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Loft Conversion Essex - Essex Loft Conversions

Loft conversion is the one construction job that is almost guaranteed to add value to our homes!

At DKM we have huge experience in converting lofts in Essex in all types of property. We have done Loft Conversion in terraced houses, loft conversion in semi-detached houses and loft conversion in detached houses! In addition we have done loft conversion in everything from a Victorian terrace to an Edwardian villa! But all the loft conversions have one thing in common - value for money.

It is extremely important that loft conversions are done correctly. It seems really easy - after all, you go up in the loft to store stuff, so all it needs is a roof light and a few floorboards! That really is a recipe for disaster, and unfortunately we have had a number of jobs over the years where the contractor didn't have the right knowledge and experience to do the job properly, and we had to go in a put the loft conversion right.

Here at DKM we will discuss with you every aspect of your loft conversion in Essex. Firstly, we need to make sure it's a feasible proposition . We then need to work out how big a space can be made in the loft and then the structural calculations for the loft conversion are vital - you need to make sure the upstairs ceiling stays put!

We will advise on Building regulations for your loft conversion in Essex and, in certain circumstances, planning permissions. Neither of these are an obstacle, and in the majority of cases no planning permissions are needed for loft conversions.

Building Regulations Permissions are normally required if the Loft Conversion in Essex is for any of the following:

  • an extra bedroom in the loft conversion
  • a bathroom in the loft conversion
  • a playroom in the loft conversion
  • a study or office in the loft conversion
  • a floored storage area in the loft conversion
  • any other habitable accommodation in the loft conversion

In addition there are a range of other requirements relating to loft conversion Essex which include:

    The new loft conversion in Essex should be separated from the rest of the house by fire-resisting construction. This includes both stairway and the floor
    The existing stair should be protected at both ground and first floor by a fire-resisting enclosure for your Loft Conversion.
    Any glazing in the enclosure to the existing stair, including all doors (whether or not hey need to be fire doors), but excluding glazing to a bathroom or W.C., should be fire-resisting in your new loft conversion.
    The new loft conversion should be served by a stair which meets the normal provision for rise, going, handrail and guarding.
    There shall be an alternative means of escape from the new loft conversion which may depend on a ladder rescue from suitable open windows or rooflights, or a door to a roof, terrace or balcony.
    The existing ceiling must be suitably strengthened and the roof adequately supported to accommodate the loft conversion.
    Reasonable provision shall be made for the conservation of fuel and power in the loft conversion
    There must be adequate provision of roof space ventilation to prevent excessive condensation in the loft conversion.
    The ability to provide a reasonable headroom in the loft conversion in Essex should be considered.

This all sounds like an enormous amount to contend with, but don't worry. DKM Construction deal with all of this on an every day basis. We will make sure that your loft conversion in Essex complies with all the requirements.

Our service includes advice from a wide range of experts, including structural engineeers in Essex who specialise in loft conversions.

In the following list of local councils in Essex, you can click on any of the councils to get their advice on loft conversions in their area. As you will see, not all councils bother to give advice online for loft extensions, but those that do emphasise the advice from DKM, including proper structural calculations and building regulations permission, to ensure that you get the most from your loft conversion in Essex. We have also made the links to the councils that don't offer online advice on loft extensions active, but they instead go to the councils home page, so if you wish to talk to your local councils building control before you contact us you can do so. But don't worry if you don't want to. We are more than happy to advise on all the right permissions needed for your Loft Conversion in Essex.

Loft conversions are a relatively straightforward way to add space and value to your home in Essex - but only if it is done correctly. Don't take any chances on your loft conversion in Essex.

Contact DKM Construction - The Loft Conversion Specialists in Essex


DKM Offer Loft Conversion in Essex in all the following areas of Essex

Abridge | Althorne | Arkesden | Aveley | Barking | Basildon | Benfleet | Billericay | Bishops Stortford | Blackmore End | Boreham | Bradwell-on-Sea | Braintree | Brantham | Brentwood | Brightlingsea | Broxted | Buckhurst Hill | Bulphan | Burnham-on-Crouch | Canewdon | Canvey Island | Castle Hedingham | Cattawade | Chafford Hundred | Chappel | Chelmsford | Cheltenham | Chigwell | Chingford | Clacton-on-Sea | Clavering | Coggeshall | Colchester | Countywide | Crays Hill | Dagenham | Danbury | Debden | Dedham | Doddinghurst | Dovercourt | Dunmow | Earls Colne | East Bergholt | Elm Park | Elmdon | Elmstead | Elsenham | Epping | Feering | Felsted | Finchingfield | Fingringhoe | Frinton-On-Sea | Fyfield | Gestingthorpe | Gosfield | Grays | Great Baddow | Great Bardfield | Great Braxted | Great Chesterford | Great Dunmow | Great Easton | Great Saling | Great Totham | Great Waltham | Great Yeldham | Hadleigh | Halstead | Harlow | Harwich | Hatfield Peverel | Herongate | Heybridge | Heybridge Basin | High Roding | Hinxton | Hornchurch | Horndon on the Hill | Horsley Cross | Ickleton | Ilford | Ingatestone | Ingrave | Kelvedon | Kelvedon Hatch | Laindon | Langham | Latchingdon | Leigh-on-Sea | Little Braxted | Little Canfield | Little Clacton | Little Dunmow | Little Easton | Little Maplestead | Little Waltham | Little Warley | Loughton | Maldon | Manningtree | Margaretting | Matching Green | Mersea Island | Minchinhampton | Mistley | Moreton | Mountnessing | Mundon | Navestockside | Nazeing | North Fambridge | Old Harlow | Ongar | Orsett | Paglesham | Panfield | Pattiswick | Pebmarsh | Pitsea | Purfleet | Purleigh | Radwinter | Rainham | Rayleigh | Rochford | Romford | Rowhedge | Roxwell | Roydon | Saffron Walden | Shalford | Shenfield | South Benfleet | South Ockendon | South Woodham Ferrers | Southend | Southend on Sea | Southend-on-Sea | Southminster | St Osyth | Stanford Le Hope | Stanford-le-Hope | Stansted | Stansted Airport | Stansted Mountfichet | Stansted Mountfitchet | Stapleford Abbotts | Stock | Sudbury | Thaxted | Theydon Bois | Thornwood | Thorpe le Soken | Tilbury | Tillingham | Tollesbury | Toot Hill | Upminster | Vange | Waltham Abbey | Waltham Cross | Walthamstow | Walton on the Naze | Walton-on-the-Naze | Warley | Weeley | Wendens Ambo | West Thurrock | Westcliff on Sea | Westcliff-on-sea | Wethersfield | White Notley | Wickford | Wickham Bishops | Witham | Wivenhoe | Woodford | Woodford Bridge | Woodford Green | Woodham Mortimer | Woodham Walter | Youngs End

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