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Bespoke loft conversions in Warlingham

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

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Warlingham Loft Conversions

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

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 Warlingham?

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

What is the Most Expensive Part of a Loft Conversion?

Before you decide to proceed with a loft conversion, you need to have the plans approved by building regulations. This approval is crucial if you want to sell your house in the future. If it is not given, your work may be illegal and unsafe. You can work with a building firm or a specialist loft conversion company to achieve this.

Architects

The cost of an architect varies depending on the complexity of the conversion. A simple conversion does not require a great deal of structural calculations, while a two-storey extension will. Our architect will also help with any planning permission applications, if needed.

If you want to convert a loft without planning permission, you must have full plans approved by your local authority. This will reduce any risks of the work not complying with the regulations, and it will also help you get a fixed quote from a builder. A Building Control officer will check the progress of the work throughout the process, and will issue a completion certificate.

Dormer conversions

One of the most common types of loft conversions is the dormer. These add extra light and space to a space. As well as providing extra space, dormers also improve the value of a property. However, you need to factor in cost when planning a loft conversion.

Dormer conversions can add up to 50 square metres of space to your home. These are ideal for families looking to add extra bedrooms or new additions. This type of extension is particularly efficient for properties with steep pitch angles because they maximize the amount of usable floor space. Normally, dormer conversions are installed by opening up the roof and cutting the timbers on site. However, some loft conversion companies manufacture the dormers off-site and then lift them into place.

Planning permission

Planning permission is the most expensive part of completing a loft conversion in Warlingham. It's essential to get permission in order to get the work done legally. This process differs from house to house, and the status of the property will influence whether or not the conversion can be carried out. For example, a conversion of a listed building will require notification to the local planning department. In addition, if the loft conversion is higher than the original roof, it can affect nearby properties. In this case, neighbours can object to the conversion within 21 days.

Bathroom

Adding a bathroom to a loft conversion is a very expensive project. The cost depends on the size of the bathroom and its fittings. It also depends on where you want to place it in the loft conversion. It can save time and money if you position it above an existing bathroom, as this will require less re-routing of plumbing.

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 Warlingham 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 Warlingham 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 Warlingham?

    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 Warlingham 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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