Loft Conversions in Southwick, West-Sussex


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What is a loft conversion?

The process of transforming an empty loft space into functional storage or accommodation rooms is known as a conversion loft. Due to their advantages, loft conversions are now more common in the UK.

What are 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 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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Southwick loft conversion solutions

Were you aware that a loft conversion typically can increase your property’s value by up to 25 per cent? Do you want to convert a vacant area of your home and turn it into a living storage space?

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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 Southwick. We can convert your loft according to any size, style or design.

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 have the reputation of being architectural design experts. 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 should you get a loft conversion in Southwick?

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Southwick. 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.

Our loft conversion services in Southwick 

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

Planning for loft conversions in Southwick

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

Loft conversion regulations in Southwick

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

Design and installations in Southwick

Our designers can provide you with excellent architectural sketches in Southwick

Southwick Dormer Loft Conversion services

Dormer loft conversions are a great choice for houses that have a small headroom margin. The most popular loft conversion type in the Southwick 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 timeframe for this conversion is usually seven weeks and you normally do not require a planning permit. Usually a dormer is built up from the roof slope. That means the majority of the work is done using external scaffolding. 

Velux loft conversions in the Southwick area

A Velux window loft conversion minimises roof destruction and is non-disruptive. A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
This loft conversion does not require planning permits in Southwick. If you are looking for a considerable amount of headroom, it looks loft is an ideal choice.

If your property is limited by planning constraints, you should also consider Velux conversions.

Southwick L-shape loft conversion services 

Homeowners also prefer L-shaped conversion in Southwick. An L-shaped loft conversion gives you enough floor area to have full sized bedrooms and a bathroom.  Its back is adjusted to be in a lower position, so that the ceiling height will be sufficient.

Mansard loft conversions in Southwick

The most pleasant loft conversions are Mansard conversions. 

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 fantastic service delivery for whatever design you choose for your Mansard loft conversion.

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Southwick 

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.

Custom loft conversion options in Southwick

We can help you with the right type of loft conversion that you need. We design, complete and customise loft conversions for our customers in Southwick. We’re going to be there to help you in every step of the project — from the planning to the final part.

Our loft conversion processes in Southwick

Step one examination

Once you establish contact with us, we will set you up for a meeting with our loft conversion specialist. This allows us to discuss in detail with you and to determine what kind of loft conversion design you will need in Southwick. 

The size of the attic will determine the amount of time that it would take to complete the survey.  The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  On average, a visit takes 45 minutes. 

Step two: giving you a quotation

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

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

Step three: executing sure project

Once you decide that you want to work with us for your loft conversion in Southwick, we will ask you for a first instalment that would be a percentage of the total cost of the conversion. A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

Once the terms have been agreed, we will manage your project in Southwick from the start till end and ensure your satisfaction. Our loft conversion service guarantee 

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Southwick? 

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Southwick are as follows. 

  • Experience:

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

  • Expertise:

    Our team of experienced professionals with years of experience are ideally placed for all construction -related projects in Southwick.

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. 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 Southwick 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. Solving difficult problems that come with loft conversions is part of the job for our projects in Southwick. 

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Why should you get a loft conversion in Southwick?

A loft conversion has the ability to add more to your house and you will not have to consider moving houses. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. You can expect a significant rise in the value of your property due to a loft conversion.

A converted loft will not disappoint you with its additional space and accommodation. You can turn your empty loft into a space such as a bathroom, a bedroom or a gym in Southwick. 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.

You can receive free consultation and advice for your new loft conversion project in Southwick by giving us a call. 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 Southwick. 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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