Bespoke loft conversions in Lightwater
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Lightwater and around Surrey. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Lightwater which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Lightwater allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Lightwater Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Lightwater, 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 Lightwater
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Lightwater to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Lightwater
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.
The legal requirement to notify neighbours about a loft conversion does not apply to loft conversions. However, structural changes to party walls need written consent from the neighbours. For terraced houses, consent from both neighbours is required. Therefore, it is always better to seek the consent of your neighbours before carrying out a loft conversion. Read on for more information about the legal requirements and how to prepare a budget for your loft conversion.
If you are considering a loft conversion in Lightwater, you should be aware of the permitted development rights and the rules that apply to loft conversions. Permitted development rights apply to building projects outside of conservation areas and have strict limits. However, these rights can be suspended in some circumstances by the local planning authority.
When it comes to permitted development rights, you need to check the size and shape of the conversion. Some types of loft conversions are smaller than others and fall under this type of law. For a house that was built before 1948, permitted development rights apply. The main requirements of this kind of development are volume and height limits. There are many variations of the rules and you need to check with your local planning authority before you start building work.
While there are many advantages to a loft conversion, one of the main concerns is compliance with Building Regulations. This means that you should ensure that all of your conversion plans meet the regulations before you start working on the project. First of all, make sure that you have the right planning permission for the conversion.
Once you have this, you can proceed with your loft conversion. In most cases, loft conversions are considered permitted development. But there are some strict restrictions. For example, the maximum volume of a conversion must be forty cubic metres for terraced houses and fifty cubic metres for detached houses. You also have to consider any existing loft extensions to determine how much space you can convert. Furthermore, you cannot extend your loft conversion higher than the highest point of your existing roof.
Soundproofing elements are key to reducing noise levels, and can make the difference between a comfortable living space and a noisy one. There are several different methods that can help you achieve this. One method is to install a high-density acoustic layer in the walls. This material will prevent airborne noise and provide thermal insulation as well. Another method involves installing stud walls over existing walls. This will create a space that is completely soundproof and will absorb the sound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.