A loft conversion can significantly add value to your London property, whilst providing a brand new living space in a once forgotten part of your home.
Almost all lofts can be converted, the type of London loft conversion you have depends on the type of property you live in and the limitations of the local planning parameters. By matching the existing materials of the property, we can maintain the character and continuity of your home, creating a seamless transition between new and old.
We work all over London and in a number of the Home Counties. We have many happy and satisfied clients and undertake the vast majority of our work through the recommendations of satisfied customers.
We will be happy to arrange for you to view a similar loft extension London project in your area or the nearest area where we have completed a loft conversions.
DESIGN & LOFT CONVERSION TYPES
Design, Planning & Building
We normally handle all aspects of a London and home counties loft conversion project, from design, planning and building regulations to overseeing the progress of the construction and guaranteeing the work. We have in-house designers who work closely with yourself and your consultant to achieve the optimum scheme possible within the local planning guidelines.
However, we are flexible, and if you would just like us to handle the construction work, this is no problem. The Adica Construction Progress Assessors and your consultant will be visiting your loft conversion site 2-3 times a week during the build, ensuring that work is progressing in accordance with the works schedule.
Our team will then certify each of your weekly stage payments ensuring that you are only ever paying for works already completed on site. The building inspector will also be attending the site periodically throughout the build to ensure that all aspects of the work are being carried out in accordance with building regulations.
Most of our London and home counties loft conversions take approximately 5-7 weeks to complete, this however can vary depending upon the size, scope and specification of your conversion. Not only will a loft conversion provide versatile extra space, but it will substantially enhance the value of your property if, or when, you decide to move on. Contact us today to find more ways how loft conversions can benefit your home.
A dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof that projects vertically from a sloping roof, creating additional floor space and headroom within the property. Internally, a dormer has vertical walls and a horizontal ceiling. It is the most common type of loft conversion, as the flat roof dormers often add the maximum amount of additional space. In addition, it is possible to create a gable front and a hipped roof dormer to make it look more attractive, however these types of dormers do not offer as much internal space. Additionally, due to the added complexity, a gable front and hipped roof dormer will cost more to build. The l-shaped dormer loft conversion is also very popular and is often considered the best way to extend a mid-terrace period property to maximize space as it can give around 40m3 of space or slightly more under planning.
The main styles of dormer conversions include:
- Flat-Roof Dormer – A Dormer Conversion with a flat roof
- Gable-Fronted Dormer – Sometimes called ‘Doghouse’ Dormer
- Hipped-Roof Dormer – A Dormer Conversion with a hipped roof
- Shed Dormer – A Single Planed Roof that is pitched at a lesser angle than the main roof
Hip-to-gable and l-shaped hip-to-gable loft conversion
The majority of houses that are hip roofed in style tend to have a reasonably small internal volume, so for a conversion to be practical, a hip-to-gable conversion is a smart solution. This type of conversion involves changing the sloping side of the property to a flat gable end. This increases the size of the loft space, often creating extra space for the staircase. As this type of loft conversion changes the outline of the roof, planning permissions may well be required. We also specialize in l-shaped hip-to-gable loft conversions.
Mansard and l-shaped mansard loft conversion
A mansard loft conversion, named after the 17th-century French Architect Francois Mansard, is situated to the rear of the property. This type of conversion has a flat roof, with the back wall sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees. Windows are usually housed within small dormers.
Mansard loft conversions normally require planning permissions, due to the large changes to the roof shape and structure.
In addition, we specialise in l-shaped mansard loft conversions, which can really open up the space and add even more value to your property. The l-shaped mansard loft conversion works particularly well if you are converting the loft into an open-plan bedroom with en-suite.
SIMPLE STEPS & HOW WE WORK
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