LOFT CONVERSIONS LONDON
Need a dormer loft conversion for teenager’s bedroom or just Velux room in the roof for a guest room? Looking to transform the unused attic to your own unique space?
Once you have your plans in place call Right Build and we will organise a no-obligation site visit with our surveyor and project manager to discuss your works.
We have the RIGHT team of experienced loft conversion specialists and skilled London builders who can carry out the work – to the last finishing touches.
Additional family space is always a bonus whether it’s for a playroom, home cinema or office. Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobes, a new bathroom or bedroom en suite as attic conversion is the most natural home extension.
Property experts suggest an attic conversion adds an average of 20% to the value of your property. That makes converting a loft space a worthy investment.
Right Build’s teams of London builders are well experienced in all types of loft extension. Our well trained and highly qualified teams are managed by your personal Project Manager who will advise you throughout the project keeping you well informed of progress and deliver a perfectly finished job to the highest specifications.
With Right Build’s multi-skilled teams all plumbing, gas or electric works are also taken care of along with any heating requirements.
Contact us for a survey and no obligation quotation
Whatever you want from your new living space share with us the design plans drawn up to meet your specific requirements
and RIGHT BUILD will turn your Loft Conversion Project in London into reality.
No two loft conversions are the same. Each project is tailor-made to your property involving bespoke workmanship to cater for your individual needs.
Velux Loft Conversion
(the quickest and most cost-
effective conversions involving the
installation of Velux windows)
Dormer Loft Conversion
(these extensions are very
popular as they create so much
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
(useful conversion for semi,
detached or end of terrace
Mansard Loft Conversion
(the largest loft conversion
project and normally requires
We do it all!
What you should consider while planning a loft conversion in London
The first step is to find out if your loft is suitable for conversion
* most important is the internal height of the existing loft, from the top of the ceiling joist to underneath the ridge board in the apex – minimum of 2.3m at the highest point
* the other most important point is the pitch of the roof – usually a pitch of 30 degrees or more is suitable
* the third thing to consider is the footprint of the existing loft space – as a guideline, the minimum space between the internal walls should measure 5,50m side to side and 7,50m front to back
Put your ideas into design drawings
In the majority of cases, the services of a structural engineer will be required to check that the added load of a new floor will be supported, or have technical drawings made which can then be passed on to a builder. The structural engineer will consider the separation distance needed between joists to support the anticipated load weight, and then specify the size and grade of the additional support required.
You will also need to submit your plans to building control to ensure you meet Building Regulations.
Do I Need Planning Permission for Loft Conversion London?
Planning permission is not usually required.
However, permission is required when you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions or if you live in a listed building or a Conservation Area.
You will need to consult with an architect whether you need to get planning permission or not.
Velux conversions and dormers can be built under Permitted Development, but they must not sit forward of the roof plane on the principal elevation, nor must they be higher than the highest part of the existing roof.
You will also need to confirm whether your loft conversion is subject to The Party Wall Act 1996 under which you must give adjoining owners notice.
Do I Need Building Regulations Approval?
Much like major home alterations, all loft conversions require Building Regulations approval and sign off to ensure safety measures are in place. The specific regulations that apply will depend on the type of conversion you have. By default, the elements covered by building regulation include – fire safety, sound insulation, floor and beams, stairs, walls, etc.
You have to notify your local council of the upcoming project by submitting a building notice or full plans application. A building control officer will probably have to inspect your conversion several times during the project to make sure that everything is satisfactory and in compliance with the Building Regulations so they can issue a certificate of completion.
With your design finalized and any required approvals in place, your conversion project is on the RIGHT way to success.