Horley is a town situated in Surrey, during the Saxon times, the Manor of Horley came under the control Benedictine Abbey of St Peters at Chertsey, in 1199 is was known as Reigate. The manor was passed on to Henry the VII on the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. The railway was laid in 1816.
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.
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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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.
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.
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 architect 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.
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.
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 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.
Before finally diving into the decision that you want to convert your loft into something charming and livable, you must make sure that your house is ideal for the transformation. There are several factors to check if your attic can be converted on not. Learning about the things you can do with your newly added room in your Horley home must’ve made you ecstatic, however, you should know also that not every loft can be converted. Here’s the list of factors you may need to consider before going into loft conversion:
Check the measurements of your ceiling joist and ridge timber. Take a measuring tape and verify the height from the bottom up to the highest point, you must get at least 2.2 meters in length for you to be able to have a comfortable loft.
The usable square footage in your loft can be determined by checking the pitch angle of your roof. Having 40 degrees or greater is the ideal measurement so there will be an ample amount of roof space.
Having chimneys, ventilation pipes, and other fixed obstacles in your house may restrict accessibility when the loft conversion begins. Hence, it is best to check if they’ll be in obstruction for you to obtain an accurate space measurement.
You can start a loft conversion in your property without the need for planning permission since the construction mainly happens within your house. However, in such cases that your house is located in a conservation area or the work needed will change your roof structure, you will be asked to secure this document before the loft conversion starts.
You’re free to choose whatever type of loft conversion you want for your house in Horley, you just have to make sure that it fits the available area you want to convert, your budget can afford it, and you have the patience to wait for it to be completed. If you own a small space but still want to enjoy the benefits of a loft conversion, then a roof light loft conversion is perfect for you. If you’re a homeowner with a growing household, you must opt for a dormer type since this kind can provide you with an extra cozy bedroom that can cater to your additional member. A bigger space awaits you if you decide to go with a mansard loft conversion because this type completely rebuilds the entire area and turns it into a fancy room.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes - it will add from 15% to 25% upwards depending on the size, design, and type of Loft. Read more about adding value here.
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.
Absolutely yes, we will work with you to achieve your dream new living space.