Top floor flat conversions are a great way of adding additional space to what can often be a small family home, especially in the current housing market where the cost of moving is escalating!
Many of our clients find that converting the loft in their top floor flat is an ideal solution to the problem, enabling them to stay in an area they like without the disruption and expense of moving. Very often this results in achieving far more space from the loft than they would ever have been able to afford by moving.
There are a number of legalities that need to be completed before you can convert the loft space.
Initially it is essential that you seek legal advice to ensure that the lease permits you to convert the loft, and that if any amendments are required that these are completed in advance. We can provide you with expert guidance on where to start.
Planning Consent & Design
As a top floor flat you will require planning consent from the local authority. Here at Rooftop Rooms we have a team of architectural technicians who specialise in the requirements of planning consent for loft conversions: dealing with all of the applications and reports, liaising with the planning officer, giving the proposal the best chance of approval.
Very often clients undertaking loft conversions in a top floor flat will also take the opportunity to reconfigure the existing living space as part of the process of accommodating the new loft staircase.
This was the case with a conversion that we completed in Haringey; the clients took the opportunity to completely re configure their home.
Sarah I have lived in our top floor flat on the Haringey ladder since 2009. We absolutely love the location, next to the New River and the bars and restaurants on Green Lanes. Latterly the space wasn’t quite working for us – the layout was disjointed with the kitchen separated from the lounge and we longed for some outside space.
Working with the architect we came up with a plan to convert our cavernous loft, to create a new en suite bedroom and balcony. Downstairs we planned to completely reconfigure the space so the kitchen and living area was combined.
Expert Architectural Design
As the images show the results are amazing. The Technical Project Manager took on the challenge of creating an open space on differing levels, opening up the split level space with an amazing glass balustrade and small staircase; this provided the clients with a really social space for entertaining.
With some clever reconfiguration of the existing hallway a new loft staircase was installed complete with some handy storage space, as the photograph shows it is hard to imagine that the staircase is a new addition.
Practical Design Features
Once you enter the loft space it is clear to see what a fantastic space has been provided. With a huge roof void and the same split level theme in the loft, the front section has been vaulted to create a spectacular space that could be used for all manner of things, such as a study, a chill zone or even a dressing room. The area is bright and light thanks to the installation of the Velux windows, including a small one in the vaulted area. This has all been achieved in the front section of the roof space, whilst still managing to retain some valuable eaves storage.
Show Stopping Design Features
However the most show stopping aspect of this loft has to be the terrace with a glass balustrade, decking and most importantly an incredible view! Imagine going from no outside space to this.
The main bedroom area of the loft has really been brought to life with the addition of the most spectacular bi-fold doors; we work closely with a local window supplier providing our clients with a wealth of bespoke window and doors options to ensure amazing results.
This area of the loft also accommodates the en suite shower room.
Rooftop Rooms took on the challenge of building our dream home. We have been consistently impressed with the workmanship and their ability to problem solve complex design challenges.
The results are stunning and we love our new home. It has been truly life-changing.
If you are planning to convert your loft into a new living space and would like professional advice, a free home survey and a quotation, we would like to hear from you.
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