Award-Winning Loft Conversions in Reading, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
As one of Readings most reputable loft conversion companies, our unique approach combined with expert knowledge is unrivalled. With over 30 years of experience within the loft conversion industry, homeowners throughout the Reading area can gain a cost-effective property expansion that complies with building regulations and utilises the safest processes, resulting in a high-quality attic conversion fit for a range of bespoke requirements. From St Georges Road to Redhatch Drive, our dependable Touchstone Lofts team have utilised their expertise in design and delivery to transform Reading’s homes, providing master suites, games rooms and serene studies, without the need to relocate.
Award-winning loft conversions
Our remarkable craftsmanship and seamless customer service have been recognised by the Federation of Master Builders in their Master Builder of the Year Awards, Southern Region. We are also proud 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 Reading homes
These are the various types of loft conversion we can design and build:
Advantages of converting your loft
Added useful space
A loft conversion is a great way of maximising available living space. Extending upwards instead of outwards also saves precious garden area.
Amid increasing costs of moving house, a loft conversion offers greater flexibility for your family’s changing needs.
Improved resale value
A conversion can add up to an extra 20% to 30% on top of your home’s existing value, easily covering building costs while adding a substantial profit should you plan to sell in the future.
Planning permission and permitted developments in Reading
With 98% of our plans approved the first time, you don’t have to worry about being denied planning permission.
During the initial visit, the surveyor will determine the building policies that apply to your location and type of property. Most detached, semi-detached or terraced properties are usually covered by permitted development regulations while flats and properties in conservation areas require relevant planning permits.
Our team will be happy to advise you on building regulations and assure your loft conversion is compliant.
Transform your Reading home with a stunning loft conversion
What do you need to know about a loft conversion for your Reading 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.
Why work with us
At Touchstone Lofts, have all the skills required to plan, manage and execute your dream loft.
- Experienced team. We’re proud to have fulfilled more than 1,000 loft conversions since 1989.
- Competitive pricing. No surprise fees. We offer seamless solutions at affordable rates.
- Client-centric approach. We’re always on hand to discuss any aspect of the project. Your loft conversion is protected by a ten-year guarantee for your peace of mind.
- Planning permission specialists. 98% of our plans are approved the first time which means you can breathe easy knowing your project is in qualified hands.
Book your free design consultation
We will provide you with a personalised and quality service from conception to completion.
To kickstart your project, one of our skilled surveyors will assess your property for free. We’ll then present a free, no-obligation design proposal that otherwise costs £600. After which we will give you the structural calculations and begin securing local building approvals.
Call us on 0800 881 8194 or email [email protected] to get your free quote and design consultation.
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?
Loft conversions may take 12 weeks to complete depending on the size, type, and complexity of the project.
Will I need to move out during the project?
No – we work from the scaffolding to keep noise and disruption at the minimum. We can also adjust our building hours depending on your work schedule. Our team adheres to complete safety precautions to keep your property free of damage.
Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?
Planning regulations vary according to your location and type of property. Permitted development may cover properties located outside designated areas while planning permits are generally required for flats and homes in conservation areas.
How much does a loft conversion cost?
Prices typically range between £30,000 to £50,000 depending on the extent of the project. See pricing information for more details.
What is a party wall agreement (PWA) and is it a requirement for a loft conversion?
A PWA is required for semi-detached or terraced properties where building works occur within or close to the neighbour’s boundary. We can advise when the surveyor visits.
How much head height is required?
A head height of 2m is needed for a loft conversion to push through. Our surveyor will confirm the necessary measurements during the initial site visit.
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