Professional designers and builders of loft and basement conversions, house extensions and renovations in Guildford Godalming and Woking in Surrey
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EMLA Construction Ltd were recommended for this loft conversion by two independent parties; the architect and friends of the client.


Professional couple with family who moved out for the project duration.


1960s detached chalet bungalow in need of full modernisation.


Loft conversion in Shalford near Guildford in Surrey.

Project duration: Four months.

Financial: Completed to budget.


Description of work:

Full refurbishment and rennovation of the property into a modern open-plan family home by means of a loft conversion, single storey extension and complete remodelling of the interior layout of the house.

The loft conversion (a.k.a. attic conversion) involved completely replacing the existing roof with a stronger construction as well as building three new dormers with windows to the front to provide space and light for additional accommodation. Converting the loft required the floor to be strengthend, load bearing and partition walls built, and new ceilings erected.


The loft conversion was also included in the complete re-wiring and re-plumbing of the entire house together with the installation of a new central heating system including wet underfloor heating and a high efficiency 'Megaflow' hot water cylinder. Provision was also built-in to accommodate the addition of solar heating at a later date.

Converting the loft added a third bedroom and two en suite bathrooms to the house. Together with the single storey extension and complete remodelling of the ground floor, the project created a spacious modern open-plan living environment consisting:


3 bedrooms

2 en-suite bathrooms

Shower room

Open-plan family kitchen / dining
and sitting room

Garden room

Other services provided:

• Assisted architect and client in evolving the original plans to make more effective use of space.

• Overcame all unforseen issues and met all client requests.

• Advised client regarding choices of materials, finishes and fittings.
• Afforded client the benefit of EMLA trade terms with suppliers.
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