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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.

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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.

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Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Virginia Water 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 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.

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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 Virginia Water?

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

Loft Conversion Or an Extension in Virginia Water?

Before you decide on which option is best for your home, you need to know what you should expect. A loft conversion will typically take six weeks to design and six to ten weeks to complete. Most of the work will take place in the loft or up in the roof. An extension will usually require moving walls and adding additional changing facilities.

Costs

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.

Timescale

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

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.

Benefits

A loft conversion or extension is a great way to make more space within your home without sacrificing any outdoor space. Virginia Water homes often have limited space and a loft conversion can make the most of this space and make it usable for many purposes. Another benefit is the increase in value that it can bring. A loft conversion can add as much as ten to fifteen percent to the value of your property. It will also free up space that you may have used to store junk or Christmas decorations.

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 Virginia Water 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 Virginia Water 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 Virginia Water?

    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 Virginia Water 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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Save Money on Moving Home

Save Money on Moving Home

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Increase Value of Home

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Add Something New to your House

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Increase your House Living Space

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