Brentwood, Essex, CM13
Type of Loft Conversion:
Rear Dormer – 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Duration of Build:
Our clients wanted to open up more living space with a sizeable loft conversion to their Brentwood property. Formerly a large house, the property was converted into flats several years ago. With adjoining properties on either side, it was necessary to get planning permission before adapting the loft structure. Our clients initially approached a third-party for loft conversion plans and structural calculations, but these were inaccurate and unsuitable for the building layout. Our first step was creating quality architectural drawings to accompany the planning permission submission.
"After resolving problems with our client's original loft drawings, they had commissioned elsewhere, this loft conversion design and build went incredibly smoothly. Our clients love their new, magazine-worthy loft living space."
Jamie, Project Manager
It is always worth investing in a knowledgeable loft conversion specialist. After assessing the original plans and inspecting our client’s property and neighbour’s, we developed new custom construction drawings. To support the weight of the new loft extension, we proposed installing a huge steel beam running from the front to the back of the property. The new design and calculations were submitted to the local authority with planning permission granted shortly after.
The final loft design is rear dormer loft conversion, slightly built in on either side to meet planning regulations. Their previous planning drawings had also not made the most of the internal layout. We re-designed the interior, giving our client a large new master bedroom, and en suite shower room.
To optimise light throughout the new rooms, we suggested adding a full length bi-fold window. The stylish black bi-fold has hinged panels which fold back onto each other, opening up the space and connecting it with the outside. Double Velux windows in the sloping roof above the bed enhance the feeling of light and space.
We integrate our loft conversions so that they feel part of the original fabric and feel of the home. To merge the existing space with the new one, we crafted a traditional style staircase with painted dado rail. Making a feature of landing is a statement picture window — our client added a wicker chair and leafy plant, creating the perfect reading nook.
Built-in loft wardrobes and storage Sleek loft storage is a must for completing a fabulous loft conversion. Using every inch, we put in made-to-measure wardrobes moulded to fit the roof angle. Keeping some of the wardrobe fronts open made the ideal spot to store books and pottery. To amplify space in the en suite, we installed a glass shower unit and floating bathroom furniture, freeing up floor space. Niches in the shower and bathroom walls make an elegant, space-saving alternative to freestanding storage.
Our clients, one of whom is a talented interior designer, were delighted with the overall quality and finish of their new loft space.
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