Loft Conversions in Harrow, London


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Understanding the process of a loft conversion

Loft conversion is ideally turning an empty loft space into functional storage or an accommodation room. Due to their advantages, loft conversions are now more common in the UK.

The various types of loft conversions

There are three common types of conversion loft conversion; the Velux, the rear dormer and the hip-to-gable. 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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A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

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Elite Builders London is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. We carefully consider the planning permission requirements and provide you premium quality conversion service at Elite Builders London in Harrow. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

Do you need an additional loft conversion for a living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom, or office loft? We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We have the reputation of being architectural design experts. We will ensure that your loft is architecturally balanced, fits in with the existing property and fulfils the purpose you want.

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Why having a loft conversion in Harrow is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Harrow. 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.

Offering loft conversion services in Harrow

Elite Builders London provides you with stress free loft conversions in Harrow.

Planning for loft conversions in Harrow

In Harrow, elite builders London comprise a team of architects who can prepare building regulations and the necessary documents which have to be submitted to the local council. 

Loft conversion regulations in Harrow

In Harrow, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Design and installation of loft conversions in Harrow

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

Harrow Dormer Loft Conversion services

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most common type of loft conversion in Harrow is the dormer conversion.  A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. This loft conversion normally doesn’t require a planning permit and will take up to 7 weeks to complete.  Usually a 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 the Harrow area

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 Harrow, 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.

If you feel that your property has constraints regarding planning, the Velux automatically becomes an ideal choice.

L-shaped loft conversion options in Harrow

In Harrow, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  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.

Mansard loft conversions in Harrow

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. 

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

Harrow hip to gable an loft conversion services

In case of having an unoccupied space, the hip to gable conversion is the best choice. This conversion gives sufficient space by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion in Harrow

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. In Harrow, 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.

Harrow 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 would help us in determining the kind of loft conversion design that you will use in Harrow.

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: Quotation

The full architectural drawings would be required in order to give you an accurate quote for your loft conversion.

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

Step three: Execution

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

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.

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Harrow? 

Following are some of the main reasons why you should choose elite builders London for your loft conversion in Harrow.

  • Experience:

    Our years of experience in working within the construction industry has given us a great reputation for the quality of work in Harrow.

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. Elite builders London are committed to providing exciting spaces in the safe playing, working, and living environment.

  • 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 Harrow. 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 Harrow and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

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Why having a loft conversion in Harrow is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Harrow. 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.

Contact us for a free loft conversion consultation in Harrow If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Harrow, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. For a free quotation for your latest loft conversion project, calls today 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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