Loft Conversions in Purley, London


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

Turning an empty space into functional storage or room accommodation is known as a loft conversion. Loft conversions are now getting more popular by the day because they have several advantages.

The different kinds of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. 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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Loft Conversions in Purley

A loft conversion can potentially increase your property’s value by 25%. You can easily convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a room or storage with a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion solutions in London. In Purley, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. We ensure that our designs fit your existing structure. 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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Why do a loft conversion in Purley?

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 makes you feel as if you have moved to a new 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 converted loft will definitely satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Purley. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Offering loft conversion services in Purley

In Purley, Elite Builders London provide you quality loft conversion services and cover everything including the design and cost to the planning and building regulations.

Planning loft conversions in Purley

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

Purley loft conversion regulations 

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.

Design and installation of loft conversions in Purley

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

Purley Dormer Loft Conversion services

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. In the Purley area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft conversion. The dormer loft allows you space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower.  This loft ideally doesn’t need a planning permit and could take up to 7 weeks to complete. A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. That means the majority of the work is done using external scaffolding. 

Purley Velux loft conversions

A Velux window loft requires less roof destruction and is normally non-disruptive. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
In Purley, 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.

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

Purley L-Shaped loft conversions

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

Purley Mansard loft conversion services

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

A level roof is built over steep sloping sides that displace on one of the two roof slopes.

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.

Purley hip to gable an loft conversions 

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion gives sufficient space by extending the ridge to meet the outside wall.

Custom loft conversion in Purley

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

The process of our loft conversion services in Purley

Step one examination

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would ensure that we have the right details about your home and the kind of loft conversion design that you will need in Purley.

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. A larger attic space would take a greater amount of time. Each visit approximately takes around 45 minutes.

Step two: Quotation

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

The quotation will be provided either by email or personally 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 timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

We will then project manage your loft conversion in Purley throughout the entire project to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget to your complete satisfaction. We have designed our loft conversion services around the satisfaction of our customers and have been offering them for over 40 years.

Why should you hire us for a loft conversion project in Purley?

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

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    We have within our team, highly skilled and qualified professionals with many years of experience in the construction industry in Purley. 

  • Accredited:

    To offer exceptional design and construction -related services, elite builders London has all the necessary accreditations. Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

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

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Why do a loft conversion in Purley?

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 makes you feel as if you have moved to a new 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 converted loft will definitely satisfy you. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Purley. A loft conversion is an ideal investment in your home for the longer run.  The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Purley. If you need some details about transforming your current loft space with a custom loft conversion in Purley, 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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