Loft Conversions in Surbiton, 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 various types of loft conversions

There are certain common types of conversions; the rear dormer hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of 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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Loft conversion solutions in Surbiton

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 is known to provide the best loft conversion services around the London area. 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 Surbiton. 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 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. 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 do a loft conversion in Surbiton?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that 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 satisfy your needs. In Surbiton, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. The additional functionality will definitely prove as a worthwhile investment in case you would want to sell your home later.

Offering our loft conversion services in Surbiton

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 Surbiton. 

Planning for loft conversions in Surbiton

In Surbiton, 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. 

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Surbiton

We offer complete loft conversion projects from design to completion in Surbiton. There are certain permits required by regulatory billing and planning authorities with which we can hope you.

Surbiton design and installations

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

Dormer loft conversions in Surbiton

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. The most popular loft conversion type in the Surbiton area is the Dormer conversion.  Dormer loft conversion gives you adequate headroom and also gives you enough space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom. The planning permit is not required for such a conversion and it usually takes up to 7 weeks.  Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

The Velux loft conversion services in Surbiton location 

Conversion into a Velux window loft is non-disruptive and requires little roof destruction.  Since the property is fitted with Windows, there is no need to touch the roof.
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Surbiton.  A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

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

L-shaped loft conversion services in Surbiton

An L-Shaped loft conversion in Surbiton is also popular with homeowners. An L-shaped loft conversion gives you enough floor area to have full sized bedrooms and a bathroom.  To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

Mansard loft conversions in Surbiton

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

In a Mansard loft, a roof is built over a steep sloping side that displaces one of two of the roof slopes.

You need planning permission for Mansard loft conversions and they are relatively more expensive due to the structural requirements.

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

Hip to gable loft conversion options in Surbiton

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

Custom loft conversion options in Surbiton

If you have any loft conversion types that you want for your home, we can help you with it. In Surbiton we design complete, custom loft conversions for customers. We stay with you from the very first step till last step to make sure that we make you satisfied.

Our loft conversion process in Surbiton 

Step one surveying the location 

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This would help us in determining the kind of loft conversion design that you will use in Surbiton.

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. A larger attic will take more time. Usually, each visit takes out around 40 to 45 minutes on average.

Step two: providing you with a quotation

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

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

Step 3: execution

Once the terms have been agreed, you will have to give us a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment for the project. A timescale for the whole project will be provided once the payment plan of instalments is agreed by both parties.

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. We have designed our loft conversion services around the satisfaction of our customers and have been offering them for over 40 years.

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Surbiton? 

We have listed below a few of the most convincing factors which makes elite builders London the ideal choice for your loft conversions in Surbiton.

  • Experience:

    In Surbiton, we have an exceptional reputation for the quality of our work as well as the skill of our workers and part of that is because of our successful years of delivering quality work.

  • Expertise:

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

  • Accredited:

    The confidence we have in our construction and design services at elite builders London comes from our various accreditations.  Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Surbiton 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. Loft conversion projects in Surbiton have their own set of difficult tasks which we carefully consider and complete successfully every time we work.

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Why do a loft conversion in Surbiton?

A conversion loft gives you more room without forcing you to move home. A loft conversion gives you a sense that 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 satisfy your needs. In Surbiton, you can convert your empty loft into a functional face such as a bathroom, a gym, or bedroom. A loft conversion will have many benefits 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 Surbiton. You don’t have to decide everything about the latest loft conversion project on your property in Surbiton as our diverse team of highly qualified professionals is always present to guide you every step of the way. 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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