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Bespoke loft conversions in Watford

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

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Types Of Lofts

Watford Loft Conversions

We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Watford, 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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Our latest Loft Conversions in Watford

Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Watford 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 Watford

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 Watford?

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

Watford Loft Conversions

Looking for a Loft Conversion Company in Watford? We undertake all loft conversion work in Watford right from design to build. Contact our team today for a free estimate and site survey.  We have been converting lofts in London for over two decades and have worked with many clients in Watford helping them create larger living areas and utilising the space in the space effectively. Our team works closely with you so that we make sure that you are more than happy with the final outcome. We thrive through recommendations and our ethical practices is the reason we have grown so rapidly across London.

Is Living in Watford safe?

Watford is considered to be one of the most secure neighborhoods outside London. In contrast to the petty crime that plagues the tourist-oriented areas of London It's a peaceful and tranquil area that draws wealthy and secure residents and reduces the likelihood of serious crime. Of course, it's an urban suburb where crime is a possibility. However, violent crimes are uncommon, with the majority of incidents connected to theft. In the end, Watford is considered to be very secure to livein, that's one of the reasons why it's very appealing to families with young children.

Your Loft Conversion Company in Hammersmith 

For over 2 decades now, Loft Conversion London  has helped the residents of Hammersmith to expand and extend their properties. Our team will book in a site survey and give you our best advice on the options available with the space you have. Our in-house architectural team will guide you through the planning process and begin drawings plans for you to see. We will make all the submission on your behalf and arrange the required building inspectors too. Our aim is to make the loft conversion process as stress-free as possible.

Why Loft Conversion London? 

Loft Conversion London is one of the fastest growing Loft Conversion specialist in London providing high quality loft works with affordable pricing. We provide tailor made loft conversions in Watford allowing families to increase their living space without breaking the bank. Rather then moving home, you can add an extra bedroom, en suites and other living spaces to add more value to your property. 

What value will a Loft Conversion add to my Watford Property? 

A loft conversion can add up to 20% to the value of a property and this can be completed quite quickly depending on the type of loft conversion and the size of the house.

Why should I convert my Loft in Watford? 

A Loft Conversion is the fastest way of adding substantial amoung of habitable space in your Watford home. Without going into your garden you can get more living and storage space in your home. A loft conversion is very versatile too, you can add an extra bedroom, bathroom, an office, a cinema room, basically anytihng that you want it to be. 

Architectural and Planning in Watford

Loft Conversion London offer a specialist comprehensive Loft Conversion planning and permission service for Watford. Our project manager will take over and manage the entire process for you. Full design to build service which includes initital site survey and consultation, advice and guidance on the loft process, obtaining planning permission, instruction building control and constructing your loft as per the drawings. With our expert Loft Conversion Architects, we are here to deal with all planning approvals on your behalf for any type of Loft conversion you want. 

At Loft Conversion London, we know that the planning laws keep changing regularly therefore our architectural team always keep up to date with the changes for Watford Loft Planning and Regulations with Watford Council. Our architectural and planning team offer the best customer service and will explain to you the loft conversion process from start to the completion. Whether your want to apply for a Dormer, Velux or a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion in Watford, we can assist you and help you obtain the planning permission for this.

Loft Conversion Checklist Questions to Ask in Watford

A good checklist of questions to ask during a loft conversion project will ensure that the whole process goes as smoothly as possible. These tips will help you avoid problems and ensure that the entire project is completed safely and correctly. The following questions are important to ask during a loft conversion:

1. How will you use the loft conversion space? What is the purpose of every rooms and the size? Whether it is a bedroom or an entertainment room or gym or office or playing areas the purpose of the room is essential.

2. What color schemes you want for each? As well as what kind of textures you want for your walls and floors?

3. Want to turn a loft into a large room? Or making few small rooms?  Will the resulting rooms be large enough to fit your ideas?

4. What materials and style for your new room? Rustic room, Modern room, Cool room or warm room

5. Will there be enough space for an additional staircase? Find a stairwell with a good design and the necessary height.

6. What kind of staircase should you use? It is very important about the kind of stairs choose. You can either choose a spiral staircase or a traditional, fixed ladder, but you need to consider the width of the stairs.

7. Where do you want to place the windows? There are also privacy concerns. Do any windows face your neighbors' windows or home and cause privacy issues? A good design will have plenty of windows.

8. Do you want to emphasize natural daylight or interior light? Lighting is another important factor in a loft conversion. The right lighting can make the difference between a warm, comfortable room and a dark, drafty one. A good design will have plenty of windows and lights to provide the most light and balance in your home.

9. Have you consider the type of loft conversion like Dormer, Velux, Hip to Gable, Mansard conversion.

10. Where do you want to place the power sockets and switches?  The electrical wiring is accessible and safe? If it is not, you may want to consider rerouting the wiring.

11. Any specific ideas for fixtures and fittings?

12. Consider the location of the stairs, slope of the roof and the size of the walking area. The slope of the roof determines the size of the walking area and stairs. These factors can affect the size of individual rooms and the overall layout of the loft.

13.  If you install a bathroom that requires water, please check whether there is enough pressure in your existing boiler to carry the hot water to the extra floor?

14. What type of furniture you will use?  You must also consider the type of furniture and other items in the loft.

15. Noise pollution is a huge issue in homes. Turning the loft room into a children’s play area can cause sound disturbances directly downstairs to the bedroom. Make sure your family will be comfortable with the noise levels.

16. How much headroom do you need? You should know how much headroom you need before you start the conversion process.

17. What is the size of the space? You must also consider the dimensions of the space. Are there chimneys and water tanks in the area? The type of roof that you want to convert depends on the type of house you have. You can convert a traditional roof with rafters if you have a flat roof.

18. What is the Size and style of the room? This will determine the style and design of the space. Depending on your preferences, the materials can be different or the same.

19. Whether you are considering converting your loft, or simply want to update your home, you need to get permission from your neighbors if you share a wall with them. The Party Wall Act 1996 makes this process easier than ever and protects your property.

You should also consider the time spent in discussing the plans with your neighbors. This will help you build a better relationship, warn them of your intentions and make sure they are on board with the project.

See images of our of our Loft Conversions undertaken in Watford. Our client wanted to create additional playing space for the children. The was a Dormer Loft conversion with a juliet balcony as our client wanted alot of light.  

  

 

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 Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford?

    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 Watford 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

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Additional Loft Conversion Roadblocks

There are times if you don't consult a professional renovation team that you will end up with roadblocks. These are the additional troubles conversion companies go through. Our team and site visit experts are trained to ensure that these problems are noted before we start the Loft conversion. Types of problems you need to check are:

●      Historical nature -

 If you live in a protected historic building, then you might be bound to keep the original design from the outside significantly. So we have to consult the Heritage Protection Guide before we agree on the changes you wish to make. You can even find the guidelines on The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings or the Historic England website.

●      Endangered species habitat -

If your attic has been harboring any protected species declared by the norms of the government such as bats, various bird species, dormice, wart-biter crickets and V-moths, etc. Then the whole project will have to wait for ecologists to sign off and our experts will apply for a mitigation license.

●      Party Wall Agreement -

If your house is built in a detached or semidetached manner, then there is a procedure where you will need to inform your neighbor about the loft conversion especially if the proposal will affect the shared wall. If your neighbor agrees then you will need a Party wall agreement between you both stating that the conversion will not affect their property. This way you and your neighbor both are protected by the law.

Top 10 Benefits of a Modern Loft Conversion

 

The new generation believes that a loft conversion of the property is a cost-friendly alternative to moving home. The old generation and even many new homeowners in London treat a loft as a hoarder’s paradise. You can find the lost city of Atlanta if you keep going through the storage junk. The modern generation of Watford, London believes in using the space and adding value to their property. If you are considering Loft conversion in Watford then you must read through the top 10 benefits of a Modern Loft Conversion.

1. Increased Living Space -

It is purely natural to start to grow out of the space in your current home, when new individuals show up, or as your child moves towards the youthful age. In view of this, the absence of living space stays to be one of the principal reasons with respect to why mortgage holders consider moving to a bigger property that meets their ever-developing needs. Loft conversions, then again, are brisk and simple to change, making the expansion of additional living space a direct assignment. It additionally implies that you are utilizing dead space for your potential benefit without trading off property land that you will miss when worked over.

2. Adds Value To Your Home -

A loft conversion isn't just fit for compensating you with modern highlights of the current day, they also dramatically raise your property value if you do ever choose to sell up. It is believed that a loft conversion can mean an extra 20% to the estimation of your property, making it a significant speculation. Moreover, a loft conversion permits you to effectively upgrade the space that you as of now have for your potential benefit, making a concealed fortune that will lure potential future buyers.

3. Variety Of Styles Available -

With regards to loft conversions, we can ensure that you will never be short for styles to supplement your home impeccably. Each transformation can be separately custom-made to meet both your prerequisites and the types you have been drooling upon. The three primary sorts of loft conversions accessible for your property are.

Dormer Conversion

Velux Conversion

Hip to Gable Conversions

4. Room with a view -

If you live a never stopping city or town life, the main perspectives that you can appreciate from windows are those beautiful streets with scenic views. Numerous houses do not have a view, which is the reason this component of a loft conversion comes at such a lovely amazement to those thinking about the redesign. All loft conversions use enormous windows, frequently situated on the rooftop, which is perfect for stargazing.

5. Energy Efficient -

Many are shocked about the scope of various home proficiency benefits that come close to a loft conversion and the minimal effort that they require to run. All loft conversions, as referenced beforehand, are loaded up with an enormous window, which implies that for most of the day, you can utilize a natural source of energy for light.

During the conversion procedure, you can also ask your designer to install a design that will protect the rooftop to guarantee that the room remains comfortable in the winter. With the help of the loft conversion Watford you can ensure that your home will be sufficiently protected for all seasons.

6. Planning Permission is Rarely a Hassle -

When you are going through a loft conversion always requires some sort of planning permission before you can start. Loft conversions Watford takes care of all the formalities on your behalf and you won't need to bother with planning permission hassles.

7. Creates A Multiple-Use Room -

When your conversion is finished, there are definitely no restrictions to how you make use out of your recently remodelled space. The most widely recognized utilization of loft conversion is an additional room with the option of an en-suite, yet this doesn't imply that it's the main alternative you have.
If you are soon planning to grow your family, then your loft could be changed into a den loaded up with all toys, game consoles, and comfortable bean packs where the more youthful individuals from the family can withdraw to and unwind. Loft Conversion Watford will help you keep your house spot free by giving you extra space for the little one's toddler stuff.

8. Quick & Easy Process -

We have told you how a loft conversion carries an extraordinary change to your home, it is, truth be told, it is also a snappy and simple procedure that makes little or no disturbance to your everyday living. Inside parts of the conversion, for example, including a flight of stairs will take as meager as one day and can be finished while the family is grinding away, school or some other responsibilities. Loft conversion Watford authorities will be adaptable in working remodels around your calendar. Overall, around a month and a half will be assigned to construct and complete a loft conversion, be that as it may, they generally just take around a month.

9. Easier Than Moving Home -

You can ask anyone who has gone through a Loft conversion and they will tell you that it is a hundred times simpler than moving house. As referenced already, loft conversions are an ideal other option if you need to maintain a strategic distance from the problem of selling up. Unfortunately, if you decide to move away from home, moving home will likewise require maybe a more extended drive to work and settling kids into another school, alongside the problem of getting together all things.

10. Encourages A Clear-Out -

A vacant, unused loft or storage room rapidly turns into the home of every old needle, stack, and furniture that you love to hoard for a never coming rainy day. Before you know it, you have occupied the space with a mess which will never really leave by choice. Selecting to start the procedure of a loft conversion drives you to get out each alcove and crevice of the space as it must be completely clear for work to start. This gives you the ideal chance to a long due farewell to the things that you have been accumulating for a considerable length of time.

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