Loft Conversions in Chatham, Kent


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Understanding the process of 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 common types of conversion loft conversion; the Velux, the rear dormer and the hip-to-gable. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on your house. The various factors that you need to consider are the possible conversion use, the size and the planning permission that you would require.

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Chatham loft conversion solutions

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 services and solutions. We carefully consider the planning permission requirements and provide you premium quality conversion service at Elite Builders London in Chatham. Our vast experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversions.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We have the reputation of being architectural design experts. We ensure that your loft fits your property and is architecturally valid to offer you the highest efficiency.

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Chatham?

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. 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 you. 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 Chatham. 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.

Offering loft conversion services in Chatham

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

Planning for loft conversions in Chatham

In Chatham, 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. 

Loft conversion regulations in Chatham

In Chatham, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Installing loft conversions in Chatham

In Chatham our skilled and experienced loft conversion designer team is on hand to give you excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Chatham

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Chatham. 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.  Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. This however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Chatham Velux loft conversions

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
In Chatham this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

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

Chatham L-shape loft conversion services 

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Chatham. In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  In order to have adequate ceiling height, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position.

Mansard loft conversions in Chatham

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.

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

We can provide you the best service for your choice of design for a Mansard conversion.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Chatham

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. This conversion extends the ridge to meet the outside wall and gives you sufficient space.

Custom loft conversion options in Chatham

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Chatham. We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

Our loft conversion processes in Chatham

Step one inspection

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  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 Chatham.

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 visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: providing you with a 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 Chatham, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

We will then project manage your loft conversion in Chatham throughout the entire project to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget to your complete satisfaction. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Chatham? 

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

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Chatham which has added to our excellent reputation in the field.

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. We at elite builders London always make sure that the finished product we deliver is very safe and is also loved by our clients.

  • Extremely professional:

    Elite builders London has a professional loft conversion team of specialists and they all work skilfully to deliver a product a perfect loft conversion job in Chatham.  Quality loft conversion All the loft conversion jobs that elite builders London works on are constructed to the highest of standards. Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Chatham. 

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Chatham?

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. 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 you. 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 Chatham. 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.

For a free consultation session about a loft conversion in Chatham, contact us today If you have questions about how to go about your latest loft conversion project in Chatham, our team of experts and professionally qualified workers can answer all of them and help you make the right choice. 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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