Specialist loft conversion company in Harrow, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
Make the most of your home in Harrow with a bespoke loft conversion, designed around you to meet the needs of your whole family. We regularly work in Harrow and we’re familiar with the various property types in the area, from the spacious detached homes on Courtfield Avenue, to the semis of Nibthwaite Road, just round the corner from Harrow Central Mosque. We know the beautiful period homes along Drury Road and love helping homeowners in the area to make more of their space. And if you’re lucky enough to live in the lovely areas surrounding the Grade II Listed Pye House, your property is sure to have plenty of scope for a loft conversion. We can advise you further, wherever you might be based in the Harrow area.
If you’d like to arrange a free quote and design consultation for your home in Harrow, please call 0800 881 8194. Let’s get the process started.
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 add to your home in Harrow?
Add more living space
Storage space is always useful, but a loft can be so much more than just a place to store bulky items. It can offer you convenient, tailored living space.
Increase your home’s value
Loft conversions are valuable assets and can add around 20% to your home’s price tag. This is perfect if you decide to sell up in future – you can make back the cost of your loft conversion and more.
Stay in a home that you love
Many people have a real emotional connection to their home. You can increase your living space without having to move by building a loft conversion. It’s also much better value, as you won’t have to worry about legal costs, estate agents’ fees, stamp duty, and more.
So much potential
If you could have more space, how would you choose to use it? Maybe you want a bigger bedroom. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of having a warm, cosy snug. It could be that you’d love a home cinema. All these options are possible with a loft conversion.
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Want to transform your Harrow-based home? These are the steps to take.
First, get in touch to see what we can do for you. Call 0800 881 8194 to arrange a free consultation and get a full quote. We’ll come to your home in person so we can assess it and discuss all possibilities.
At this appointment, we will have the chance to talk about:
- The type of loft conversion you can have
- Permitted development and planning permission
- Structural alterations, electrics, plumbing and heating
- Fire safety measures, health and safety and building regulations
- The condition of your roof
This will ensure you’re fully prepared for the process. We can discuss logistics too, such as access and the removal of rubbish.
Examples of your storage options
Great results for everyone
We offer the full design and build service for loft conversions. We take the project very seriously, making sure we keep everyone happy – and that includes the neighbours. This is more important than you might realise, as you want to be granted full planning permission without any hold ups. We consider everything, from the positioning of windows to the tiles we use on the roof. Your loft conversion will look great inside and out, retaining the property’s character. We can even work in challenging spaces, such as lofts with low headroom and ridge height.
If you’d like us to get started on designing a loft conversion for your home in Harrow, call us on 0800 881 8194. We will arrange a free quote and design consultation.
What makes Touchstone Lofts a leading loft conversion company?
Make full use of our 30 years’ experience. Ask us any questions, get our expert opinion and choose a company that will deliver stunning results.
You have one single point of contact and we manage the whole project for you. We take the stress out of your building work.
98% planning success rate
We propose plans that get approved. Our knowledge is invaluable, and we take care of the planning application for you.
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 Dormer loft conversion in Harrow
Our clients Mr and Mrs Kersey had built their loft conversion in their previous house and certainly knew what they were looking for. They both visited our showhouse and were impressed with the work they had seen there. They wanted a large bedroom and an ensuite. For the dormer windows the Kersey’s wanted an aluminium patio door with Juliette balcony and they wanted a rendered hip.
During the initial consultation it was clear Mr Kersey knew his onions and the whole project would be scrutinised by him. He had hand built his previous loft conversion so he knew about the structure and materials required and could spot good quality craftsmanship. Mr Kersey was delighted with the quality of the works at the showhouse and signed up after visiting.
Once the scaffolding was in place we sent a two man team in to build the structure and Mr Kersey was happy with the progress. The floor structure was in within a week and the dormer was built and fully tiled within three weeks. The gable was prepared with backer boards ready for the coloured silicone rendering.
We also renewed the front roof so the client will not have to worry about the roof for many decades.
The following trades were employed for the loft conversion
- Surveyor – to do the quote and survey the proposal
- Architect – to draw all plans and submit to planning for a letter of lawful development
- Structural engineer – calculations for the works for building regulations
- Scaffolders- to access the building externally
- Loft construction team – build the loft conversion ready for the plastering team
- NICEIC qualified electrician
- Plumber – gas regulations
- Quality plastering and rendering professionals
- Building regulation officer – to oversee the build regulations
- Carpenters – for joinery and second fixing
- Roofers – for tiling
- Skips – for licenced rubbish removals
- Bespoke stairs manufacturing company
Not only was the clients very happy with the work, but their neighbour from the rear garden watched the conversion daily and was so impressed by the team, they have contracted us to do his loft conversion in 2021.
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