Bespoke loft conversions in Jaywick
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Jaywick and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Jaywick which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Jaywick allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Jaywick Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Jaywick, 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.
Our latest Loft Conversions in Jaywick
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Jaywick to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Jaywick
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.
It is essential that you must notify your insurance provider before beginning any construction work. If you don't tell them, your policy may be invalidated, which means you won't be able to file a claim if something happens. After you've completed your loft conversion, you'll need to contact your insurance provider again to update your coverage and ensure you're not underinsured. Your building insurance premiums may rise as a result of the increased rebuild value. Furthermore, if you have to purchase new furniture, fixtures, and electrical equipment for your loft conversion, you may need to raise your contents insurance to ensure these are protected.
What are the house upgrades you must notify your house insurance company about?
You do not need to notify your insurer if you are making cosmetic modifications to your house, such as painting the walls or installing new carpet. However, if you are conducting any structural work, such as combining two rooms into one, constructing an addition to your house, or converting a loft, you must notify your insurer. This is because structural construction raises the possibility of claims for things like unintentional damage and theft.
Most lenders will require you to notify them of any big modifications you make to the property, so check with your mortgage provider and let them know what construction work you want to do. Your lender will also want you to have the appropriate amount of buildings insurance in place, which is why you should keep your insurer up to speed on the progress of your loft conversion. If you're remortgaging to fund your loft conversion, keep in mind that this may alter how much you have to pay back and may lengthen the loan.
Unless you're extending or expanding the roof space, such as installing a dormer, you shouldn't require planning approval for a loft conversion. Before you begin construction, check with your local planning department to see what permits you'll need. Even if you do not require planning clearance, you must apply for building regulations approval. This is done to ensure that any work performed is structurally sound. Because the renovation will entail a shared wall, you will most likely need a party-wall agreement if you reside in a semi-detached or terraced house.
Yes, building regulations permission is required for your loft conversion to ensure it meets safety requirements. However, you will require it when the time comes to sell your house. While your loft conversion is being built, it will be inspected and authorized for building requirements. Once the work is completed and fulfills all of the needed criteria, you will be given a completion certificate.
Mortgage lenders may refuse to sign off on a mortgage for the home if you do not have a completion certificate, or they may want indemnity insurance or a structural engineer examination. This may deter prospective purchasers.
The optimum spot for your staircase to land is parallel to the roof ridge, which will maximize the available height. The minimum required height above a stairwell pitch line is two meters. To preserve this head height, it is typically ideal to follow the same layout as the staircase from the lower floor. In actuality, the position of your staircase will be determined by the arrangement of the level below, as well as where the necessary height may be gained through the use of a dormer, rooflight, or, if applicable, converting a hip roof end to a gable.
The maximum number of steps in a straight line allowed by building codes is 16, however, the average loft conversion only requires 13 steps.
The maximum step elevation and depth are 22cm and 22mm, respectively. Winders, or stairs that travel around a corner, must have a minimum depth of 5cm at their narrowest point. Step width is presently uncontrolled.
Any balustrade must be at least 90cm above the pitch line. Any spindles must be spaced apart enough that a 10cm sphere cannot pass through.
Before beginning repairs, make sure your boiler can handle the increased demand for heating and hot water. Check the water pressure in particular - you may need to raise the height of the header tank or convert it to a pressurized plumbing system. As loft rooms can grow heated, provide sufficient natural ventilation by installing windows that open at opposing ends of the new space.
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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.