Loft Conversions in Thaxted, 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. In the UK, loft conversions have recently gained more popularity because of their advantages.

The different kinds of loft conversions

Commonly, there are three types of loft conversions; the rear dormer, the Velux and the Hip-to-gable. Your house’s structure would determine the style of loft conversion that would be ideal for you. 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 conversion services in Thaxted

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. 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 solutions in London. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Thaxted property. 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. Our designs are designed in a way that the conversion fits perfectly according to your existing structure. We are known for our architectural design expertise. 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 do a loft conversion in Thaxted?

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 sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom for a three-bedroom house could raise its value up to 25%, according to a survey conducted by the National building society.

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 Thaxted. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Our loft conversion services in Thaxted 

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

Planning for loft conversions in Thaxted

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 Thaxted.

Regulations for loft conversions in Thaxted

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

Design and installations in Thaxted

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

Dormer loft conversions in Thaxted

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. In the Thaxted area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft conversion. The dormer loft allows you space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  Dormer loft conversions will not require a planning permit and can take up around seven weeks to complete. A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Thaxted area

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Thaxted, such conversions do not require planning permits. Conversion into a Velux loft is ideal for a loft with a considerable headroom. 

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

Thaxted L-Shaped loft conversions

An L-Shaped loft conversion in Thaxted 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. 

Thaxted Mansard loft conversions

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

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

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

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Thaxted 

A hip to gable conversion is ideal for you if you have an unoccupied space. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Custom loft conversion options in Thaxted

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. We have custom loft conversions for our customers in Thaxted.  We stay with you from the very first step till last step to make sure that we make you satisfied.

Understanding our loft conversion process in Thaxted

Step one conducting a survey

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Thaxted. 

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. A larger attic space would take a greater amount of time. Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: giving you a quotation

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

We provide the quote by email or in person within around 7 days.

Step 3: 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. Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. 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 Thaxted?

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Thaxted 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 Thaxted.

  • Expertise:

    Our diverse pool of experts and qualified professionals have delivered quality construction -related work over many years in Thaxted.

  • Accredited:

    To offer exceptional design and construction -related services, elite builders London has all the necessary accreditations. 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:

    We have a diverse team of qualified professionals and experts at elite builders London that allows us to deliver exceptional quality loft conversions in Thaxted. Quality loft conversion Every loft conversion project that elite builders London works on is guaranteed to meet all relevant standards. Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Thaxted. 

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Why do a loft conversion in Thaxted?

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 sense that you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom for a three-bedroom house could raise its value up to 25%, according to a survey conducted by the National building society.

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 Thaxted. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Contact us for a free loft conversion consultation in Thaxted 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 Thaxted. 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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