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Bespoke loft conversions in Leatherhead

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

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Leatherhead Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Leatherhead, 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 Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead

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 Leatherhead?

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

Step-By-Step Ideas in Loft Conversion

If you want to convert your loft into a new space in Leatherhead, here are some step-by-step ideas for getting started. First, you need to make sure your conversion is legal. You will also need to consider the cost and planning regulations of your project. Then, you will need to decide which type of conversion is right for you. Some loft conversions require the extension of the roof, while others only require installing new windows at the same angle as the roof. A lot of the work will take place inside the loft, so you will also need to install a new floor and insulate the room.

Planning permission for a loft conversion

There are many factors to consider when requesting planning permission for a loft conversion in Leatherhead. Firstly, you should consider the type of conversion that you're planning. Whether you're planning on using your loft as an office, or converting it into a bedroom, it's important to get planning permission before proceeding. Loft conversions may be subject to additional regulations and conditions, so it's best to seek the advice of an architect before making the conversion.

Choosing a loft conversion company

The first step of the loft conversion process is to hire a professional design consultant like loft conversion London. We will send a qualified architect or surveyor to your property to discuss your vision and draw up plans for the conversion. They will also complete final structural calculations, including calculations for planning permission. Our professional is likely to be your main point of contact throughout the entire process.

Designing a loft conversion

Before you start working on a loft conversion, you'll want to determine your plans and the layout of the space. Loft conversions require planning permission, so it's important to know how long you will need to wait to get it and what your chances are of gaining it. You may want to contact our loft conversion specialist to learn more about the process. Lighting is an important consideration for a loft conversion, as well. Be sure to add several light sources to ensure you get adequate illumination. For example, you might want to add floor lamps and table lamps.

Choosing the right type of roof structure

The type of roof structure you choose will impact the overall design of your loft conversion. The most common type is a factory-made truss section that can be installed in a day. While this is cheaper and quicker, it also has a limited load-bearing capacity. If you'd like to create a sturdier roof structure for your loft, you'll need to add steel beams or other structural input. This can require special skills, equipment, and knowledge.

Insulating a loft conversion

Insulating a loft conversion in Leatherhead is an excellent way to improve your home's energy efficiency and add value to your property. But when it comes to choosing the right insulation, it can be tricky to determine which options are right for your Leatherhead home. You should make sure that the insulation is suitable for the space and that the installation is done properly.

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 Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead?

    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 Leatherhead 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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