Exceptional Loft Conversions in Dorking, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
Touchstone Lofts has been delivering exceptional loft conversions in Dorking for over 30 years. From dormer lofts to rooflight types, each job is built with the highest level of precision and craftsmanship. Whether you wish to maximise your space or boost your property’s value, we’ll help realise your goals through smart design and friendly service.
Our dedicated team of craftsmen are always on standby to ensure the project runs smoothly and promptly. We’ll handle every step of the project from design and execution to plumbing, lighting, wiring, heating, and other elements.
Our lofts are not just beautiful, they also comply with appropriate building codes and safety standards. Throughout the whole project, you’ll have access to one of our managers should you have any queries along the way.
Award-Winning Loft Conversions
We are recognised for exceptional 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.
Claim your free loft design appointment
Claim your free design appointment – you’ve got nothing to lose. It’s worth £600, but we offer this service free of charge. Discover the possibilities, explore the options and find a loft conversion that will suit your way of life. Contact us to set up your free appointment.
Types of loft conversions for Dorking homes
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
How your home can benefit from a loft conversion
Increased living space
A well-planned conversion can help you utilise underused space in a variety of ways. We can transform your loft into an instant study, entertainment pad, or playroom for the kids.
Loft conversions are one of the best investments you can make for your property. Not only will it visually enhance your space, but also make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.
All loft conversions feature large and high windows, which is ideal for stargazing and seeing your neighbourhood from a whole new perspective.
Securing planning permission
We understand that getting planning permission can be a long and complex process. At Touchstone Lofts, we’ll oversee the entire process so you won’t have to worry.
- First, we’ll check if you have permitted development rights. If not, you’ll need planning consent for the project to push through.
- We’ll guide you towards applying for planning consent.
- If needed, we’ll compile the designs to be submitted to the local authority.
- We can also help you navigate Party Wall Agreements should you need it.
Transform your Dorking home with a stunning loft conversion
What do you need to know about a loft conversion for your Dorking home?
What type of loft is right for your home?
Do you have a hip to gable roof, a low pitch eave or have a reduced head height loft? Do you need a dormer conversion, a Velux solution or a flat roof extension? Whatever your concerns or worries, let us answer them with a bespoke design solution that considers all of the technical requirements suited specifically to your conversion.
Is planning permission difficult to process?
Are you confused by planning approval, party wall agreements, building control or fire regulations? Our expert team understand exactly what is and isn’t required for your loft conversion and will walk you through each process step by step.
How long will the whole process take?
Whilst some loft conversions can be completed within weeks, we have delivered some complex conversions that have taken many months of planning, design, and construction. Our experienced team will assess your needs during the initial consultation and quickly provide you with an accurate schedule for completion of your new loft conversion.
What does it all cost?
Every design is bespoke and every requirement is unique. Once we have assessed your needs and inspected your home during the initial meeting, we can quickly provide you with accurate, realistic and robust budgets, along with a free design. We will show you a range of options to help fit your all-important budget and make the most of each allowance.
Transform your home today
Consider us your one-stop shop for all your loft renovations. From planning and designing, to building, to the final inspection, we’ll oversee the entire project from start to finish.
- 30 years’ experience. We’ve completed more than 1,000 loft conversions over the years.
- Comprehensive service. We have all the tools and expertise to do everything in house so you can focus on more important tasks.
- Cost effective. Absolutely no hidden extras. All our projects are designed to give you the best value for your money.
- Client friendly. Our highly qualified personnel are polite, experienced, and approachable. Your loft conversion is also protected by a ten-year guarantee for your peace of mind.
- Planning permission experts. With 98% of our plans approved the first time, you can breathe easy knowing your loft is in capable hands.
If you’re always wanted a loft for your home, call us on 0800 881 8194 or email [email protected] to book a free design consultation and quote.
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