Loft Conversions in Orpington, London


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Understanding the process of a loft conversion

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Due to their advantages, loft conversions are now more common in the UK.

The different kinds of loft conversions

Commonly, there are three types of loft conversions; the rear dormer, the Velux and the Hip-to-gable. Your loft conversion’s style will depend on 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 services in Orpington

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house 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 provides premium-quality extensions and loft conversions to fit the style and planning permission for any Orpington property. 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? Our designs are such that the conversion fits your existing structure perfectly. We are 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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The advantage of having a loft conversion Orpington

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. According to the National building society, an extra bedroom and bathroom usually raises the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Orpington, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. 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.

Our loft conversion services in Orpington 

In Orpington, 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 loft conversions in Orpington

In Orpington, Elite Builders London have architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents for submission to local council.

Rules and regulations for loft conversions in Orpington

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Orpington. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Design and installations in Orpington

In Orpington, you’ll get the best architectural sketches from our team of experienced and skilled loft conversion designers.

Orpington dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. The most common type of loft conversion in Orpington is the dormer conversion.  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.  This loft conversion normally doesn’t require a planning permit and will take up to 7 weeks to complete.  Usually, a dormer conversion is done from the roof slope. This implies that majority work would be done on external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Orpington area

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Orpington this loft conversion normally does not require planning permits. A Velux loft conversion gives you considerable headroom. 

Any property that is limited by planning constraints, it is ideal for it to get a Velux conversion.

Orpington L-Shaped loft conversions

An L-shaped loft conversion has great popularity in Orpington. Generally, this kind of loft conversion gives enough floor area to have two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

Mansard loft conversion services in Orpington

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

In Mansard lofts, steep-sloping sides displace one of two of the roof slopes, and a level roof is built over it. 

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

We can provide a great service for the design that you choose for your Mansard loft conversions.

Hip-to-gable loft conversion services in Orpington

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion provides you with adequate space by extending the range to meet the wall outside. 

Custom loft conversion options in Orpington

Whatever loft conversion that you require, we can provide you with the ideal service.  In Orpington we design complete, custom loft conversions for 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 Orpington

Step one conducting a survey

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Orpington. 

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. A larger attic will take more time. On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: Quotation

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

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

Step three: Execution

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  A timeframe for the project is given once the payment plan of instalments has been agreed upon.

Once we have an agreement, we will handle your loft conversion throughout to make sure that your project is completed within the time frame and the budget that has been allocated.  Our loft conversion service guarantee 

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Orpington? 

Here are a few important factors that makes elite builders London the ideal choice in Orpington.

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

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

  • 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:

    Your loft conversion projects in Orpington will be delivered to the highest quality because elite builders London has a qualified team of experienced professionals.  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 Orpington.

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The advantage of having a loft conversion Orpington

With a loft conversion, you can add more to your existing home than having to move to a different home. A loft conversion gives you a good feeling of living in your home. According to the National building society, an extra bedroom and bathroom usually raises the value of a three-bedroom house by around 25%.

A loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. In Orpington, turning your empty loft into a functional space like a gym, bathroom, bedroom, or office might be just what’s missing from your home. 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.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Orpington by giving us a call. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Orpington, our expert consultants are here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance. For any type of support as well as a quotation for a loft conversion, 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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