Loft Conversions in Hackney, London


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

The different types of loft conversions

There are three common types of conversion loft conversion; the Velux, the rear dormer and the hip-to-gable. The style of your loft conversion depends 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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Hackney loft conversions

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion 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 provides loft conversion solutions in London. In Hackney, Elite Builders London is known for providing quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style of your home. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. We are known for our architectural design expertise. 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 Hackney

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Hackney, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. The additional functionality adds value to your home and it would prove beneficial when you sell it. 

Our loft conversion services in Hackney 

In Hackney, 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 / Blueprints in Hackney

Elite Builders London has a team of architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents which can be submitted to the local council in Hackney.

Regulations for loft conversions in Hackney

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

Design and installation of loft conversions in Hackney

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

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Hackney

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Hackney. The dormer loft allows you 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.  A dormer is built up from the roof slope usually.  External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Velux loft conversions in the Hackney area

Velux window loft conversion requires minimal roof destruction and is non-disruptive. The roof is left untouched and the property is fitted with Windows.
In Hackney this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. Conversion into a Velux loft is ideal for a loft with a considerable headroom. 

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

L-Shaped loft conversion in the Hackney area

Many homeowners in Hackney like an L-shaped loft conversion. An L-shaped loft conversion gives you enough floor area to have full sized bedrooms and a bathroom.  The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Hackney Mansard loft conversion services

The most pleasant loft conversions are Mansard conversions. 

These lofts have steep sloping sides which displace on one of two of 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.

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Hackney

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

Best loft conversion options in Hackney

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  We have custom loft conversions for our customers in Hackney.  From the start to the end of the project, we make sure to help you in every step.

Hackney loft conversion process

Step one inspection

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would help us in determining the kind of loft conversion design that you will use in Hackney.

The amount of time it takes for a survey is dependent on the size of the attic.  It will take more time if you have a lot of space in the attic.  Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: providing you with a quotation

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

We provide the quote by email or in person within around 7 days.

Step 3: execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Hackney, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. Having insured staff allows us to offer guaranteed building services for a loft conversion project.

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

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Hackney are as follows. 

  • Experience:

    We have many years of experience in the construction industry, and we are well known in Hackney for our level of workmanship. 

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    We, at elite builders London, are an accredited design and construction company.  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:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Hackney is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion At elite builders London, we make sure to successfully adhere to all relevant standards for loft conversion jobs. We do our best to take care of the challenges associated with loft conversions in Hackney. 

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Hackney

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Hackney, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. 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 Hackney. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Hackney, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. 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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