Loft Conversions in West-Mersea, Essex


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

The transformation of an empty loft space into something functional such as a storage or accommodation room is called a loft conversion. Loft conversions have gained considerable popularity in the UK because of all their advantages

The various types of loft conversions

There are three main kinds of loft conversions; they include the rear dormer, the hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of your house. You need to consider the size of your house, the possible use of your conversion and the kind of planning permission certification that you would require.

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West-Mersea loft conversion solutions

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? Do you want to convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a living storage space?

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We can help you achieve that.

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 West-Mersea property. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

Do you want a loft conversion for a lounge, bathroom, playroom or office? We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. We are Architectural Design experts We undertake any loft conversion projects with the aim of keeping it in architectural balance, while fitting it in with your existing property and fulfilling your purpose.

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Why having a loft conversion in West-Mersea is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. In West-Mersea, 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.

Offering our loft conversion services in West-Mersea

Elite Builders London offer you a stress free loft conversion solutions that range from ideas to design and guidance regarding the planning permission in West-Mersea.

Planning / Blueprints in West-Mersea

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

The regulations regarding loft conversions in West-Mersea

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. We also help to obtain permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Design and installation of loft conversions in West-Mersea

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

West-Mersea dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most popular loft conversion type in the West-Mersea area is the Dormer conversion.  A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. This loft ideally doesn’t need a planning permit and could take up to 7 weeks to complete. A dormer is built up from the roof slope usually.  This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

West-Mersea Velux loft conversions

Velux window loft conversion requires minimal roof destruction and is non-disruptive. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in West-Mersea. Conversion into a Velux loft is ideal for a loft with a considerable headroom. 

If your property is limited by planning constraints, you should also consider Velux conversions.

L-shaped loft conversion options in West-Mersea

An L-Shaped loft conversion in West-Mersea is also popular with homeowners. Generally, this kind of loft conversion gives enough floor area to have two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

West-Mersea Mansard loft conversion services

The Mansard loft conversions are the most pleasant loft conversions.

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

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. 

West-Mersea hip to gable an loft conversion services

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  You can get sufficient space from this conversion by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion options in West-Mersea

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in West-Mersea. From the initiation of the project till its completion, we make sure that we are there to help you in every step.

Our loft conversion process in West-Mersea 

Step one surveying the location 

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This meeting will allow us to discuss and go over all the details of your home and we would advise you on what kind of loft conversion design that you will need in West-Mersea.

The size of the attic will determine the amount of time that it would take to complete the survey.  The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: Quotation

In order for us to provide you a quotation, we would require the full architectural drawings for accuracy.

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

Step three: completing your project

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in West-Mersea, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. We have designed our loft conversion services around the satisfaction of our customers and have been offering them for over 40 years.

Why should you hire us for a loft conversion project in West-Mersea?

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

  • Experience:

    In West-Mersea, we have an exceptional reputation for the quality of our work as well as the skill of our workers and part of that is because of our successful years of delivering quality work.

  • Expertise:

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

  • 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:

    Our team at elite builders London also includes experts and specialists with years of experience which allows us to deliver top quality loft extension projects in West-Mersea. Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  Loft conversion projects in West-Mersea have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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Why having a loft conversion in West-Mersea is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. In West-Mersea, 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.

Contact us for a free loft conversion consultation in West-Mersea 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 West-Mersea. 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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