Loft Conversions in Kensington, London


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What is 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.

The different kinds 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. Factors to be considered are size, possible conversion use, and the sort of planning permission you’ll need to seek.

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Kensington loft conversions

You can potentially increase your property’s value by 25% after getting a loft conversion 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. Elite Builders London provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Kensington property. Our experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversion needs regardless of the type, size or style of your loft.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. Our designs are such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. 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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The advantage of having a loft conversion Kensington

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. In Kensington, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

Offering our loft conversion services in Kensington

In Kensington, 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 Kensington

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

Regulations for loft conversions in Kensington

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. There are certain permits required by regulatory billing and planning authorities with which we can hope you.

Installing loft conversions in Kensington

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

Dormer loft conversions in Kensington

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Kensington. 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.  Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. That means the majority of the work is done using external scaffolding. 

Velux loft conversions in Kensington

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.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in Kensington. Conversion into a Velux loft is ideal for a loft with a considerable headroom. 

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

Kensington L-shape loft conversion services 

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Kensington. This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. The back is adjusted to be in a lower position to make the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversion services in Kensington

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. 

It is more expensive to build because of its structural requirements and requires planning permission.

For your Mansard loft conversion, we can provide you a fantastic service delivery. 

Kensington hip to gable an loft conversions 

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 services in Kensington

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Kensington, 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.

The process of our loft conversion services in Kensington

Step 1: survey 

After you contact us, we schedule a meeting according to your convenience to go over the details of the project. This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Kensington. 

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 two: preparing a quotation

In order for us to provide you a quotation, we would require the full architectural drawings for accuracy.

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 Kensington, 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. 

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. 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 Kensington? 

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

  • Experience:

    We have delivered quality projects with the help of our skilled workers over the years in Kensington 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 Kensington. 

  • Accredited:

    Having all the relevant accreditations allows elite builders London to offer exceptional quality services relating to design and construction. 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 Kensington is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion Elite builders London loft conversion projects are executed to meet set standards.  Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Kensington. 

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Kensington

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A converted loft will satisfy your needs. In Kensington, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. In the longer run, you’ll see that the loft conversion speaks for itself. If you ever decide to sell your home, you will see that the added functionality will be worthwhile.

For a free consultation session about a loft conversion in Kensington, contact us today If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Kensington, our expert consultants are here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance. 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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