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Advice for a Loft Conversion in Forest Hill and the Surrounding Areas

We understand that is can be stressful to plan a brand-new loft conversion at your Forest Hill home. However, our loft conversion company is here to provide a fully inclusive service for domestic clients in the South London and Kent areas. Our team is trained to design and carry out VELUX loft conversion and dormer loft conversion installations for a hassle-free experience. We offer free advice, quotes and cheap and cost effective loft conversion services to help clients from start to finish.

Commonly Asked Loft Conversion Questions

Is My Property Too Small for a Loft Conversion?


Most properties in Forest Hill can easily add a loft conversion. Firstly, we recommend checking to make sure there is plenty of space which complies with UK Building Regulations. The minimum height that the interior of a loft can measure is 1.9 to 2 metres, after it has been sufficiently insulated. Our loft conversion company can assess its potential with a free survey. For smaller loft spaces, a dormer loft conversion can extend the head and floor room, or a VELUX loft conversion, with windows installed into the roof, will let in the natural light to make your loft appear bigger.

Is a cheap and cost effective Loft Conversion Good Value for Money?


At World of Lofts, we offer cheap and cost effective loft conversion services, which includes a professional project management package. Our team of skilled architects, builders, electricians and plumbers will give advice on design concepts, arrange planning permission with the local Forest Hill council, undertake high-quality, cheap and cost effective loft conversion installations and carry out health and safety inspections. Our loft conversion company will work to your budget and timeframe, which usually takes up to 8 weeks to complete a dormer loft conversion or VELUX loft conversion.

What Planning Permission Do I Need?


If you are modifying your Forest Hill home with an extension or cheap and cost effective loft conversion, you may need permission from the local authorities, which can easily be organised by the loft conversion company. However, a dormer loft conversion and a VELUX loft conversion doesn’t usually require planning permission, if they adhere to the following building codes:


• A loft conversion cannot exceed the maximum volume of 40 cubic metres (terraced properties) or 50 cubic metres (detached and semi-detached properties)


• No extension can be installed beyond the plane of the existing roof slope or the principal elevation that faces the highway


• No extension, such as a dormer loft conversion, can be fitted higher than the existing roof or beyond the roofline


• Similar loft conversion materials must be used for exterior construction work, to match the appearance of your Forest Hill property as closely as possible

How Do I Ensure My Loft Conversion is Safe?


When converting your loft, you will need to ensure the following is installed by the loft conversion company:


• Smoke detectors that are mains powered and interlinked on every floor, especially for Forest Hill properties with two storeys or more


• Escape windows must be large enough to open to at least 0.33m squared, with a minimum width of 450mm. The bottom of the window shouldn’t measure more than 1100mm above the floor


• Windows must be able to open fully with hinges. Our cheap and cost effective loft conversion installations (which include VELUX loft conversion and dormer loft conversion styles) can easily include fully-functioning escape windows

What If My En-suite Can’t Connect to My Plumbing System?


Our loft conversion company often installs bathrooms and en-suites for domestic clients in Forest Hill and the surrounding areas. A dormer loft conversion and a VELUX loft conversion can be fitted at different locations in your loft, however, if your bathroom can’t be connected to the existing water or drainage system, a macerator system can be added. A macerator is an effective and cheap and cost effective loft conversion appliance, which breaks down waste to fit through the piping, as well as pumping water from your shower or sink.

For more advice about loft conversion installations at your home in Forest Hill or the surrounding area, call 07553 293 165.