Conversion Services From Bromley North Construction
Loft Conversions across Bromley
Loft Conversion Services From Bromley North Construction
Here at Bromley North Construction, we offer loft conversions to property owners throughout Bromley and the surrounding areas. We’re extremely passionate about what we do, and we feel that this shows in every single one of the services. We also pride ourselves on the high level of service that we offer, and on the fact that we constantly go the extra mile for our valued Bromley-based customers, time and time again. Property refurbishments are our speciality, and we’ve been offering them throughout Bromley for years. This is one of the main reasons why we believe that we should be your first and only port of call for refurbishments, anywhere in the Bromley area. If you’d like to find additional information on the property refurbishments that we offer throughout Bromley, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’d love to hear from you and assist you in any way we possibly can.
Experienced Loft Conversion Installers
We have many years’ worth of experience in providing loft conversions throughout the Bromley area, and over the years we’ve honed and developed the skills needed to provide quality loft conversions to all of our valued Bromley-based customers. When you choose Bromley North Construction to carry out the conversion of your loft space, we’ll work with you from design to completion, to ensure that the loft conversions that we provide are perfect for you. We aim to not only meet the needs and requirements of our customers, but exceed them, time and time again. When it comes to needing a professional building company to carry out loft conversions in Bromley or the surrounding areas, look no further than Bromley North Construction.
Benefits of Converting your Loft Space
There are a number of great benefits when it comes to the purchase and installation of a loft conversion. When you call us at Bromley North Construction, we will be able to implement incredible solutions for your needs. However, we also know that you may not be sure if there are any added benefits to this, aside from the expansion of a room. We’ve listed the benefits of a loft conversion:
Adding extra space to your home is an excellent opportunity, giving you valuable space for you and your family and saving you money on the cost of moving. Even though loft conversions can be expensive they are a worth while investment.
Increase your Property Value
Installing a loft conversion can add serious value to your home. In most cases we are looking at a 20% increase in value, but with the right additions this can be considerably more. For property developers, adding a loft conversion is one of the most immediate steps they take because the return on investment is practically guaranteed.
Although it isn’t the most exciting reason for a loft conversion it shouldn’t be overlooked. By creating additional, easy to access storage space, you can manage your possessions far easier to deal with. By designing bespoke storage solutions, you can make it easier for you to access all of those memories you have locked away.
When it comes to energy efficiency, we need to take into consideration how much energy we are consuming. In older houses it is often the case that we are losing huge amounts of energy fur to poor insulation. By converting your loft you can improve the energy efficiency of your home whilst increasing value property and boost your living space.
You Don’t Need Planning Permission
Anyone who has ever decided to extend their property will be more than familiar with seeking planning permission from the council and all of the time and effort that goes into it. However, when it comes to a loft conversion, planning permission isn’t usually necessary for loft conversions tend to have little affect on your neighbours. This is what’s known as Permitted Development Allowance.
Expand Your Home With A Loft Conversion
For a number of years now, we’ve been offering our loft conversions to customers in and around the Bromley area. Over this time, our experienced team have developed a well-known and respected reputation for the service that we offer. Whenever we undertake loft conversions, our team will work with you throughout the complete project, from start to finish. This is to ensure that you’ve converted your loft into a space you’ve always dreamed of. All of the conversions that we carry out are bespoke and are designed to meet the requirements of our customers. As specialists in our industry, we can help you plan out the design and choose the best type of conversion for your property; ensuring it meets your budget, space available and your personal requirements.
Can my loft be converted?
Before you do anything, it’s essential that you find out if your loft space is suitable for a conversion. The majority of properties come with an allowance for a permitted development, this means that you can go ahead with your loft conversion, without planning permission. If you live in a conservation area or if your roof space isn’t tall enough it could be more complicated.
At Bromley North Construction, you can consult a member of our team who will come and assess your loft conversion in Bromley. There are a couple of checks that you can carry out yourself beforehand though…
Look for other conversions on your street
An easy way of finding out whether your loft can be converted is to consider whether any similar houses on your street have has loft conversions. If you spot some examples of loft conversions, then it’s more likely to be a possibility for your home. You could also see if it’s worth asking anyone on your street if they’ve had one done and if you can have a look.
Measure the head height
The minimum height your need for a loft conversion is 2.2m and you can measure this yourself. Simply take a tape measure and run it from the floor to the ceiling at the tallest part of the room. If it’s 2.2m or more, your loft I tall enough to convert. Victorian houses are known for being lower than those built from 1930 onwards so there may not be sufficient head height.
Check the roof
The period that your property was built in will affect the type of roof, by looking through your loft hatch you should be able to tell straight away what type of roof you have.
Rafters will run along the edge of the roof which will leave most of the triangular space below hollow. Trusses add support and run through the cross section of the loft, converting loft trusses is possible but it’s likely to be a costly job.
Consider the floor below
Some people may neglect to understand the changes to the floor below the loft when planning a loft conversion. It’s worth considering where the staircase will go and how much room it may take up, even a well-designed staircase could still take up a large amount of living space, so consider the space which you’re happy to lose.
Types of loft conversions
Roof light conversions
These are considered the most cost friendly loft conversion whilst being less disruptive as they don’t require changes to the shape or pitch of the roof. Skylight windows will be installed whilst have a proper flooring solution laid and a staircase added, you will need to make sure that you have enough roof space without having an extension.
A dormer loft conversion is an extension that protrudes from the slope of the roof, dormers tend to be one of the most popular types of loft conversions, they’re suitable for most houses that have a sloping roof. Dormer conversions are also cost effective and add extra headroom and floor space.
Hip-to-gable conversions work by extending the sloping ‘hip’ roof at the side of the property outwards, this will create a vertical ‘gable’ wall, creating more internal loft space. These types of loft conversions work on detached or semi-detached houses as it needs a free sloping side roof. If you have a detached house with sloping roofs on either side, so you can build on both of these to create an even more spacious double extension.
Mansard extensions run along the length of your house’s roof and will alter the angle of the roof slope making it almost vertical. These tend to be the most expensive type of loft conversion but will give you a lot more extra space. Mansard conversions are suitable for the majority of property types including terraced, semi-detached houses.
Call Us For Loft Conversions In Bromley
If you’re based in Bromley or the surrounding areas and you require additional information on the loft conversions that we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding the loft conversions that we provide throughout Bromley and the surrounding areas.
We also offer our loft conversions services throughout Croydon, Bexley and Orpington.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Loft Conversions
How Can I Find Out If My Loft Can Be Converted?
2.2m is the minimum height requirement (from the floor to the highest point in your loft) for a loft conversion to be viable option. It is still possible to convert if you have less room than this however it would usually involve lowering the ceilings on your first floor.
What is Meant by Hip to Gable
This is when we extend the ridge line of a hip-end roof to make it into a gable-end roof. This gives you a much larger loft area. A hip to gable extends the ridge line from the existing hips to overall the flank wall of the house. It will effectively add on the required space to enable the staircase and the shower-room to be built and also increase the standing space available in the loft.
How Long Will the Conversion Take to Complete
Typically, a rear dormer loft conversion on a terraced property will take four and a half weeks to complete and a Gable end and rear dormer on a semi-detached property will take five and a half weeks to complete. These timings are an accurate guideline as we have four full time tradesmen that convert the loft and they have been with us for more than 10 years. We do not use sub-contract labour and therefore do not get let down by outside trades not showing to complete their part of the conversion. This means, barring exceptional weather conditions, we are confident of our agreed timescale with the customer.
Where Will the Staircase Go?
The staircases in almost all conversions are positioned above the existing staircase of the house. They start at the side of the bedroom door and climb upwards along the flank wall of the house and land at the top level with the new loft floor. This means that no extra space is needed or taken away from the first floor living area to accommodate the stairs into the loft.