Loft Conversions in Richmond-Upon-Thames, London


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What is meant by a loft conversion?

Loft conversion is when you turn an empty loft space into a functional storage or something like an accommodation room. Loft conversions have gained considerable popularity in the UK because of all their advantages

The various types 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 will need to see what kind of planning permission you require, what is the size of your house, and for what purpose are you going to choose the conversion.

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Richmond-Upon-Thames loft conversions

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 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 Richmond-Upon-Thames property. Our vast experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversions.

We provide loft conversions for your living rooms, lounges, playrooms, bathrooms and workplaces. Our designs are designed in a way that the conversion fits perfectly according to your existing structure. We are known for our architectural design expertise. We believe that the loft should fulfil your purpose, fit well with your existing property and maintain its architectural balance.

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Why having a loft conversion in Richmond-Upon-Thames is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 satisfy you. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Richmond-Upon-Thames. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Our loft conversion services in Richmond-Upon-Thames 

Elite Builders London takes care of your loft conversion needs and covers everything from Ideas to costs to guidance regarding planning permissions and building regulations in Richmond-Upon-Thames. 

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Richmond-Upon-Thames

In Richmond-Upon-Thames, 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 Richmond-Upon-Thames

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Richmond-Upon-Thames. We also provide help and guidance regarding the regulatory building and planning authority permits.

Richmond-Upon-Thames design and installations

In Richmond-Upon-Thames, we have experienced and skilled loft conversion designers who help you in creating excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer loft conversions in Richmond-Upon-Thames

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. Dormer loft conversion is most popular in Richmond-Upon-Thames. The dormer loft gives you enough height and allows you ideal space 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.  A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. External scaffolding would be required for the majority of the work. 

Richmond-Upon-Thames Velux loft conversion services

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

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

L-shaped loft conversion options in Richmond-Upon-Thames

In Richmond-Upon-Thames, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  In general, this type of loft conversion has enough floor area to contain two full-size bedrooms and a bathroom.  Its back is adjusted to be in a lower position, so that the ceiling height will be sufficient.

Richmond-Upon-Thames Mansard loft conversions

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.

Hip-to-gable loft conversion services in Richmond-Upon-Thames

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  By extending the ridge to meet the outside wall, this conversion provides you with adequate space.

Custom loft conversion options in Richmond-Upon-Thames

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

Step one inspection

When you contact us we will schedule a convenient day in your home for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist.  This would help us in determining the kind of loft conversion design that you will use in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. A larger attic will take more time. Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: providing you with a quotation

In order to provide you an accurate quotation, we will need the full architectural drawings.

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

Step three: implementation and 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 whole project will be provided once the payment plan of instalments is agreed by both parties.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. Our loft conversion service guarantee 

For a loft conversion project in Richmond-Upon-Thames, what makes us the ideal choice?

Here are a few important factors that makes elite builders London the ideal choice in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    Our diverse pool of experts and qualified professionals have delivered quality construction -related work over many years in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

  • 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 Richmond-Upon-Thames is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion All the loft conversion jobs that elite builders London works on are constructed to the highest of standards. We endeavour to surpass all expectations in solving difficult problems that often come with loft conversion projects in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

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Why having a loft conversion in Richmond-Upon-Thames is a good choice?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 satisfy you. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Richmond-Upon-Thames. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Take advantage of the free consultation session for your loft conversion in Richmond-Upon-Thames. Was a highly qualified team of skilled and experienced professionals that are always there to help answer any questions that you may have about your loft conversion project in Richmond-Upon-Thames. If you need any support or a quotation for your latest loft conversion project, you can 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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