Loft Conversions in Southminster, Essex


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

Turning an empty space into functional storage or room accommodation is known as a loft conversion. Recently, loft conversions have become more popular in the UK.

The various types of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. 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 Southminster

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion 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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We, at Elite Builders London provide loft conversion services in London. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Southminster property. Our experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversion needs regardless of the type, size or style of your loft.

Do you need an additional loft conversion for a living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom, or office loft? We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We ensure that the architectural balance of your loft is maintained while fitting it in your existing property. We believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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Why having a loft conversion in Southminster is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move 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 converted loft will definitely satisfy you. 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 Southminster. 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.

Our loft conversion services in Southminster 

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 Southminster. 

Planning for loft conversions in Southminster

In Southminster, 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. 

Rules and regulations for loft conversions in Southminster

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Southminster. We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Installation and design of loft conversion Southminster

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

Dormer loft conversions in Southminster

Barbara loft conversions are ideal for houses that have small headroom measurements.  Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Southminster. The dormer loft allows you space 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. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Velux loft conversions in Southminster

A Velux window loft requires less roof destruction and is normally non-disruptive. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Southminster this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. Converting your extra space into a Velux loft is a good choice to have if you need a considerable amount of headroom.

For properties with planning constraints, Velux conversion loft is a good consideration. 

L-shaped loft conversion services in Southminster

Many homeowners in Southminster like an L-shaped loft conversion. An L-shaped loft conversion has an area enough for a full-sized bedroom, two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

Mansard loft conversion services in Southminster

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

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

The structural demands of a Mansard loft conversion makes it more expensive and also requires you planning permission.

We can provide a great service for the design that you choose for your Mansard loft conversions.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Southminster

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Southminster custom loft conversions 

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 Southminster. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Our loft conversion process in Southminster 

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 would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Southminster. 

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. A larger attic would consume 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.

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

Step three: implementation and execution

Once the terms have been agreed, you will have to give us a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment for the project. You will get a payment plan of the instalments and once you agree to them, we will provide you the timescale for the project.

We will then project manage your loft conversion in Southminster throughout the entire project to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget to your complete satisfaction. 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 Southminster?

We have listed below a few of the most convincing factors which makes elite builders London the ideal choice for your loft conversions in Southminster.

  • Experience:

    We have an excellent reputation for our services in terms of quality in Southminster due to our years of experience in working with different construction projects. 

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    We have a diverse team of qualified professionals and experts at elite builders London that allows us to deliver exceptional quality loft conversions in Southminster. Quality loft conversion Every loft conversion project that elite builders London works on is guaranteed to meet all relevant standards. We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Southminster.

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Why having a loft conversion in Southminster is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move 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 converted loft will definitely satisfy you. 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 Southminster. 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.

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