Overview

Location:

Clapham, South West London, SW12

Type of Conversion:

Hip to Gable and Rear Dormer – 1 bed en-suite and home office

Duration of Build:

10 weeks

Background:

Our client wanted to undertake an intensive home refurbishment, starting at the top with an extensive loft conversion. The aim of the conversion was to deliver additional living space while optimising the home’s long-term value

"Really love the final loft space. It looks amazing and the finish is so good. Absolute Lofts made use of every inch of space even turning the gable into a room feature."

Kerim, Homeowner

Result

To maximise the interior space available we carried out a Hip to Gable conversion to the front of the property – replacing a hipped roof section with a vertical gabled roof – coupled with a Dormer extension to the rear. Lifting the roof in this way created a large, light-filled space suitable for a stylish new bedroom, shower room and home office.

With every nook harbouring potential, even the lower crawl space in the new gable became an eye-catching feature.

Bold Black and White Loft Decor

The loft interior was designed with comfort and luxury in mind. A bold black and white palette gives the final space a timeless, elegant feel. Features such as black aluminium French doors in the bedroom and metal-frame crittall style doors to the bathroom make a striking statement while filling the space with natural light.

Final touches, such as the black and white metro tiles and Victorian pattern floor tiles add a contemporary classic feel.

Making the most of daylight is a key element running through all our loft conversion designs. To optimise natural light, an innovative Velux curved rooflight was installed above the galleried landing, letting light shine through. While taking centre stage in the bathroom, a custom extra wide rooflight offers stunning views of the sky above.

Ventilation is an important consideration for any loft conversion as heat rises to the top of a home. An air conditioning unit in the bedroom – cleverly camouflaged as a traditional radiator cover – will help maintain a cool, comfortable temperature in warmer months.

To preserve the property’s heritage, exterior walls were constructed using handmade London Yellow Stock bricks to match existing masonry. While the Dormer extension was clad with traditional dark slate tiles to blend with surrounding rooftops.