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Home extension builders in East London

Welcome to Tailored Lofts, home extension builders in East London. Our expertise allows us to create customized living spaces that increase both the value and appeal of your property. We serve clients in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and surrounding areas, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction – most of our new business comes from recommendations.

We manage every detail of your house extension in East London, ensuring the project meets your exact specifications from design to decoration. Whether you’re working with an architect or handling some aspects yourself, we’re flexible and committed to excellent communication throughout the process.

Using only high-quality materials and best building practices, we ensure that your new home extension or kitchen extension is safe, comfortable, and energy-efficient. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our commitment to delivering exceptional results within the agreed time-frame and budget. This is achieved through the skilled execution of all building stages by our team, under the daily supervision of a dedicated project manager.

Are you ready to transform your home? Choose Tailored Lofts for a seamless and stress-free home extension project. Contact us now to take the first step in unlocking your home’s full potential with a new space you’ll absolutely love.

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Some facts

Our achievements

Lofts converted
Extensions built
Full house remodels
Bathroom installations
Why choose Tailored Lofts?

Our key values

  • Attention to detail. All our tradesmen are highly skilled, and we diligently ensure that all work is executed as planned on a daily basis.
  • Fair pricing. We maintain minimal overhead expenses and use technological solutions wherever possible, allowing us to provide true value for your investment.
  • Warranty. Our confidence in our work allows us to offer a 10-year warranty covering structural integrity and damp issues.

  • Clear communication. From a detailed quote to project completion, we maintain clear written communication, thus avoiding any costly misunderstandings or misinterpretations.
  • Friendly and considerate. Throughout the construction process, our team maintain cleanliness and order, reducing inconvenience to both your family and neighbors.
  • Certified and accredited. Our tradespeople are fully accredited, ensuring expert handling of every stage of your project from start to finish.

What to expect

Building an extension: typical project timeline

Typical sequence

Planning a house extension

Establish feasibility
The first step is to find out whether your project can be done or is worth doing

Our surveyor will come to your place, discuss the requirements and take measurements of existing structures. Your initial quote will be generated.

Initial plans
Get your project plans drawn up.

You can either use our architect, or have your own architect if that’s your preference.

Local authority permit
Local authority must be notified about your planned project.

Your project may fall under permitted development or if it doesn’t meet the permitted development requirements, it may need planning permission.

Party wall award
Your neighbours must be notified about the planned works.

A party wall award must be in place before the actual works can start. Read below for more information.

The actual building works can begin

Starting site preparation and groundwords, and continuing all the way to completion, there will be periodic visits and inspections by building control at certain stages of the project. For more details, please refer to “Typical house extension project timeline” above.

Installations will be commissioned, required certificates issued.

The final stage and equally, if not most, important: you will have certificates confirming that your kitchen extension is constructed according to building regulations and best practices.

Frequently asked questions

Party wall related questions

  • What is the Purpose of a Party Wall Agreement?
    A Party Wall Agreement serves as a formal, legal document that governs the party wall shared with your adjacent neighbor. Its primary objective is to safeguard against any negative impacts on your neighbor’s home structure due to construction work, such as a loft conversion, on your side of the shared wall.
  • Is a Party Wall Agreement required for my kitchen extension?
    If your property has a shared wall with neighboring houses and works will be close to or under existing foundations or in any way affect an existing party wall or party structure, then obtaining a Party Wall Agreement is mandatory before beginning your kitchen extension project. This requirement is stated by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 to ensure the interests of all parties are protected during such construction work.
  • What are the possible implications of my kitchen extension projecft on the shared Party Walls?
    The scope of your loft conversion may involve certain actions, such as:

    • Inserting new steel beams or wooden joists into the party wall for structural support.
    • Modifying the party wall by increasing its thickness or elevating its height.
    • Removing a chimney breast that is part of the party wall.
    • Dismantling and potentially reconstructing a section of the party wall if it’s found to be structurally unsound.
    • Building a new wall on or close to Boundary line.
    Given that these actions fall under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, you are required to inform your adjacent neighbor about any intended construction work.

  • What steps should I take to secure a Party Wall Agreement for my house extension?
    Before initiating any construction on your loft, it’s crucial to get a Party Wall Agreement. Start by issuing a Party Wall Act Notice to your neighbor, detailing the proposed construction activities. The notice should include specifics like:

    • Your full name and residential address
    • The specific location where the loft renovation will occur
    • A comprehensive description of the planned work, inclusive of any drawings or architectural plans
    • The anticipated commencement date for the house extension

    Should Fitted Lofts be responsible for your house extension, we will provide you with the necessary Party Wall Notice forms to be filled out by both you and your neighbor. To minimize any surprise or concern, it’s advisable to have a preliminary, informal discussion with your neighbor about the proposed work. Sharing your plans can foster a cooperative relationship and keep them informed.

    You have the option to personally deliver the Party Wall Notice or engage a Party Wall Surveyor to manage this process for you. We can suggest surveyors we’ve partnered with before.

    The Party Wall Surveyor, will create a ‘Schedule of Condition’ for the Party Wall. This process includes a thorough examination and photographic documentation of the current state of both your and your neighbor’s party wall before beginning the loft conversion. This Schedule of Condition serves as a reliable, unbiased record of the Party Wall’s pre-construction condition and can be used as evidence should your neighbor claim that the construction has caused damage to their property.

For more information on party wall awards please read here:

Areas We Serve

House extensions in East London

As as building company in East London, we primarily work in Waltham Forest, Redbridge and nearby areas:

Home extensions in Waltham Forest districts:ChingfordWalthamstowLeytonLeytonstoneWanstead

Home extensions in Redbridge districts:LoughtonWoodford, South WoodfordBukchurst Hill

How much?

House extension cost in East London

Embarking on a house extension in East London requires careful consideration of various factors that influence the overall cost. With high local labor and material costs, understanding the specifics of house extension costs in East London in 2024 is essential for homeowners. The compact nature of many London homes, coupled with the premium on construction work, significantly affects the average cost of home extensions. Here, we explore the key elements that determine the cost of extending a home, providing insights into how to effectively manage your budget within the dynamic London market, ensuring that your investment adds value and meets your financial and lifestyle goals.

House extension cost in London 2024
Frequently asked questions

Planning and building control related questions

  • What is a permitted development?

    Permitted development allows you to carry out certain types of work on a house (not including flats or maisonettes) without needing to obtain planning permission. This concept refers to the property in its original state — either as it was initially constructed or as it existed on 1st July 1948 for homes built before then. If your ‘original house’ hasn’t been previously extended, including loft conversions, you might have the opportunity to enhance your property under these rights.

    Given that permitted development has specific restrictions regarding height and volume and can vary greatly, Tailored Lofts routinely seeks a Certificate of Lawful Development to ensure any permitted development complies with the law.

    In some cases, such as within a conservation area, your local planning authority may have removed permitted development rights.

  • Is planning permission required for my house extension?

    House extensions have more regulations in terms what falls within the permitted development and what needs a planning approval. Some of the many rules for different types of extensions in regards to permitted development:

    • If you live in a terraced or semi-detached home, you have the rights to extend by up to 3m without the need for planning permission.
    • If your house is detached, you can extend up to 4m.
    • The extension cannot exceed the highest part of the current roof.
    • The materials used must closely resemble those of the current structure.
    • The design must not include verandas, balconies, or raised platforms.
    • Any side-facing windows must have obscure glass, and any openings must be at least 1.7 meters above the floor level.
    • There are also requirements concerning sun light obstruction – a line drawn at a 45 degree angle from your neighbours closest inhabitable space , i.e. a kitchen, living space or bedroom, must not be affected by your extension.

    Please note that our architects deal on your behalf with all issues concerning permitted development and planning requirements.

  • Is planning permission required in a conservation area?
    In a conservation area or for a listed building, you will definitely need to obtain planning permission. It’s advisable to consult your local planning authority for accurate advice and instructions.
  • How can I get the planning permission?
    Fitted Lofts can manage communication with your local planning authority, assisting with the necessary paperwork and providing expert advice.
What our customers say
Tailored Lofts and Donatas were fantastic and did a superb job of our kitchen project. This required demolition, steel beam insertions, kitchen fitting, plastering. plumbing and installation of a new shower room ... READ MORE
James Hunt
Walthamstow E17
Really pleased with Donatas and his guys. They worked hard, delivered what we wanted on time and kept to the same budget as quoted. We did a dormer loft and a sorting out of the whole house in Leytonstone... READ MORE
Will Innes
Leytonstone E11
Tailored Lofts carried out a loft conversion for our Victorian terraced house in East London. Donatas and his team were professional, efficient and flexible from day 1. It was a tricky project and ... READ MORE
Maeve Dowling
Leyton E10

We are confident in quality of our projects


We provide 10 years warranty that applies to structures and damp penetration. Minor cracks that appear due to drying and shrinking materials are not covered by this warranty. Equipment and fittings warranties are covered by manufacturers.

Trade acreditations

Our tradespeople are fully accredited, ensuring we expertly handle every stage of your project, from start to finish.

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