Loft Conversions in Southwark, London


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What is 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 types of loft conversions

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. The style of your loft conversion depends 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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Southwark loft conversion solutions

Did you know that a loft conversion can increase the value of your house by 25%? If you need an extra living room or storage place, you can convert a vacant area of your home by getting a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion solutions in London. 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 Southwark. Our wealth of experience makes us suitable for the conversion needs of your loft, whatever the type, style, or size of your loft.

You can have an additional space by getting a loft conversion for your living room, cleanroom or office. We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We ensure that the architectural balance of your loft is maintained while fitting it in your existing property. 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 Southwark is a good choice?

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 converted loft will satisfy your needs. 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 Southwark. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long run. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Loft conversion services that we offer in Southwark 

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

Planning for loft conversions in Southwark

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

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Southwark

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

Southwark design and installations

In Southwark our skilled and experienced loft conversion designer team is on hand to give you excellent architectural sketches.

Southwark dormer loft conversions

Dormer loft conversions are great for loft houses that have small headroom measurements.  The most popular loft conversion type in the Southwark area is the Dormer conversion.  A dormer loft allows you considerable head height and space for a full-sized bathroom and a bedroom. This loft conversion normally doesn’t require a planning permit and will take up to 7 weeks to complete.  A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

The Velux loft conversion services in Southwark location 

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. The roof remains undisturbed as the property is fitted with Windows.
In Southwark, such conversions do not require planning permits. Converting your extra space into a Velux loft is a good choice to have if you need a considerable amount of headroom.

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

Southwark L-shape loft conversion services 

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Southwark. Generally, this kind of loft conversion gives enough floor area to have two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. Since the back is adjusted to be in a lower bullish position, it makes the ceiling height sufficient.

Mansard loft conversion services in Southwark

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

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 structural demands of a Mansard loft conversion makes it more expensive and also requires you planning permission.

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

Southwark hip to gable an loft conversions 

If you have an unoccupied space, a hip to gable conversion is ideal. This conversion extends the ridge to meet the outside wall and gives you sufficient space.

Southwark custom loft conversions 

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Southwark. We guide you and help you throughout the project. 

The process of our loft conversion services in Southwark

Step 1: survey 

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Southwark. 

The amount of time it takes for a survey is dependent on the size of the attic.  A larger attic will take more time. Each visitation takes around 45 minutes on average.

Step two: providing you with a quotation

We will require full architectural drawings in order to provide a quote for your loft conversion accurately.

In about seven days, we will either email you the quotation or give it to you in person.

Step three: Execution

If you decide to work with us for your loft conversion in Southwark, we will request a first instalment, a percentage of the total cost of the total conversion.  You will get a payment plan of the instalments and once you agree to them, we will provide you the timescale for the project.

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. 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 Southwark? 

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

  • Experience:

    We have many years of experience in the construction industry, and we are well known in Southwark for our level of workmanship. 

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Southwark is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion At elite builders London, we make sure to successfully adhere to all relevant standards for loft conversion jobs. Every loft conversion has its own challenges and difficulties in Southwark and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

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

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion could increase the value of your property significantly. 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 converted loft will satisfy your needs. 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 Southwark. A loft conversion pays for itself in the long 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 Southwark. You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Southwark as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. 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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