Loft Conversions in Halstead, 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. In the UK, loft conversions have recently gained more popularity because of their advantages.

What are the types of loft conversion?

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of 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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Halstead loft conversions

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 provide you with high quality extensions and loft conversions to complement the style of your home and keep them according to the planning permission requirements anywhere in Halstead. 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 such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. We are architectural design experts. We believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Halstead

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Halstead, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Halstead 

In Halstead, 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 for loft conversions in Halstead

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

Regulations for loft conversions in Halstead

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. 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 Halstead

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

Halstead dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. In the Halstead area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft conversion. A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. 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 however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Halstead Velux loft conversion services

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Halstead, 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.

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

Halstead L-shape loft conversion services 

In Halstead, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  This conversion can hold two 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 Halstead

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.

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

Whichever design you choose for your mansard loft conversion, we can provide you a great service for it.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Halstead

In case of having an unoccupied space, the hip to gable conversion is the best choice. This conversion gives sufficient space by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Best loft conversion options in Halstead

Do you want to have any of the loft conversion types listed for your home?  We have custom loft conversions for our customers in Halstead.  We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

Our loft conversion processes in Halstead

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 Halstead.

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: Quotation

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

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

Step three: implementation and execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Halstead, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. We have maintained a reputation going back four decades which is proof of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Why should you hire us for a loft conversion project in Halstead?

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • 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:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Halstead is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Halstead.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Halstead

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Halstead, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Halstead by giving us a call. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Halstead, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. 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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