Expert Loft Conversions in Harpenden, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
If you need that extra space for you and the family, loft conversion is the answer. It gives you more usable space to work around and raises your property’s value when it’s time to sell. If you’re interested, call Touchstone Lofts. Our loft conversions in Harpenden will transform your tired, cramped home into beautiful, functional spaces.
We’ve been in the industry for over 30 years now, providing loft conversion services in Harpenden. Over that time, we’ve gained insights into the architecture of homes in the area. This allows us to tailor each project to the needs and preferences of our clients. If you can envision it, we can build it.
Unique and Stunning Loft Design
We don’t have one design that we use for all clients because we understand how unique each home is. We personalise every project based on the needs, preference, and lifestyles of the people who will enjoy these spaces. This means your input is valuable in the process as well.
Once the design is set, you don’t have to worry about anything else. We also take care of the plumbing, lighting, heating, and wiring of the new loft. We guarantee each project is not just pleasing to the eye, but also safe and up to standards. You’ll have access to the project manager the whole time so you can ask questions and get important updates.
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.
We are also finalists in the ‘Best Loft Conversion’ category in the 2020 Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.
Claim your free loft design appointment
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. Contact us to set up your free appointment.
Types of loft conversions for Harpenden homes
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
The Perks of Loft Conversions
There’s so much potential in having extra room in your home. You can turn your loft into anything from a game room or entertainment hub to a home office or a study. The extra space gives you the flexibility to choose.
Moving into a bigger home can entail a lot of costs and tedious work. By converting your loft, you won’t have to make that big move just because your family or home business is running out of space.
Space is one of the most important commodities in the modern world, especially because of how finite it is. By converting your loft, you’ll be making smarter use of the space that you have, while making your home more attractive to future buyers.
Transform your Harpenden home with a stunning loft conversion
What do you need to know about a loft conversion for your Harpenden home?
What type of loft is right for your home?
Do you have a hip to gable roof, a low pitch eave or have a reduced head height loft? Do you need a dormer conversion, a Velux solution or a flat roof extension? Whatever your concerns or worries, let us answer them with a bespoke design solution that considers all of the technical requirements suited specifically to your conversion.
Is planning permission difficult to process?
Are you confused by planning approval, party wall agreements, building control or fire regulations? Our expert team understand exactly what is and isn’t required for your loft conversion and will walk you through each process step by step.
How long will the whole process take?
Whilst some loft conversions can be completed within weeks, we have delivered some complex conversions that have taken many months of planning, design, and construction. Our experienced team will assess your needs during the initial consultation and quickly provide you with an accurate schedule for completion of your new loft conversion.
What does it all cost?
Every design is bespoke and every requirement is unique. Once we have assessed your needs and inspected your home during the initial meeting, we can quickly provide you with accurate, realistic and robust budgets, along with a free design. We will show you a range of options to help fit your all-important budget and make the most of each allowance.
Starting the Process
You can get a free quote and a free loft design when you book a consultation. Here’s how it works.
- Once you give us a call and book a consultation, a surveyor will assess the space in your home for design ideas – no hard sales involved.
- During the visit, the surveyor will get to know your family’s needs and preferences and look at how a loft conversion can make a difference
- We’ll give you a design proposal, free of charge and from any obligation. This service usually costs £600.
Give us a call today to book a consultation. You can reach us using your phone 0800 881 8194, or email [email protected].
Planning Permission Problems
Many homeowners find planning permissions confusing and difficult. Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help every step of the way.
- Determining whether you have permitted development rights. If not, you’ll need planning consent for the project.
- Being with you when you apply for planning consent.
- Preparing the designs to be submitted to the local authority, if it’s required.
- Helping with Party Wall Agreements if you need it.
We’ve helped clients successfully secure planning permissions 98% of the time.
Touchstone Lofts Show House
You can call to book a visit to our 2,000 square feet show house. It showcases the many designs and ideas that can inspire you to reimagine your loft. Our friendly staff members are also on site to assist you and answer all your questions. Call us for a tour.
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