Loft Conversions in Rochester, Kent


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What are loft conversions?

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

The various types of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. 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 services in Rochester

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? Do you want to convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a living storage space?

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion solutions in London. We carefully consider the planning permission requirements and provide you premium quality conversion service at Elite Builders London in Rochester. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

Do you want a loft conversion for a lounge, bathroom, playroom or office? We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We are architectural design experts. 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 should you get a loft conversion in Rochester?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your 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 definitely satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Rochester. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Offering loft conversion services in Rochester

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

Preparing blueprints in Rochester 

Our architects at elite builders London can provide building regulations and planning documents which have to be submitted to the local council in Rochester.

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Rochester

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Rochester. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Installing loft conversions in Rochester

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

Rochester Dormer Loft Conversion services

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most common type of loft conversion in Rochester is the dormer conversion.  The dormer loft gives you enough height and allows you ideal space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower. Dormer loft conversions will not require a planning permit and can take up around seven weeks to complete. A dormer is built up from the roof slope usually.  This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in Rochester

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  The roof remains undisturbed as the property is fitted with Windows.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in Rochester. A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

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

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Rochester area

In Rochester, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  Its back is adjusted to be in a lower position, so that the ceiling height will be sufficient.

Mansard loft conversions in Rochester

The most pleasant loft conversions are Mansard conversions. 

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

The Mansard loft conversions are more expensive because of the structural requirements and they also require planning permission.

Whichever design you choose for your mansard loft conversion, we can provide you a great service for it.

Rochester hip to gable an loft conversions 

A hip to gable conversion is ideal for you if you have an unoccupied space. You can get sufficient space from this conversion by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion in Rochester

We can help you with the right type of loft conversion that you need. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in Rochester. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Rochester loft conversion process

Step one inspection

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Rochester. 

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. It will take more time if you have a lot of space in the attic.  Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: providing you with a quotation

We would need architectural drawings of your property in order to give you an accurate quotation.

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

Step three: Execution

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

Once the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Rochester from the start till end and ensure your satisfaction. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

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

Here are a few important factors that makes elite builders London the ideal choice in Rochester.

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Rochester 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 Rochester.

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. Whether we have delivered a home extension project or any other construction project, we make lots of efforts to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable to work in.

  • Extremely professional:

    We have a diverse team of qualified professionals and experts at elite builders London that allows us to deliver exceptional quality loft conversions in Rochester. Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Rochester.

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Rochester?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good sense of living in your 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 definitely satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Rochester. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Rochester. You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Rochester as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. 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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