Is your home feeling increasingly cramped? Whether you have a growing family, have moved to working from home, or are even juggling both, South East Building Service can convert your loft to create some all-important new living space. Our loft conversions transform your dark, musty storage area into a stunning new room of your choosing. With more than 100 years of shared experience, our builders have completed conversion projects of every kind.
Operating out of Maidstone, we cover all surrounding locations in Medway and Kent. These include key service areas like Canterbury, Chatham, Cranbrook, Gillingham, Rainham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and West Malling, to name a few. With our reputation for results and customer care of unmatched quality, we also undertake projects in Essex and across the South East.
Loft conversions are large-scale construction projects that take place in and around family homes. As such, we understand that you want builders and trades who will make the experience a pleasant one.
With end-to-end project management, this is exactly what South East Building Service provides. We offer advice for plans and design guidance. If needed, we prepare and submit a planning permission application on your behalf. During the construction phase, you can also rely on us to maintain a clean, tidy and respectful working site.
From start to finish, our team works closely with you. This ensures we deliver a bespoke conversion on time, within budget and in compliance with the UK Building Regulations.
Please contact us to take the first step toward a fully costed and scheduled quotation. Our builders happily perform loft surveys across Kent and the South East, including Canterbury, Maidstone and Medway.
South East Building Service converts lofts in the 4 typical designs.
Rooflight Conversion – Because they involve little structural work, these are the most cost-effective and least disruptive conversions. Our builders fit rooflights into your roof’s existing slope so natural light can flow in. Rooflight conversions make an ideal solution if your loft is already spacious to start with.
Dormer Conversion – Because they suit terraced, semi-detached and detached homes, these loft conversions are the UK’s most popular. We construct an extension that rises vertically up out of your roof’s current slope. The interior space is bright, comes with a flat ceiling, and creates impressive floor space and ample headroom.
Hip-to-Gable Conversion – These conversions only suit the hipped roofs found on some semi-detached and end-of-terrace homes in Medway, Kent and the South East. We remove the hipped side of the roof, replacing it with a vertical gable. By reconfiguring your roof’s structure, we create plenty of new living space underneath.
Mansard Conversion – Suitable for most property types in Maidstone, Canterbury and the surrounding areas, these loft conversions alter the roofing structure at the rear of your home. The existing pitch gives way to a new structural addition with a distinctive 72-degree gradient. This gives your new space a sloping back wall.
Like all reputable builders, we offer advice and guidance relating to your permitted development rights. In short, if your proposed conversion complies with the stated criteria, you don’t need prior consent from the local authority before construction starts.
Most loft conversions, but not all, qualify as a permitted development. In cases where they don’t, it’s usually because work involves extending or altering the roof space beyond the specified limits and conditions.
It’s important to note, most lofts require a minimum head height of 2.2m for a conversion to take place.
South East Building Service is also a specialist for property extensions in Maidstone, Canterbury, Medway, Kent and across the South East.