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Here at Modern Loft Rooms - Loft Conversions Essex, we help clients around the area by providing industry-leading expertise on Essex loft conversions and house extensions. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we have gained through years of hard work and dedication.

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15 November 2021

Property Extensions

Came across Modern Loft Rooms by chance - a lucky internet search! As we looked for quotes for our 30sqm extension and garage conversion, Colin called up and popped over to give us a very good and competitive quote and talked us through the process. They started promptly in July 2021 and finished 13 weeks later. Despite a few delays caused by fuel strikes and COVID, Colin and the team endeavored to get the job done and to a high standard. Thanks to Colin and the team, we now have doubled the size of our lounge; doubled our kitchen size and gained two new rooms (a utility room and a playroom). Our house has become more than just a home, but our dream home! We will definitely be recommending Colin and the team at Modern Loft Rooms to our family, friends and colleagues. More...

13 July 2021

Our dormer window has made a huge difference and has given us so much extra space

6 July 2021

We called modern loft rooms because of there great reviews and can say we made the right choice for them change our loft to a family room.

The guys was out standing and couldn’t praise them any more hen what they did for us, was all ways helpful on time and there cleaning was great at the end of each day.

The company was not cheap or to expensive but just came in the middle to meet our budget and needs for more works to be carried out in all the bedrooms.

We would like to say thank you modern loft rooms we really appreciate your time and efforts through out the 6 weeks you was here. We will definitely use this company again and would recommend them any day.

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Debbie
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2 June 2021

We called modern loft rooms because of there great reviews and can say we made the right choice for them change our loft to a family room.

The guys was out standing and couldn’t praise them any more hen what they did for us, was all ways helpful on time and there cleaning was great at the end of each day.

The company was not cheap or to expensive but just came in the middle to meet our budget and needs for more works to be carried out in all the bedrooms.

We would like to say thank you modern loft rooms we really appreciate your time and efforts through out the 6 weeks you was here. We will definitely use this company again and would recommend them any day.

Many thanks
Debbie
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10 March 2021

I had my loft conversion done by Colin and the team. They are exceptional workers and made sure I was happy with the process every step of the way. They were professional and friendly and I would recommend to family and friends! 5 Stars. More...

9 March 2021

They were exceptional in every way! They did not leave the site once "to visit builders yards" etc like most builders do as before they started the work, they ensured that every nut/nail/piece of material they needed was on site so they were able to work from early morning until late afternoon. A very refreshing change! The standard of work was amazing as was the speed in which the work was done. One particular worker was so knowledgeable about everything making us feel confident in what sort of job we could expect. They were friendly and enjoyed their work, taking pride in doing every part of it to a high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. An excellent company and a pleasure to do business with them. More...

9 March 2021

I had a loft conversion built by Colin and his team built it at a very high standard very pleased the team was very tidy and cleaned up all the mess after them very friendly team and punctual every day good rates as well would recommend this company to friends and family

Q&As

A garage conversion classes as a ‘change of use’ so it will require building regulations approval.

To comply with building regs your garage conversion must:

Be structurally sound
Have a damp-proof course
Have wall, floor and loft insulation so it is energy efficient
Have had all electrics safety tested
Be moisture proofed, with good ventilation
Have been fire-proofed and have escape routes

The first job will be stripping out the main structure, at which point you’ll get the clearest view yet of what’s in store – including where you’re most likely to encounter unexpected problems (such as patchy foundations or hidden issues in the walls) that could add to costs.

An existing concrete floor might well be strong enough to cope with general domestic use. However, it may need to be levelled (consider a self-levelling liquid screed), damp-proofed with a suitable membrane (lapping into the walls’ DPC) and insulated to achieve adequate thermal performance.

Garage floors tend to be lower than those in the main house, so it may be possible to incorporate all of this and still achieve a step-free threshold between the two zones.

Infilling the door
The most common route is to replace the main garage door with conventional walling matching the rest of the building, such as a masonry infill fully toothed and bonded into the existing brickwork.

The design stage assessment should identify whether the foundations need upgrading to take the new loads. Planning allowing, you could add windows or a glazed access door and introduce more daylight into your new space, which may also help reduce the loads imposed.

If your budget will stretch, you could even have a little fun with the design – perhaps by going for a fully glazed wall.

Wall insulation
Integrated garages are usually built to the same standard as the main house, so the walls may not need upgrading.

Attached or detached garages of single-skin construction can be insulated internally; usually by erecting stud walling using timbers deep enough to accept sufficient insulation (plus an air gap).

Buildings with cavity walls can have insulation blown into the gap, thus preserving the internal floor space.

If you’re going for a part-conversion, retaining a parking space, you’ll need to erect a fully-insulated internal dividing wall that is designed to provide 30-minute fire protection.

This can be done in blockwork, or switch to timber studwork lined with pink fireline plasterboard on the garage side.

Roof insulation
The simplest way to insulate a garage roof is at loft level. With a pitched covering, 270mm of mineral wool should be sufficient – 100mm between the joists, and the rest on top.

Warm roof setups, which are insulated at rafter level, are also possible and can enable the use of rooflights to bring in more natural brightness.

Flat roofs will need to be fitted with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above to prevent condensation. If you want to preserve floor-to-ceiling height, go for slim multifoil or PIR (polyisocyanurate) products.

Windows & doors
The fenestration you specify will need to hit the required whole-unit U-values (1.6 W/m2K for windows; 1.8 for doors), match your security expectations, provide adequate ventilation and suit the style of your home.

If you’re keen to keep costs down, aim to work to standard-sized units.

Casements, sashes and doorsets can be incorporated by punching a suitable hole in the wall and adding lintels as required. The same is true of openings between the main house and garage.

For larger spans enabling a more open-plan feel, a reinforcing steel beam may be needed. This kind of work may require calculations from a structural engineer.

We recomend , the pitch should be at a higher angle, so that the central head height is the highest possible. Any angle above 30 degrees would work best. In order for your proposed loft conversion to pass building regulations, it must measure 2.2 metres from the floor to the highest point.

Step 1: inspection of roof space. ...
An architect or surveyor confirms suitability. ...
Step 3: Plans are made. ...
Step 4: the loft is cleared. ...
Step 5: rewiring is assessed. ...
Step 6: floor insulation. ...
Step 7: floorboards are laid. ...
Step 8: rafters reinforced.
Step 9: walls insulation & roof
Step10: walls plaster boarded & skimmed
Step11: 2nd fix carpentry finished

We have been in business for around 4 to 5 years converting lofts & home extensions through out essex london

We give a 10 year guarantee and warrantee for any defects that may accure overbyje years.

Myself and my colleagues love to see the end finish of every single project and seing the clients happy faces ?with their family in there new rooms or home extensions it’s a privilege to look back and say what a great job we have done for out client. ?

Well as myself working as a carpenter for the last 22 years I decided to go out on my own 14 years ago do a loft conversion and extensions and since then I have loved it especially when you’re creating a job from nothing to an absolute beautiful home or loft conversion kitchen extension

We are a friendly and reliable company honest I’m very trustworthy we take over clients very seriously and listen to what they need and what they have to say we work with our clients throughout the whole project updating them every day to see it there’s anything I need to know. We are a clean respectful respectful company especially the workers very helpful throughout the whole project

We provide quotations online but remotely all our work is obviously at the clients homes

Well we give the option to all clients to send photos to us all information of the loft so we can send a quote out without even coming to the home. Or if the client is happy for us to go there to their home we will wear masks cover our faces and gloves and keep well 2 m distance

Services

Loft conversions are the best way maximines your loft on to bedrooms, bathrooms, play rooms and offices.

Home extensions &kitchem extensions are a great way to extend your property iver out or up adding great value in space and value to the home.