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

The different kinds of loft conversions

There are three common types of conversion loft conversion; the Velux, the rear dormer and the hip-to-gable. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of your house. 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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Harwich loft conversions

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion services and solutions. We carefully consider the planning permission requirements and provide you premium quality conversion service at Elite Builders London in Harwich. Our experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversion needs regardless of the type, size or style of your loft.

We provide loft conversions for your living rooms, lounges, playrooms, bathrooms and workplaces. 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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The benefit of getting a loft conversion in Harwich?

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. 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. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Harwich. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Offering loft conversion services in Harwich

Elite Builders London provides you with stress free loft conversions in Harwich.

Planning loft conversions in Harwich

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 Harwich.

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Harwich

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Harwich. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Installing loft conversions in Harwich

In Harwich, our team of skilled and experienced loft conversion designers provide you with the best architectural sketches.

Harwich dormer loft conversions

Barbara loft conversions are ideal for houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most popular loft conversion type in the Harwich area is the Dormer conversion.  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.  This loft conversion normally doesn’t require a planning permit and will take up to 7 weeks to complete.  A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. This however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in Harwich

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
In Harwich, such conversions do not require planning permits. A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

Any property that is limited by planning constraints, it is ideal for it to get a Velux conversion.

L-shaped loft conversion options in Harwich

An L-Shaped loft conversion in Harwich is also popular with homeowners. An L-shaped loft conversion gives you enough floor area to have full sized bedrooms and a bathroom.  To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

Mansard loft conversions in Harwich

Homeowners who like a pleasant loft conversion opt for Mansard loft conversions.

In a Mansard loft, a roof is built over a steep sloping side that displaces one of two of the roof slopes.

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

We can provide you the best service for your choice of design for a Mansard conversion.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Harwich

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

Custom loft conversion options in Harwich

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Harwich. We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

Understanding our loft conversion process in Harwich

Step one examination

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Harwich. 

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. It will take more time if you have a lot of space in the attic.  On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step 2: quotation 

The full architectural drawings would be required in order to give you an accurate quote for your loft conversion.

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

Step three: implementation and execution

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  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. We have maintained a reputation going back four decades which is proof of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

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

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Harwich are as follows. 

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Harwich 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 Harwich. 

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. 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 Harwich 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 Harwich. 

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The benefit of getting a loft conversion in Harwich?

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. 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. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Harwich. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Harwich by giving us a call. 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 Harwich. 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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