Loft Conversions in Rayleigh, Essex


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What is a loft conversion?

The process of transforming an empty loft space into functional storage or accommodation rooms is known as a conversion loft. Loft conversions have gained considerable popularity in the UK because of all their advantages

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. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on your house. The various factors that you need to consider are the possible conversion use, the size and the planning permission that you would require.

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Rayleigh loft conversion solutions

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house by 25%? You can easily convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a room or storage with a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. In Rayleigh, Elite Builders London is known for providing quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style of your home. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

Do you need an additional loft conversion for a living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom, or office loft? Our designs are designed in a way that the conversion fits perfectly according to 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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Why do a loft conversion in Rayleigh?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new 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 Converted loft will satisfy you. In Rayleigh, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Our loft conversion services in Rayleigh 

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

Planning / Blueprints in Rayleigh

In Rayleigh, Elite Builders London have architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents for submission to local council.

Loft conversion regulations in Rayleigh

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Rayleigh. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Installation and design of loft conversion Rayleigh

In Rayleigh, you’ll get the best architectural sketches from our team of experienced and skilled loft conversion designers.

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Rayleigh

Barbara loft conversions are ideal for houses that have small headroom measurements.  Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Rayleigh. The dormer loft allows you space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. This however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Rayleigh area

A Velux window loft requires less roof destruction and is normally non-disruptive. The roof is left untouched and the property is fitted with Windows.
In Rayleigh this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. A Velux loft conversion gives you considerable headroom. 

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

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Rayleigh area

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Rayleigh. 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.

Rayleigh 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. 

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

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Rayleigh 

In case of having an unoccupied space, the hip to gable conversion is the best choice. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Custom loft conversion options in Rayleigh

Do you want to have any of the loft conversion types listed for your home?  In Rayleigh, we provide loft conversions for our customers. We’re going to be there to help you in every step of the project — from the planning to the final part.

Understanding our loft conversion process in Rayleigh

Step one surveying the location 

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 Rayleigh. 

The size of the attic will determine the amount of time that it would take to complete the survey.  A larger attic will take more time. Usually, each visit takes out around 40 to 45 minutes on average.

Step two: giving you a quotation

We would need architectural drawings of your property in order to give you an accurate quotation.

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

Step three: 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 the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Rayleigh from the start till end and ensure your satisfaction. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Rayleigh? 

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

  • Experience:

    Our years of experience in working within the construction industry has given us a great reputation for the quality of work in Rayleigh.

  • Expertise:

    We have within our team, highly skilled and qualified professionals with many years of experience in the construction industry in Rayleigh. 

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. We at elite builders London always make sure that the finished product we deliver is very safe and is also loved by our clients.

  • 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 Rayleigh.  Quality loft conversion At elite builders London, we make sure to successfully adhere to all relevant standards for loft conversion jobs. Every loft conversion has its own challenges and difficulties in Rayleigh and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

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Why do a loft conversion in Rayleigh?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that you have moved to a new 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 Converted loft will satisfy you. In Rayleigh, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Rayleigh. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Rayleigh, our expert consultants are here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance. 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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