Loft Conversions in Rochford, Essex


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What is a loft conversion?

Loft conversion is ideally turning an empty loft space into functional storage or an accommodation room. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

The different types 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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Loft Conversions in Rochford

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? You can convert an unused area of your home and transform it into functional storage space.

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion services around London. We carefully consider the planning permission requirements and provide you premium quality conversion service at Elite Builders London in Rochford. 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 ensure that the conversion and the style of your loft complements your existing structure. We are Architectural Design experts We will ensure that your loft is architecturally balanced, fits in with the existing property and fulfils the purpose you want.

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Why do a loft conversion in Rochford?

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. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Rochford. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Offering our loft conversion services in Rochford

Elite Builders London takes care of your loft conversion needs and covers everything from Ideas to costs to guidance regarding planning permissions and building regulations in Rochford. 

Planning for loft conversions in Rochford

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

Rules and regulations for loft conversions in Rochford

In Rochford, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. There are certain permits required by regulatory billing and planning authorities with which we can hope you.

Installation and design of loft conversion Rochford

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

Dormer loft conversions in Rochford

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most popular loft conversion type in the Rochford 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 ideally doesn’t need a planning permit and could take up to 7 weeks to complete. The dormer is built up from the roof slope. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Rochford area

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in Rochford. A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

Moreover, if your property has planning constraints, you should consider a Velux conversion loft.

L-shaped loft conversion services in Rochford

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Rochford. In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  In order to have adequate ceiling height, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position.

Mansard loft conversion services in Rochford

The most pleasant loft conversions are Mansard conversions. 

A level roof is built over steep sloping sides that displace on one of the two roof slopes.

It is more expensive to build because of its structural requirements and requires planning permission.

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

Rochford hip to gable an loft conversions 

If you have an unoccupied space, a hip to gable conversion is ideal. You can get sufficient space from this conversion by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion options in Rochford

Do you want to have any of the loft conversion types listed for your home?  We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Rochford. 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 Rochford

Step one conducting a survey

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would help us in determining the kind of loft conversion design that you will use in Rochford.

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. A larger attic will take more time. On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step 2: quotation 

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

You will receive the quotation by email or post within seven days.

Step three: completing your project

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Rochford, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the conversion. A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

Once the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Rochford from the start till end and ensure your satisfaction. Our loft conversion service guarantee 

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

There are several reasons you should select elite builders London in Rochford for your loft conversions, including: 

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Rochford 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.  Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Rochford. 

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Why do a loft conversion in Rochford?

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. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Rochford. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Rochford. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Rochford, 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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