Specialist loft conversion company in Croydon, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
We are experts when it comes to loft conversions in Croydon. We are very familiar with the area, from the lovely semi-detached homes along Mayfield Road, to the period properties along Chelsham Road, to the bay windowed houses along Milner Road. Whether you live near the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, or Ruskin House closer to South Croydon, we will have loft conversion solutions for you.
If you want to talk to us about a loft conversion in Croydon, call us on 0800 881 8194 or email [email protected] to arrange a free quote and design consultation. This is usually worth £600, but we’ll be happy to provide it for you free of charge. Let us arrange an appointment with our expert surveyor.
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.
How can a loft conversion help you?
A loft conversion lets you make use of all space in your home. It’s perfect for people who might be adjusting after downsizing, of those with a growing family.
Better selling price.
If you sell your home in future, you could get around 20% more for it with a loft conversion.
No need to move.
It’s so expensive to move house. Avoid costs like stamp duty and seller’s fees – improve your current home instead.
Make your home your own.
Your loft space can be anything you like, from a home gym to an office. Get creative with your loft.
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Low roof? Don’t worry! We can still convert your loft.
We’ve converted a loft space where the ridge height was just 2m – we really can help you make the most of any space, even when it’s small. If other loft conversion companies have failed to create viable designs, we can often find different solutions that will maximise your space. If you are worried about the process being disruptive, you don’t need to be. We find solutions that don’t involve raising ridge height or lowering flooring, as these are very time consuming and difficult. Your loft conversion is safe in our hands.
Built-in storage options
Planning permission for your loft conversion
One of the main benefits of working with us is that you can make use of our planning permission expertise. We have managed to secure planning permission in 98% of the cases where we have applied for it for our customers, and we can do the same for you too. If you have permitted development rights, we can tell you, and talk you through what this actually means. We can work out what planning permission is required, create plans, and submit applications on your behalf.
Keeping everyone happy
The loft conversions we create are built with you in mind, and with the neighbours in mind too. We make sure the appearance is in keeping with existing properties and we consider everything, from the positioning of windows to Party Wall Agreements where necessary. By keeping everyone happy, we ensure that the process won’t be held up. Our considerate designs make it much easier to get planning consent.
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
Case study Loft conversion in Croydon
Mayfield Road, CR2
The opportunity to create more space
A very large loft space so no dormer required. A large bedroom and en-suite was built for the client.
How we can achieve a conversion like this for your home
The client wanted a large bedroom with lots of natural light coming in, and a gable window in the brickwork.
There were tanks in the loft so Touchstone Lofts also replaced the boiler.
The surveyor sketched out a scheme for the client and a fixed price quotation was provided. The contract was awarded to Touchstone Lofts and we were delighted.
The architect prepared plans for the client to review and once agreed, a letter of lawful development was applied for. As this was a permitted development, no planning permission was required.
Meanwhile the structural engineer created structural plans for the construction team.
Once we were ready to go, the scaffolding was erected and the materials ordered.
The works were done from the scaffold and all deliveries were made directly onto the scaffolding so the clients were able to live in the property whilst works were being completed. The only disturbance came when the stairs were fitted.
Steels and floor construction were carried out first, then the walls were studded out. Insulation was added to the walls and ceilings using Recticel and Ecotherm Polyisocyanurate (or PIR) insulation products which helps retain heat when needed and reflects heat during the summer months avoiding overheating. Rockwool insulation was used in the floor boasting many properties including heat retention, fire and sound insulation.
Velux rooflights were fitted to the roof slopes.
Bespoke, tailor-made stair designs were agreed with the customer and then fitted. Electrician and plumber did the first fixing, and Gyproc plasterboards were fitted to the walls and ceilings.
Plastering team then came, followed by the plumbing and electrical second fixes. Carpenter completed the work and carried out snagging.
The final outcome was fantastic and the client was delighted with the large, airy, fresh and bright room we created.
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