Loft Conversions in Newhaven, East-Sussex


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What is a loft conversion?

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Recently, loft conversions have become more popular in the UK.

The different types of loft conversions

There are three common types of conversion loft conversion; the Velux, the rear dormer and the hip-to-gable. Your house’s structure would determine the style of loft conversion that would be ideal for you. You need to consider the size of your house, the possible use of your conversion and the kind of planning permission certification that you would require.

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Loft conversion services in Newhaven

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion Do you want to convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a living storage space?

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Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. In Newhaven, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

Do you want a loft conversion for a lounge, bathroom, playroom or office? We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We ensure that the architectural balance of your loft is maintained while fitting it in your existing property. We ensure that your loft fits your property and is architecturally valid to offer you the highest efficiency.

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Why having a loft conversion in Newhaven is a good choice?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your home. According to the National building society, an extra bedroom and bathroom usually raises the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Newhaven, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Offering loft conversion services in Newhaven

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

Planning for loft conversions in Newhaven

Our architects at elite builders London can provide building regulations and planning documents which have to be submitted to the local council in Newhaven.

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Newhaven

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. We also help to obtain permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Design and installation of loft conversions in Newhaven

In Newhaven, you’ll get the best architectural sketches from our team of experienced and skilled loft conversion designers.

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Newhaven

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. The most common type of loft conversion in Newhaven is the dormer conversion.  Conversion into a Dormer loft gives a considerable amount of head height and enough space in most lofts for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  The timeframe for this conversion is usually seven weeks and you normally do not require a planning permit. A dormer is built up from the roof slope usually.  This however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Newhaven Velux loft conversions

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Newhaven, such conversions do not require planning permits. A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

Any property that is limited by planning constraints, it is ideal for it to get a Velux conversion.

L-shaped loft conversion services in Newhaven

In Newhaven, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. In order to have adequate ceiling height, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position.

Mansard loft conversions in Newhaven

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

In a Mansard loft, a roof is built over a steep sloping side that displaces one of two of the roof slopes.

The structural demands of a Mansard loft conversion makes it more expensive and also requires you planning permission.

For your Mansard loft conversion, we can provide you a fantastic service delivery. 

Newhaven hip to gable an loft conversions 

In case of having an unoccupied space, the hip to gable conversion is the best choice. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Best loft conversion options in Newhaven

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  We have custom loft conversions for our customers in Newhaven.  From the initiation of the project till its completion, we make sure that we are there to help you in every step.

Newhaven loft conversion process

Step one surveying the location 

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Newhaven. 

The amount of time it takes for a survey is dependent on the size of the attic.  A larger attic will take more time. Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: preparing a quotation

We would need architectural drawings of your property in order to give you an accurate quotation.

You will receive the quotation by email or post within seven days.

Step three: completing your project

Once the terms have been agreed, you will have to give us a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment for the project. You will get a payment plan of the instalments and once you agree to them, we will provide you the timescale for the project.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. We have maintained a reputation going back four decades which is proof of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

What makes us the best option for your loft conversion project in Newhaven? 

We have listed below a few of the most convincing factors which makes elite builders London the ideal choice for your loft conversions in Newhaven.

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Newhaven which has added to our excellent reputation in the field.

  • Expertise:

    We have a team of skilled technicians and tradesmen who come with their wealth of experience in Newhaven in executing the construction projects. 

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • Extremely professional:

    We have a diverse team of qualified professionals and experts at elite builders London that allows us to deliver exceptional quality loft conversions in Newhaven. Quality loft conversion Every loft conversion project that elite builders London works on is guaranteed to meet all relevant standards. We do our best to take care of the challenges associated with loft conversions in Newhaven. 

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Why having a loft conversion in Newhaven is a good choice?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your home. According to the National building society, an extra bedroom and bathroom usually raises the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Newhaven, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Newhaven by giving us a call. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Newhaven, our expert consultants are here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance. For any type of support as well as a quotation for a loft conversion, call us on (020) 8987 8071.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know I have enough head height for a loft conversion?
The suitability of a loft conversion is strictly defined by the head height of the room. Industry set standards dictate that the roof centre height as well as the ceiling joists height must be a minimum of 2.2 m.

The required industry height should be present to complete a loft conversion without problems even though it may be possible to install a loft conversion in its absence.

When can you permit development be provided to allow conversion?
One of the most important factors that has to do with a planning permit application is the loft size. The size requirements for approved construction is such that the loft conversion size must not be greater than 50 cubic m in the case of a detached property and 40 cubic m in the case of a terrace property.
Is a dormer a necessity for loft conversions when more space is required to achieve the requisite dimension?
All loft conversions don’t require enough space for a dormer. It depends on the particular needs of the customer and the environment we need to deal with within the roof room. The dormer can become a part of the requirements if the customer requires extra rooms or showers to be added as part of the loft conversion installation. Stairs access can be created by the use of a dormer in case the property in question is semi-attached.

Our approach to all of our projects and services is focused on customer satisfaction which is why we take great care in carefully listening to all the requirements of our customers no matter what the type of their home extension is.

Where will the staircase go?

The stairs that lead to the attic can be ideally placed above the existing set of stairs.
To install a new staircase, cutting any area of the existing living space will not be required as an enclosure can be created along the side of the wall to accommodate the new staircase.

Your house’s current floor plan is another deciding factor.  Other alternatives particularly when you are contemplating a hip to gable conversion can be considered based on the scale and your attic conversion plans.

What is a hip to back gable loft conversion?
Various properties today suffer from a limited space in their attics because of the presence of sloping edges and traditional hipped roofs. This restriction presents a challenge in creating a conversion of the loft that does not need to expand your house.
Properties that future these limitations are much better served by hip to gable loft extensions.
Under what ceiling height can loft conversions be easily installed?

The minimum ceiling height to be converted is 2.2 m.  The height can be calculated exactly between the Timber Ridge and the top of the joist which is located on the ceiling.

Even after repairs, you can expect to receive 1.9 m of living space in terms of the height of the ceiling of your new loft conversion.

What do mansard loft conversions usually entail?
Francoise Mansard, a 17th-century French architect is the inspiration behind the name of the mansard loft.  You can find this conversion almost always at the back end of the house.  The flat roof is a standard component of this loft conversion, and it also features a sloping wall at the back.
Is an architect required for a loft conversion?
To assess the ability of the structure to withstand the new conversion, you will need expert guidance from an architect.  This assessment will determine whether structural changes such as the installation of a new roof is required for your loft conversion.
Is a loft conversion more economically efficient than an extension is?
One of the most viable options which you can use to increase living space in your house is by using a loft conversion. Increasing the size of your home is a much more economically efficient choice than moving to a new location. 
Is scaffolding necessary for every loft conversion?
It comes down to the individual contract. Those contractors who want to work from the outside of the building will install scaffolding wherever they need to work. From the scaffold they will gain entry to the workspace, and so they might not need to enter the flat at all in the early start of the work.
Is the party wall agreement always required for a loft conversion?
Party wall agreements are only required for walls that are shared between you and someone else. No additional permissions are required for detached houses as shared walls do not exist in these types of properties.
Can my loft conversion project include a new bedroom?
A loft may only be classified as a space if it meets a certain set criteria. All relevant building regulations as well as the different requirements for all bedrooms must be met for the bedroom to be added to a loft conversion.
Can my neighbours stop my loft conversion? 
They can extend the time that will take for the conversion to complete but it may not be possible to stop the conversion altogether. If you tell your neighbours about your plans ahead of schedule, then there is a high chance that they will not cause problems for your project.
Is it possible to add a room inside my attic?
In order to convert your attic, you need to consider the building requirements that qualify attics for transformation into a living area. Your attic’s ceiling height from the floor must be at a minimum 2.2 m in order for it to qualify for transformation. If your attic’s height does not meet this requirement, you will need to either raise the roof of your attic, or lower the floor level of the property.
Are newly constructed houses available for loft conversions?
It is difficult to perform a loft conversion in a new house but is normally possible. Some buildings that still have units for sale often have certain restrictions that might limit what you can do with the property that can also include adding a loft conversion.
What benefits can I achieve with a loft conversion?
The market value of your residential property can be greatly enhanced by the use of a loft conversion. Latest National Building Society research has shown that a loft conversion can always add more than 25% to your home’s value.
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion? 
Given that the loft conversion in your building is considered permitted development, planning permission is not generally required. 
How long does a loft conversion take?
Elite builders London are expert loft conversion specialists which will ensure that your loft conversion is completed within the timeframe we commit. We will deliver your loft conversion project within the exact timeframe that we commit to you at the start. Loft conversions ideally take between one and three months to complete.
How competitive are your prices?
You can rest assured that our prices will be economically efficient for loft conversion projects.


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