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Bespoke loft conversions in Horley

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

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Horley Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Horley, 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 Horley to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.

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Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Horley

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 Horley?

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

How Long Does a Loft Conversion Take in Horley?

There are several factors to consider when estimating the time it takes to convert a loft. These include the time it takes to gain planning permission and the actual work. Our professional designer will have an in-depth knowledge of relevant regulations. If you're doing it yourself, you could spend more time than you need to if you fail to meet Building Regulations. Failure to reinforce flimsy joists can prevent the conversion from being signed off.

Duration of a loft conversion in Horley

The duration of a loft conversion in Horley varies depending on the type of work required. Our professional will draw up plans for the conversion, and you can also choose a DIY option if you know how to do the work yourself. Our surveyor or architect can help you understand how much work needs to be done. In some cases, you can even handle certain tasks yourself, such as sorting out building control approval.

The initial design phase of the project may take One to Two months. This will include structural calculations and designs. Next, the build phase of the conversion will take 12 to 16 weeks. This time period will be longer if you are ordering bespoke materials.

Cost of a loft conversion

A loft conversion is a common house improvement, but it's a major undertaking that requires planning permission. Although you may be able to carry out the conversion without seeking planning permission, it can still cost you a considerable amount of money. If you're unsure whether you need planning permission, you should check with the local authority.

Materials and supplies cost more in a capital city. This is due to higher salaries, higher rent costs, and the distance between production facilities and suppliers. Additionally, professional fees are required when planning building works. For example, you need to have a building plan and drawings produced to submit to the council and building regulation officers.

Insulation required for a loft conversion

Insulation is an important part of a loft conversion. It makes the space thermally efficient and is required by the current Building Regulations. The amount of insulation required depends on the type of property, roof and style of the loft conversion. You will need a minimum U-value of 0.18W/m2 and between 20 and 50mm of rigid board or wool insulation for the roof.

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 Horley 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 Horley 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 Horley?

    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 Horley 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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