Professional Loft Conversions in Harlow
Here at Judges Building Services, we provide our loft conversion service to customers in Harlow and throughout the surrounding areas. Our aim is to transform your underused loft space into an additional room/s for your home. We have a wealth of experience working in the Harlow area and know the best type of conversion for each style of properties loft space. No matter how big or small you might think your loft might be, we can work with you to transform it into an amazing space that benefits your home and family.
From dormer conversions to mansard conversions and much more, we have you covered. Whenever we carry out loft conversion work, we ensure it meets current regulations and any plans that are in place. We ensure all work is carried out in a professional and efficient manner and do our best to cause the least amount of disruption as possible. If you’re based in or around Harlow and would like to discuss a loft conversion, then be sure to get in touch with us today. We are always on hand to answer questions and provide quotes.
Our Loft Conversion Service
When it comes to loft conversion, we provide a dedicated service from start to finish. We aim to offer a reliable and friendly team with a wealth of experience to handle any loft conversion work from start to finish making each stage of the building process stress-free for the client. You can have daily updates on the work being carried out and can track how effectively we work so you will know where your money is going. Each loft conversion we construct is designed to suit your every need. We constantly strive to deliver perfection on every job and with our tight-knit team of carpenters and skilled tradesmen, we believe we are slightly different to the rest. All loft conversions in Harlow come with a 10 year guarantee.
This is where we covert the space in your loft without altering the planes of your roof. In effect, the only exterior changes are the addition of Velux windows incorporated into the structure. In the case of conservation areas, we will use special Velux windows to satisfy local authority requirements. These types of lofts do typically cost around 10% less than having a rear dormer extension but normally offer less internal space. However, if you have a particularly high and large internal loft structure, a dormer extension to the roof may be an unnecessary expense and an eaves conversion all the loft you need.
This is the most common kind of loft conversion, with the rear or (in modern build houses) side aspect of the roof extended to form a ‘dormer’ structure. This will increase the available area at which you will be able to stand within your new loft. A wide variety of window styles and materials are usually available to be fitted or, if you prefer, a set of French/Bi-folding Doors can be installed to form what is known as a ‘Juliet Balcony.
Many houses have both a side slope and a rear slope to their roof structures. A ‘Hip-To-Gable’ or a ‘Gable Build’ is a means by which the front roof profile is extended across to the ‘Hip’ of the house, to allow a dormer to then be extended across the full, rear width of the property. These are naturally not required for terraced properties or those larger houses in which sufficient space and an acceptable stair design can be achieved without converting the hip of the property.
In certain areas, (principally in London) the local authority will insist upon a ‘Mansard’ dormer, which ‘sits’ on brick extensions to the parapet wall(s) and in which the rear ‘face’ has a slight recline. This is due to a consensus within such councils that mansards have less negative visual impact on rooflines. Some of our clients freely elect to incorporate Mansard dormer designs purely because they prefer the aesthetic. They do, however, cost more than traditional dormers.
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If you’re interested in any of the services we offer or would like a free quote, then be sure to contact us today. One of our team is always on hand to assist.
Permitted Development and Loft Spaces
Permitted development rights do not exist for residents of flats, maisonettes, non-dwelling structures and properties built with limitations imposed upon P.D. entitlement. An additional volume allowance of no more than 40 m3 for terraced properties and 50 m3 for detached and semi-detached. The plane of the existing slopes of any roof elevations facing a public road must usually be maintained. No extension can exceed the highest part of the original roof.
Roof extensions, aside from hip-to-gable structures, must be set back at least 20cm from the original eaves boundaries. Materials must be similar in appearance to that of the rest of the existing house. No roof extension can ‘overhang’ any property walls below. Verandas, balconies or raised platforms cannot typically be added to the new structure. Side-facing windows must use obscured glass.
Benefits of Converting Your Loft Space
The loft is an untapped space in many peoples homes and if you’re lacking space, then be sure to think of going up before you go out. A loft conversion in Harlow can offer a huge number of benefits for both you and your property. Our team have put their heads together and come up with what we believe are the biggest benefits of loft conversion, some of which are; you can add value to your home, the space in your property is increased, you avoid the cost of moving home, create a room with the best view in the house, lofts are a great source of natural light, increase floor space without losing your garden and additional income as a rental room.
Why Choose Us For Loft Conversions in Harlow?
We have been carrying out loft conversions for customers in and around Harlow for many years. Our team undertake all types of work and we can convert any size or type of loft. With many happy customers, we have listened to their feedback and believe some of the reasons you should choose us are:
- Years of experience converting loft spaces
- Local loft conversion specialists
- Well-known reputation in Harlow
- We cover all types of loft conversions
- Free quotes on all loft work
- Dedicated team always on hand to assist
For Loft Conversions in Harlow Contact Judges Building Services
When it comes to loft conversion in Harlow or any of the surrounding areas, be sure to make Judges Building Services your first port of call. We offer a comprehensive loft conversion service and have a number of options to choose from. When it comes to loft conversions we’ll work closely with you from start to finish to ensure all of your requirements are met. Whether it’s additional storage or a whole other room, you can count on us to convert your loft space. If you’re interested in a loft conversion in Harlow or any of the surrounding areas, then be sure to get in touch with us today. Our team can help you in Essex, Chelmsford, Bishop’s Stortford, and London.
Loft Conversions Harlow - Frequently Asked Questions
A loft conversion is a transformation of the roof space into an additional room. Loft conversions come in all shapes and sizes, and you could create one or multiple additional rooms. When you choose us we’ll work with you to understand your requirements and ensure the best type of loft conversion is provided.
At Judges Building Services, we cover all types of loft conversion from traditional rooflight conversions to mansard conversions and everything in between. From design to completion, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your loft conversion meets both your needs and budget.
The cost of a loft conversion will depend on a number of factors such as the type you choose, the size of the project and what type of work is involved. We price all loft conversion work on an individual basis to ensure you are provided with a fair and competitive quote.
If you’re interested in converting your loft space then all you need to do is get in touch with us. When it comes to loft conversion we’ll provide you with an estimated date for completion and will always aim to complete before this date if possible. You’ll be kept updated of the project progress and we’ll do our best to cause as little disruption as possible during the whole process.
If you’re like a quote for a loft conversion, then all you need to do is email us or fill in our contact form and one of our team will get back to you. Alternatively, you can give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you straight away. One of our experienced team is always on hand to answer questions and deal with enquiries.