Loft Conversions in Southampton, Hampshire


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What is a loft conversion?

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

The different kinds of loft conversions

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. 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 conversion services in Southampton

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. Do you want to convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a living storage space?

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

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? Our designs are such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. We are known for our architectural design expertise. It is important for us to ensure that your loft fits with the existing property, fulfils your purpose and maintains architectural balance.

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Why do a loft conversion in Southampton?

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Southampton. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Southampton 

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 Southampton. 

Preparing blueprints in Southampton 

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 Southampton.

Loft conversion regulations in Southampton

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. There are certain permits required by regulatory billing and planning authorities with which we can hope you.

Design and installations in Southampton

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

Southampton dormer loft conversions

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most commonly seen loft conversion in the Southampton is the dormer conversion. Dormer loft conversion gives you adequate headroom and also gives you enough space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom. The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Southampton Velux loft conversion services

A Velux window loft requires less roof destruction and is normally non-disruptive. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Southampton.  Converting your extra space into a Velux loft is a good choice to have if you need a considerable amount of headroom.

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

Southampton L-shape loft conversion services 

An L-Shaped loft conversion in Southampton is also popular with homeowners. This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Its back is adjusted to be in a lower position, so that the ceiling height will be sufficient.

Southampton Mansard loft conversion services

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

These lofts have steep sloping sides which displace on one of two of the roof slopes and then a level roof is built on it. 

The planning permission is mandatory for Mansard loft conversions and it is also more expensive due to its structural requirements. 

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

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Southampton 

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion gives sufficient space by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion in Southampton

Do you want to have any of the loft conversion types listed for your home?  In Southampton, we provide loft conversions for our customers. We stay with you from the very first step till last step to make sure that we make you satisfied.

Our loft conversion process in Southampton 

Step 1: survey 

Once you establish contact with us, we will set you up for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist. This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Southampton. 

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step 2: quotation 

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

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

Step three: Execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Southampton, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  You will get a payment plan of the instalments and once you agree to them, we will provide you the timescale for the project.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

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

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    We have a team of skilled technicians and tradesmen who come with their wealth of experience in Southampton in executing the construction projects. 

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Southampton is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  Loft conversion projects in Southampton have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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Why do a loft conversion in Southampton?

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. A survey conducted by National building society revealed that an extra bathroom and a bedroom can increase the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Southampton. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Southampton by giving us a call. 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 Southampton. If you need any support or a quotation for your latest loft conversion project, you can call us 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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