Loft Conversions in Clapham, London


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What is a loft conversion?

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Loft conversions have gained considerable popularity in the UK because of all their advantages

The different kinds of loft conversions

There are three main kinds of loft conversions; they include the rear dormer, the hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of your house. You need to consider the size of your house, the possible use of your conversion and the kind of planning permission certification that you would require.

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Loft conversion solutions in Clapham

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house by 25%? You can easily convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a room or storage with a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion services and solutions. 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 Clapham. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

We provide loft conversions for your living rooms, lounges, playrooms, bathrooms and workplaces. We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. We have the reputation of being 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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Why do a loft conversion in Clapham?

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. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Clapham. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Our loft conversion services in Clapham 

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

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Clapham

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

Regulations for loft conversions in Clapham

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Clapham. We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Installation and design of loft conversion Clapham

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

Clapham dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most common type of loft conversion in Clapham is the dormer conversion.  The dormer loft allows you space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  The timeframe for this conversion is usually seven weeks and you normally do not require a planning permit. Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

The Velux loft conversion services in Clapham location 

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 Clapham, such conversions do not require planning permits. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

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

Clapham L-shape loft conversion services 

In Clapham, 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.  Since the back is adjusted to be in a lower bullish position, it makes the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversions in Clapham

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

In Mansard lofts, there are steep sloping sides that displace place on the roof slopes and then a level roof is built on it.

The planning permission is mandatory for Mansard loft conversions and it is also more expensive due to its structural requirements. 

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

Clapham hip to gable an loft conversions 

If you have an unoccupied space, a hip to gable conversion is ideal. By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Clapham custom loft conversions 

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Clapham, we provide loft conversions for our customers. From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Our loft conversion processes in Clapham

Step one inspection

After you contact us, we schedule a meeting according to your convenience to go over the details of the project. 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 Clapham.

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 visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step 2: quotation 

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

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

Step three: Execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Clapham, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

Once the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Clapham 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 should you hire us for a loft conversion project in Clapham?

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    Our team of experienced professionals with years of experience are ideally placed for all construction -related projects in Clapham.

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  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 Clapham. Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  Loft conversion projects in Clapham have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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Why do a loft conversion in Clapham?

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. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Clapham. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Clapham. If you have questions about how to go about your latest loft conversion project in Clapham, our team of experts and professionally qualified workers can answer all of them and help you make the right choice. 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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