Loft Conversion London is the fastest growing Loft Conversion company in Harrow. We offer custom-built, affordable Loft Conversions in Harrow and West London. One of our team member will visit your place and guide you through the Loft conversion and planning process. Once everything is ready and you're happy with our quote, we can begin at a date that suits you best. We aim to start and complete all Loft Conversions within 2 months.
We can show you some of the fantastic, Luxury Loft conversions that we have completed so that you get a hands on idea of what you can expect from our work. Our aim is to deliver a Loft conversion of the highest quality. If you want your Harrow Loft Conversion to have a bathroom suite, or just cupboards, we can complete it just as you want it.
Many of Harrow’s existing houses are Edwardian and have undergone significant improvement and modernization to keep abreast with modern living styles. This makes Loft Conversions very popular in Harrow as growing families seek to maximize their living space in an area that has enjoyed great prosperity. Properties in Harrow are even being marketed with planning permission in place to convert the loft that indicates how popular loft conversions in Harrow have become.
Which ever part of Harrow you are, whether in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Pinner or Stanmore, a loft conversion can certainly pay dividends. Who wouldn’t want to retreat to a bright characterful space at the top of the house being the best place to retreat at the end of the day, Here is your space to enjoy the peace and serenity provided by a room separated from the chaos of a busy family home?
Loft conversion on a substantial Harrow property could even even become an extra home. In some cases, large properties have been converted into stylish properties, but they overlooked the use of the loft space. They are not aware of using the right access for the new loft and those spacious lofts can be converted into a light studio apartment or even a one bedroom flat.
For extra income you can even rent it out to a young professional or you can give the extra space to your own children for them to enjoy the first taste of independence. The options available to you when converting a loft in Harrow are plentiful.
Here Loft Conversion London, we provide a dedicated and professional service, helping you with the initial planning of the loft till the completion of your new bedroom, office in the loft. With over a decade of specialist experience in Loft Conversions in West Harrow, Harrow Weald, Harrow on the Hill, North Harrow, South Harrow, we pride ourselves on being able to meet our customers requirements.
We specialise in Loft conversion for all types of buildings and have unparallel experience in the Harrow area. We will help you maximise the potential of your loft in the way that meets your needs while keeping your budget in mind. Converting your loft in Harrow can be a fantastic addition to your home, whatever your needs or requirements may be, we will devise a plan to get it done for you. The additional loft space created will seamlessly flow with your current house floor plan and will become a vital living space in your house.
“Loft conversions are the most lucrative alteration home owners can make. Converting 300 ft2 of loft space into an en-suite loft bedroom can add more than 20% to the value of a property.”
Harrow is Home to the exclusive Harrow School on the Hill and with the London Borough of Harrow, it is the perfect blending of the leafy, affluent area of Harrow on the Hill and the conventional semi-detached properties and flats of a North West London Borough. With its low crime figures and high proportion of greenbelt land, Harrow is a very popular location for both families and affluent singles who are looking for a safe, clean environment in which to live just a stones throw from central London.
Loft conversions are very popular in Harrow as families seek to maximize their living space in an area that has enjoyed great prosperity. Properties that are being marketed in Harrow have accompanying planning permission to convert the loft. This is a good sign indicating the popularity of loft conversions in Harrow.
Whether your residence is in Harrow-on-the-Hill, or Pinner or Stanmore, whether it is the in the attic or bedroom, loft conversion always provides you dividends. You would be pleased with a place of retreat at the top of the house and following a long hectic day in the office, enjoy the serenity and silent atmosphere in a room separated from rest of the house.
At Loft Conversion London, we understand that extensions are not always the best ways to create space and are not cost-effective either. Loft conversion on the other hand is the best way to increase your internal living space without really spending too much. Our dedicated team member will ensure all the assessments are undertaken before commencing the work so that we adhere to all building regulations and architecture drawing from start to finish. Whether you want a Dormer, Gable, Velux or Mansard Loft Conversion, we will make sure your Loft is completed perfectly to suit your requirements.
The prime benefit of undertaking a Loft Conversion to your house is " adding considerable value to your house". In Harrow, a house that has a luxury loft conversion will sell for more then 20% than similar houses without loft conversions. The cost of the loft conversion is relatively little in comparision to what your house will sell later on. All in all, if you end up selling your house in Harrow, then you will have some extra money from the Loft conversion in your house.
Here at Loft Conversion London, we are dedicated at what we do, our workmanship is second to none and we employ some of the best tradesmen whose experience in unparalled in the loft conversion industry. We understand that undertaking a full loft conversion in your harrow home can be a major disruption, however we will ensure the whole process is run as smoothly as possible from day 1 till completion.
Of all parts of your house, the loft stands as one of the easiest and least troublesome space to convert into a more meaningful and useful room. Moving to a bigger place is stressful and expensive that will disrupt your normal life, as well as, you’re your family. According to a report filed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it was revealed that loft conversion is just one third the cost of moving to a bigger property. It is also profitable as loft conversion increases the value of your current home by as much as 25%.
Head height - Do you have adequate height for a loft in Harrow?
A potential room in the loft needs a height clearance so that the measurement from the highest point of the roof to the floor should be a minimum of 2.3 meters. To make the space habitable make sure that the loft space in your Harrow house must have the height as stated by the local building regulations.
Strengthening the roof and floor
Consider the structure of the loft conversion. In some instances, you need to provide more strengthening for your loft by using steel beams to underpin the floor and roof itself. This will be required if the structure of your house is deemed weak by the structural engineer. It is for your safety and the durability of the house that roofs and floors are strengthened.
The Law stipulated that any loft conversion must have its own permanent separate staircase. However, stairs must be provided for a loft conversion to fit the measurement of the area allocated but it does not need to follow the width of the steps on lower flights in the home. Make sure the landing of the loft has enough space for head clearance.
Use natural light
Loft needs lots of natural light. One option is to install roof/velux windows or skylights so there will be more lights and extra ventilation to the room. Use skylight access for a fully open roof window to provide not only natural light but also a point of access to a roof terrace or other outdoor roof space. This is a cost effective thing to do and it reduces your electricity bill in the long run.
About planning permission
Not all loft conversions require a planning permission as the rules were relaxed way back October 2008. But to be sure. check before carrying out any serious work. However, if your dormer or Velux windows are in the front of the property then you will need planning permission. Anything that alters the roof will require planning permission.
Raise the property value
Believe us when we say that loft extensions increase the value of a property. Not just 5 or 10% but the increase goes up to 20% after loft conversions. So, you might want to think about that because the rates of the property are never decreasing but they are always increasing with every passing year.
As usual, we always share with you the questions and answers included in our Loft report.
1. Is the headroom of my Loft enough for Conversion?
Most lofts are convertible, but an achievable headroom is needed to be at least 2.3 meter or 7 feet 6 inches to start with from the existing ceiling joists way down to the apex of the loft; however, a slightly less height would still be fine.
2. Is Loft conversion affordable? How much will the average Loft conversion cost?
To answer this question, the company must look at property that is why we offer a free, fully detailed and all-inclusive loft conversion quote which we post to you soon after carrying out a survey; it costs nothing to find out!
But the typical cost of loft conversions starts around £24,000 and can head up to anywhere in the region of £60,000 depending on the property and the scale of the work. See the infographic below which showcases the value Loft Conversion adds to your house. Source Comparemymove
3. What is your timetable for the conversion?
The time depends on the type of loft conversion but typically it takes:
5 to 7 weeks - Velux Loft Conversion
6 to 7 weeks - Dormer Loft Conversion.
7 to 8 weeks - L-shaped Dormer Loft Conversion
7 to 8 weeks - Hip to gable Loft Conversion
8 to 9 weeks - Hip to gable w/rear dormer.
Mansard Loft Conversion -8 to 10 weeks
Pitched Roof Loft Conversion - 8 to 10 weeks
4. What guarantee does your company give?
Our company will stipulate the number of years warranty in the quote.
5. Will my new room need smoke detectors?
Our electricians follow Building Regulations regarding the use of interlinked smoke detectors placed at each level to comply with fire regulations. These main hard-wired smoke alarms keep a backup standby battery power supply.
6. What more preparations can I do before my Loft Conversion?
You are now ready to start your project so get in touch with us to arrange a no obligation, feasibility study to determine the practicality and options for your loft conversion.
Now that you have all the info about loft conversion in Harrow, you can begin your project with the help of our company, Enjoy your new loft.
Here is an example of a Loft Conversion we undertook in Harrow recently. This was a hip to gable and a rear dormer loft conversion. We added a master bedroom for our client finished to the highest standard. We can arrange viewings for you to see our properties that we have worked in Harrow and West London.
Some useful links for you to read on before starting your Loft Conversion.