Loft Conversions in Northfleet, Kent


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Understanding the process of a loft conversion

Turning an empty space into functional storage or room accommodation is known as a loft conversion. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

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. 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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Loft conversion solutions in Northfleet

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion services around London. In Northfleet, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. Our designs are such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. We are Architectural Design experts 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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The advantage of having a loft conversion Northfleet

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. 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. 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 Northfleet. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Our loft conversion solutions in Northfleet

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

Planning for loft conversions in Northfleet

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

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Northfleet

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

Installing loft conversions in Northfleet

Our designers can provide you with excellent architectural sketches in Northfleet

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Northfleet

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most popular loft conversion type in the Northfleet area is the Dormer conversion.  A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  The dormer is built up from the roof slope. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Northfleet area

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Northfleet.  A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

If you feel that your property has constraints regarding planning, the Velux automatically becomes an ideal choice.

L-shaped loft conversion services in Northfleet

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Northfleet. This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversions in Northfleet

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

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

You need planning permission for Mansard loft conversions and they are relatively more expensive due to the structural requirements.

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

Northfleet hip to gable an loft conversions 

In case of having an unoccupied space, the hip to gable conversion is the best choice. This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Custom loft conversion options in Northfleet

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in Northfleet. 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 Northfleet

Step one inspection

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 Northfleet. 

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 visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step 2: quotation 

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

The quotation will be provided either by email or personally within seven days.

Step 3: execution

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Northfleet, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the conversion. Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. We have maintained a reputation going back four decades which is proof of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Why are we the ideal choice for a loft conversion project in Northfleet?

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

  • Experience:

    In Northfleet, 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:

    We have within our team, highly skilled and qualified professionals with many years of experience in the construction industry in Northfleet. 

  • Accredited:

    We, at elite builders London, are an accredited design and construction company.  All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest 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 Northfleet. Quality loft conversion At elite builders London, we make sure to successfully adhere to all relevant standards for loft conversion jobs. We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Northfleet.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Northfleet

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. 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. 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 Northfleet. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Northfleet. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Northfleet, 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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