Loft Conversions in Colchester, Essex


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Understanding the process of a loft conversion

Loft conversion is ideally turning an empty loft space into functional storage or an accommodation room. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

What are the various types of loft conversions?

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. Your house’s structure would determine the style of loft conversion that would be ideal for you. 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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Colchester loft conversion solutions

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? You can convert an unused area of your home and transform it into functional 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 Colchester property. Our vast experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversions.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We are architectural design experts. 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 Colchester 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 sense that you have moved to a new home. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. 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 Colchester. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Offering our loft conversion services in Colchester

In Colchester, Elite Builders London provide you quality loft conversion services and cover everything including the design and cost to the planning and building regulations.

Preparing blueprints in Colchester 

In Colchester, 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. 

Rules and regulations for loft conversions in Colchester

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Colchester. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Installing loft conversions in Colchester

In Colchester, we have experienced and skilled loft conversion designers who help you in creating excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Colchester

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Colchester. 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 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. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Colchester Velux loft conversion services

Velux window loft conversion requires minimal roof destruction and is non-disruptive. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Colchester.  A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

If you feel that your property has constraints regarding planning, the Velux automatically becomes an ideal choice.

Colchester L-shape loft conversion services 

Many homeowners in Colchester like an L-shaped loft conversion. Generally, this kind of loft conversion gives enough floor area to have two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Its back is adjusted to be in a lower position, so that the ceiling height will be sufficient.

Mansard loft conversion services in Colchester

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

A level roof is built over steep sloping sides that displace on one of the two roof slopes.

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

We can provide a great service for the design that you choose for your Mansard loft conversions.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Colchester

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Custom loft conversion services in Colchester

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Colchester. We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

Understanding our loft conversion process in Colchester

Step one inspection

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Colchester. 

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. A larger attic would consume more time. Our visits take under 45 minutes on average.

Step two: giving you a quotation

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

The quotation will be provided either by email or personally within seven days.

Step three: executing sure project

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Colchester, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the conversion. You will get a payment plan of the instalments and once you agree to them, we will provide you the timescale for the project.

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Colchester? 

Following are some of the main reasons why you should choose elite builders London for your loft conversion in Colchester.

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    We have within our team, highly skilled and qualified professionals with many years of experience in the construction industry in Colchester. 

  • Accredited:

    To offer exceptional design and construction -related services, elite builders London has all the necessary accreditations. Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • Extremely professional:

    Our team at elite builders London also includes experts and specialists with years of experience which allows us to deliver top quality loft extension projects in Colchester. Quality loft conversion Every loft conversion project that elite builders London works on is guaranteed to meet all relevant standards. We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Colchester.

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Why having a loft conversion in Colchester 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 sense that you have moved to a new home. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. 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 Colchester. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

For a free consultation session about a loft conversion in Colchester, 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 Colchester. Call now on (020) 8987 8071 for some support or get a free loft conversion quote.

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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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