Specialist loft conversion company in Surrey, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
Surrey – a county full of surprises. Nestled in South East England, Surrey is a beautiful, scenic spot, and a great place for a family to settle. There is a lot of call for loft conversions in Surrey and our team are often kept busy working in the area, helping people to get the most out of their homes. After all, property prices in Surrey are high and people are often reluctant to move.
Surrey is a great place for families, with attractions such as Waverley Abbey, and the Haslemere Educational Museum. We meet many families who enjoy the quality of life in Surrey, but want just that little bit of additional space. Recent projects for us have included St Georges Rd GU9, Farncombe GU7, Brocks Drive GU2, Friars Gate GU2, and Curling Vale GU2. We have helped people to do some truly remarkable things with their homes – and all they did was call upon our expert team to lend them a hand.
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.
What are the key reasons for getting a loft conversion?
Everyone can benefit from having more space. A loft conversion can be the answer – these are the main reasons why people choose to have one:
More space, less hassle.
A loft conversion lets you make use of space up in the rafters that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. Create a new bedroom, a cinema room, a home office, or anything else you like. Your new space can be your own.
Stay in the home you love.
There’s no need to move – stay right where you are, with the additional space a loft conversion can give you. Avoid costs like surveys, commission and stamp duty – invest in a loft conversion instead.
A higher selling price.
Many people decide to sell up further down the line. If this is you, then you can expect to add around 20% to your home’s price with a loft conversion. It’s a simple way to increase value.
Types of loft conversion in Surrey
There are many different types of property in Surrey, which means we need to be skilled in creating all different types of loft conversion. We are also used to designing conversions around tight spaces, including ones with a low ridge height. Don’t be put off if your space is small or headroom is limited – we can often create loft conversions without any major structural alterations. We are your project managers as well as your designers and builders, making sure the loft conversion process goes to plan.
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Why choose Touchstone Lofts for your project?
- More than 30 years’ experience. Our experience means we can create tailored, sophisticated solutions. Don’t feel let down by your home. Make sure of all it has to offer, with our help.
- A show house for you to explore. Come and pay us a visit and see the different kinds of loft conversion in person. Come and be inspired.
- Project management. The last thing you want is to be going between companies, trying to pull together a project and manage different contractors. We do all that for you – we will be your eyes and ears throughout.
- 98% planning application success. Our designs gain planning consent 98% of the time, because we really know what we’re doing. We create designs that local authorities will approve, and that your neighbours are happy about as well.
- A more practical use of your space. We create realistic and practical designs, and we will talk to you about the practicalities along the way. Want better insulation? We can help. Need a fire safety system? We’ll install it. Want to understand permitted development? Just ask!
Pay us a visit at our show house
See a dormer loft in person, or understand what a mansard loft really looks like. We have options for you to explore at our show house, and a member of the team will be on hand to answer your questions too. There’s 2,000 square feet of space, all dedicated to loft conversions, helping you to fully understand your options. See examples of Velux rooflights, blinds, windows, and come away feeling inspired about the possibilities for your own loft conversion in Surrey.
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
We cover all of these areas in Surrey