Specialist loft conversion company in Bromley, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
We’re one of the most reputable companies offering loft conversions in Bromley – customers appreciate our helpful approach, our advice and our expertise. They also like the fact that we’re so familiar with the area and can offer quick advice on the types of loft conversions that will be possible, depending on where in Bromley you live. There are many reasons why people live in Bromley, from the lovely spacious homes along Durham Road, to the convenience of having the business hub of London Biggin Hill Airport on your doorstep. There are great family days out too, at locations like the Chislehurst Caves. Perhaps you have lived in Pickhurst Mead all your life, or maybe you call Hilda Vale Road your home. We know Bromley is a great place to live, and we help you stay in the area you love, by expanding your current home rather than having to move.
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.
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Reasons for a loft conversion
Here are three of the top reasons to convert your loft:
More space for living.
If your loft isn’t being lived in, it’s wasted space. Get more room for your growing family, or design that dream bedroom you’ve always promised yourself.
More money in your pocket.
It’s much cheaper to build a loft conversion than it is to move house. It’s usually cheaper than having an extension built onto your property as well.
More value on your home.
The average loft conversion will add 20% to the price of a property.
Claim your free survey worth £600
Design appointments with our expert surveyor are usually £600, but we’re giving them to you for free. Contact us to take advantage of this offer, with absolutely no obligation to go ahead with a loft conversion afterwards. We never use pressure selling techniques – we have an amazing reputation, and we want to keep it that way. We want to do what’s best for you and your family.
We can apply for planning permission with you
Let us take care of your planning permission. We know what gets approved, and we know what to avoid, giving you a much higher chance of securing planning permission with our help. In fact, we have a 98% success rate of securing planning permission for our customers. We can take care of all aspects of planning permission, creating architectural designs, applying for consent with your local authority in Bromley, and sorting Party Wall Agreements where required. We can also advise on permitted development – you might not actually need planning permission at all.
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Loft conversion design is our area of expertise
Design is considered from the very start – we don’t make any false promises. We know just from looking at your property what will be possible, a skill that comes from our many years of experience in this field. This benefits you when it comes to planning your project and designing a loft conversion that will meet your needs in full.
We are so skilled in design, we can plan around the most challenging spaces. We converted a loft with just a 2m ridge height, achieving excellent results and making the process simple for the owner, with no need for major structural alterations. We think about your neighbours too, and whether their property will be overlooked. It’s important that everyone is happy so that your project doesn’t get held up, and our plans are designed to please.
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