You will no doubt have seen countless loft conversions out and about within your local and wider neighbourhood. In fact, they are so common these days that we challenge anyone to find us a residential street in a London postcode that hasn’t had some form of loft conversion. Since there are permitted development rights available for loft conversions, they are easily one of the most common project types that we handle.
Whether it’s a new master bedroom with en-suite, a home office, or even a cinema room the possibilities for what a loft conversion can offer you almost endless. As architectural designers in London we are perfectly placed to offer you loft conversion ideas and advice. But what are the advantages of a loft conversion to you? L.E.A.V.E.S is the answer, you might be thinking what have plants got to do with my attic space? Take a read below and all will be quite clear.
Light – Increase the incoming light into your property
Forgive us for stating the obvious but the roof of your house is hit with the most sunlight in comparison to any other part of your property. A loft conversion can look to take advantage of this by adding in features such as roof windows that will take advantage of this natural resource and put it to great use. Natural light has many benefits such as improving overall mental and physical health as well as improving sleep quality. Depending on the use of the room it will also be an advantage in reducing eye strain and potential headaches which can be an effect of poor light or overuse of artificial lighting. We have plenty of loft conversion ideas that will look to maximise the use of natural light coming into your loft conversion and into other areas of the house using clever design features to direct it towards more needed areas.
There are plenty of companies that offer a wide range of roof windows both for pitched and flat roofs, with a variety of different visual finishes that mean that roof windows can easily become a functional and aesthetic feature of your loft conversion.
Easier – Easier than moving home
Moving home is without a doubt far more complicated than having a loft conversion done to your property. The endless list of considerations such as solicitors’ fees, surveying fees, moving logistics, change in commute and potentially changing your children’s school is enough to put the idea in the bin, and that’s all before the hardest part, actually finding the new home that you want.
A loft conversion simply does away with all that hassle, an architectural practise such as GBS Architectural will look to ensure that the process of measuring your home, designing, gaining approvals, selecting a contractor, and even overseeing the work is as stress-free as possible. Once all is said and done, you’ll be laughing at the idea you even want to leave the home you clearly loved.
As residential architectural designers we always want to make sure that we are improving the local housing stock and that is another reason why we would encourage potential clients to seek to improve their home rather than move.
GBS Architectural – How Can We Help You?
The above is a broad outline of how a loft conversion can benefit you. To gain a better understanding of the exact benefits you are likely to see or the potential constraints on your property we would suggest you send us an email or give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your project with you.
From there we can provide you with a more detailed outline of the benefits specific to your property in addition to outlining the process you will need to go through to get from the initial conception stage. We will also aim to provide you with several loft conversion ideas to help maximise the potential of your loft conversion and ensure that it not only satisfies your needs today but into the future.
GBS Architectural is London based CIAT chartered residential architecture practise with offices in Wimbledon. We specialise in handling the entire architectural process (conception, planning, technical, tendering, contract administration/project management) of all residential projects such as house extensions, loft conversions, outbuilding designs, and bespoke residential new-build homes.
We provide a stress-free service that puts out client’s satisfaction at the forefront of our working relationship by acting as a single point of contact for our clients.
If you would like us to help you with a new or existing project, please do get in touch.
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