Award winning loft conversion company in Barking Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
Transform your Barking home with a bespoke loft conversion to maximise space and enhance the look of your property, both internally and externally. With over 30 years of experience, our specialist team have converted over 1,000 lofts, from Creekmouth to Thames View, with each conversion being unique and tailored specifically to the homeowners needs and preferences. Having gained a valuable insight into the architectural styles seen throughout Barking, we can convert your loft to provide your home with that extra space whist keeping it in tone with the rest of the Barking borough.
If you would like to speak to us in more detail about converting your own Barking loft, give us a call on 020 7870 1117 where we will be happy to help. We also offer a free, no obligation design and quote specific to the plans for your home during the initial meeting.
Award-winning loft conversions
We have been recognised for outstanding quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service by the Federation of Master Builders in their Master Builder of the Year Awards, Southern Region.
In addition, we are proud to have been recognised as finalists in the ‘Best Loft Conversion’ category in the 2020 Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.
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Claim your free design appointment – you’ve got nothing to lose. It’s worth £600, but we offer this service free of charge. Discover the possibilities, explore the options and find a loft conversion that will suit your way of life and your Barking home. Contact us to set up your free appointment.
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Types of loft conversions for Barking homes
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
Are you dreaming of a Barking loft conversion?
Often, homeowners are unsure of what to do with the new space on the top floor of their home. Our specialist design team have created over 1,000 loft spaces which have been used in numerous ways and will be able to show you examples of what could work for your home during the initial visit.
Examples of what loft conversions have commonly been used for across Barking are:
- A large double bedroom and en-suite
- Two bedrooms and a bathroom
- A child’s playroom
- A teenager’s den
- A cinema room
- A games room
- A relaxation or chill-out zone
Our team will listen to your thoughts and produce accurate designs to transform your property and lifestyle.
Transform your Barking home with a stunning loft conversion
What can I expect for my Barking home?
As loft conversion specialists, we have worked throughout the area of Barking for over 30 years, which has given us the experience in your local area and a feel for the architecture and planning regulations known to the borough. Our design team will be able to sit down with you and take in your requirements and requests while planning how best to create your bespoke loft conversion. During the build, we will ensure that the conversion ties in with the look and feel of the rest of your home. A member of our team will also walk you through what has been constructed at various points of the build to ensure that you are happy that nothing has been left aside.
As the work will be taking place on the new third floor of your home, family life will be able to continue uninterrupted on the original two floors. The amount of time it will take out loft conversion team to reach completion depends on the complexity of your conversion design. However, we pride ourselves on completing projects to nothing other than the highest standard and can guarantee that you will feel as proud of your loft space as we do.
How can we help?
As a specialist and award-winning loft conversion company, we promise to deliver exemplary service to you throughout the entire conversion process.
We will be standing alongside you throughout the whole journey, constantly referring back to your requests to ensure that your bespoke Barking loft conversion is unique to you and your family.
For the last 30 years, we have converted wasted space into practical living areas which have transformed the look of over 1,000 homes. Woking with a wide variety of property types, from the detached homes of Thames View, to the terraced properties in Creekmouth, we can pride ourselves on holding a 98% success rate in gaining planning approvals.
As one of the leading loft conversion companies in Barking, we are a trustworthy and reliable pair of hands that can safely, effectively and efficiently achieve the dreams you are after for your Barking home.
Your home will be visited by our project manager and buildings regulations officers regularly throughout the process to ensure that the build is running smoothly at all points and that each aspect of the loft space, as well as the rest of your property, comply with the current safety regulations.
Your loft conversion questions answered
Have a question about loft conversions? We’re happy to help. Read our answers to the questions that our customers frequently ask us.
How long does a loft conversion take?
Depending on the size and type, most loft conversions take around 12 weeks.
Will I need to move out during the project?
No – it’s safe to carry on living inside the property. We work from the scaffolding before the stairs go in. Any disruption you experience will mainly come from noise.
Where will you place our new staircase?
We will be able to fit your staircase around your existing layout and will find an option to suit you. If possible, we will try to fit your new staircase over the existing staircase so that it fits seamlessly within your property.
Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?
This depends on your location and type of property – all flats require planning, but if you live in a house that isn’t in a designated area, then permitted development is usually used and no planning is required. There are many other factors to take into account and one of our surveyors can advise further.
How much does a loft conversion cost?
Most cost between £30,000 and £50,000. This depends on the size and type – bigger and more complicated jobs take longer and therefore will cost more. See pricing information for further details.
What is a party wall agreement and do I need one for a loft conversion?
A party wall agreement (PWA) is required if you have a semi-detached or a terraced property and you are working within or near your neighbour’s boundary. We can advise when the surveyor visits.
Does a loft conversion add value to a home?
Yes – it will add from 20% to 30% upwards depending on the size, design and type.
How much head height do you need for a loft conversion?
If you have a clear head height of 2m then a loft conversion may be possible. Our surveyor will need to assess this to confirm.
What’s possible with your loft conversion?
These are some of the build possibilities you might want to consider for your loft conversion:
What can be achieved with a dormer loft conversion
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Since 1989, we have converted lofts all over England and the South East, including London, Essex, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire. To find out how a loft conversion can transform your property, call 020 7870 1117.