Loft Conversions in Merton, London


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What is 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 different types of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on your house. The various factors that you need to consider are the possible conversion use, the size and the planning permission that you would require.

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Loft conversion solutions in Merton

A loft conversion can potentially increase your property’s value by 25%. You can convert an unused area of your home and transform it into functional storage space.

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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 Merton. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

Are you looking for a loft conversion for your living room or lounge? Our designs are such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. We are 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 having a loft conversion in Merton is a good choice?

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Merton. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

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

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Merton

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 Merton.

Regulations for loft conversions in Merton

From the design stage to the completion stage, we take care of every step during your loft conversion. We also give you the necessary guidance and help regarding permits required by regulatory building and planning authorities.

Installing loft conversions in Merton

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

Dormer loft conversions in Merton

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Merton. Conversion into a Dormer loft gives a considerable amount of head height and enough space in most lofts 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.  Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Velux loft conversions in the Merton 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 Merton, you do not require any planning permits for this type of loft conversion. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

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

L-shaped loft conversion services in Merton

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Merton. In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  In order to have adequate ceiling height, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position.

Merton Mansard loft conversions

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.

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Merton 

Conversion Hip-to-Gable is ideal for use in an unoccupied space. This conversion extends the ridge to meet the outside wall and gives you sufficient space.

Custom loft conversion in Merton

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers based in Merton. We’re going to be there to help you in every step of the project — from the planning to the final part.

Merton loft conversion process

Step one conducting a 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 Merton. 

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 visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: preparing a quotation

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

You will receive the quotation by email or post within seven days.

Step three: implementation and execution

Once you decide to work with us for your loft conversion Merton, you will be required to submit a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment. Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

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 Merton? 

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  We at elite builders London always make sure that the finished product we deliver is very safe and is also loved by our clients.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Merton is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Merton.

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

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. Turning your empty loft into a functional space such as a bathroom, bedroom or office might just be what is missing from your home in Merton. In the long run a loft conversion pays for itself.  Usually the additional functionality will prove a worthwhile investment if you decide to sell your home.

For a free consultation session about a loft conversion in Merton, contact us today You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Merton as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. By giving us a call on (020) 8987 8071, you can request a free quotation for your latest loft conversion.

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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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