for the process of Loft Conversion

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.

  • When converting a loft, scaffolding is needed. The team first decides where scaffolding needs to be erected then carries out the task.
  • A strong floor is the base of a house. This is done by creating access via the roof and then installing steel beams.
  • In some cases, a building inspection is needed to approve the changes. If needed, the procedure for making modifications and its consent is carried out by a building inspector.
  • For the second inspection to take place a dormer/mansard or a hip to gable frame is made.
  • According to the building regulations, the fit insulation and partition task is carried out.
  • The next step is to fit any windows or doors that need to be installed.
  • An opening for the staircase is created on the floor to meet the new requirements.
  • Then the electrical work is carried out. The fittings for the switches, sockets, electrical wiring, etc is carried out.
  • After that, the plumbing work takes place by fitting any radiators and any bathroom facilities that the client requires in the loft area.
  • Plastering the loft makes it look new. This is also carried out for the first floor or any stairway area that needs to be addressed.
  • Based on client choice, the flooring and skirting gets fixed
  • After all the above is done, a final inspection is carried out for the building and safety precautions like fire regulation.

What is the approximate cost for a loft conversion in Harlow?

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.

The time frame required for building the loft space

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.

  • The first few weeks: In the first-week work inside the loft and outside your home is done. The scaffolding is inserted and an opening in the roof is made to gain complete access to space.
  • Then when all the material is ready, improvements will be made to the roof and more structure will be added to give it more strength if needed.
  • The next few weeks will be all about installing the floor in the given loft space and starting the building of the dormers. The external roof work will get completed within this timeframe and the electrical, as well as the plumbing work, will begin.
  • Then installation of roof windows, insulation and ventilation work along with internal stud walls is carried out.
  • Around weeks 6-7, the plaster and the plasterboard work will be added to the loft room walls. The new staircase will be added to the room after breaking a space opening. The staircase area will then be plastered as well. At the end of this week, the builder will start with specific decorations of your loft.
  • After 8-10 weeks, your loft will be completed.

Things to be taken care of-

  • Availability of Attic Space -

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.

  • Insulation -

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.

  • Ceiling and Flooring -

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.

  • Proper Bathrooms and Drainage -

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.


The answer is yes, your loft conversion will be subject to building regulations. The term "building regulations" refers to the legislation that governs the construction of homes. Building regulations are designed to ensure that new homes are safe and meet a certain quality standard. In order to comply with building regulations, you'll need to submit plans for approval before you begin work on your loft conversion. Once approved, you'll receive a certificate of compliance (CoC) in Harlow that confirms that your home meets all relevant building standards.


If you have your own plans for a Harlow loft conversion, you can use them. This is nothing new. You've probably heard of people doing this before. But what you might not have heard about is how to make sure your plan is safe, legal and efficient. We've all seen the news stories about people who have made their own home extensions without getting the proper approvals in place first, and then had to demolish the extension because it didn't meet the building regulations. This isn't something you want to happen to you! As with any project like this, it's important to get professional advice before starting work on your loft conversion plans.


Loft conversions in Harlow can take anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks or more, depending on the size of the project. Additionally, if you have furniture that you'd like to keep in your loft, it may be necessary to schedule additional time so that we can arrange for moving your furniture out prior to beginning work and bringing it back after the project is complete. The answer to this question depends on a few factors: the size of the project, the materials used, and whether or not you're doing any of the work yourself. For example, if you want to convert your entire attic into usable space, that could take 2-3 months. But if you only want to add a small loft area for storage, that could be done in less than a week's time.


A party wall agreement is a legal document that sets out the terms and conditions of a Harlow building work project. It may be required by your local authority, or it may be optional. If you are planning to carry out a loft conversion, you may be asked to provide a party wall agreement as part of your planning application. The agreement will state how you will manage any issues that arise during the course of the project in relation to neighbouring properties.


In general, you will need planning permission to convert your Harlow loft space into a bedroom or bathroom. You may also need planning permission if you want to build an extension onto your home. The reason for this is that residential developments are normally only permitted if they're in line with local planning policies, which usually stipulate that there needs to be enough parking for all the residents of a development and that it doesn't adversely affect the surrounding area. If you don't have planning permission, then your loft conversion could be subject to enforcement action from the council or even demolition in extreme cases.

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 Harlow 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 Harlow 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 Harlow?

    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 Harlow 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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