Loft Conversions in Beckenham, London


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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. Recently, loft conversions have become more popular in the UK.

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. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of 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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Loft conversion solutions in Beckenham

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house by 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. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Beckenham property. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design 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 architectural design experts. We believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Beckenham?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 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 Beckenham. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Our loft conversion solutions in Beckenham

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

Planning / Blueprints in Beckenham

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

Beckenham loft conversion regulations 

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.

Design and installations in Beckenham

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

Beckenham Dormer Loft Conversion services

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most commonly seen loft conversion in the Beckenham 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. 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. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Beckenham Velux loft conversions

A Velux window loft requires less roof destruction and is normally non-disruptive. A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
In Beckenham, you do not require any planning permits for this type of loft conversion. A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

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

Beckenham L-Shaped loft conversions

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Beckenham. Generally, this kind of loft conversion gives enough floor area to have two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Beckenham Mansard loft conversions

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.

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

We can provide a fantastic service delivery for whatever design you choose for your Mansard loft conversion.

Beckenham hip to gable an loft conversion services

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

Custom loft conversion services in Beckenham

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Beckenham, we provide loft conversions for our customers. We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

Our loft conversion process in Beckenham 

Step one surveying the location 

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 Beckenham.

The amount of time it takes for a survey is dependent on the size of the attic.  The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: preparing 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: Execution

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Beckenham, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the conversion. A timescale for the whole project will be provided once the payment plan of instalments is agreed by both parties.

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. Our loft conversion service guarantee 

What makes us the best option for your loft conversion project in Beckenham? 

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Beckenham 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. Every loft conversion has its own challenges and difficulties in Beckenham and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Beckenham?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 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 Beckenham. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Contact us for a free loft conversion consultation in Beckenham Was a highly qualified team of skilled and experienced professionals that are always there to help answer any questions that you may have about your loft conversion project in Beckenham. 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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