Extra Space Developments

Leeds Builders – Loft Conversions


Extra Space Developments are builders based in Leeds, we aim to get most loft conversions or extensions finished within a 6 week timescale depending on the size of the project. There is also no need for you to vacate your home. We keep it clean and tidy so there is minimal disruption.


Loft conversions can add a significant amount of money to the value of a property, up to 20%. Many people choose to convert their loft area as a means of obtaining more space without having to endure the costly and stressful process of moving home! Loft conversions are often more affordable per a square meter basis than a conventional extension as part of the structure is already in place.


If you would just like to know more about architecture and buildings in Leeds, keep on reading!


Leeds is full architectural styles and notable buildings, most of the current buildings in Leeds are the product of the Industrial Revolution and post war regeneration in the 20th century. Leeds might not be the first place you think to visit to admire architecture, but it has a great array of structures.


Here are a few buildings in Leeds which really stand out for Extra Space Developments:


Leeds Corn Exchange


This is a really interesting building for Extra Space. It is a Victorian building in Leeds, West Yorkshire which was completed in 1863 and is a grade I listed building. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and built between 1861 and 1863.

The original purpose of the building was to sell or exchange 'corn' and other commodities. Leeds Corn Exchange opened in part on 28th July 1863 and was completed in 1864. Extra Space think it is one of the best buildings in Leeds, great piece of architecture!





Leeds Minster


Another great building in Leeds is the Leeds Minster, designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage. Walter Farquhar Hook Vicar of Leeds from 1837 was responsible for the construction of the present building, and of the revitalisation of the Anglican church throughout Leeds as a whole. The architect was Robert Dennis Chantrell. Extra Space Developments in Leeds think this is a gem in the city of Leeds and admire the workmanship of the roofing.



Victoria Quarter


This is an extremely interesting building in Leeds and the Extra Space team often visit it to marvel at the architecture designs used. This building was designed by Frank Matcham 1898-1904, Victoria Gate was built on an undeveloped site adjacent to Leeds Market. The £165 million covered shopping centre opened on 20 October 2016. In 2010 it was announced that work had commenced on a revised plan and in March 2011 and on 13 July 2011 planning permission was granted for the Hammerson scheme to proceed.



Housing in Leeds


“The most common form of housing to be built for the working classes was the back to back. Back to back terrace houses were built in the largely working class districts of Harehills, Holbeck, Hunslet, Beeston and Armley whilst larger through terrace houses were built for the middle classes in Headingley and Kirkstall. Chapeltown developed as an affluent district of Leeds, and boasts many large Victorian villas however the popularity of outer suburbs such as Roundhay towards the late 20th century brought land values down in Chapeltown and the area fell into decline.” – Leeds City Council





Loft Conversations in Leeds


If you are looking for a building company in Leeds to do your loft conversion, you came to the right place. Maximise the space in your home quickly and easily with us. All Extra Space tradesmen are employed directly by us giving you reliability, consistent quality and commitment.


Amazing space loft conversions in Leeds mean avoiding outside ground space, especially in properties with limited outdoor space and in particular flats that obviously have no garden space.


Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward ways of getting extra space. Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of basic planning.


Do you need planning approval for a loft conversion in Leeds? Yes, all loft conversions need Buildings Regulation approval, regardless of whether planning permission is needed or not. A building control surveyor will inspect your work at various stages and will issue you with a completion certificate on final inspection. If your home is semi-detached or terraced, you’ll need to notify your neighbour of your proposals if the works fall under the Party Wall Act requirements. For instance, if you are building in beams which will bear on the party wall(s).



We have written more about loft conversions HERE



Extra Space Developments get a lot of questions about loft conversions in Leeds. These are the top questions that have come through our website recently:


  • Where are the joists in the loft located
  • How to do roof trusses for loft conversion in Leeds
  • Can you remove the trusses from a loft
  • Can my loft beams take weight
  • How to changing roof trusses for conversion
  • Why is my loft conversion so cold
  • Can I strengthen my loft floor in Leeds
  • Is my loft suitable for conversion
  • Raised ceiling loft conversion Leeds


Extra Space Developments Leeds work through all your questions, giving as much information as possible. We also offer a completely free home visit, in which we can really looking at how we could convert your loft in Leeds and what design would work best!


We offer FREE competitive quotes and would love to discuss your ideas on 0800 009 6655

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