Rear dormer loft conversion in a 1960’s end of terrace house
Our Client, based in Blackheath, South London wanted to convert their existing loft space to accommodate a home office and an artist studio. The lease on the existing artist studio they rented was due to expire in January 2011 and costs for a similar studio in the neighbourhood were in excess of £7000 per annum. The Client did not want to commit to a new term lease on a studio so looked at the possibility of creating a new space at home.
The existing home office (currently in one of the first floor bedrooms) would have to be moved to accommodate a new staircase for access to the loft extension.
Type of Loft Conversion:
After consultation with the Client for their future requirements and budget available, we recommended a rear dormer loft conversion. The exterior face of the dormer would be clad in tiles to match the neighbouring properties to try and best blend in with the surroundings.
Absolute Lofts completed the project within approximately 12 weeks.
- Artist studio with plenty of natural light.
- A home office to replace the existing work space, again, with plenty of natural light.
- Minimal interruption in the house during construction as one of the Clients works from home full time.
- A new WC area within the loft extension.
- Update the current heating system from a warm air to pressurised central heating system to include replacing the boiler and installing new radiators throughout the house.
To start in November and complete the work before the Xmas break so that all materials, fixtures and fittings from the existing studio could be moved to the loft conversion before the lease expired on 1stJanuary 2011.
Because of the layout of the existing property, the stairs to the new loft room would have to be located in the front bedroom which housed the existing home office.
Move the existing office area to a temporary location on the ground floor (including secure broadband connections) whilst the work was completed.
Velux windows to the front roof elevation to provide natural light and ventilation for the office area.
“We spoke to a number of loft conversion companies before we made our decision to appoint Absolute Lofts as our contractor. They offered a comprehensive service to include all design, architectural advice, structural engineers reports, construction and project management. We were also impressed by the 10 year guarantee that they offered on their work which was backed up by an insurance policy.
All work has been completed to a high standard and within the timescales specified. We are looking forward to working in the new space that Absolute Lofts have created for us.
The team that built our loft conversion were attentive to detail and our specific requirements, punctual and tidy.”