Victorian terrace loft conversions

The smartest way to add extra square footage to your home.

Victorian terrace loft conversions

Victorian terrace loft conversions are the smartest way to add extra square footage to your home. With nearly 25% of all UK homes being terraced, it is simple to find Victorian terrace loft conversion ideas to suit your style and needs. Many terraced houses were built with ample attic space so if you want your home to have a more modern interior with additional functioning space, then the best method is by extending into the loft area. It is a great solution as it helps make better use of existing space rather than going through the cost and the hassle of adding more space with an extension.

At Good Design & Build we are reputed experts, in and around London for our Victorian terrace loft conversions. We have a comprehensive extension guide on planning permission, building regulations and other essential details, to help you prepare and ensure that all the correct boxes are ticked before you start on your Victorian terrace loft conversion journey.

For us each conversion is unique and special with our team of experts available every step of the way for hands on work, guidance and advice. We can give you Victorian terrace loft conversion ideas that will be most suitable for your house, to ensure a convenient and affordable conversion. Before starting on a conversion project, a few building design requirements need to be taken into consideration and resolved, for which we provide guidance
and assistance where necessary. The height of your loft’s ceiling, access, lighting, regulations pertaining to floor strength and fire escapes, as well as finally planning permission, if required.

There are three main factors to take into consideration before drawing up your Victorian terrace loft conversion plans and deciding on the type of conversion that will suit your home and finances.

  • Have a clear idea as to what you need your new loft space for, i: e; office space,
    additional bedroom, playroom or storeroom.
  • What type of roof do you have currently?
  • What is your budget?

Based on your response to the above there are three types of loft conversions to consider.

  • Internal Loft Conversion – this is usually the cheapest and the one that requires minimum building intervention. Conversion includes strengthening the floor, adding windows to the existing roof slope, roof lights and insulation.
  • Dormer Loft Conversions – This is the most popular type of conversion as it creates substantial additional space with relatively simple building intervention. It involves the addition of dormer windows which adds volume and height to the roof space. Dormer conversions are normally added to the rear of a property, but if required and planning permission is obtained, it can also be added to the side or the front of a house as well. Dormer conversions can be further divided as below:

Single Dormer: Ideal for houses in conservation areas. If permission is obtained two can be added for symmetry.

Side Dormer: If your house has a hipped roof with access to the loft being located under the hip, then this method is used to increase head height.

Full Width Dormer: This is perfect if you really want to maximise your space, giving your loft a completely new feel

L-Shaped Dormer: This is suitable for Victorian terrace loft conversions as it adds a significant amount of space to the property

  • Full Removal and Build: This gives the most amount of space and creative flexibility but is a complex process and more expensive.

Even though a certain amount of planning is necessary for loft conversions, you will find that it is an investment in the long run that adds functionality to your home at a fraction of the cost and hassle of actually moving to a new house.

At Good Design & Build our years of experience and expertise enables us to give you sound advice and guidance regarding loft conversions to your Victorian home. Adding more character to a house that already has historic worth and personality, add to both its aesthetic and property
values.

For us, the importance however, is not simply adding to your home’s re-sale value. We help you create a home that suits your comfort, personality and character and work towards adding an area that will genuinely serve your family’s needs. Our advice is based on integrity so that we help you convert your home into something you truly value and not a house that only looks good on an estate agent’s list.

Enjoy the benefit of our expertise and advice, if you are looking for Victorian terrace loft conversion ideas and guidance and we will be more than happy to help you on this interesting and exciting journey of creating your ideal living space within your own home.

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