Before getting an attic conversion in London here is some advice:
- Choose an attic or loft conversion company with proper credentials.
- They should ideally have architects who are RIBA recognised or at least have professional building certification – ask to see it.
- Ask the attic conversion company for examples of their work.
- They should be able to provide you with a photo portfolio of their work
- Ask the loft company for references from previous clients, and if possible get in contact with them.
- Ask the company for a detailed quote – including an estimated time span for the work.
One London loft company we currently recommend is found here.
How much will a london loft conversion cost?
The cost of a loft conversion is anywhere between £18,000 to £42,000 depending on the size of your loft and the specifications. Most people spend in the region of £32,000 for a loft conversion in London.
What are the different styles of loft conversions?
Dormer Loft Conversion
This kind of conversion is a very popular type of loft conversion in London as it doesn’t usually require any planning permission. With a dormer loft conversion a vertical wall is built from the bottom of your sloping roof and a another flat roof is then built to connect the vertical wall to create a whole new roof area with extended head room.
Hip To Gable Conversion
You are going to need planning permission for this kind of loft conversion the benefits of which are to give plenty of new head space. This type of conversion cannot be done on a terrace, and is only really suitable for detached, semi detached or a bungalows.
Mansard Loft Conversion
This is the kind of loft conversion that is most common in area where there are mostly terraced houses. You will definitely need planning permission for this kind. With a mansard conversions the existing roof space is greatly raised by extending the walls.
Velux Loft Conversion
A Velux loft conversion is probably most popular and straight forward kind of conversion. It’s also the cheapest option as the only roof modifications needed are the exclusion of Velux windows into the slopes of the roofs.
L Section Dormer
L Shaped dormers have become more and more popular in the London area where the roof space is compacted.
Not all roofs are going to be suitable so you need to consult professionals to see what your options are.
Popular ways to convert a loft in London
Many parents are reluctant to move areas if their children are attending good schools.
When it comes to creating more space for your children an attic conversion is something that can be just the solution.
More and more people either work from home full time or part time so creating a dedicated office is great if you have the means to do it.
An entertainments room in your loft
Home cinemas are becoming more popular but what about adding a gaming room as well?
Spare bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Do you regularly host guests, or maybe you would like the income from a lodger?
There are many option to choose from when choosing a London loft conversion, so take your time and do your research.