Specialist loft conversion company in North London, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
Living in North London, every inch of your home is valuable and you may not want, or be able, to increase your homes footprint further. Therefore, using the space you already own and converting your loft into a unique living space could be the solution you are after. At Touchstone Lofts, we specialise in design and delivery and can guarantee that your enhanced loft room will be one which you are proud of. Having transformed over 1,000 lofts in throughout North London over the last 30 years, and with our work being seen in the likes of Camden, Ealing and Hammersmith, we have the expert knowledge on the architectural design familiar to North London.
If you are planning a loft conversion to increase the living space within your home and have any questions which you would like to ask us, give us a call on 020 7870 1117 where you can arrange a free design consultation and quote.
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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Types of loft conversions for North London homes
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
Dreaming of a Loft Conversion for your North London home?
Allow us to create your dream home environment. Whether it be bungalow, semi-detached, terrace or detached property, we have enhanced them all. We pride ourselves on being able to create loft conversions where others can’t. We won’t allow anything to stand in our way of bringing your design dreams to life and will listen to your ideas to create that all-important unique and functional living space which will enhance your own home.
Transform your North London home with a stunning loft conversion
Storage inspiration for your loft conversion
Why choose Touchstone Lofts for your North London loft conversion?
Touchstone Lofts offer a fully qualified, specialist team that are skilled in all areas of a conversion and who will be designated to you personally throughout the entire process to ensure that they gage with you and your ideas throughout and create your ultimate unique loft space.
From the earliest stages, your team will work with your plans and requests in mind to make the most out of your home. No matter the shape, size or height of your loft space or if planning permission plays a part in your conversion, nothing will stand in their way of turning your dreams into a reality and bringing your pencilled plans to life.
With over 30 years of experience in converting lofts and enhancing the appearance of homes all over North London, you can rest easy knowing that your loft conversion will be completed to the highest standard. Each build that we complete also comes with a 20-year guarantee.
With extras such as lighting, underfloor heating, fitted storage space and fully functioning bathrooms, we don’t just stop once the build is complete. We want your loft space to be practical and useable for you from the moment we step off-site. By installing bathrooms or wet-rooms with running water, backlit mirrors and underfloor heating, or fitting ready to use storage spaces into the crevices of your room to save on space, we want you to walk in feeling as proud of your new loft space as we are and excited to start using the space.
Do I need to worry about planning permission in North London?
It’s not un-common to have concerns and stresses about planning permissions that are strong enough to put you off of converting your North London loft, but you can rest assured knowing that with our 98% success rate in gaining approvals for planning permission, we will find a way turn the dream of that all-important additional space for your home into a reality.
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:
Case Study in North London
Type of loft conversion:
Rear dormer loft conversion with ensuite.
Where the loft was converted:
Short paragraph describing work carried out, what the client was wanting to achieve:
The client wanted a high-quality loft with a rear dormer and glass Juliette balcony with aluminium sliding doors. As they had a baby due, they wanted the majority of the works to be completed before the birth.
They wanted a very high-quality, bespoke ensuite with an entrance comprising of double pocket doors. They also wanted a large shower; the shower cubicle was large (2m x 1m). There were 2 niches with lights for storage, wall hung single, wall protruding taps, a wall hung floating shelf, and a floating mirror.
Did you have to gain planning permission for the project?:
This was a permitted development, so we got a “letter of lawful development” from the local planning office. This meant it was registered at the planning office and additional planning permission was not required.
Did the loft conversion need a part wall agreement?:
We put the client in touch with our party wall surveyor who agreed a party wall agreement for our client.
How long did the project take?
We started works at the beginning of June 2022 and the majority of the works were completed by July 25th 2022. Some minor snagging was required, and we came back after the summer to carry this out as the client wanted to concentrate on the birth of their child.
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.
We cover all of these areas in North London