Lack of space in city homes such as areas of London like where I live in Wimbledon is very common with square metreage being at a premium. If you are experiencing a lack of space in your home, and do not want the expense and inconvenience of moving house, the ideal solution is to go for a modern loft conversion.
Basically there are two types of loft conversions you can go for – these are Dormer conversions, where dormers are used to provide extra space for additional headroom, or Velux conversions where the room available is considered sufficient, and therefore the work required is not so extensive.
In the case of Velux conversions you may find the ceiling of the conversions slopes to a point that you cannot stand up straight, but considering many loft conversions are done to provide additional bedroom space for children, this is often not a problem, and Velux conversions are usually a lot cheaper than a Dormer conversion.
This might sound like you are limited for ideas on styles when it comes to your loft conversion, but this is not the case. There are many designs you can go for, is and modifications can vary greatly from one conversion to the other. A good way of getting ideas for your new loft conversion is of course to look online, but also don’t neglect local conversions – just walking around London and looking at the outside of people’s homes reveals some amazing loft conversions. See some examples of Wimbledon conversions on dulwichloftconversions.co.uk/loft-conversions-wimbledon.
As with any other building work, it is important that you employ a qualified loft conversion expert to carry out the work. Even if you are a practised handyman, loft conversion requires many different types of skills, and a layman simply would not be able to do the work to standard.
Also make sure you ask for several quotes of different companies before making your final decision on a loft conversion company. You will find quotes vary quite considerably as do the services provided; so make your choice carefully.