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Bespoke loft conversions in Surrey

Loft Conversion London specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across London and the home counties. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Surrey which are fully tailored to the client’s personal requirements and preferences.

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Surrey Loft Conversions

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

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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Loft Conversion in Surrey 

There is no doubt that it's easier to extend than to move. If you've got some unused space, it's worthwhile thinking about building into it to create that in-demand extra space. If this is what you are looking for then Loft Conversions, London is your go-to solution.

This should be your cue to get the most from your property — going up, going down, going in and going out. A loft conversion is an ideal way to gain more space. There may be scope for one or two extra bedrooms possibly even with a bathroom or home office that you haven’t even thought of.

A Loft Conversion might be a minimal transformation of the attic into a functional space such as an extra bedroom, a gym, an office, a bath; basically, into anything that one would want to have. Due to the added aesthetic and spatial value to the property, loft conversions are one of the most favoured and popular forms of home improvements in the United Kingdom.

Loft conversion transforms the unoccupied, comparatively lesser-used spaces of your residence into a beautiful, habitable one, making the living space more spacious and preventing the need of having an alternative solution to entirely change your place. If you have to go by facts, there is given proof that Loft Conversions increase the house selling price by 40%, statistically speaking. And that’s what we provide you with, at Loft Conversion Surrey

A brief history about Surrey

Surrey is an administrative and historic county of southeastern England. This magnificent county is situated in the southwest of London, adjoining the River Thames. The history accounts for the location of this beautiful county’s administrative centre in the London borough of Kingston upon Thames. In addition, a small part of Surrey, including Gatwick Airport and its immediate environs, lies within the borough of Crawley in the administrative county of West Sussex.

The services by Loft Conversions Surrey provide you with the perfect place for your space. Choose your loft to be converted in different styles, keeping in mind the necessities that you have and even your budget. There are different kinds of Loft conversions depending on what you have in mind and your residential space.

There are three types of loft conversions that we offer- Internal loft conversions, Dormer loft conversions and the loft conversions that require a Full Removal and Build.

Internal loft conversions are usually the cheapest and require minimum building intervention. However, dormer loft conversions are the most common type of loft conversions in the county because of the additional space they can provide, with relatively simple building works. Full removal and build loft conversions will give you the most flexibility, but they are the most complex and most expensive.

1. INTERNAL LOFT CONVERSIONS FOR YOUR SURREY HOME

Roof Lights - These are the most cost-effective loft conversion as they involve converting the existing loft space. Very little alterations to the roof space are needed.

2. DORMER LOFT CONVERSIONS  - 

Single Dormer - These are favoured by planners in conservation areas. If permitted, two of these can be used to increase space and add symmetry.

Side-Dormer - A side-dormer is often used to increase head height for houses with a hipped roof, where access to the loft is located under that hip.

Hip-to-Gable - Involves one or more of the hips being replaced with a gable wall (where the roof slopes in from the sides as well as the front and back). The roof is then extended over these gables to add extra space with full headroom.

Full-Width Dormer - This type of loft conversion will really maximise space and achieve a completely different feel to any other type of loft space.

L-Shape Dormer - These are only suitable on certain properties such as Victorian properties with an addition to the rear. The L-Shape Dormer provides a significant amount of additional space.

3. ROOF OFF LOFT CONVERSIONS REQUIRING REMOVAL AND REBUILD   -

Mansard conversions - This type of loft conversion involves one or both slopes of the roof being replaced with a new structure with very steep sloping sides (almost as steep as the walls). An almost flat roof is placed over the top. This design is used where the original roof had little or no headroom and creates sufficient volume for an additional storey. Mansard conversions normally require planning permission.

Pre-fabricated loft - Where vertical space inside a roof is limited, the existing roof structure can be replaced with a larger one. “Room in the roof” trusses can be craned in place to form the shell. The roof can then be constructed around them. But living without a roof for over a month is no fun! But a pre-fabricated unit can be watertight in a couple of days.

THE BEST LOFT CONVERSION FOR THE MOST SPACE  -

The most popular type of loft conversion, that we suggest, is the L-Shape conversion with owners of Victorian terraced houses and properties of a similar style. It involves constructing two dormers – one over the roof of the main house and a second above the rear extension. In the majority of cases, the second dormer will be constructed above what is usually the existing kitchen or bathroom. The two dormers meet to form a right angled ‘L’ shape (how this type of conversion came to be named).

The advantage of an L-Shape conversion is that it allows you to almost replicate your first floor in terms of space and design. It gives you the possibility for even three or four new rooms and no other type of loft conversion will give you as much additional space.

THINGS TO PONDER UPON WHILE THINKING ABOUT LOFT CONVERSION  FOR YOUR SURREY HOUSE

The question of how and why usually arise as to how to get your loft conversion done or why to get your loft conversion done. While we have already told you about how the loft conversion could help you in increasing your house’s price and getting more in return for your property, there are few other reasons that we can help you with.

  • Building upwards instead of outwards  -

Planning to renovate your house and adding extensions would require a lot of work and not to forget, an extension would require the permission of the council. Loft conversion makes the most out of the waste space with the utilisation of it in the most effective as well as required space possible.

  • Additional Bath   -

You can never run out of baths. Having an additional bath is a bane rather than a boon, knowing that you will not have to wait in queue for your turn to show up, in the most difficult manners possible.

  • More Storage   -

You can always run out of storage because things will keep adding up and your space will be filled. Having an organised space for your stuff and future additions would be a benefit that you didn’t know you needed.

  • Take care of the warmth  -

Most of the heat or insulation in your house is lost due to the loft. Having an extra space or room in place of the loft will only let your house remain more insulated.

Opting for Loft conversions is a wise decision and a brilliant way of improving your home. There are a lot of factors that affect the loft conversion that you’d need to take care of, like the house condition, the design type, the materials required, the permissions, budget etc.

  • House Condition   -

Three important things are generally inspected when converting a loft. The Internal Height, Roof pitch and the Footprint -

  •  The Internal height is nothing but the headspace, which is crucial for the livability factor.
  •  The roof pitch is the proper angle that will provide roof conversion.
  •  The footprint is the basic measurement that is necessarily adhering to the internal rules.
  • Permissions  -

 If you want to have a different renovation that might exceed specified limits as provided by the council, then you will need to ask for planning permission. You'll have to submit a full planning application. Some properties don't have developmental rights so you should be sure to follow up with the council. On the contrary, you don't generally need the permissions from the council to get your loft converted, but you can always check it to be a hundred per cent sure. 

  • Design   -

The design of your home and your loft will be the prime role player, as to what your loft would be converted in. Considering the types of Loft conversions that are mentioned, your loft will be given the appropriate transformation.

  • Budget   -

Now your budget will tell a lot about the kind of loft conversion that would take place in your house. Considering the amount of money that can be invested vs the amount of work that would be invested are two of the prime players that will determine your loft.

A successful loft conversion is a definite asset to your home. It can provide useful extra space and add value to your property. However, a poorly converted loft can reduce your property’s value and in some cases compromise your safety and the structural integrity of your home. So, make sure that you seek proper assistance when it comes to a loft conversion.

With Loft Conversion Surrey, you can never go wrong. As you can see there are many elements that you ought to consider when planning a loft conversion. If you want to make sure it's done right, we most definitely are your best guides and we make sure to ensure that you have a quality loft conversion that stands the test of time and adds value to your property.

 

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 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 Loft Conversion 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?

    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 a 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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