Loft Conversions in Braintree, Essex


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

Turning an empty space into functional storage or room accommodation is known as a loft conversion. Due to their advantages, loft conversions are now more common in the UK.

What are the types of loft conversion?

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. It depends on your house as to which loft conversion would be more suitable. 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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Braintree loft conversions

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion If you need an extra living room or storage place, you can convert a vacant area of your home by getting a loft conversion.

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We, at Elite Builders London provide loft conversion services in London. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Braintree property. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? Our designs are designed in a way that the conversion fits perfectly according to your existing structure. We have the reputation of being architectural design experts. We undertake any loft conversion projects with the aim of keeping it in architectural balance, while fitting it in with your existing property and fulfilling your purpose.

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The benefit of getting a loft conversion in Braintree?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom for a three-bedroom house could raise its value up to 25%, according to a survey conducted by the National building society.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Braintree. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Our loft conversion solutions in Braintree

Elite Builders London offer you a stress free loft conversion solutions that range from ideas to design and guidance regarding the planning permission in Braintree.

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Braintree

Elite builders London can prepare the planning documents and the building regulations which have to be submitted to the local council in Braintree.

Regulations for loft conversions in Braintree

From the design stage to completion we take on loft conversion projects anywhere in Braintree.  We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Braintree design and installations

Our designers can provide you with excellent architectural sketches in Braintree

Dormer loft conversions in Braintree

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. In the Braintree area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft conversion. The dormer loft gives you enough height and allows you ideal space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower. The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Braintree area

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  The roof remains undisturbed as the property is fitted with Windows.
In Braintree this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

Moreover, if your property has planning constraints, you should consider a Velux conversion loft.

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Braintree area

In Braintree, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  Since the back is adjusted to be in a lower bullish position, it makes the ceiling height sufficient.

Braintree Mansard loft conversion services

Homeowners who like a pleasant loft conversion opt for Mansard loft conversions.

In Mansard lofts, there are steep sloping sides that displace place on the roof slopes and then a level roof is built on it.

You need planning permission for Mansard loft conversions and they are relatively more expensive due to the structural requirements.

We can provide a fantastic service delivery for whatever design you choose for your Mansard loft conversion.

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Braintree 

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

Best loft conversion options in Braintree

We can help you with the right type of loft conversion that you need. In Braintree, we provide loft conversions for our customers. From the initiation of the project till its completion, we make sure that we are there to help you in every step.

Our loft conversion process in Braintree 

Step one conducting a survey

Next after contacting us is for us to schedule a convenience with you and our conversion specialist. This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Braintree. 

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step 2: quotation 

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

In about seven days, we will either email you the quotation or give it to you in person.

Step three: executing sure 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. A timescale for the whole project will be provided once the payment plan of instalments is agreed by both parties.

Once the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Braintree from the start till end and ensure your satisfaction. Our loft conversion service offers unparalleled quality in delivery because all of our staff have the appropriate qualifications. 

Why are we the ideal choice for a loft conversion project in Braintree?

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Braintree are as follows. 

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    Our diverse pool of experts and qualified professionals have delivered quality construction -related work over many years in Braintree.

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. Whether we have delivered a home extension project or any other construction project, we make lots of efforts to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable to work in.

  • Extremely professional:

    Your loft conversion projects in Braintree will be delivered to the highest quality because elite builders London has a qualified team of experienced professionals.  Quality loft conversion All the loft conversion jobs that elite builders London works on are constructed to the highest of standards. Loft conversion projects in Braintree have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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The benefit of getting a loft conversion in Braintree?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom for a three-bedroom house could raise its value up to 25%, according to a survey conducted by the National building society.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Braintree. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Braintree. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Braintree, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. For a free quotation for your latest loft conversion project, calls today 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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