Loft Conversions in Harlow, 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. Recently, loft conversions have become more popular in the UK.

What are the types of loft conversion?

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 need to account for the size of the house, the purpose that you’re going to use the conversion for and the planning permission you need to acquire.

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Loft Conversions in Harlow

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. 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 and solutions. 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 Harlow. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

We provide loft conversions for your living rooms, lounges, playrooms, bathrooms and workplaces. We ensure that the conversion and the style of your loft complements your existing structure. We are Architectural Design experts It is important for us to ensure that your loft fits with the existing property, fulfils your purpose and maintains architectural balance.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Harlow

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 could increase the value of your property significantly. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A converted loft will definitely satisfy you. In Harlow, 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 our loft conversion services in Harlow

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

Preparing blueprints in Harlow 

In Harlow, 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 Harlow

From the design stage to completion we take on loft conversion projects anywhere in Harlow.  We also help to obtain permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Installing loft conversions in Harlow

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

Harlow Dormer Loft Conversion services

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. The most popular loft conversion type in the Harlow area is the Dormer conversion.  Dormer loft conversion gives you adequate headroom and also gives you enough space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom. The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  A dormer is built up from the roof slope usually.  This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in Harlow

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in Harlow. 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.

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Harlow area

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Harlow. This conversion can hold 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 conversions in Harlow

The Mansard loft conversions are the most pleasant loft conversions.

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.

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversion services in Harlow

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Custom loft conversion options in Harlow

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. We have custom loft conversions for our customers in Harlow.  From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Our loft conversion process in Harlow 

Step one surveying the location 

Once you establish contact with us, we will set you up 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 Harlow.

The amount of time it takes for a survey is dependent on the size of the attic.  A larger attic will take more time. Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: Quotation

In order to provide you an accurate quotation, we will need the full architectural drawings.

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

Step three: implementation and execution

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Harlow, 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.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. Our loft conversion service offers unparalleled quality in delivery because all of our staff have the appropriate qualifications. 

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

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    All members of our team bring with them years of qualified experience in many different construction projects that they have delivered in Harlow.

  • Accredited:

    To offer exceptional design and construction -related services, elite builders London has all the necessary accreditations. Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Elite builders London has a professional loft conversion team of specialists and they all work skilfully to deliver a product a perfect loft conversion job in Harlow.  Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Harlow.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Harlow

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 could increase the value of your property significantly. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A converted loft will definitely satisfy you. In Harlow, 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.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Harlow. You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Harlow as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. 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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