Specialist loft conversion company in Clapham, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
We are expert providers of loft conversions in Clapham and we have an excellent knowledge of the area, having been in the business for more than 30 years. This means we can provide tailored advice on what is possible with your Clapham property, from Briarwood road (a short walk from the Clapham Orangery) to Dorothy Road. Venn Street, located on the same road as the Clapham Picturehouse, is a favourite of ours, as is Dulka Road – there’s so much potential for beautiful loft conversions in those period properties. Wherever you live in Clapham, we can ensure your loft space is adding value for you. We regularly work in the area and can arrange consultations for you quickly.
Award-winning loft conversions in Clapham
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 Clapham home with a stunning loft conversion
Why should you convert your loft in Clapham?
These are some of the main reasons to convert a loft in Clapham:
Make use of valuable space in your Clapham home.
It’s always useful to have as much space as possible to actually live in. Lofts are just there, waiting to be converted. They could be anything, from a cinema room, to a beautiful new bedroom, to a stunning study.
Avoid the costs of moving.
It’s an expensive process to move into a new home, and one you can avoid by having a loft conversion. There are fees for estate agents, commission, surveys, stamp duty – and more. There’s no need to put off a change if you have a growing family or want a better way of life, but you can make this possible in the home you already have.
Add value to your Clapham property.
If you do decide to move to a new home in future, you will almost certainly have added value to your property with a loft conversion. On average, homeowners see a 20% increase in the value of their home when they have a loft conversion. Think of it as a benefit for the present, and an investment in your future.
Contact Touchstone Lofts – get a free survey worth £600
Call 0800 881 8194, email [email protected] or send a message to Touchstone Lofts. We will be happy to arrange a survey with one of our experienced team members. This service is worth £600, but we are offering it to you for free! Take advantage of your free, no obligation survey.
Let us take care of your planning permission for your Clapham loft conversion
We are experts in planning permission and can offer you bespoke advice depending on your home and your circumstances. We can:
- Advise on permitted development and whether you actually require planning permission in the first place
- Help you apply for planning consent if it is required. We create the architectural designs, and then we support on the application. We know what is likely to be approved – we have a 98% success rate.
- Help with Party Wall Agreements, putting you in touch with a surveyor where required.
Storage inspiration for your Clapham loft conversion
Loft conversion design in Clapham is our forte
Design is a central consideration from the start, not an afterthought. Our main aim is to improve the overall appearance of your home, both inside and out, and to make sure you have more usable space within your property. We consider surrounding properties as well, making sure that all alterations will be sympathetic. This ensures your neighbours are happy, something that is so important when gaining planning consent. Everything is taken into account, from the positioning of the windows, to the tiles we will install on the roof. And if you have a low roof, don’t be put off. We’ve converted lofts with as little as a 2m ridge height. Our innovative designs achieve excellent results.
Your loft conversion in Clapham questions answered
Have a question about a loft conversion in Clapham? We’re happy to help. Read our answers to the questions that our customers frequently ask us.
How long does a loft conversion in Clapham take?
Depending on the size and type, most loft conversions in Clapham take around 12 weeks.
Will I need to move out during the project?
No – it’s safe to carry on living inside your Clapham 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 Clapham property.
Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion in Clapham?
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 in Clapham 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 in Clapham 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 in Clapham?
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 in Clapham?
These are some of the build possibilities you might want to consider for your loft conversion in Clapham:
What can be achieved with a dormer loft conversion
Case study Loft conversion in Clapham
Dorothy Road, SW11
The opportunity to create more space
A first floor flat that was ripe for another bedroom and en-suite to extend the property to a three bedroomed flat.
How we can achieve a conversion like this for your home
Up to 70% of all lofts converted in England are in London. London being so expensive makes every bit of space valuable.
Chloe and Jack, our clients in Dorothy Road, Clapham wanted the loft conversion as a nursery/playroom for their son.
The position of the existing stairs in the first floor flat made it easy to build in the new stairs for the loft conversion without losing living space, in fact the flat is now a duplex.
As this was a flat, planning permission was sought and gained from the local planning office.
There have been many loft conversions on Dorothy Road so the loft conversion planning process was straightforward.
There were tanks in the loft space so Touchstone Lofts changed the existing boiler to a combination boiler and fitted it in the loft, freeing up space in the flat kitchen.
Coloured aluminium windows were fitted to the dormer window, which were triple glazed and had sound insulation properties.
Two large Velux rooflights were fitted to the front which flooded light into the new, airy, modern playroom.
Touchstone Lofts also fitted the new wooden floor and took care of all the decoration. The en-suite was fully tiled on one side and finished to a very high standard.
Touchtone Lofts will design a bespoke loft conversion tailored to your personal needs and design preferences.
We take care of the whole process from beginning to end and meet set deadlines and to a fixed price contract.
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