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Bespoke loft conversions in Harrow

We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Harrow and around North London. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Harrow which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Harrow allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.

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Types Of Lofts

Harrow Loft Conversions

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

Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Harrow 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 Harrow

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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What can we do for your Property in Harrow?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Harrow home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email info@loftconversionlondon.com 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 in Harrow 

We offer bespoke Loft Conversions in Harrow. Our surveyor will visit your property and guide you through the Loft conversion and planning processWe can show you some of the fantastic, Loft conversions that we have completed so that you get a hands on idea of what you can expect from our work.  

Properties in Harrow 

Many of Harrow’s existing houses are Edwardian and have undergone significant improvement and modernisation 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 shows 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 enhance your habitable space and value of your property.

 

Is Living in HARROW safe?

Harrow is considered to be one of the most secure neighborhoods in London. In contrast to the petty crime that plagues the tourist-oriented areas of London It's a peaceful and tranquil area that draws wealthy and secure residents and reduces the likelihood of serious crime. Of course, it's an urban suburb where crime is a possibility. However, violent crimes are uncommon, with the majority of incidents connected to theft. In the end, Harrow is considered to be very secure to livein, that's one of the reasons why it's very appealing to families with young children.

What value will a Loft Conversion add to my Harrow Property? 

A loft conversion can add up to 20% to the value of a property and this can be completed quite qucikly depending on the type of loft conversion and the size of the house. In Harrow, a house that has a good quality 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

 

Why Loft Conversion London? 

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. 

We cover all areas in the Harrow region, Stanmore, Hatch end, Pinner, Edgware and many more. Contact us for any enquiries. 

Your Loft Conversion Company in Harrow

For over 2 decades now, Loft Conversion London  has helped the residents of Harrow to expand and extend their properties. Our team will book in a site survey and give you our best advice on the options available with the space you have. Our in-house architectural team will guide you through the planning process and begin drawings plans for you to see. We will make all the submission on your behalf and arrange the required building inspectors too. Our aim is to make the loft conversion process as stress-free as possible.

Why should I convert my Loft in Harrow? 

A Loft conversion 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%.

 

Architectural and Planning in Harrow

Loft Conversion London offer a specialist comprehensive Loft Conversion planning and permission service for Harrow. Our project manager will take over and manage the entire process for you. Full design to build service which includes initital site survey and consultation, advice and guidance on the loft process, obtaining planning permission, instruction building control and constructing your loft as per the drawings. With our expert Loft Conversion Architects, we are here to deal with all planning approvals on your behalf for any type of Loft conversion you want. 

At Loft Conversion London, we know that the planning laws keep changing regularly therefore our architectural team always keep up to date with the chnages for Harrow Loft Planning and Regulations with Harrow Council. Our architectural and planning team offer the best customer service and will explain to you the loft conversion process from start to the completion. Whether your want to apply for a Dormer, Velux or a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion in Harrow, we can assist you and help you obtain the planning permission for this.

Loft Conversion Checklist Questions to Ask in Harrow

A good checklist of questions to ask during a loft conversion project will ensure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible. These tips will help you avoid problems and ensure that the entire project is completed safely and correctly. The following questions are important to ask during a loft conversion:

1. How will you use the loft conversion space? What is the purpose of every rooms and the size? Whether it is a bedroom or an entertainment room or gym or office or playing areas the purpose of the room is essential.

2. What color schemes you want for each? As well as what kind of textures you want for your walls and floors?

3. Want to turn a loft into a large room? Or making few small rooms?  Will the resulting rooms be large enough to fit your ideas?

4. What materials and style for your new room? Rustic room, Modern room, Cool room or warm room

5. Will there be enough space for an additional staircase? Find a stairwell with a good design and the necessary height.

6. What kind of staircase should you use? It is very important about the kind of stairs choose. You can either choose a spiral staircase or a traditional, fixed ladder, but you need to consider the width of the stairs.

7. Where do you want to place the windows? There are also privacy concerns. Do any windows face your neighbors' windows or home and cause privacy issues? A good design will have plenty of windows.

8. Do you want to emphasize natural daylight or interior light? Lighting is another important factor in a loft conversion. The right lighting can make the difference between a warm, comfortable room and a dark, drafty one. A good design will have plenty of windows and lights to provide the most light and balance in your home.

9. Have you consider the type of loft conversion like Dormer, Velux, Hip to Gable, Mansard conversion.

10. Where do you want to place the power sockets and switches?  The electrical wiring is accessible and safe? If it is not, you may want to consider rerouting the wiring.

11. Any specific ideas for fixtures and fittings?

12. Consider the location of the stairs, slope of the roof and the size of the walking area. The slope of the roof determines the size of the walking area and stairs. These factors can affect the size of individual rooms and the overall layout of the loft.

13.  If you install a bathroom that requires water, please check whether there is enough pressure in your existing boiler to carry the hot water to the extra floor?

14. What type of furniture you will use?  You must also consider the type of furniture and other items in the loft.

15. Noise pollution is a huge issue in homes. Turning the loft room into a children’s play area can cause sound disturbances directly downstairs to the bedroom. Make sure your family will be comfortable with the noise levels.

16. How much headroom do you need? You should know how much headroom you need before you start the conversion process.

17. What is the size of the space? You must also consider the dimensions of the space. Are there chimneys and water tanks in the area? The type of roof that you want to convert depends on the type of house you have. You can convert a traditional roof with rafters if you have a flat roof.

18. What is the Size and style of the room? This will determine the style and design of the space. Depending on your preferences, the materials can be different or the same.

19. Whether you are considering converting your loft, or simply want to update your home, you need to get permission from your neighbors if you share a wall with them. The Party Wall Act 1996 makes this process easier than ever and protects your property.

You should also consider the time spent in discussing the plans with your neighbors. This will help you build a better relationship, warn them of your intentions and make sure they are on board with the project.

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. 

 

 

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Victorian and Edwardian Houses

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.

End of Terraced and Semi Detached Houses

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.

1920s and 1930s Houses

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.

Flats, Maisonettes and Conservation Areas

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.

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 Harrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow?

    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 Harrow 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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Brief History about Harrow

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.

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.

Add that extra space to your Loft Conversion in Harrow

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.

We cover all parts of Harrow from South to North Harrow!

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 HarrowHarrow WealdHarrow on the HillNorth 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.”

The Guardian

Why Luxury Loft Conversion in Harrow?

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.

Why Loft Conversions are best for Harrow Residents?

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 DormerGableVelux or Mansard Loft Conversion, we will make sure your Loft is completed perfectly to suit your requirements.

What Things to Consider before undertaking a Loft Conversion?

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.

Loft staircase

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. 

Some frequently asked questions about Loft Conversions in Harrow?

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 guarantee does your company give?

Our company offers 10 years building warranty. 

4. 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.

5. 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. 

How long will my Loft Conversion take to build?

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 - Hip to gable Loft Conversion

7 to 8 weeks - L-shaped Dormer Loft Conversion

8 to 10 weeks- Mansard Loft Conversion 

 


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