Loft Conversions in Brightlingsea, Essex


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The process of a loft conversion

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

The different types of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of your house. The various factors that you need to consider are the possible conversion use, the size and the planning permission that you would require.

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Loft conversion solutions in Brightlingsea

A loft conversion can potentially increase your property’s value by 25%. Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

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Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Brightlingsea property. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

We provide loft conversions for your living rooms, lounges, playrooms, bathrooms and workplaces. 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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Why should you get a loft conversion in Brightlingsea?

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. In Brightlingsea, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Brightlingsea 

Elite Builders London takes care of your loft conversion needs and covers everything from Ideas to costs to guidance regarding planning permissions and building regulations in Brightlingsea. 

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Brightlingsea

In Brightlingsea, elite builders London comprise a team of architects who can prepare building regulations and the necessary documents which have to be submitted to the local council. 

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Brightlingsea

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Brightlingsea. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Design and installation of loft conversions in Brightlingsea

In Brightlingsea, our team of skilled and experienced loft conversion designers provide you with the best architectural sketches.

Dormer loft conversions in Brightlingsea

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Brightlingsea. The dormer loft allows you space 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. The dormer is built up from the roof slope. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

The Velux loft conversion services in Brightlingsea location 

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
In Brightlingsea, you do not require any planning permits for this type of loft conversion. Converting your extra space into a Velux loft is a good choice to have if you need a considerable amount of headroom.

For properties with planning constraints, Velux conversion loft is a good consideration. 

L-shaped loft conversion services in Brightlingsea

In Brightlingsea, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  An L-shaped loft conversion gives you enough floor area to have full sized bedrooms and a bathroom.  The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversion services in Brightlingsea

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

These lofts have steep sloping sides which displace on one of two of 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 you the best service for your choice of design for a Mansard conversion.

Brightlingsea hip to gable an loft conversion services

If you have an unoccupied space, a hip to gable conversion is ideal. This conversion gives sufficient space by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Best loft conversion options in Brightlingsea

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Brightlingsea, 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.

Understanding our loft conversion process in Brightlingsea

Step one conducting a survey

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would ensure that we have the right details about your home and the kind of loft conversion design that you will need in Brightlingsea.

The size of the attic will determine the amount of time that it would take to complete the survey.  It will take more time if you have a lot of space in the attic.  On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: preparing a quotation

We will require full architectural drawings in order to provide a quote for your loft conversion accurately.

We provide the quote by email or in person within around 7 days.

Step three: executing sure project

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Brightlingsea, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. We have designed our loft conversion services around the satisfaction of our customers and have been offering them for over 40 years.

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

Here are a few important factors that makes elite builders London the ideal choice in Brightlingsea.

  • Experience:

    We have many years of experience in the construction industry, and we are well known in Brightlingsea for our level of workmanship. 

  • Expertise:

    Our team of experienced professionals with years of experience are ideally placed for all construction -related projects in Brightlingsea.

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • Extremely professional:

    Your loft conversion projects in Brightlingsea will be delivered to the highest quality because elite builders London has a qualified team of experienced professionals.  Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Brightlingsea. 

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Brightlingsea?

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. In Brightlingsea, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

For a free consultation session about a loft conversion in Brightlingsea, contact us today Was a highly qualified team of skilled and experienced professionals that are always there to help answer any questions that you may have about your loft conversion project in Brightlingsea. If you need any support or a quotation for your latest loft conversion project, you can 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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