Hip to Gable conversions are popular among St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans 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.
St Albans is a historic town dating back to medieval times, with Roman history. It has a variety of property types from Victorian terraces to modern trussed roof detached. All these properties are ripe for Loft conversions.
St. Albans is a buzzing place, very desirable place to live, full of trendy cafes and restaurants. The high street is small but well serviced, with a Mark and Spencer, good range a fashion, and some indulgence- Thornton’s.
With property prices at a premium, a loft conversion is commonplace in and around St Albans.
Touchstone lofts have done lots of conversions in St Albans. Call now or fill in the contact page. Our surveyor can provide you with a free drawing and fixed price quotation.
Touchstone lofts have invested in creating a Loft Showhouse which is very local to you in St Albans. You can view your loft conversion at this showroom. Here you can see four different loft conversions, stairs, “Velux” windows, Dormers, four bath/shower/wet rooms.
You can view the dormers internally and externally, you can see the extra headroom a dormer can add to your loft conversion in St Albans.
You can see the quality of finish and look at the variety of options you can have for your loft conversion. At the local showroom you can look at the various storage options that may be suitable for your loft conversion. Here we can show you eaves storage and storage in your bedroom where we can create areas for you to store your clothes and shoes.
The showhouse is open by appointment only and your surveyor can discuss full details when he visits your home for your free feasibility study. Bring the children and come for a coffee and a no obligation friendly chat and we can answer all your technical questions.
Which? is a customer champion, a body called the consumers association that carry out extensive research and investigations on the products and services being offered to customers in the UK. Being a Which? Trusted Trader gives our customers the confidence that we have been approved by such a body to carry out works in their home. Touchstone Plumbers, our sister company is Gas registered and also a Which? Trusted Trader, this will be the plumbing company working on your loft conversion in St. Albans.
Touchstone Lofts were “Highly commended” for “Outstanding Quality Craftsmanship and Excellent Customer Service” for the “Master Builder of the Year awards 2010. Quite simply this is the most prestigious national award a builder can win in the UK. We were nominated over twelve times and were selected as a winner from over 500 hundred nominations.