LEADING LOFT CONVERSION SERVICES IN THE UK
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Areas We Cover

  • Reigate
  • Redhill
  • Banstead
  • Epsom
  • Ewell
  • Stoneliegh
  • Chessington
  • Kingswood
  • Ashtead
  • Tadworth
  • Leatherhead
  • Walton
  • Dorking
  • Kingswood
  • Sanderstead
  • Warlingham
  • Oxted
  • Godstone
  • Carshalton
  • Charlwood
  • Cheam
  • Worchester Park
  • Wallington
  • Carchalton
  • Sutton
  • Croydon
  • Coulsdon
  • Chipsted
  • Horley
  • East Grinstead
  • Horsham
  • Crawley
  • Bookham
  • Walton On The Hill
  • Caterham
  • Lingfiled
  • Edenbridge
  • Westerham
  • Bromley
  • Orpington

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Frequently asked questions

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What are the benefits of a loft conversion?

One of the biggest benefits of loft conversions is that they allow you to add extra space and functionality to your home without having to go through the expense and hassle of moving. Whether you are looking to expand your living area, create extra bedrooms, or add a home office or playroom for the kids, loft conversions offer a cost-effective and convenient way to achieve these goals.

Another key benefit of loft conversions is that they can help increase the value of your property, on average it can increase the value of your home by 20%. By adding an additional bedroom or two, you can potentially make your home more attractive to potential buyers when it comes time to sell.

Do I need planning permission?

The majority of loft conversions do not require planning permission. Our team of experienced professionals works closely with local planning teams and building regulations, so that we can help you achieve your loft conversion goals while ensuring that all required standards are met. During our first meeting we will be able to determine if planning permission is required.

How do I know if my loft can be converted?

A height of 2.2 meters from the floor of your loft up to its highest point is required in order for your loft conversion project to be viable. If this height requirement cannot be met, it may still be possible to complete a small loft conversion at your home by lowering the ceilings on your first floor.

Do I need Building Control Approval?

Yes. All loft conversions must comply with current Building Regulations. RLE will submit the building control application on your behalf once you have approved the plans.

If a loft conversion is undertaken without Building Control Approval, the Local Authority can serve you with an enforcement notice whether the alterations comply or not.

How long does a loft conversion take?

The time required for a loft conversion in Surrey can vary greatly depending on several factors, including whether you need planning permission and how quickly your local authority takes to grant it. Typically, most loft conversions take between 3 and 5 weeks from start to finish. However, this estimate may vary depending on the specific needs and requirements of your project.

Will a loft conversion add value to my home?

A recent nationwide study found that adding a bedroom and en-suite bathroom to a property through a loft conversion can significantly increase its value, on average by about 21%. Another study, found that this increase is likely to be even higher in the capital. While these benefits may seem like a no-brainer, there are also financial costs associated with loft conversions that must be taken into account. Ultimately, the decision whether or not to proceed with a conversion depends on the specific property and location.

What is a Party Wall Agreement?

A party wall agreement or award is a document that is drawn up by surveyors and is used to regulate building works that affect shared walls, such as those between neighbours. In order to create a party wall agreement, you must first serve a party wall notice on your neighbour if you plan to cut into the shared wall during your building project.

How much will it cost?

The cost of a loft conversion can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the features you want to include, and the amount of space needed once the conversion is complete. At RLE, we are committed to providing our customers with expert guidance throughout the design and construction process in order to help them achieve their goals while staying within their budget. Our loft conversions in Surrey are carefully planned and executed with your needs and budget in mind, and any cost savings we achieve will be reflected in the final price of your conversion.

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