Loft Conversions London
If you're looking for extra room, look no further than up
As one of London's premier loft conversion companies, we are expert at helping people like you make more room within your home's existing footprint, while enhancing your equity in bricks and mortar.
Whether you're after a new master bedroom suite (with bathroom and walk in wardrobes perhaps?), home office or study, den for the kids, playroom or gym, a loft conversion is nearly always the most cost effective, easiest and fastest way to create extra living space.
Don't gamble with your greatest asset
You really need an expert team to convert your loft space successfully and effectively. Not just to provide the great value, stress-free ’design to decoration‘ service we deliver, but to ensure all the many planning and building regulations are met. In addition, factors like weight-bearing walls, electrics, plumbing, heating, insulation and so on all need careful consideration
Is a loft conversion right for your home?
To determine how suitable your property is for a loft conversion, carefully consider the following:
Measure the height of the roof space as you'll need around 2.3 metres (7ft 6in) to allow for headroom; generally the steeper roof the more headroom you'll have. However, if there is not enough headroom in the existing space, raising the roof or ceiling is a popular option but this can add to the cost and is also subject to planning consent.
To achieve the best results and avoid expensive errors, do brief an experienced architect or structural engineer to draw up your plans and use a reputable building company to undertake the project. Your loft space is no place for amateurs. Specialist companies will have the skills and experience necessary to make the best use of the limited space available, taking into account key structural features and accommodating best practice. For added peace of mind, make sure your building company is registered with a professional association such as the Federation of Master Builders which requires strict standards of quality.
Services and utilities
If you'd like an en suite or bathroom in your conversion, will your current plumbing cope
with the added pressure requirement? Similarly, can your heating and electrical systems
be easily extended? Having to re-wire or renew your boiler can add to the cost of your
project. Other factors such as soundproofing, insulation and ventilation should also be
This can be a complex issue - some properties don't require planning permission, others
do - so it's always best to check with your local authority. We've provided useful links to
help guide you on our Links page.
How will you reach your new living space? Is there enough room for a staircase in your hall (if you live in a bungalow) or landing or will you need to compromise existing rooms?
If your home is terraced or semi-detached you may need to give notice to your neighbours of your proposed changes under the Party Wall Act (1996).