Loft Conversions in Portsmouth, Hampshire


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

The process of transforming an empty loft space into functional storage or accommodation rooms is known as a conversion loft. Due to their advantages, loft conversions are now more common in the UK.

The different types of loft conversions

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on your house. Factors to be considered are size, possible conversion use, and the sort of planning permission you’ll need to seek.

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Loft Conversions in Portsmouth

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? 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 provide you with high quality extensions and loft conversions to complement the style of your home and keep them according to the planning permission requirements anywhere in Portsmouth. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. We are architectural design experts. We believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Portsmouth

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your 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 Converted loft will satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Portsmouth. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Offering our loft conversion services in Portsmouth

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

Planning / Blueprints in Portsmouth

Elite builders London can prepare the planning documents and the building regulations which have to be submitted to the local council in Portsmouth.

Loft conversion regulations in Portsmouth

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Portsmouth. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Installing loft conversions in Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth Dormer Loft Conversion services

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  In the Portsmouth area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft 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 however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Portsmouth area

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. The roof remains undisturbed as the property is fitted with Windows.
In Portsmouth, you do not require any planning permits for this type of loft conversion. 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 in the Portsmouth area

Many homeowners in Portsmouth like an L-shaped loft conversion. This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Since the back is adjusted to be in a lower bullish position, it makes the ceiling height sufficient.

Portsmouth Mansard loft conversion services

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

In Mansard lofts, steep-sloping sides displace one of two of the roof slopes, and a level roof is built over it. 

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

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Portsmouth 

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.

Best loft conversion options in Portsmouth

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in Portsmouth. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Portsmouth loft conversion process

Step one conducting a survey

Once you establish contact with us, we will set you up 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 Portsmouth. 

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

Step 2: quotation 

We will require full architectural drawings in order to provide a quote for your loft conversion accurately.

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

Step three: executing sure project

Once you decide to work with us for your loft conversion Portsmouth, you will be required to submit a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment. Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

We will then project manage your loft conversion in Portsmouth 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 should you hire us for a loft conversion project in Portsmouth?

Following are some of the main reasons why you should choose elite builders London for your loft conversion in Portsmouth.

  • Experience:

    In Portsmouth, 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:

    All members of our team bring with them years of qualified experience in many different construction projects that they have delivered in Portsmouth.

  • Accredited:

    We, at elite builders London, are an accredited design and construction company.  Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • 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 Portsmouth. Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  Loft conversion projects in Portsmouth have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Portsmouth

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your 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 Converted loft will satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Portsmouth. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Portsmouth. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Portsmouth, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. 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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