Looking for local loft conversions companies, contractors and specialists in London, UK? Fittra Construction has an expert team ready to take your call. But first, here’s our guide to extending upwards, including the what, when, why and how.
Benefits of each type of lofts and construction work in London, UK
Land is expensive, especially in the capital, so making the most of your square footage is a savvy move. Building up adds value, especially when you use the best loft conversion company in London. But which style should you go for?
It depends on a number of factors, such as:
Budget: number one consideration
House position: end/mid-terraces, semi-detached, detacheds have different opportunities/restrictions
Planning permission: some projects require it, others don’t
Intended use: occasional spare room/extra living space or additional main bedrooms/bathrooms
Velux: ‘skylight’ option is most cost-effective, simplest, least disruptive, no roofline alteration, just windows, typically no planning permission required.
Dormer: flat-roofed addition is most popular, increases light and head height, roof structure altered on property’s side/rear via scaffolding, average 6-8 week duration.
Mansard: positioned at rear, considered most attractive, flat roof and sloping back wall.
Hip-to-gable: for semi-detached/end-of-terraces, sloping side replaced with vertical wall adding considerable headroom.
L-shaped Dormer: provides greater floor area, usually allows for two full-size bedrooms plus shower/bathroom, popular in mid-terraces, can take 7-10 weeks.
London loft conversion prices
Your loft conversion plans cost depends on various factors, like the size and type of extensions, plus your location, as London prices can be different to other parts of the UK. The different styles start from:
L-shaped Dormer: £50K
While prices are a major part of your decision, spend time thinking about what will be most useful long-term, both to your experience of your home and also the value it brings.
How to choose from loft expert companies
Again, your budget is important, but don’t entirely base your choice from available construction companies on the money. It’s always worth balancing cost with quality.
To find the best one for your project:
Read reviews: there are many testimonials on our website
Speak with them: call us on 02082 438568 for a no-obligation chat
Discover available services: we offer free consultations plus detailed cost breakdown, planning permission applications, legal advice, full bespoke design, engineering consultancy, end-to-end project management
Ask about benefits: we pass on trade discounts from best suppliers to you
Discuss timelines: we’re dedicated to getting the job done on time
Compare payment schedules: our clear agreement starts with just 5% deposit
Check liability insurance: we have £5M public/products, £10M employer’s
Consider professional memberships: we’re NHBC-registered, with FMB, Considerate Constructors, TrustMark, NFB accreditations
At Fittra we offer a range of building services from our expert team, so feel free to discuss your extension and loft conversion cost queries with us.
The work that Fittra did for me was a full house renovation – this did not include any new build or extension work but it did include moving a number of internal load bearing walls and extending external openings to install large sliding doors. The work was reasonably complex structurally as the upper floor is steel beam and concrete block construction. Externally all windows and doors were changed, guttering and fascias were changed and a new tiled deck constructed to give an outside/inside feel. Internally, walls were moved, new door openings created or widened to give a modern open plan look and feel.Read More
“Fittra completed a rear extension, loft conversion and full refurbishment of our house in Ealing late last year. This included new bathrooms, heating system (including underfloor heating), electrics and plumbing. When obtaining quotes, Fittra’s prices were in the middle of the three companies who came back to us with costs, but the fact that it was fully itemised (unlike the other costs we received) gave us piece of mind that we knew exactly what we were getting for our money. “Read More
“Can’t speak highly enough of Fittra and the job they did. They completed a rear extension, side return and loft extension and pretty much a full refurbishment of our house and garden in SW London. They not only did an incredible job, but they were also great to work with too. Vadym and Ivan’s team were incredibly efficient and hardworking and really amenable and collaborative. I have recommended them to a few friends subsequently, and will continue to do so.”
Team at Fittra possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent contractor: they know their market extremely well; they are diligent, responsive, and yet very understanding with their clients. They are very professional and offer cost saving alternatives when possible. The thing that has impressed me the most is the professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness of all the workers.
“We did our house fully renovation last year July 2019 – December 2019 with Fittra. We are very pleased with the results – our new kitchen (rear extension with lantern roof light), loft conversion, hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, tiling and etc.. Ivan and his team are truly professional. They finished the job with timely manner and customer satisfaction. Their breakdown quotes are easy to understand and easy to work with. We are highly recommended for Ivan, Igor and the team. Great job!!!”
This refurbishment project was absolutely thrilling to accomplish, with a solid team of interior designers and a delightful, intelligible client. Although the 1980s house was structurally complex, with heavy concrete planks in the original structure, as opposed to traditional wood, our team managed to support the existing structures and integrate new features to modernise the […]
This classic 1960s house in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames required modernisation through a complete renovation.We worked closely with the client to create a new contemporary space that gave the residents more space and improved facilities while seamlessly blended in with the local area.
This project focused on renovating the terraced house by adding a rear extension and converting the loft. Two large skylights were installed to brighten up the living area and a new bedroom with en-suite shower created on the top floor. The extension added space to the side and rear of the property; this allowed for […]
The client chose us for this Wandsworth property to complete a house renovation, an L-shape dormer loft conversion as well as a wraparound ground floor extension. Open plan kitchen was created to maximise the living space and modern design gave it a gorgeous look. Our team added new sky lights over the kitchen island to […]
We provided design, engineering, construction and project management on this exciting renovation in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The project consisted of a two-storey extension, a brand new, bespoke open plan kitchen; new windows throughout, a new bathroom, stairway, complete plumbing and electrical, and enhanced lighting throughout and a rear-facing bay window.
We completed this substantial and ambitious new build in march 2019. With a large rear garden and extensive parking, the home makes perfect use of its natural space. A bespoke kitchen, with direct access to the garden, is one of the home’s standout features, as are the luxury bathrooms. The first floor features three spacious […]
This project includes a spectacular kitchen installation with a new dining and living area, which is as modern as it is welcoming in its design. We paid close attention to the layout to achieve a spacious, crisp and immaculate area. During the heat of lockdown, the client expressed concerns over staying safe from COVID-19, so […]
The client decided on full renovation of this detached bungalow. Our team built a rear extension with lantern roof light and converted the attic into the living space. They also added 2 new bathrooms to the property, installed underfloor heating throughout the house, changed the entire plumbing and rewired all electric systems. During the final […]
We recently completed the full refurbishment of this stunning home in Acton, West London. The extensive project included a brand new open plan kitchen with natural light coming from a huge bespokely designed skylight. The project also included a new loft dormer, a completely new roof, two bathrooms, brand new electrics and a state-of-the-art […]