Loft Conversions in London

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Loft Conversions

Did you know that a loft conversion can typically increase the value of your property by up to 25%?

Do you want to convert a vacant area in your home to a living space or storage facility? We can help you get it done. Elite Builders London offers loft conversion services around the capital city. Elite Builders London provides top quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any property.

We are experts in creating bespoke loft conversions. Our wealth of experience makes us suited to meet your loft conversion needs, whatever the type, style or size of your loft.

Do you need a loft conversion for an additional living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom or loft office? Our designs are such that the conversion fits in perfectly with your existing structure.

We are experts in architectural design. We’ll ensure your loft is architecturally balanced, fits in with the existing property, and meets the desired purpose.

What is a Loft Conversion?

The process of transforming an empty loft space into functional rooms for storage or accommodation is known as a loft conversion. Loft conversions have gained much popularity in the UK because of all of their benefits.

Why Do a Loft Conversion?

  • A loft conversion gets you more space without forcing you to move home. What you want comes to you.
  • A loft conversion gives you that great feeling of living in a new home. With a loft conversion, your property’s value may increase considerably. A survey by the National Building Society indicates that the addition of an extra bedroom and bathroom will increase the value of a 3-bedroom house by up to 21%.
  • A loft conversion will meet your needs. Turning your empty loft to a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what is missing from your home.
  • A loft conversion pays for itself in the long-term. Should you decide to sell your home, the additional functionality will normally prove a worthwhile investment.

Our loft conversion Services

Elite Builders London offers you stress-free loft conversion services from ideas, design, cost, stair attachment and guidance on planning and applicable building regulations.

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Planning / Blueprints

Elite Builders London have architects that can prepare building regulations and planning documents for submission to the council.

Loft Conversion Regulations

We take up loft conversion projects anywhere in London from the design stage to completion. We also assist in obtaining permits required by building regulations and planning authorities.

Design and Installations

Our skilled and experienced team of loft conversion designers are on hand to give you excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer loft conversions are great for houses with small amounts of headroom in the loft. Dormer conversions are the most popular kind of loft conversion in the London area. Dormer loft conversion gives a sizable amount of head height and sufficient space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower in most lofts. This loft conversion does not normally require a planning permit and takes up to 7 weeks for completion. A dormer is usually built out of the slope of the roof. That means the majority of the work is done using scaffolding from the outside.

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Velux Loft Conversions

Velux window loft conversion is non-disruptive and requires little dismantling of the roof. Windows are added to the property and the roof is mainly untouched. This loft conversion does not normally require planning permits.

A Velux loft conversion is ideal for a loft with a sizeable amount of headroom. You should also consider Velux conversions if your property is limited by planning constraints.

L-Shaped Loft Conversions

An L-Shaped loft conversion is also popular among homeowners in London. This type of loft conversion generally has enough floor area to contain two full-sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Its backside is adjusted to be in a lower position so that there will be enough ceiling height.

Mansard Loft Conversions

Mansard loft conversions are probably the most pleasant-looking  loft conversions. In Mansard lofts, one of two of the roof slopes is displaced with steep-sloping sides, and a level roof is constructed over it. Due to its structure requirements, it is costlier to build and requires planning permission.

We are able to provide a fantastic service delivery for whatever design that would appeal to you when you choose a Mansard loft conversion.

Modular Loft Conversions

Loft areas can get converted easily using modular loft conversion systems and there are a myriad of choices on what to do with the additional space. The conversion is built off-site to our standard specification and comes fully fitted with doors, electrics and windows. You will be the one to make the specification of what you’ll need to be attached to it. Thus, our onsite work and inconvenience to you is significantly reduced.

Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions

Hip-to-Gable conversion is ideal for utilizing an unoccupied space. This conversion provides enough space by extending the ridge to meet the external wall.

Custom Loft Conversion

Would you like any of the listed loft conversion types for your home? We can help with that. We design complete customized loft conversions for clients. We’ll be there to help you in every step of the project — from the planning to the last part of the project.

Our Loft Conversion Process

Step 1: Survey

When you contact us, we’ll schedule a convenient day for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist in your home. This allows us to discuss with you in detail and to determine the type of loft conversion design you’ll need.

The amount of time a survey takes depends on the size of the attic space. The larger the attic space, the more time it’ll likely take. On average, our visits take less than 45 minutes.

Step 2: Quotation

The quotation comes in once an agreement has been reached on the loft conversion type you want. We can provide you with the quotation within 7 days by post, email or in person.

Step 3: Architectural Plans

If you decide to work with us, we’ll request the initial instalment of 5% of the total conversion cost. This enables us to commence the preliminary activities and draft out a schedule for the project.

Step 4: Execution

Execution starts the day we kick off the loft conversion. However, we will reach out to you a month before the mounting of the scaffolding and give you the confirmed start date.

We have experienced trades for all plumbing, interior fittings, construction, exterior roofing work and electricity.

Why Choose Us?

There are several reasons why you should choose Elite London Builders for your loft conversions in London, and these include:


We have many years of experience in the building industry and are well-known for our level of workmanship.


We have a team of skilled technicians and tradesmen who put in their wealth of experience in carrying out their building projects.


We are an accredited design and building company in London. Elite Builders London is committed to providing exciting spaces and a safe environment for playing, working and living.

Extremely Professional

Elite Builders London has a professional team of loft conversion specialists, and all of them work competently to deliver a perfect loft Conversion job.

Quality Loft Conversion

Elite Builders loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards. We do our best to take care of the challenges associated with loft conversions in London.

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How do I know if I have enough head height for a loft conversion?

The head height of the potential room determines the suitability of your loft for conversion. The industry standard is that the centre of the roof and joist of the ceiling is at least 2.2metres in height. Your loft conversion can still go ahead if it does not meet this head height specification, but you would do well to ensure your loft has a comfortable head height.

When is loft conversion given a permitted development?

The size of the loft is crucial when applying for planning permission. If your loft conversion is less than 40 cubic metres in a terraced property or less than 50 cubic metres in a detached property, then you'll be given a permitted development.

Do all loft conversions require a dormer to achieve enough space?

All loft conversions do not require a dormer to achieve enough space. It depends on the customer's individual needs and the area we have to work with within the roof space. If many rooms or if an en-suite shower is to be added, a dormer roof extension would be needed. A dormer is mostly needed on the side of semi-attached properties for stair access. No matter the type of roof or its area, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for each customer by listening to them and creating feasible input at the design stage to ensure that the client’s demand is met.

Where will the staircase go?

For many structures, the best place to put the attic stairs is above the existing staircase. By beginning at the side of the bedroom door and moving upwards along the flank wall of the house, no extra space would be needed or carved out from the first-floor living area to contain the new loft staircase. Thus, a stair enclosure is required. The current floor plan of your house is a dependent factor. Other alternatives can be considered based on the scale and your attic conversion plans, especially when you're considering a hip-to-gable conversion.

What is a hip-to-gable loft conversion?

For many properties with a regular hipped roof with a sloping side, available loft space is limited. This limitation poses a difficulty in creating a loft conversion that would not need your property to be extended. Hip-to-gable loft extensions are ideal for such properties.

What is the minimum ceiling height for a loft conversion?

The conversion minimum ceiling height is 2.2m. The measurement should be done from the bottom of the timber ridge to the top of the ceiling joist. This affords you enough space to fix the floor joists and gives you the minimum practical ceiling height of 1.9m.

What are the types of loft conversion?

There are three popular types of loft conversion. They are the Velux, Rear Dormer and Hip-to-Gable. The type of loft conversion you will use depends on your property. Factors to be considered square footage, potential usage of your conversion, and the type of planning permission you'll need to obtain.

What is a Mansard loft conversion?

The Mansard loft conversion was named after the 17th-century French Architect Francois Mansard. It is usually located at the rear of the property. This conversion type is made up of a flat roof, with the back wall sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees.

Do I need an architect for a loft conversion?

You will need an architect on the ground because the bearing capacity would need to be ascertained. From this, it will be determined whether the loft conversion requires a roof conversion, which could take the form of increasing space or head height.

Is a loft conversion cheaper than an extension?

A loft conversion is regarded as one of the best ways to add space to your home. Since moving is very expensive, it will be cheaper to make the home larger instead of relocating to a bigger property.

Do you need scaffolding for a loft conversion?

This varies by contractor. Many contractors who engage in loft Conversions will mount scaffolding to the front and back of the building and will work from the outside. They would gain entrance to the workspace from the scaffold, and so in the early start of the work might not need to enter the flat at all.

Do you need a party wall agreement for a loft conversion?

You might not need a party wall agreement for a loft conversion if you won’t be working on a wall shared by an adjoining property. You probably don't need permission if the loft will be built on a detached house.

Can a loft be a bedroom?

For a loft to be regarded as a bedroom, it has to meet some requirements. Everything required in a regular bedroom should be fitted in and it should also satisfy building regulations.

Can my neighbour stop my loft conversion?

Neighbours may not be able to stop the loft conversion from taking place but they can cause delays in the process. Tell them of your plans beforehand so they are not taken by surprise and so they don;t put up resistance to the building work.

Can I turn my attic into a room?

For your attic conversion, you need to consider the requirements in the building code which qualify your attic for conversion into a living area. First is the ceiling height; the floor to ceiling height should be at least seven feet. If your attic height is shorter than this, you will need to adjust the existing ceiling joist to lower the ceiling on the lower level or adjust the roof height.

How much does a loft conversion usually cost?

A loft conversion is usually one of the simplest and most affordable ways to modify your home. Given the structural requirements and the floor space and access, costs typically range from around £25,000 to about £60,000.

Can you do a loft conversion in a new build?

Doing a loft conversion in a new house can be complicated, but is normally possible. You many need to look at the restrictive covenants on your property, especially those that last whilst a properties on a development are still being sold.

Is a loft conversion worth it?

According to many surveys, a loft conversion is regarded as the best avenue to add value to your home. Recent research by the Nationwide Building Society showed that a loft conversion can often add over 10% to the value of your home.

How long does a loft conversion take?

A typical rear Dormer loft conversion on a terraced building will take around five weeks to complete. A gable-end and rear Dormer conversion on a partially detached property will take around six weeks to complete. Loft conversion projects can vary due to weather, restricted access and other factors.

Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?

Generally, planning permission is not needed since a loft conversion in your building is regarded as permitted development.

How Much Does Loft Conversion Cost?

The loft area and requirements play a great role in determining loft conversion costs. If you want to save money on your loft conversion, we’re at your service. Loft conversions tend to cost between £25,000 and £60,000. The type of conversion, the size of the area and the amount of structural work on the roof will be important factors in your quote. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Elite Builders London to get your loft conversion quote.

How long will does a loft conversion take?

With assistance from an expert company like Elite Builders London, you are guaranteed a unique loft conversion that is executed within the stated timeframe. We will tell you how long the loft will take to convert, and then will stick to it. Most jobs are completed in 4-12 weeks.

Will there be a lot of disruption?

Our way of working allows us to work in your home without interrupting your daily routine. We schedule our building hours to match your time. We utilise heavy equipment like cranes while working on buildings and do everything we can through the roof from scaffolding. We can also install temporary roofs to further enable us to stay out of your way.

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We offer exceptional loft conversion services in London and its surrounding counties at affordable prices.
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