Private outside space in London is a rare and popular commodity. Many of the luxury developments popping up around the city are opting to build roof terraces that offer buyers great views as well as sought after privacy. However, you don’t need to be a millionaire to be able to have your own roof terrace; it could be possible, if your property allows it, to create your own as part of a loft conversion.

A roof terrace offers an all year round living space that can include an outside eating area, a garden and even a place to put a hot tub. Some of London’s more luxurious roof terraces even have a swimming pool or real life flamingos like The Kensington Roof Gardens, which also include a number of water features. So, when it comes to a roof terrace, the sky is the limit! Sorry for the pun.

While your budget may not stretch to swimming pools and flamingos, it might be possible to have your very own slice of roof terrace heaven in your London home. We have picked out two case studies to show you what can be achieved with a bit of clever design.

Biddulph Mansions, Maida Vale

 

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This loft conversion in west London proves you don’t need a house to have a loft conversion and a roof terrace. The brief for this apartment in a seven storey mansion block was to create two loft conversions, with a roof terrace connecting the two.

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Twin apex skylight doors with custom made steps gives the owners access to a beautiful decked roof terrace that offers views over the local area. This 12-week build also gave the property two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a small study area.

Princes Riverside Road

 

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Located in Rotherhithe in Southwark, this loft conversion completely transformed a 6th storey apartment. The 14-week project also created two bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom and a second bathroom, as well as the roof terrace.

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Created in an outside space just off the bedroom, this roof terrace provides a private area for the owners to relax. The use of bi-folding doors brings the outside in and lets light flood the room. The reinforced glass light well embedded in the floor of the terrace also lets light penetrate into the kitchen below. The hallway, staircase, living room and kitchen were also extensively refurbished during this build.

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At Simply Loft, we offer a free initial site survey that can help us determine whether a roof terrace is possible. If the planned changes are possible from a structural point of view, you may have to apply for planning permission, especially if the roof terrace will overlook a neighbour’s property. If it does not overlook anyone’s house or garden then you may not need planning permission to carry out the works. Every borough has its own specific rules and we are equipped to help you through the entire planning process. If you would like a London Loft Conversion with a roof terrace then contact us today.

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