Loft Conversions in Oxted, Surrey


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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. Recently, loft conversions have become more popular in the UK.

The different types of loft conversions

The three major types of conversions include the Velux, the hip-to-gable and the rear dormer. 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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Oxted loft conversions

A loft conversion can potentially increase your property’s value by 25%. Would you like to convert a vacant area of your home into a living or storage space?

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion services around London. In Oxted, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our experience makes us the ideal choice for your loft conversion needs regardless of the type, size or style of your loft.

Do you need an additional loft conversion for a living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom, or office loft? We ensure that the conversion and the style of your loft complements your existing structure. We have the reputation of being architectural design experts. 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 do a loft conversion in Oxted?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. 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 Oxted. 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 solutions in Oxted

Elite Builders London offer you a stress free loft conversion solutions that range from ideas to design and guidance regarding the planning permission in Oxted.

Planning / Blueprints in Oxted

Elite Builders London has a team of architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents which can be submitted to the local council in Oxted.

Oxted loft conversion regulations 

In Oxted, we can take up any loft conversion projects from the design stage to the final completion stage. 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 Oxted

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

Oxted dormer loft conversions

For houses that have small headroom measurements, the dormer loft conversions are a great choice. The most common type of loft conversion in Oxted 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.  The timeframe for this conversion is usually seven weeks and you normally do not require a planning permit. A dormer is built up from the roof slope in most cases. This however means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Oxted Velux loft conversion services

Converting into a dealer’s window loft is a good way to be non-disruptive and have cause roof destruction. The property is fitted with Windows, and the roof is mainly untouched. 
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Oxted.  A Velux loft conversion is a good choice for a loft with an adequate amount of headroom.

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

Oxted L-Shaped loft conversions

Many homeowners in Oxted like an L-shaped loft conversion. 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.

Oxted Mansard loft conversions

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.

We can provide a fantastic service delivery for whatever design you choose for your Mansard loft conversion.

Oxted hip to gable an loft conversion services

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.

Oxted custom loft conversions 

Do you want to have any of the loft conversion types listed for your home?  We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Oxted. 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 Oxted

Step one inspection

Once you establish contact with us, we will set you up 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 Oxted.

The attic size would determine how long the survey would take. A larger attic space would take a greater amount of time. On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step 2: 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: implementation and execution

Once you decide to work with us for your loft conversion Oxted, you will be required to submit a percentage of the total cost as a first instalment. Once the instalments are agreed, we will give you a timescale for the project. 

After the agreement, we will start working on your project and complete it according to your requirements, timeframe and budget. Our loft conversion service guarantee 

Why are we the ideal choice for a loft conversion project in Oxted?

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

  • Experience:

    In Oxted, 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 Oxted. 

  • Accredited:

    We, at elite builders London, are an accredited design and construction company.  Our finished construction projects are loved by our clients and they have also been made to the highest possible safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Elite builders London has a professional loft conversion team of specialists and they all work skilfully to deliver a product a perfect loft conversion job in Oxted.  Quality loft conversion Every loft conversion project that elite builders London works on is guaranteed to meet all relevant standards. Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Oxted. 

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Why do a loft conversion in Oxted?

A loft conversion allows you more room without having you to move to a different 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 loft conversion will definitely meet your requirements. 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 Oxted. 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.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Oxted. If you are looking for expert advice or if you have any questions about converting your loft space by using a loft conversion in Oxted, our team of experienced and qualified professionals is always there to answer them. 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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