Bespoke loft conversions in Writtle
We specialise in high-quality custom Loft Conversions across Writtle and around . We have built numerous bespoke loft conversions in Writtle which are fully tailored to the client's personal requirements and preferences. Our Loft Conversions in Writtle allow families to add habitable space to their homes without the need to move home.
Writtle Loft Conversions
We offer a range of Loft Conversion types in Writtle, 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 Writtle
Browse through our latest loft conversions and extensions in Writtle to get an idea of what our specialist Loft Conversion team can build for you.
Our step by step process for Loft Conversion in Writtle
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.
If you live in a semi-detached or terraced property in Writtle, you will share a party wall with your neighbor. Any addition or loft conversion that impacts this wall will necessitate the serving of a party wall notice, and may necessitate the signing of a party wall agreement. You must also provide notice if you intend to excavate within 3 metres of a neighboring building or complete structural work to the party wall, such as removing a chimney.
A party wall can also comprise garden walls erected along a border, which is known as a party fence wall. If you have any questions concerning the Party Wall, etc. Act 1996, it is important bringing in an architect who can advise on whether or not any shared boundaries will be affected.
There are various options available if you live in a semi-detached property and want to convert your loft.
Installing roof light windows without making any outward changes to your roofline is the easiest and most cost-effective loft conversion for a semi-detached property. It works best when there is enough headroom throughout your loft to fully utilize all of the available floor space.
Roof light conversions involve substantially less construction work than other loft conversion choices, and they typically do not require planning approval. A roof light loft conversion provides several benefits to your loft rooms: These windows let in a lot of light, making your loft conversion feel bigger and airier.
-Roof light windows can be equipped with a thermostat, which automatically opens or closes the windows when the temperature in your room reaches a predetermined level.
-You may also have them installed with rain sensors, which close the roof light automatically if rain is detected.
-You can operate roof light windows with a remote, which is ideal for rooms with high ceilings.
A dormer loft conversion is an addition to your current roof. Which expands vertically from a sloping roof, providing more floor space and headroom within your loft. Dormers may be made to fit any house type and can have a flat or pitched roof. Another advantage of a dormer loft conversion is that, since new laws were established in 2008, many Local Authorities now allow dormers to be installed without the need for planning permission as long as the design adheres to criteria. This has decreased the cost and accelerated the conversion process. Dormer loft conversions are often located at the back of your home. Dormers, both tiny and large, can be found at the front of certain buildings.
Building a Mansard loft conversion opens up your roof, allowing you to make the most of your loft space. This sort of conversion features a flat roof and a rear wall that slopes inwards. They slope at a 72-degree angle, with windows in the shape of little dormers. Due to the significant modifications in your roof shape and structure, mansard conversions nearly invariably need planning clearance.
Mansard loft conversions sometimes take more building work than other types of loft conversions, but they result in a lot more living space in your house.
The bulk of hip-roofed buildings has a relatively small interior volume. A hip-to-gable loft conversion is generally the most feasible alternative for a conversion. A hip-to-gable conversion entails converting a sloping or 'hipped' roof to a vertical gable end.
This results in a substantially bigger loft area with significantly more useable floor space. The roof will be removed as part of the construction work. The gable end will then be created in brickwork or blockwork to complement your home and produce an appealing finish.
The first step to designing your Writtle loft conversion is to consider the space available. If you lack sufficient space, it may be better to consider a different type of property that has more space. Similarly, if you have a large budget but no idea where it should go (and what would happen if it wasn't spent on something useful), then it may be better to try something smaller and cheaper.
Once you've decided what kind of property suits your needs best and where there's enough room for everything in the wider scheme of things, then it's time for some design work.
Getting the right planning permission is essential for any loft conversion. If you don't get it right, your project will be delayed and cost more in the long run.
It can take up to six months for a local authority to process an application, so it's important that you do everything possible to ensure your plans are approved as quickly as possible. It’s also important not to underestimate how much time and money this could end up costing if things go wrong – even with a good relationship with your local authority officers, there is no guarantee that they'll support your application or give their approval easily (or at all).
If there are structural issues within the building such as problems with load-bearing walls or floors above-ground level then these must be addressed before construction begins otherwise serious damage may occur during construction work itself causing delays further down the line which could lead to the further expense being incurred due at least partly due from having already wasted valuable time waiting around while trying unsuccessfully get things done properly first-time round!
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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.