Loft Conversions in Maidstone, Kent


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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. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

What are the various types 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 solutions in Maidstone

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house by 25%? You can convert an unused area of your home and transform it into functional 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 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 Maidstone. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

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 are known for our architectural design expertise. 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 Maidstone is a good choice?

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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. 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 Maidstone. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Offering loft conversion services in Maidstone

In Maidstone, Elite Builders London provide you quality loft conversion services and cover everything including the design and cost to the planning and building regulations.

Planning for loft conversions in Maidstone

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

Regulations for loft conversions in Maidstone

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.

Maidstone design and installations

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

Maidstone dormer loft conversions

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most popular loft conversion type in the Maidstone 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 conversion normally doesn’t require a planning permit and will take up to 7 weeks to complete.  Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Maidstone area

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
In Maidstone, such conversions do not require planning permits. 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.

L-shaped loft conversion options in Maidstone

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Maidstone. 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.

Mansard loft conversions in Maidstone

Homeowners who like a pleasant loft conversion opt for Mansard loft conversions.

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

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Maidstone

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Custom loft conversion in Maidstone

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in Maidstone. 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 Maidstone

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 would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Maidstone. 

The time it would take for the inspection would depend on the size of the attic. It will take more time if you have a lot of space in the attic.  On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: providing you with a quotation

In order to provide you an accurate quotation, we will need the full architectural drawings.

The quotation will be given to you in person or an email will be sent to you within seven days.

Step three: completing your project

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Maidstone, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the 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.

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 Maidstone?

There are several reasons you should select elite builders London in Maidstone for your loft conversions, including: 

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • Extremely professional:

    Your loft conversion projects in Maidstone will be delivered to the highest quality because elite builders London has a qualified team of experienced professionals.  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 Maidstone. 

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Why having a loft conversion in Maidstone is a good choice?

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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. 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 Maidstone. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks 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 Maidstone If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Maidstone, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. For any type of support as well as a quotation for a loft conversion, 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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