Finchley, North London, N12
Type of Loft Conversion:
Hip to Gable – 2 bed, 1 bath
Duration of Build:
With home becoming ‘a squash and a squeeze’ our clients called in Absolute Lofts to assess the attic for a hip to gable loft conversion in their Finchley home. Like many of our clients, they were reluctant to move as they liked the area and their children were happily settled in schools. Having made the decision to stay put, they wanted to increase the size of the home as much as possible.
"The loft conversion transformed the attic into a beautiful, practical living space, giving the family space they need. Our team’s planning also helped maximise their budget by configuring an extra bedroom into the loft design without the extra expense of adding a further Dormer extension."
Absolute Lofts Project Manager
After inspecting the loft structure and discussing what our clients wanted – maximising space being the top priority – we designed and constructed a spacious Hip to Gable loft conversion. Due to the large roof area, we were able to build an additional bedroom without needing to add a Dormer loft conversion – giving our family an extra bedroom for minimal cost.
Constructing the Hip to Gable conversion involved removing a hipped section of roof and building a triangular gable end wall. This gave the new loft desirable high ceilings and straight walls. Also, unlike a basic Velux conversion which retains the roof’s sloping walls, a Hip to Gable allows the loft floor to go right to the edge of the property footprint, capitalising on every inch of space.
Converting the loft added masses of space, creating two double bedrooms and a shower room. Each room is lit by large Velux rooflights allowing lots of natural light in. Integrated blinds make light and privacy easy to control.
Our clients wanted to give their new loft floor a relaxed, contemporary feel. The bedrooms were decorated in a fresh palette of white and grey, creating a calm oasis. The new shower room, featuring a smart shower enclosure and slimline vanity unit, was completed with patterned tiles.
How a loft conversion is accessed has a big impact on the overall feel and finish. To link the new floor to the original property, we designed and built a curved staircase complete with square handrail. The skylight above feeds plenty of light into the stairwell and landing.
The transformation gave our clients their ideal long-term home. Plus, our well thought out roof design saved them thousands on their renovation. Find out more about Absolute Lofts conversion costs here.
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