Loft Conversion Heston - Where Do You Put Stairs for a Loft Conversion?

When planning a loft conversion in Heston, where do you put stairs? The most practical place is over an existing stair. A staircase can be narrow or wide, depending on your space needs. The best way to fit a staircase is to put it above the existing stair, but there are many other places where you can place them. When considering staircase designs, take into account the complex regulations regarding fire safety.

Before you decide on where to put stairs for a loft conversion in Heston, you should consider the shortest route between the loft and the ground floor. Ideally, the stairs should be close to a ground-floor door, as well as a fire escape. Of course, practical considerations may prevent you from choosing the shortest route. If the stairs will be in the same area as the existing stairs, building them above them is the best option. However, this method is likely to raise structural concerns. You should consider whether the stairs will block the existing layout.

When planning a loft conversion in Heston, you should consider the building regulations. As a rule, you need to have two metres of headroom above the pitch line, which follows the nosing of the step. You may also need to include a fire escape, so it's best to plan the stairs around them. A fire door on the bottom or top step will prevent light from reaching the new room

Custom Design Loft

Bespoke loft conversions in Heston

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


Types Of Lofts

Heston Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Heston, 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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Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Heston 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 Heston

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 Heston?

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

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 Heston 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 Heston 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 Heston?

    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 Heston 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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How will a custom Loft Conversion make a difference to your Heston home

Save Money on Moving Home

Save Money on Moving Home

Increase Value of Home

Increase Value of Home

Add Something New to your House

Add Something New to your House

Increase your House Living Space

Increase your House Living Space

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