Waltham Forest, East London, E10
Type of Loft Conversion:
Rear Dormer – 1 bed, 1 bath
Duration of Build:
Our homeowners live in a two-storey flat in a historic Warner house. There are around 4,000 Warner flats in Waltham Forest, East London. Originally built between 1910 and 1930, the homes comprise traditional red brick terraces each housing two flats. They are easily recognisable by their red brick exteriors and distinctive arched porchways.
The flat is relatively small for our homeowners’ needs, as such they wanted a loft conversion to create a light, open loft living room together with an adjoining bathroom. They were keen that the extension preserved the flat’s character while creating a comfortable, open plan living space.
"This dormer loft conversion doubled the Warner flat’s original size and value. It’s given our homeowners the extra space they need, plus they’ll recoup the cost of the extension and more when they eventually sell."
Gus, Project Manager
The extension also added a new bathroom and shower room, essentially doubling the number of rooms and adding long-term value.
The rear Dormer loft extension comprised building a large, box-shaped structure into the original pitched roof. This adds plenty of height, creating attractive high ceilings in the new loft lounge. Double Velux rooflights combined with a large window on the opposite wall, bathe the space in light. The angle under the Velux windows provides the perfect spot for our homeowner’s comfy L-shape sofa.
As a new space in a period property, care was taken to reproduce original elements of the Warner flat. Simple touches, such as adding wood frame Velux windows and dark real wood flooring bring depth and character to the space.
We also crafted a traditional style wooden staircase and banister, creating a harmonious connection between the old and new spaces.
Completing the transformation is a modern new bathroom. There’s nothing worse than a cramped, dark bathroom which is why all our loft bathrooms, including this one, feature at least one Velux rooflight. To make the most of the compact space, space saving wall- mounted fittings were installed. Discover more about how to make the most of your loft space with our loft conversion ideas.
As well as giving our homeowners their ideal living space, extending the loft is a cost-effective investment which will more than pay for itself if they come to sell later.
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