Specialist loft conversion company in Wimbledon, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
We are designers and builders of beautiful loft conversions in Wimbledon, making sure you are getting as much out of your home as possible. Whether you live along Wimbledon Park Road, one of the main streets in the area, or you have a peaceful home in Copse Hill, SW19, we can tailor your loft conversion to you. Courtney Road is another popular area for loft conversions, and there is a lot of potential in the modern homes there. From the world famous All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, to Wimbledon Common, the green open spaces attract lots of people. As families grow, people living in Wimbledon often want more space – and that’s where our loft conversions come in.
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.
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Top reasons to convert your loft
These are the key points to bear in mind when thinking about converting your loft in your Wimbledon home:
You’ll get so much extra space.
Lofts are so useful, and you should use them for more than storing boxes and junk. Choose to have an office, another bedroom for your growing family, a bathroom, a snug… it’s up to you.
You won’t have to move.
People love living in Wimbledon, and it’s easy to see why. If you don’t want to leave the area but you do need some more space, a loft conversion could be the answer. And you won’t be burdened with the costs of a move, like estate agents’ fees and stamp duty.
A loft conversion can add 20% in value to your home.
This is the industry average and it shows that you can get more money for your home with the addition of a loft conversion. It will be worth it both long term and short term.
Planning permission – a walk in the park with us
Planning permission doesn’t have to give you a headache. We can offer a bespoke planning permission service for you.
- We can advise on the planning permission needed, or tell you is you can convert your loft under permitted development.
- We will help you to apply for planning consent if needed, using the architectural designs we create. We have a 98% rate of success in securing planning approval.
- We can help with Party Wall Agreements where needed, putting you in touch with a surveyor.
Loft conversion design – our specialism
The design of a loft conversion is one of the most important parts. We take care of the design from the beginning, making sure we can tangibly improve your home and give you more usable space. Even if you have low ridge height, we can work with it, and we’ve done it many times before. We also think about your neighbours and making the conversion acceptable to them so the project won’t get held up at a later stage. We will think about anything that could affect them, including windows, Velux rooflights and the tiling used on the roof.
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 Wimbledon
Courtney Road, SW19
The opportunity to create more space
The client, Mr and Mrs Betteridge, had a small two-bedroom modern house and wanted a simple rear dormer. They had recently had a baby and wanted another bedroom added to accommodate.
How we can achieve a conversion like this for your home
The clients’ home was a modern property with a trussed roof. These are simple and straightforward loft conversions for us.
There are a number of trades and professionals involved in a loft conversion and these are project managed by Touchstone Lofts:
- Surveyor – to do the quote and survey
- Architect – to draw all plans and submit to planning
- Structural engineer - calculations for the works
- Loft construction team - build the loft conversion ready for the plastering team
- NICEIC qualified electrician
- Plumber, gas regs
- Quality plastering teams
- Building regulation officer – to oversee the build regulations
- Carpenters for joinery and second fixing
- Roofers for tiling
- Skips or licenced rubbish removals
- Bespoke stairs manufacturing company
Specialists in home extensions
Are you considering extending your property, look no further, whether you are looking for a ground floor rear extension, side return extensions or even a double storey extensions, our 30+ years’ experience in the property conversion business with service you well, take a look at our extension options here.