Virginia Water is a town located in Surrey; its name is shared with the lake on its western boundary within Windsor Great Park. Virginia Water has excellent transport links with London. Many of the detachable houses are on the Wentworth Estate, the home of the Wentworth Club which has four golf courses. The Ryder Cup was first played there. In 2015 Land Registry sales data evidenced Virginia Waters single post code district as the most expensive as to the value of homes nationwide.
Depending on the type of loft conversion you want, the costs will vary considerably. The type of work that is needed depends on the type of property and the status of the planning authority. If your home is listed, you will need to notify the planning department before undertaking any alterations. Moreover, the conversion of a loft may affect neighboring properties, so it is necessary to check if it will cause any problems. You have 21 days to let your neighbors know of your plans.
The average timescale for a loft conversion or extension in Virginia Water is between three and four months, depending on the scope of the project. This includes the time required for planning permission and design
Once planning approval has been secured, a project manager will meet with you to determine a start date. They will also discuss the timescale with you and keep you informed throughout the project. Once planning and building control approval have been received, you will receive a detailed schedule outlining the planned loft conversion works.
Planning permission for a loft conversion or an addition to your home is a legal requirement in Virginia Water, even if you are planning to carry out the work yourself. These permissions are needed for any major change to your home. Some restrictions apply to extensions and loft conversions, and other alterations must be approved by the local planning authority.
You do not always need to apply for planning permission for a loft conversion, but in some areas, you may be required to apply for planning permission if you're planning to extend the floor space. Most loft conversions, like a simple conversion with roof windows, do not require permission. However, any loft conversion that involves extending the roof space will require planning permission and strict building regulations.
A party wall agreement is only necessary if your property in Virginia Water is a semi-detached or terraced house. It’s important to obtain this document before a loft conversion starts in your home because it will help you avoid getting into disputes with your neighbors. The Party Wall Act of 1996 devised this permit to provide the applicant with additional construction rights on the adjoining properties shared with their immediate neighbors. Having a party wall agreement in hand will mean that you have acquired permission from the concerned party about the construction that will happen on the shared structure. If you plan to have a loft conversion in your semi-detached or terraced property, you must carefully list in the party wall agreement your personal details, the full description of the proposed works, and the date when you plan to begin the loft conversion.
Since the timescale of loft conversion is different per type, there may be a need or not to move out of your home during the project. If you choose to have a Velux loft conversion that can be completed in 4 weeks or less, you can easily decide to stay in your house while the construction proceeds. However, if you opt for a total transformation that may take 10 weeks or more to be accomplished, it is best to carefully determine the pros and cons of sticking around your property while your loft is being converted. Remaining at the premises of your house will be a convenient option for you if you like to check every now and then the progress of your home upgrade, but if you dislike getting disrupted from your daily routine you’re free to leave your house for a while and only come back once the loft conversion is done.
Bespoke loft conversions in Virginia Water
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Virginia Water and around Surrey. We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Virginia Water which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Virginia Water allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Virginia Water Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Virginia Water, 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 Virginia Water
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Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Virginia Water
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.
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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.