Loft Conversions in Tonbridge, Kent


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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. In the UK, loft conversions have recently gained more popularity because of their advantages.

The different kinds of loft conversions

Commonly, there are three types of loft conversions; the rear dormer, the Velux and the Hip-to-gable. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on 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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Tonbridge loft conversions

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. If you need an extra living room or storage place, you can convert a vacant area of your home by getting a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. In Tonbridge, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? We ensure that the conversion and the style of your loft complements your existing structure. We ensure that the architectural balance of your loft is maintained while fitting it in your existing property. 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 Tonbridge?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 your needs. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Tonbridge. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality adds value to your home and it would prove beneficial when you sell it. 

Offering loft conversion services in Tonbridge

In Tonbridge, Elite Builders London offers you stress-free loft conversion services from ideas, design, cost, stair attachment and guidance regarding planning and applicable building regulations. 

Planning for loft conversions in Tonbridge

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

Rules and regulations for loft conversions in Tonbridge

In Tonbridge, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Tonbridge design and installations

In Tonbridge, we have experienced and skilled loft conversion designers who help you in creating excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer loft conversions in Tonbridge

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most common type of loft conversion in Tonbridge 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 means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in Tonbridge

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
In Tonbridge, such conversions do not require planning permits. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

For properties with planning constraints, Velux conversion loft is a good consideration. 

Tonbridge L-shape loft conversion services 

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Tonbridge. An L-shaped loft conversion has an area enough for a full-sized bedroom, two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. In order to have adequate ceiling height, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position.

Mansard loft conversion services in Tonbridge

The most pleasant loft conversions are Mansard 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. 

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

Tonbridge hip to gable an loft conversion services

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

Custom loft conversion options in Tonbridge

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  In Tonbridge, we provide loft conversions for our customers. We’re going to be there to help you in every step of the project — from the planning to the final part.

Tonbridge loft conversion process

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 Tonbridge. 

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. A larger attic will take more time. On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: giving you a quotation

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

In about seven days, we will either email you the quotation or give it to you in person.

Step three: completing your project

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Tonbridge, 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. 

Once we have an agreement, we will handle your loft conversion throughout to make sure that your project is completed within the time frame and the budget that has been allocated.  Our loft conversion service offers unparalleled quality in delivery because all of our staff have the appropriate qualifications. 

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Tonbridge? 

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

  • Experience:

    We have an excellent reputation for our services in terms of quality in Tonbridge due to our years of experience in working with different construction projects. 

  • Expertise:

    All members of our team bring with them years of qualified experience in many different construction projects that they have delivered in Tonbridge.

  • Accredited:

    We, at elite builders London, are an accredited design and construction company.  Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Tonbridge is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion All the loft conversion jobs that elite builders London works on are constructed to the highest of standards. Loft conversion projects in Tonbridge have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Tonbridge?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 your needs. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Tonbridge. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality adds value to your home and it would prove beneficial when you sell it. 

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Tonbridge. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Tonbridge, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. 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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