Specialist loft conversion company in Watford, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
When it comes to loft conversion in Watford, we are the company to call. We can carry out bespoke loft conversions in a range of styles and we know Watford very well, allowing us to adapt our services to meet your needs. From Watford Colosseum to Sun Printers, and all the surrounding areas, we will have worked on a street near you. In fact, one of our favourite loft conversion projects was completed on Northfield Gardens WD24, where we helped a growing family create more space and fall in love with their home all over again. They said we made life with young children so much easier – their new en suite bedroom allowed them to get the best night’s sleep they’d had in years!
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 will a loft conversion improve your home in Watford?
Create valuable space.
Your loft is already there, so use it to add valuable space to your home. We often meet people with growing families, or those who have downsized but don’t have quite enough living space. There is so much opportunity in your loft.
Increase property price.
We generally find that a loft conversion can boost a property’s price by 20%. That’s so important for your family’s future plans – many people decide to sell up later in life. A loft conversion can help make this process easier by adding to your home’s value.
Save money on moving costs.
A loft conversion is an investment, saving you from having to fork out for all the expenses of moving. These can include removal fees, estate agent fees, commission, stamp duty… the list goes on. If you can improve the home you’re already in, why move?
You can use your imagination.
We’ve created loft conversions for all purposes, from a nursery, to a home gym, to a cinema room. Whatever you’re dreaming of for your loft, make it into a reality.
What are the options for your Watford home?
The best way to find out your options is to talk to a loft conversion expert in person. You’ve come to the right place – get in touch. Call 0800 881 8194, email [email protected] or send us a message to arrange a free quote and design consultation, normally worth £600!
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
What to consider ahead of your loft conversion
The best way to find out what is possible is to talk to the experts. Call us on 0800 881 8194 or email [email protected] and we’ll be able to set up a free, no obligation design appointment where we can visit your home and look at the different options available.
This will allow us to cover:
- Types of loft conversion
- Permitted development
- Planning permission
- Health and safety
- Plumbing, heating and electrical systems
- Fire safety
- Roof alterations
Bespoke solutions for storage
Keeping the neighbours happy
It’s important you love your loft conversion but if you’re going to get planning approval, your neighbours have to be happy too. We design loft conversions with everyone’s interests in mind, from the positioning of the windows to getting Party Wall Agreements put in place. We take care of all aesthetic details too, using sympathetic brickwork and roof tiling. Your neighbours will have nothing to complain about.
What sets Touchstone Lofts apart from the rest?
Our expertise in loft conversions.
We have been doing this for over 30 years. We will make your project a success, working with challenging builds such as those with low headroom. We once converted a loft with an initial ridge height of just 2m.
Our planning permission experience.
We have a 98% success rate with our applications. We can design a loft conversion for you and take care of the process of getting it approved by local authorities.
Full project management.
We manage all contractors, keep standards high across the board and look after health and safety. You’ll have one point of contact – you can ask them any questions, at any time during the project.
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