Terraced House Loft Conversions In London
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Loft Conversions In Terraced Houses
Approximately 30% of homes in the UK are terraced houses. Terraced houses are attached to other properties on both sides – sharing a party wall. They’re usually found in more built up areas where the population is dense and more housing is needed.
Because terraced houses are joined on either side it can be difficult to extend laterally as the only option is usually to go out at the back, taking up a large amount of the garden space – if there is any.
Thankfully, there is a much more terraced-friendly option in the form of loft conversions. Not only do loft conversions allow a terraced property to extend their square footage, increasing the number of bedrooms, adding an ensuite or even creating an office hideaway, but they also allow homeowners to keep their outdoor space too.
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Terraced House Are Ideal For Loft Conversions
Generally speaking, the vast majority of Victorian terraced houses are the perfect choice for a loft conversion as they usually possess a large loft space making it simple to have a terraced house loft conversion. It’s worth noting however that you will need to consider whether your loft space is suitable for a loft conversion. Here are a few areas you’ll need to ensure are adequate:
- The head height of your loft is a minimum of 2.3m at the very highest point
- You have enough space for a full staircase
- Your current loft may house fixtures such as water tanks making it difficult to convert
- You’ll need to have party wall agreements signed by both neighbours
Mid terrace loft conversions are relatively straightforward. Having properties on both sides of your loft conversion means there are less structural considerations when planning a loft. There are a variety of options, from A frame loft conversion to a full mansard so a consultation with a loft conversion company will help find the most suitable options for your property and budget.
You will need to consider party walls because your property shares a wall on both sides. Assuming your neighbours do not have an issue with your plans for a loft conversion then you can go ahead with design and planning.
End of Terrace
End of terrace loft conversions can be treated in much the same way as semi-detached houses. That being said, end of terrace houses usually has a gable end, whereas semi-detached houses often have a hip roof construction. Assuming you have sufficient headroom in your loft and space for a staircase, then a professional loft conversion company will need to make sure the gable end is structurally sound and can cope with the additional load of a loft conversion.
There are various options for a terrace house loft space. You may consider a simple A frame with velux windows, but a dormer, or full mansard conversion can add a vast amount of space to a terrace house.
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Here at Clapham Construction Service, we have become London’s leading expert on loft conversions. We’ve refined the process for loft conversions on terraced houses, becoming experts in adapting to narrow streets and small workspaces. With our expertise and knowledge, we’re confident we can create the ultimate loft conversion in your terraced home.