How much value can a Loft Conversion in Southend add in 2024?

A loft conversion in Southend is a fantastic opportunity to boost the value of your home without the need to relocate. Did you know that converting your loft in Southend can add as much as 25% in value to the property, which ensures a profitable investment in the long run. In some suburbs of Southend, where space is limited, loft conversions have become the preferred choice for families seeking to enhance their homes. Not only is it a more cost-effective alternative to moving, but it also provides the added benefit of expanding your living space.

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Southend-On-Sea also know as Southend is located in the borough of Essex. Southend is 40 miles east of central London. It has the longest pleasure pier in the world. Southend on sea originally consisted of a few poor fishermen huts and farms at the southern end of the village of Pittlewell. Southend’s status of a sea side resort grew after a visit from princess Caroline of Brunswick and Southend’s pier was constructed from the 1960s.Southend is known for having one of the UK’s first electronic telephone exchanges. Much of the city centre was developed after the 1960’s for commercial and retail many original structures were lost due to redevelopment. An annual seafront air show which started in 1986 used to take place every may up until 2012. On 1st April 1974 under the local government act 1972 Southend became a district of Essex London Southend Airport is located north of the city centre.


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Bespoke loft conversions in Southend

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


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Southend Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Southend, 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 Southend to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.

Loft Conversion Process

Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Southend

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.


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.


What can we do for your Property in Southend?

If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your Southend home, call us on 020 3951 8426 or email 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.

Loft Conversion Southend 

One of the cost-friendly methods of adding additional space to your house is to get a loft conversion. Loft conversions have gained much popularity over the year and almost all houses can support one kind of loft conversion or the other. There are different styles and types of loft conversions and the cost of getting these loft conversions also varies. 

Advantages of Getting a Loft Conversion in Southend -

We at Loft conversion London offer the best Loft conversion services. You might be looking to move into a new place but here is why you should contact us and get a loft conversion done at your place.

  • Multiple Use Room -

A lofted room can be used for many different things and there is no limit on what you can do in the room. This lofted roof is mostly used as an additional bedroom but you can convert the room into anything you like. If you have a kid at home you can childproof the room and fill the room with toys and when these kids grow up you can convert this room into a gaming room. When they become even older you can convert this into a dedicated bedroom or change it into a movie room where your family can sit and watch movies. There are absolutely no limits on how you can use the room.

  • Energy Efficient -

These lofted rooms are on the roof so we help you by making provisions for natural light to enter the room. More than 80% of the room can be filled with natural light and this helps to avoid the use of any electronic devices for lighting. These windows can be a problem because they allow factors like heat and cold to escape through the window. We at Loft Conversion London work especially to insulate the room properly. Our services are efficient and reliable.

  • Easier than moving to a different home -

Moving to a new home might be the first thing that you think of when you feel like you need some extra space. Moving is a complicated process because you have to look for a proper house first and then you should also have basic healthcare and other amenities available around you and even if you have all the services available to you, the price might be too high, and shifting to a house might seem too expensive. The costs involved with transport are also very high. Rather than spending so much time and money on moving, it is better to get a loft conversion and use the extra space to fulfill your needs.

  • Increased Living Space -

Once you have a loft room you have the extra space that you need, this space can help you achieve that level of peace that you have always been looking for. Space can be used for anything you want and you can now have parties or invite relatives over without having to think about their accommodation and arranging a sleeping space for them. Having a lofted room opens up a whole new world of opportunities and if this space is used efficiently, then it is always worth the money.

What are the Different Types of Loft Conversions -

  • Dormer -

A dormer loft conversion is very simple and this type of loft conversion involves fitting a dorm-like room inside the roof and provisions are made for natural light to enter into the room. These dormer loft conversions are well suited to large houses and the advantage is that they help in creating a good amount of space and the costs involved are also not too much. This is why these are very commonly seen. Getting planning permissions are a must of constructing a Dormer Loft Conversion.

  • Mansard -

These Mansard loft conversions are very common and take considerably less time than some of the other available options. Most of the mansard loft conversions are made at the rear of the property and this is a complicated style of loft conversion because it requires the most work, mainly due to the amount of construction required. To construct this type of loft conversion there should be a flat roof and then adjustments are made to the walls so that they slope inwards at an angle of 72 degrees.

This whole process is very complicated but we have experienced workers who can carry out these conversions like it is a piece of cake

  • Hip-to-Gable -

This style is suggested to semi-detached properties because they have to extend sloping sides of the roof towards the outside, and the vertical gable can act as a replacement for the existing sloping roof that reaches the same height. Sometimes a double Hip-to-Gable loft conversion can be built in houses that have two sloping sides, rather than one.

This Hip-to-Gable type of loft conversion is one of the oldest forms of loft conversion but is very effective even in the present day. It is one of the most affordable styles of loft conversion and also helps to create enough headroom and space for living.

  • Velux -

Velux loft conversion is not seen very often but it is one of the special kinds of loft conversions because it takes the least amount of time. The whole process of converting the roof is finished within 4 weeks. The normal process of a loft conversion for any style takes more than 6-8 weeks. These Velux types of loft conversions are a little expensive but they are the easiest to build. There are no complex designs integrated into this type of conversion and most of the people who choose this style want a fast and simple loft converted while spending the least amount of money.

How does Loft Conversion London Help with a Loft Conversion in your Southend Home

  • Helping with Planning -

Planning is the most essential stage because once the plans are made, there is no gang back. We at Loft conversion London have experts who can turn your dreams into reality and construct the lofted room just as you want it to be. We are completely transparent when it comes to offering services and if we feel like certain features cannot be integrated, we make sure that you know about it and we also find the net best alternative to satisfy you.

  • Helping with the Permissions -

Getting the required planning permissions to take up too much time and this can halt the whole process of a loft conversion. Our experts make sure that the plans and blueprints are very clear and accurate and this helps the authorities to understand the plans faster and they are approved within days.

  • Helping with procuring resources at a low cost -

We have been in the loft conversion business for a long time now and in this process, we built an extremely valuable network that involves various retailers who give us discounts on various products. If you hire us to build the loft conversion, you can automatically take advantage of our network because we can help you cut down the costs of the raw materials by at least 15-20%. This number might seem to be low but in the end, you end up saving much more than what you thought.

  • Helping with the Construction -

We have the best pool of builders and designers and we can help you with the construction immensely. Our builders are all about maintaining perfection and they can even get the complex details carved perfectly. All aspects of the conversion are taken care of by us and you don't have to worry about us damaging any gadgets or other valuables in the house. We are extremely careful when it comes to working and have gained a reputation for completing all the targets on time.


Loft conversions in Southend are often subject to building regulations because they involve refurbishing and altering the structure of your home. This means you'll need to ensure your conversion is up to code before you start work. You could be forced to stop work and pay a fine if it isn't. If you're planning on making changes to the structure of your home (for example, by adding a new staircase), then you'll need to get the plans approved by your local council before starting any work. This can take some time, so it's best to speak with them as soon as possible about what changes you want to make and how long they will take.


Yes, you can use your own plans for a Southend loft conversion. It's important to note that if you use your own plans, you need to be able to prove that they comply with planning regulations. If there is anything in the plans which does not comply, then you will have to go through the planning process again and may have to pay more fees. If you are unsure about whether or not your plans comply, then it is best to ask our experts such as our surveyor or architect.


The time it takes to complete your loft conversion will vary based on the scope of the project, but generally speaking, it will take anywhere from 2 to 10 weeks or more. We'll work with you to determine how much time is required for your Southend project, and we'll be able to give you a more specific estimate once we have all of the details in hand.


A party wall agreement is a document that allows you to build on your Southend property without affecting the neighbouring property. They are usually required if you want to construct a building or carry out work on an existing structure which will affect the neighbouring properties. A party wall agreement is usually signed by both parties and can be used for either residential or commercial properties. The agreement sets out what you can and cannot do with your property, as well as how much notice you need to give before starting work.


If you're thinking of converting your loft, you may be wondering if you need planning permission. The short answer is nomost homeowners don't need to apply for planning permission when converting their lofts. However, it's still worth checking with your local council before starting work on your project. The reason most homeowners don't need planning permission is that they're not changing the use of the property or adding any external features (like windows or doors). If you're installing new windows or doors to create access to your loft, then yesyou'll need planning permission. You can ask your local council about which types of projects require planning permission, and how long it takes to process an application.

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 Southend 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 Southend 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 Southend?

    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 Southend 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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