The standard dormer is our most popular conversion because it is simple and economical, yet still provides room, typically, for a new master bedroom with a full-size bathroom or perhaps too children’s rooms.
You might even consider discussing a joint project with your neighbour like this one we completed recently in Greenwich. It minimises disruption and means that each of our craftsmen can do twice as much work with each visit.
This is a straightforward and economical response to the simple requirement for an extra – proper – bedroom with shower room. Although the footprint of this house is in the shape of the traditional Victorian L, these clients have restricted themselves to the main roof space and specified a room for an office/spare bedroom, with shower room.
At the front of the house are a couple of Velux roof lights which are barely noticeable from the front but provide excellent natural light for the desk, The dormer extension at the rear is full width and maximises the space of the front main apex loft area.The result is a well-sized bedroom at the back with a vertical window or French doors with juliette balcony. The shower room fits nicely into the front roof sloping ceiling, where the velux roof window provides light and head room
The space designed and managed in different ways, the rear room can be used as a study or changed to a large luxurious shower room. It’s really up to you to decide what you want and need. Our architect will obviously help you put your ideas together.
This is an L shape conversion with two bedrooms and shower room. The loft is again fully converted to the maximum 40 cubic metres allowed and provides the greatest value for money for the space gained. And could take your property from 3 bedrooms to 5.
It also shows off the sky light positioned above the new stair well for a great addition adding natural light.There is also an option for a Velux roof light system.
This allows the full width of your home to be utilised and, these bricks match in well with the existing property as the bricks are already weathered and old. Mansards are accepted by some councils via planning permission and some others won’t, we will let you know what you local council’s planning requirements are. The mansard is an attractive addition to most Edwardian and Victoria houses, as they have a rear 70 degree angle slope and the windows and French doors extend out vertically with lead cladding, this makes a nice feature to the conversion.
Here we have a mansard conversion. It has one large bedroom, with a shower room. With the mansard we built up the side party walls using recycled London Stock bricks.
It allows the full width of your home to be utilised and, these bricks match in well with the existing property as the bricks are already weathered and old.
Mansards are accepted by some councils via planning permission and some others won’t, we will let you know what you local council’s planning requirements are. The mansard is an attractive addition to most Edwardian and Victoria houses, as they have a rear 70 degree angle rear slope. Another option here might have been a Juliet balcony from floor to ceiling with twin doors to fling open on those precious hot summer days which we value so much – when they happen.
The stairs (which take only a couple of square metres out of the first landing) lead up to a new landing with separate doors onto a bathroom, bedroom and study and the Juliet window and balcony from the bedroom is a real feature.
The L shape mansard is a very popular choice in some boroughs as the council’s sometimes prefer this design when going through planning permission, we will let you know what your council’s preferences are via planning. The design of conversion allows for two bedrooms and a shower room.
One large bedroom to the main front loft, incorporating a separate shower room or en-suite. It’s your choice. To the rear a smaller bedroom or study room.
The extension has the characteristic mansard 70 degree angle slopes that make the conversion look attractive. Velux roof windows are fitted to the front roof slope. This client decided to go for a Juliet balcony instead of the ordinary window in the drawing making for a light airy room where very few compromises have been needed.
You can divide the space up as many ways as you like – single playroom, two-bedroom self-contained flat, three spare bedrooms… Just tell us what you’re thinking and we’ll tell you if it’s possible.