Loft Conversions in Great-Dunmow, Essex


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Understanding 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 have gained considerable popularity in the UK because of all their advantages

What are the various types of loft conversions?

There are three main kinds of loft conversions; they include the rear dormer, the hip-to-gable and the Velux. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on your house. 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 services in Great-Dunmow

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

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We can help you get that.

We, at Elite Builders London provide loft conversion services in London. In Great-Dunmow, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

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 believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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Why do a loft conversion in Great-Dunmow?

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 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. 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 Great-Dunmow. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Great-Dunmow 

In Great-Dunmow, 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 loft conversions in Great-Dunmow

Elite Builders London has a team of architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents which can be submitted to the local council in Great-Dunmow.

Loft conversion regulations in Great-Dunmow

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Great-Dunmow. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Design and installations in Great-Dunmow

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

Dormer loft conversions in Great-Dunmow

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Great-Dunmow. A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. Dormer loft conversions will not require a planning permit and can take up around seven weeks to complete. A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. That means the majority of the work is done using external scaffolding. 

Velux loft conversions in the Great-Dunmow area

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. The roof is left untouched and the property is fitted with Windows.
In Great-Dunmow, you do not require any planning permits for this type of loft conversion. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

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

L-shaped loft conversion services in Great-Dunmow

In Great-Dunmow, 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 conversions in Great-Dunmow

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

In Mansard lofts, steep-sloping sides displace one of two of the roof slopes, and a level roof is built over it. 

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

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

Great-Dunmow hip to gable an loft conversion services

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  You can get sufficient space from this conversion by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion services in Great-Dunmow

We can help you with the right type of loft conversion that you need. In Great-Dunmow we design complete, custom loft conversions for customers. We stay with you from the very first step till last step to make sure that we make you satisfied.

Our loft conversion process in Great-Dunmow 

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 meeting will allow us to discuss and go over all the details of your home and we would advise you on what kind of loft conversion design that you will need in Great-Dunmow.

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. A larger attic would consume more time. Usually, each visit takes out around 40 to 45 minutes on average.

Step two: 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 3: execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Great-Dunmow, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a 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.

What makes us the best option for your loft conversion project in Great-Dunmow? 

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

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Great-Dunmow 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 Great-Dunmow in executing the construction projects. 

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. 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 Great-Dunmow will be delivered to the highest quality because elite builders London has a qualified team of experienced professionals.  Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Great-Dunmow. 

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Why do a loft conversion in Great-Dunmow?

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 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. 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 Great-Dunmow. In the long run a loft conversion pays 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 Great-Dunmow. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Great-Dunmow, our expert consultants are here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance. 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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