LOFT CONVERSIONS

When approaching a loft conversion various measurements must be considered to ensure that your current loft has the required size to accommodate a conversion, usually floor to ceiling height is key. Once these measurements are confirmed we will appoint one of our experienced architects to make initial drawings and submit to local authority. Most often when loft converting the works can be done under “permitted development” which means if you build under certain guidelines you are within your rights to carry out the work giving simple notice instead of waiting for permission from local council. The main components which make up a loft conversion are the installation of a self-supporting floor constructed above the existing ceiling, the roof structure that’s forms the proposed space, roof coverings and finally the internal fit out.

Primarily the new floor structure is fabricated with a series of steel beams spanning across the property accompanied with a timber frame. The structure of the proposed loft conversion is commonly known as a “dormer” almost like a large box simply fabricated at the back of the roof and is built with specified timbers, that make up a flat roof with a rear Dorma wall and sides known as the “cheeks”. The front pitch roof will remain with the addition of several skylights however the structure is upgraded and finally tiled to unify appearance with the proposed loft conversion.

In most cases a semi-detached property has the opportunity to build what is known as a “hip to Gable” in this case the existing side pitched roof is completely removed and front ridge tiles extended onto a new built wall known as a “gable wall”. This gives opportunity to build a larger dorma which has substantial reward once complete.
Windows and doors are fitted followed by Electrics and plumbing.
Internal insulation is added and all walls and ceilings are closed up ready for plaster works.An Installation of a bathroom or shower room, a new stairs leading to the proposed loft conversion with new doors and joinery, final décor works and there you have completed loft conversion.


Cost usually depend on the size of the conversion but a basic loft conversion could start from £30,000.00p Duration of the works are usually between 8-12 weeks, and a great advantage is having the choice to live in while the works are carried out as the construction is pretty contained within the loft until the installation of the new stairs.
Converting is a great way to expand the value of your home and thought of as the most flexible addition you can put towards your home.

West London

Paddington, Bayswater W2

Acton W3

Chiswick W4

Ealing W5

Hammersmith W6

Hanwell W7

Kensington, Holland Park,  W8

Maida Vale W9

North Kensington W10

Notting Hill W11

Sheperds Bush W12 

Portland Street, Regent Street, W1B

Oxford Street W1C

Soho W1D

Harley Street W1G

Marylebone W1H

Mayfair, Piccadilly W1J

Mayfair, Grosvenor Square W1K

Hanover, Saville Row W1S

Fitzrovia, Tottenham Court Rd W1T

Marylebone W1U

Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia W1W 

 

South West London

Vauxhall Bridge SW1

Chelsea SW3

Clapham SW4

Earls Court SW5

Fulham SW6

South Kensington SW7

Vauxhall SW8

Stockwell SW9

Chelsea Bridge SW10 

Battersea SW11

Balham SW12

Barnes SW13

Sheen SW14

Putney SW15

Streatham SW16

Tooting SW17

Wandsworth SW18

WimbledonSW19

Knightsbridge SW20

North West London

Camden NW1

Harlesden NW2

Hampstead

Belsize Park, Primrose Hill, NW3 

Hendon, Brent Cross, NW4

Kentish Town NW5

Cricklewood, Kilburn, West Hampstead NW6

Mill Hill NW7

St Johns Wood NW8

Colindale NW9

Willesden NW10

Golders Green NW11

North London

Islington N1

East Finchley N2

Finchley Central N3

Finsbury Park N4

Highbury N5

Highgate N6

Holloway N7

Hornsey N8

Edmonton N9

Muswell Hill N10 

Bounds Green N11

North Finchley N12

Palmers Green N13

Southgate N14

Seven Sisters N15

Stoke Newington N16

Tottenham N17

Upper Edmonton N18

Archway N19 

Whetstone N20

Winchmore Hill N21

Wood Green N22