Dream Loft Conversion Solutions

Have you been longing for extra living space in your home? The great news is that there’s no need to move to a new house to gain the additional room. Whether you are planning to add a guest bedroom or want to create that impressive master suite, our loft conversions Essex solutions are a great way of getting all of the additional space you need right from the comfort of your existing home. With the costs and upheaval involved in moving, many people are extending their home as an easier and more affordable alternative, which also adds value to their property.

The Loft Conversion Process

Our dedicated Bigger Homes team are there for all of our customers from design, planning and building control right through to construction, completion and guarantee of the work. With our design team we work together to create the perfect conversion for your home whilst taking away all the hassles and project management from you. This will leave you to concentrate on the fun stuff – choosing your furnishings and moving into the new area. You can check out our How It Works page for more details.

Loft Conversion Cost Calculator

The cost of your project will depend on the type of loft conversion you require, the space you have and the extent of our involvement. If you already have your drawings carried out by an independent architect, we also carry out construction only packages that are fully project managed and guaranteed. Additionally, we also help with 1st fix (structural only conversions) where required. To get your project started why not get a free quote in under 2 minutes by using our Loft Conversion Cost Essex Calculator?

Your Local Loft Conversion Specialist Team

Bigger Homes can help you realise the potential in a home you already love. As leading loft conversion suppliers in Essex, we have extensive experience in designing, planning, constructing and completing a variety of loft conversion types. These include:

  • Simple Velux conversions (for simple room in your attic conversions)
  • Dormer Loft Extension (where we add in dormers to increase floor space with full head height)
  • Hip–to gables (allowing access for stairs at the side of the building)
  • Mansard conversions (large conversions with dual pitch roofs, requiring planning permission)

When it comes to loft conversion solutions, we’re proud to say that Bigger Homes does it all, and we do it very well! Almost all lofts can be converted and the type of conversion we will design depends on your style of property, the area you live in and any limitations to your home by the local authority.

With this is mind, our loft conversion professionals design and create beautiful conversions which are an asset to the existing property. By maximising space whilst maintaining the character of your home and matching the existing materials, we will create a seamless transition up into your new floor. Once completed, you’ll feel as though your conversion was always part of the home.

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Do I Need Planning Permission For My Loft Conversion?

Loft conversions are classed as permitted development and do not require planning permission, providing they meet the following conditions:

  • Any new roofing must not exceed an additional 40 cubic metres of space on terraced houses.
  • Any new roofing must not exceed an additional 50 cubic metres of space on detached and semi-detached houses.
  • No extension must be made beyond the plane of the existing roof slope.
  • No extension can be higher than the highest part of the roof.


  • New roofing materials need to be like-for-like or close to original fittings.
  • There must be no raised platforms or balconies.
  • Side-facing windows must be set with obscured glazing and an opening 1.7-metres above the floor.
  • For listed buildings or those in conservation areas, visit planningportal.gov.uk

Why Choose Bigger Homes As Your Loft Conversion Provider?

Bigger Homes is the leading provider of loft conversions Essex solutions. Our team works all over Essex and in some areas of London and Kent, completing hundreds of loft conversions every year with the majority of our work coming from customer recommendations. When it comes to loft conversions, we take you to new heights in terms of service, value and quality.

If you’d like some inspiration for your own exciting loft conversion project, we have show homes available for you to visit. In the meantime please see our testimonials and gallery areas.

Ready to get started? Our team at Bigger Homes are excited to start exploring your new ‘dream space’ project. Call us today on 01268 553648 and we’ll provide you with a loft conversion cost Essex quote.


What is a loft conversion?
A loft conversion is a project which involves transforming your disused attic space into habitable accommodation. This effectively means connecting your loft to the rest of the house via a staircase and turning your new top floor into functional and stylish living space. Loft conversions are a popular way to add extra square footage to your home without increasing the footprint of your property. However, this is not a DIY project and should only be handled by reputable loft conversion specialists. Structural strengthening will usually be needed so that the lower floors of your property are able to take the weight of your new upper storey.

How much does a loft conversion cost?
The cost of a loft conversion will depend on the space you have available to you in your attic, as well as your property type. There are a variety of loft conversion types including Velux, dormer loft extensions, hip-to-gables, and mansard conversions. Each of these conversion projects will vary in complexity which will impact how much your overall loft conversion costs.

In most cases your project will fall within the scope of permitted development, but if you do require planning permission, then this will increase the cost too. Your average loft conversion will cost between £25,000 to £44,000 but may increase to £65,000 in more complex projects. However, you can add as much as 21% to your property resell value when you commit to a loft conversion.

What can you use a loft conversion space for?
A loft conversion is a versatile space which you can enjoy in multiple ways. Typically, a loft conversion might be used to house one or two extra bedrooms with bathroom facilities. However, as homeowners have adjusted to spending more time at home, other popular options for a loft conversion include office space, gyms and playrooms to maximise the functionality of your accommodation. Other people love the idea of transforming their upper storey into an entertainment zone to be used for hobbies, cinema room, man cave or a beauty suite. The options you have will depend on the space available and your budget. Why not get in touch to explore the possibilities for your bespoke loft conversion?