Bespoke loft conversions in Kelvedon
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Kelvedon and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Kelvedon which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Kelvedon allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Kelvedon Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Kelvedon, 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 Kelvedon
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Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Kelvedon
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 critical to consider how you will use your loft space during the design phase. If your only goal is to increase the value of the property, you'll want to make the area reasonably adaptable and universal.
Consider what your house is missing. If your family has outgrown the downstairs, try transforming it into a playroom or extra living area. A home office is a terrific choice if you're going to be working from home for the foreseeable future. If you enjoy home exercises, consider converting your loft into a home gym. Your oyster is the entire globe. If your ceilings are slanted, you'll need to get creative with how you use the little area beneath the eaves. Storage is usually a nice idea, but it might easily be converted into low chairs.
As long as it is practicable, you may place whatever you want in a loft conversion. If the height does not allow it, it might be a bedroom with a modest en-suite and no shower, or if you have a dormer installed, a shower is likely to fit. But keep in mind that a loft conversion does not have to be a spare bedroom. It might be a comfortable living room, a home theater, a playroom, or a study. On rare occasions, a kitchen has been placed in a loft conversion!
One of the most difficult aspects of loft conversions is figuring out how to get up there in the first place. Because space is frequently limited, you should think about your possibilities. While pull-down ladders and narrow, winding stairs are effective options, they might be challenging for children or the elderly to ascend. Furthermore, transporting your furniture up there might be difficult.
You may require a custom-built loft staircase, which may require clearance from your building control officer. You'll also need to search about and account for the extra expense of this, which is often approximately ten times the cost of pre-assembled designs. Finally, always ensure that your staircase complies with fire safety laws. It should ideally lead to a hallway with an exterior door.
As long as the project fulfills construction rules and follows health and safety laws and planning, the stairs can be installed wherever they best meet the demands of the project. However, you should be aware that a single flight cannot have more than 16 stairs; the head height must be at least 2000mm over the length of the flight; and the pitch or slope must be 42 degrees. A fire door must be installed at either the top or bottom, with a certain space (typically 400mm) between the door and the top/bottom tread.
When it comes to attic expansions, one size does not fit all. In reality, there are several loft conversion types to choose from, each with its own set of advantages.
A rooflight loft conversion is the most cost-effective and time-efficient option. Essentially, you maintain your loft area as is and add roof lights. Naturally, you'll need to build steps, as well as consider plumbing and power, and also have the flooring reinforced - as with any other form of loft conversion.
Dormer loft conversions are similar to rooflight conversions, except they include dormer windows. These improve available floor space and even head height. Dormer windows are a terrific technique to add space when your pitch angle is high.
A hip-to-gable loft conversion, on the other hand, basically expands your property by changing the sloped piece of the roof into a vertical wall. You may also implement normal windows this way.
Finally, a Mansard loft conversion is a genuine expansion, adding an entire extra story to your home. This is accomplished by altering the sloping roof structure to generate almost-vertical walls, resulting in a flat final roof.
If you live in a semi-detached or terraced property, you will share a party wall with your neighbor. Any addition or loft conversion that impacts this wall will necessitate the serving of a party wall notice, and may necessitate the signing of a party wall agreement. You must also provide notice if you intend to excavate within 3 metres of a neighboring building or complete structural work to the party wall, such as removing a chimney.
A party wall can also comprise garden walls erected along a border, which is known as a party fence wall. If you have any questions concerning the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996, it is important bringing in an architect who can advise on whether or not any shared barriers will be affected.
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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.