Loft Conversions in Grays, Essex


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What is meant by 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.

The different kinds of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. It depends on your house as to which loft conversion would be more suitable. You will need to see what kind of planning permission you require, what is the size of your house, and for what purpose are you going to choose the conversion.

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Loft conversion solutions in Grays

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? 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 provides loft conversion services around London. In Grays, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversion needs regardless of the type, size or style 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 are known for our architectural design expertise. 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 do a loft conversion in Grays?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. In Grays, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Offering loft conversion services in Grays

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

Preparing blueprints in Grays 

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

Grays loft conversion regulations 

In Grays, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. There are certain permits required by regulatory billing and planning authorities with which we can hope you.

Installation and design of loft conversion Grays

In Grays our skilled and experienced loft conversion designer team is on hand to give you excellent architectural sketches.

Grays dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most commonly seen loft conversion in the Grays is the dormer conversion. 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. Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Grays Velux loft conversion services

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
In Grays, such conversions do 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.

Grays L-shape loft conversion services 

An L-Shaped loft conversion in Grays is also popular with homeowners. In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Grays Mansard loft conversion services

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. 

The planning permission is mandatory for Mansard loft conversions and it is also more expensive due to its structural requirements. 

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Grays 

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Grays custom loft conversions 

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. In Grays we design complete, custom loft conversions for customers. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Understanding our loft conversion process in Grays

Step 1: survey 

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 Grays. 

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. A larger attic space would take a greater amount of time. Usually, each visit takes out around 40 to 45 minutes on average.

Step two: Quotation

In order for us to provide you a quotation, we would require the full architectural drawings for accuracy.

The quotation will be given to you in person or an email will be sent to you within seven days.

Step 3: execution

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

Once we have an agreement, we will handle your loft conversion throughout to make sure that your project is completed within the time frame and the budget that has been allocated.  Our loft conversion service offers unparalleled quality in delivery because all of our staff have the appropriate qualifications. 

For a loft conversion project in Grays, what makes us the ideal choice?

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

  • Experience:

    We have an excellent reputation for our services in terms of quality in Grays due to our years of experience in working with different construction projects. 

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  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:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Grays is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion At elite builders London, we make sure to successfully adhere to all relevant standards for loft conversion jobs. We do our best to take care of the challenges associated with loft conversions in Grays. 

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Why do a loft conversion in Grays?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. In Grays, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Grays. You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Grays as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. By giving us a call on (020) 8987 8071, you can request a free quotation for your latest loft conversion.

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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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