London Loft Converters has become the specialists in turning your spare loft space into a living new space in your home, as the best London Loft Conversion company! Being around for so long, we have completed projects all over London, England and the surrounding areas of Kensington, Lambeth, Hackney, Chelsea, IslingtonFullham, Camden, Southwark, Wandsworth such as turning lofts into anything from bedrooms for children to rooms you can rent with sites such as Airbnb. We are the best loft conversions London company in the area! As a loft conversion London company, we make sure to provide the best service possible!
We have also turned lofts into games rooms and even creating cinemas and home theatres in homes! We do not just empty out your lofts and refurbish it, but we also rebuild them to suit your needs and any requirements you have. If you have any potential ideas for your loft, we also encourage you to bring them to us and we would love to listen! We are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company, happy to inform customers as needed!
Cost & timescale of loft conversion
Generally, loft conversions from most companies can become expensive. This is due to the amount of labour and material costs that go into turning your storage space into a useful room from your (or our) designs. But it also does raise the total value to your property by thousands, if not tens of thousands.
If you are generally a welcoming person, you might even be able to rent out the loft as a spare bedroom, creating yourself monthly income while over time increasing your property’s value! If you need or want to receive further information about the costs and prices of a loft conversion, please do call when possible for a chat with us and book a consultation. We are the best loft conversions London company in the area! As a loft conversion London company, we make sure to provide the best service possible! We are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company, happy to inform customers as needed!
We should be able to give you a competitive estimate for the conversion, including some information on the advantages of converting your loft space, allowing you to create an informed opinion before you make any decision.
Now, the general usual loft conversion project with us usually takes anywhere from 8-12 weeks, but the average amount that we would usually take is 10 weeks, which is to ensure it is done in a professional and efficient manner. This usually depends on the size of the project, what kind of room you would like to convert the loft into, and any other possibilities such as furnishings. Other things may include implementing all possible design ideas you may have. This may also be because we would be following all building regulations and rules that are in place where you live, while we also ensure to follow very strict and specific health and safety codes for everyone. This includes our own workers and you.
There have also been some incidents where we have come across pre-existing property damage that was unknown to the homeowner which also caused delays. However, the timeline is something we will keep in contact with you about, and we will inform you of any updates while the loft is under construction. That’s what makes us the best loft conversions London company in the area! As a loft conversion London company, we make sure to provide the best service possible! We are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company, happy to inform customers as needed!
Can I convert my loft myself?
You can do so yourself, but we always strongly advise against it. A loft conversion project is not easy, and is an incredibly delicate, time-consuming and at times dangerous job which can become much costlier than for you to just hire someone to do it like us, as we are the best loft conversions London company in the area! As a loft conversion London company, we make sure to provide the best service possible! Many possible issues such as making a mistake or overlooking any planning permissions you were unaware about can also be costly. I would always recommend using a London loft conversion company. If you decide to do a DIY job instead, however, then we will give you a few steps that you should ensure to follow during the project:
Be sure that your property can be able to take the additional weight that will come with the conversion. Normally we think it is wise to hire the services of an experienced surveyor to examine the foundations of the house so that they can identify it is fundamentally strong enough for the extra weight that will be provided.
Then you will need to begin underpinning. This alone could set you back in your budget before you have begun. When we start a project on a property, we always make sure to use the most weight-effective materials for your loft to ensure that this will not become a problem for you.
The next thing to be examined is the head height of your roof. If you decide on converting the loft before considering the need for permissions, then you may have to instead decide to fit your design ideas within the roofing space available. Since it may be difficult to execute the ideas you have created or do not come from a design background, you may instead decide to use an interior designer or architect to help with this part of the process.
Depending on your home you may have to have your loft conversion approved for building regulations, despite if you are not required to have planning permissions for the roof. You may need full design plan to have it approved as well.
The structure of the roof may have to be refurbished or adjusted to support conversion requirements. This can be done in a variety of ways altogether and usually it comes down to the roof size and the room the room that you want, so you may have to find out a more efficient way to support the roofing, which could also open the space. This is also a service that we include ourselves when we review your roof, mainly because we have years of experience providing this service to customers. Therefore, we would know if new floor joints are necessary for you.
Fire Safety, Insulation, Loft Stairs, Windows and Storage are all things that need to be kept in mind before converting your loft also. These are things that you must be aware of when you are designing your new room. As you will need to ensure you do not use materials that are flammable, you need consider safe materials that will not be a possible fire hazard.
You must also remember the stairwell or ladder that will be installed could be narrow, and designed in a way that will take as little space from the room as able. You should reinsulate the loft as well since the current insulation will need to be removed when the loft is being converted. You can also decide to install windows into the loft to bring in light, but this may affect potential space in the room too. You could also create extra space for storage in another room on your property, but you could instead create storage space within your new loft using alcoves.
Remember, when you have a consultation with us here at London Loft Converters, we will take care of all of this for you, meaning you will not have to spend time and resources to do it alone.
Planning permissions for loft conversion?
Planning permission is not usually necessary for most jobs we receive. But with some it can be necessary. This is needed mainly if you plan to exceed your roofing space within the property past a specified limit. This is something that we will discuss with you in order to learn your aims, and whether or not we will need to apply for any planning permission before we undergo the project. That is part of what makes us the best loft conversions London company. We are a loft conversion London company, and we are as professional and reliable as possible.
One thing that we also ensure to do on all projects is following strict rules and regulations with architects, while also ensuring that the project is completed with any building regulations.
Can I convert my loft?
A lot of people may not realise that there is a gigantic space at the top of your property which is waiting to be turned into another room for something fun or useful! Why would we leave whole spaces at the top of our home as an untouched storage space when you could turn it into something fun or useful such as a new spare bedroom, significantly improving the value of your home while also creating more space to live in on your property?
You can refurbish the room into a modern space of light, open space and chrome to make it become a relaxation area? You can even create a darker and comfortable room using leather furniture to turn the loft into a home theatre or cinema? Maybe you could even turn it into a cosy library or a study for yourself! Or you could turn it into an office for work or a reading area! Anything that you would prefer or could even think of, we can do for you efficiently and effectively! That is part of what makes us the best loft conversions London company. We are a loft conversion London company, and we are as professional and reliable as possible.
These are just a few things you need to keep in mind that can make a DIY loft conversion much easier for you than it would otherwise be! So instead why not let us, the experts in loft conversion in London, England to take all the stress and pressure from you? Get in touch with us and receive some free, no-obligation advice for your loft conversion!
London Loft Extension
A very popular service that is often requested in the London, England area is loft extensions. Many have already had their lofts converted and would like more space to add furniture or other hobbies within their room. Some may have even decided to use their conversion as a bedroom and they need more space. Other could have even recently boarded their loft and now need to make space for additional storage or to prepare for a loft conversion that they look forward to in the future. Despite the reasoning behind the extension itself, this is something that we can offer to current conversions or even if your loft has yet to be touched.
An extension is an incredibly useful service to use, as you can receive many benefits doing so. One of our favourite benefits to having a loft extension is being able to add large windows that are floor to ceiling, giving the room both a large natural lighting entrance and a beautiful and attractive aesthetic. One of the other benefits to having a loft extension is the additional space for any additions you would like to make. We personally love animals, and adding enough space for a built-in the wall fish tank is something that we would find hard to turn down! You could also create the space to add hobbies such as a TV or video game console system set up. Really, whatever you would like to do with the extension is completely up do you but the additional space is what will allow you to do so! That is part of what makes us the best loft conversions London company. We are a loft conversion London company, and we are as professional and reliable as possible.
If you are looking for a loft boarding or extension service that is both cost-effective and efficient, then contact us at London Loft Converters. We can service the area of London or fill out the form on the top of the page! Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
Types of loft conversion in London
Mansard Loft Conversion
The average loft conversion London customers request are mansard loft conversions, due to the average home build and design. With the surge of detached and demi-detached houses, the average loft in London has the special requirements necessary for a mansard conversion, allowing the extension for more space than a dormer or hip to gable loft conversion. Other customers often decide to apply for a mansard conversion even if they have terraced homes, because within the London area the average terraced home has enough space to do so. We have completed many of the loft conversions London homes currently have, making us dependable and experienced. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience.
Mansard loft conversions are suited to those who look to not only maximise the space within their loft, but also extend outwards to create as much living space as possible with their investment. If this is something that you are considering within the London, then contact us at London Loft Converters today!
We have converted many lofts within the London area since our company has been founded, and our employees have been working on mansard, dormer and hip to gable loft conversions for most of their trade career. It is a common service that we provide for those who are looking to receive the biggest return of investment from their loft conversion project, and we have become experienced and knowledgeable with the smallest specifics.
Cost and timescale of Mansard loft conversion
While we have more in-depth information on our Mansard loft conversion service page, the average mansard loft conversion in London can be quite costly compared to dormer and hip to gable conversions. The average cost of a mansard conversion in London is between £25,000 – £50,000. This is dependent on many factors such as the overall size of the mansard conversion, labour costs and even raw materials. The bulk of the budget comes from the raw materials. We have completed many of the loft conversions London homes currently have, making us dependable and experienced.
Likewise, the average length of a mansard loft conversion can take from 3-6 months overall. The larger the mansard conversion and specific work that needs to be done, the longer the conversion would take. However, longer timescales can easily be avoided if both a realistic plan and design is created at the start of the process, and we ensure to prevent any potential problems that can arise throughout the project.
If you are considering a mansard loft conversion, or any other type of loft conversion in the London area, then I would recommend contacting us here at London Loft Converters! We believe we are much more efficient and cost effective than other London loft conversion companies within the area. We also service the city of London and surrounding area or fill out the form on the top of the page and we will be able to give you a non-obligatory free quote. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
Dormer Loft Conversion
A dormer, or hip to gable and dormer combination is an increasingly common loft conversion London homes have begun to construct. The blend of a hip to gable and dormer conversion ensures you maximise all potential space before extending your loft outwards. An ordinary dormer loft conversion is still recommended however, for multiple reasons such as time and cost savings that the combination would not provide. A dormer loft conversion is also a fantastic way to extend the space within your loft conversion without having to invest the same time and money that would be required if you were to get a mansard conversion. A dormer and hip to gable loft conversion can be considered a smaller mansard loft conversion, since although you do not get the same space and size advantages, you would not have to expect the same investment.
Important Dormer Conversion Information
There are two specific questions most of our customers and those who are considering a dormer loft conversion ask; “how much does a dormer loft conversion cost” and “how long does it take to complete?”. Quite simply, with most construction projects and specifically loft conversion projects, it is dependent on several factors. However, using both experiences and the market average, there are a few guidelines we can provide for you as a customer. We have completed many of the loft conversions London homes currently have, making us dependable and experienced.
How much does a dormer loft conversion cost? The average dormer loft conversion can cost anywhere from £20,000 – £45,000 dependent on several factors. The first main factor is if you decide to maximise the space within the loft using a hip to gable conversion beforehand. This would naturally add labour and raw material costs due to structural changes. The other main factors include both the raw materials of the conversion itself and the labour costs.
How long does a dormer loft conversion take to complete? A dormer conversion would usually take 2-5 months, depending on what is required. A dormer conversion on average takes 4 months to complete since certain jobs can be quite complex, especially if a hip to gable conversion is also completed simultaneously.
If you are looking for a dormer conversion, or a simultaneous hip to gable and dormer conversion, then give us a call today! London Loft Converters services the city of London and surrounding areas or fill out the form on the top of the page and we will be able to give you a non-obligatory free quote. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
The third possible loft conversion you can convert your loft with is a hip to gable, which is designed to maximise the amount of living space which already exists. Hip to gable loft conversions work best for those whose roofs are slanted inwards, since it shortens the amount of maximum space within the loft. The hip to gable conversion straightens the slant, both expanding the space within the loft itself and allowing your loft more space. While it does not provide as much in terms of space expansion that a dormer or mansard conversion would, it does require the least investment in terms of financial cost and time.
A hip to gable loft conversion is very common in London because of the design of most residential properties, allowing small cost investment while also allowing you to rise your property value significantly with additional living space. We believe we offer the best service for a loft conversion London offer due to our keen attention to detail and our ability to plan and process any possible errors or issues that could arise through the conversion process. We are experienced and knowledgeable with hip to gable and any other type of conversions because of our combined years of experience.
London Loft Converters are the London loft conversion company within the area. If you are looking for a loft conversion in London, then call us today!
Important Hip to Gable information
To educate customers, it is important to note that a hip to gable loft conversion is not for everyone. In terms of prices, the average hip to gable costs anywhere from £10,000 – £25,000, and on average takes 12-18 weeks, making it the fastest and cheapest loft conversion. Even though it is a cheap loft conversion, that does not necessarily mean it is the best for you. The lack of additional space the dormer or mansard conversions provide means that unless you have a specific design in mind for once the conversion is complete, you need to plan for your available space before the project is complete. There is always the possibility of realising you lack the space you need within your loft room. If you have any questions, I would recommend getting in touch with us as the premier London Loft Conversion company. We have completed many of the loft conversions London homes currently have, making us dependable and experienced.
If you need a hip to gable loft conversion, then give us at London Loft Converters a call today! We are a London loft conversion company that mainly services the city of London and surrounding areas. Give us a call on Our Number or fill out the form on the top of the page and we will be able to give you a non-obligatory free quote. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
How much does a loft conversion cost in London?
A loft conversion in London could cost anywhere from £16,000 – £50,000 depending on the size and scale of a specific project. There is a large variation in terms of the cost bracket of loft conversions within the London area due to the scale and size of certain projects.
Within London and the surrounding areas, London Loft Converters have become one of the largest loft conversion companies within the area. We provide a professional and efficient services for the home owners within London, and if you are looking for a loft conversion for your property then you may be enquiring about the average prices and timescale to complete your project. There are many different factors that may affect the overall cost for the loft conversion that you are considering, such as the additions and fixtures that you would like to include within your loft conversion. The overall labour hours and the raw material costs that are necessary for your project are also significant factors when pricing a loft conversion project. If the overall raw materials and labour hours increases, the overall cost of the project would also rise. There are a few of the factors that can affect your project, and must be taken into consideration during the planning phase. We have completed many of the loft conversions London homes currently have, making us dependable and experienced.
There are a few different options for loft conversions that you can construct within your property, and depending on your property, some loft conversions may be more suitable than others. That is why we have decided to give an overall average for loft conversion costs within the city of London. It can be difficult as a company to calculate average prices for loft conversions in general due to the specifications of certain projects, and the varying costs for loft conversions depending on scale and the project itself. However, we feel a general average would help inform customers of what budget they may need for their loft conversion. The average loft conversion within the city of London costs £27,000 from the planning phase to completion of construction.
Mansard and dormer loft conversions are generally larger compared to hip to gable loft conversions, which is why the overall price rises. You should also consider that our builders and employees at London Loft Conversion have used previously completed jobs to calculate the average cost of loft conversions in the London area.
London Loft Converters has become one of the best London loft conversion companies within the area. We provide our loft conversions in London and surrounding areas for a cost-effective price. We also provide a professional and reliable loft conversion service. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
How Long Does A Loft Conversion Take To Complete In London?
Realistically, a loft conversion within the London area could take anywhere from 3 – 12 weeks to complete due to previously mentioned factors. If the project that you would like to complete is larger than the average loft conversion, then the project itself may take longer.
Here at London Loft Converters, we complete many different loft conversions within the city of London. We provide the best London loft conversion services within the area, and we are known as being professional and reliable. There are multiple different loft conversion options, such as mansard loft conversions, dormer loft conversions and hip to gable loft conversions. Due to the number of projects that we can complete monthly, we were able to calculate the average time that it may take to complete a loft conversion within the city of London. There are multiple different factors that can increase the overall timescale of a loft conversion, such as the general specifications of a project. Other factors are travel issues or accessibility issues, and even potential delays that may arise throughout the construction period. We are also aware some home owners may want to know how long loft conversions may take, and we would like to help answer those questions. As part of the best loft conversions London company, we make sure every loft conversion is completed correctly.
The average loft conversion within the city of London could take 6 weeks from the start of planning to the end of construction itself. This average does not take specifications into account, but is rather a general average from previously completed projects. This also means that if the project is smaller than the average conversion, it could also be finished sooner.
Mansard loft conversions are the largest loft conversions within the city of London, and they also take the longest to complete construction. Mansard loft conversions are the largest in scope and size, and the planning and construction takes longer due to the overall work necessary to complete. Mansard loft conversions within the city of London take 8 weeks on average, but could realistically take anywhere from 6 – 12 weeks for a project to finish. The larger your project may be, the longer that it could take.
The second largest loft conversion within the city of London is a dormer loft conversion. It is difficult to give accurate averages for a dormer loft conversion within the city of London due to the variations in the projects themselves. Some dormer loft conversions maximise the space available within the current loft via a hip to gable loft conversion, and choose to extend space within the loft additionally. Others choose to just extend their current loft with a dormer. After calculating all previous jobs timescales, the average dormer loft conversion within London would take 5 weeks to complete, while they could take anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks to complete. As part of the best loft conversions London company, we make sure every loft conversion is completed correctly.
Finally, the last loft conversion option that is available to home owners within the city of London is a hip to gable loft conversion. These are the smallest loft conversions available in terms of the overall construction work and size that is necessary to complete, and are also the cheapest overall. The average hip to gable loft conversion within the city of London takes 4 weeks to complete, while it could take anywhere from 3 – 6 weeks to complete depending on your projects specifications.
London Loft Converters are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company. If you are looking for a loft conversion in London, then contact us today. We provide our services in London and surrounding areas. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
Cost of Mansard Conversion in London
Mansard loft conversions is the largest loft conversion that is available to home owners within the city of London. Due to the overall size of loft conversions, they are often the most expensive loft conversion options that are available to customers. Due to the overall scope and specifications of most mansard loft conversion projects, the raw materials and labour costs are significantly higher than dormer or hip to gable loft conversions. The average mansard loft conversion within the city of London costs £34,500 to complete from planning to the end of construction. Mansard loft conversions within the city of London may also cost anywhere from £30,000 – £50,000 depending on the specifications of the project. As part of the best loft conversions London company, we make sure every loft conversion is completed correctly.
Cost of Hip To Gable Loft Conversion in London
Hip to gable loft conversions is the smallest loft conversion option that is available to home owners within the area of London. Hip to gable loft conversions also require the least amount of construction work and labour hours, which play a large part of the reduction in overall cost compared to other loft conversion alternatives. The average hip to gable loft conversion in London would be £19,000, while the overall price bracket for hip to gable loft conversions within the London area could be anywhere between £15,000 – £25,000 depending on project specifications.
Cost of Dormer Loft Conversion in London
The last loft conversion alternative available to home owners within the London area is a dormer loft conversion. These are the second largest loft conversions, and can provide home owners with an extension within their loft that is suitable for an additional room or two. There is also a lot of versatility with dormer loft conversions, such as the ability to maximise the space within your loft by simultaneously using a hip to gable loft conversion along with the extension. The average dormer loft conversion within the city of London would cost £27,500, while a dormer loft conversion could realistically cost anywhere between £20,000 – £35,000
If you need a hip to gable loft conversion, dormer loft conversion or a mansard loft conversion then give us at London Loft Converters a call today! We are a London loft conversion company that mainly services the city of London and surrounding areas or fill out the form on the top of the page and we will be able to give you a non-obligatory free quote. As part of the best loft conversions London company, we make sure every loft conversion is completed correctly. No other loft conversion London based company is close to our level in skill and experience. Contact the best London Loft Conversion company today!
Loft Conversions London
London Loft Converters have become the experts at providing loft conversions to the London, United Kingdom area. We also have become proficient at more than just conversions however, with our expertise also being focused on our extensions, insulation and even boarding. That is part of what makes us the best loft conversions London company. We are a loft conversion London company, and we are as professional and reliable as possible. We are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company, happy to inform customers as needed!
One of the most popular services in the London, United Kingdom area is providing loft boarding’s. This is for customers who either want to use their loft as a storage space to avoid cluttering within the house, or because they are unsure as to what they want to do with their loft and do not wish to convert it until then. That is why we offer boarding as a separate service from a conversion, and we provide this throughout the year. Boarding is a very important aspect of your loft, as the structural integrity and most of the insulation is controlled by the boards. If the boarding is done incorrectly or without the proper measurements, then you run the risk of the loft caving or the damage of your personal possessions.
Every loft boarding should be completed with the accuracy and care of a conversion. Before having your loft boarded, you must first be mindful of what you would like to use it for. If you want to use it for storage purposes then we would recommend having your loft boarded before you place anything inside. The same could be said if you decide to use the loft for any purposes that would require you to be inside.
You should also note that with each board that you use, we have a responsibility to ensure the materials you are using are as environmentally conscious as possible. There are many sturdy and strong lumber materials that you could use that would still guarantee structural integrity while providing minimal (if not beneficial) impacts to the land and Earth itself. With a focus on using natural materials daily, it is important that as a company we should be mindful of the impact that we create. That is part of what makes us the best loft conversions London company. We are a loft conversion London company, and we are as professional and reliable as possible. We are a reliable and professional London loft conversion company, happy to inform customers as needed.