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How to get a loft conversion on a Victorian terrace

Almost a quarter of all UK homes are terraced. If you are living in a Victorian build, you might find that the current layout does not necessarily work as a modern family house. After all, these houses were built to service a different time with different needs; outside toilet anyone? Now, in the 21st century, many homeowners need their terraced houses to let in light, provide space for ideally more than one bathroom, a study and preferably for children to…

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Brexit, home improvements and loft conversions

London has seen a boom in home improvement in the least few years. While basements have been dominating the headlines, loft conversions have been a popular way for Londoners to increase the size of their homes without having to move. However, with the UK voting in favour of Brexit, what does this mean for the home improvement industry in London? It’s still early days and though much has happened since the result was announced on 24th June, what will happen…

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What does a typical site survey look like?

At Simply Loft, we offer those interested in a London loft conversion a free, no-obligation site survey and quote to help them decide whether a loft conversion is right for them. But what happens in a typical site survey? First of all, the surveyor will sit down with you and talk through your brief. For instance, do you have any particular ideas of what they want to do with their loft space? What do you plan on using it for?…

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Ask Simply Loft

Planning a loft conversion can be a confusing time as you run into so many questions. As London loft conversion specialists, the team at Simply Loft gets asked a lot of these same questions all the time so, to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of five of our most commonly asked questions – along with their answers. How long does an average loft conversion take to build? How long a loft conversion takes really depends on the…

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Changes to Lambeth Council planning laws due in September

Residents of Lambeth will most likely be aware that the council’s strict planning laws are in line to be relaxed. This could mean big changes to the amount of space residents will be allowed to add to their homes with a loft conversion. In previous years, Lambeth Council has enforced a policy that meant planning applications were restricted to small window dormers, with part of the remaining back roof left sloping. This of course meant that Lambeth loft conversions could…

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Simply Loft attends Northcote Road Event

It’s back again!  Its this year’s Northcote Road summer fete, so save the date for the 12th July into your calendar and come on down for a fun filled family day out.  There will be market stalls, two fairground rides and the mens Wimbledon finals playing on a large screen, so something to keep everyone entertained. This year Simply Loft will be on hand along with sister companies, Simply Extend and Simply Basement to provide practical building advice, guideline prices…

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Do you know what’s living in your loft? Check out our new infographic:

The results of our latest homeowner survey are in and they make for interesting, and sometimes bone-chilling news, but don’t take our word for it — see for yourself below. Our report found that 7 out of 10 people would prefer to convert their loft than move house, while 7 out of 10 also thought a loft conversion would only add around 10% to the value of your home – but often it would be a lot closer to 20%.…

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Shared rooms for kids: the pros, the cons — and a possible solution?

Do your children share a bedroom in the family home — and if the answer is yes, are they doing so by choice or necessity? The question of whether or not children should share a room regularly sparks debate on parenting blogs and forums. As with most hot topics, there are pros and cons either way. Some children make for happy roomies, depending on their ages and temperaments. These kids can benefit from the companionship that a nearby sibling can…

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Simply Storage Blog – Would You Use a Loft Conversion Simply for Storage?

We recently ran a survey which uncovered that a large number of London homeowners would consider a loft conversion to simply provide more storage space. Of course, the most popular use of a London loft conversion is the additional bedroom (and possible en suite) but whether you’re adding a bedroom, a cinema room or anything else to your home, you’re going to need storage options and there are plenty to choose from. Since loft spaces come in all shapes and…

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How Much Could a Loft Conversion in London Add to the Value of Your Home?

How much do you think that a loft conversion could add to the value of your home? According to the latest Simply Loft survey, more than half of Londoners think they could gain up to another quarter on the value of their home; but are they right? Short answer: kinda. Simply Loft is one of London’s leading home improvement specialists; completing bespoke, high quality loft conversions throughout the capital and commuter belt. Recently the company conducted a survey to find…

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