Hip to Gable conversions are popular among Marlow homeowners with semi-detached or detached properties, end of terraces, and bungalows. The existing sloping roof is turned into a flat gable to increase available space. Depending on various factors, a hip to gable extension may or may not require planning permission. We can help you with this and apply on your behalf.
Dormer loft conversions are the most common type requested by Marlow residents. With a dormer conversion we extend the existing roof vertically to create extra floor space and headroom. To achieve this, it is important that at least half of the current floor space has a ceiling height of at least two metres or higher. Dormers usually do not require planning permission.
A Velux, or roof light loft conversion in Marlow is the most simple and economical type available. With a Velux, the roof remains unchanged, other than the installation of attractive flush Velux windows to give plenty of natural light. Typically, a Velux attic conversion does not need planning permission as the roof structure remains unchanged. This is the perfect solution if you want minimal outlay and disruption.
Marlow, previously known as Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow, is an attractive town in the Wycombe district in south Buckinghamshire, situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Marlow is located on the banks of the Thames, 4 miles south-southwest of High Wycombe and 33 miles west of central London. The Marlow Bridge is the only suspension bridge that remains across the River Thames.
Marlow is famous for its rowing club, which was founded in 1871. The club has created many Olympic-level oarsmen including Sir Steve Redgrave. Situated by Marlow Bridge, it has a picturesque location, and hosts many rowing and related events throughout the year for rowers of all skill levels. Records show Marlow has held an annual regatta since 1855. There is also a large gym and a café bar at the rowing club open to the public.
Marlow is popular with commuters, as central London is just over an hour away by train or car. It is a perfect location for those who want to work in the capital without the sky-high housing costs, or the permanent hustle and bustle of the city.
The current average price for a property in Marlow is £709,124, a rise of 41.75% or £208,850 compared to five years ago. Therefore, many Marlow homeowners who find themselves needing more room are opting to extend their current living space rather than moving to a larger property, to avoid the expense and hassle involved with a move.
Touchstone have been converting lofts in Marlow since almost 30 years ago. We know the area extremely well, are familiar with the local housing stock, and the local authority regulations, depending on the type of conversion you choose.
We can advise you on every aspect of the project, from the best type of conversion depending on what you want to gain from the extension, to fitting the final additions and fixtures.
As our client, you will have your own project manager who will always be on hand to make sure the work goes smoothly and the conversion is completed on time and within budget.
Our loft conversion service is comprehensive as we only employ in-house staff who are fully qualified to complete every step of the conversion, eliminating the need to outsource to outside workers. This means the standard of work is consistently high.
Furthermore, our price is extremely competitive. Once we have done an initial survey we will provide you with a quotation outlining the costs of each construction stage. We do not ask you for a hefty sum up front; you only pay when we reach agreed milestones of the project.
Get in touch with us by phone or via the contact form, and our friendly member of staff will set up an appointment for a free survey and quotation.