Mansard Loft Conversion South London

Case Study

Our client lived in a part of London where a typical dormer conversions are not allowed as part of the local authority planning departments. Instead the client went for a mansard loft conversion.

As always when you love where you live why move when you can improve your home and stay where you are?

The Work

Even though most mansard loft conversions are built costing of slate tiles, the client opted to go with a zinc finish giving the conversion a very modern look.

The client also wanted two rooms that would be able to become one, so to have this option we installed double pocket doors. These doors sink into the wall when they’re closed. Giving you more space and an impression you’re in one room when they’re open.

Stairwells can be very dark without any windows. Here it wasn’t possible to have a window so we opted for a skylight above the oak staircase

The front of the house was re-tied using Spanish late to keep in with the period setting of the road.

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Loft Conversion South London

Case Study

Our client was looking to make the most space possible from his home.

The loft conversion was on a Victorian semi detached in South London, it had a hipped roof.

This loft was very different to most loft conversions, as the client was looking for something to capture the views he had over London.

The Work

As the house was a hipped we had to carry out a hipped to gable loft conversion. Due to this type of loft conversion the roof had to be removed, for this we arrange a temporary roof to be constructed over the house to protect it from the weather while works where underway.

As we as having a newly formed roof, the client asked Fox Conversions to change all the existing tiles for new.

To capture the perfect view that the client had over London bi-fold sliding doors where installed to enable the best possible view.

To ensure that the view wasn’t ruined by a metal balustrade a structurally sheet of glass was installed across the opening. This gave the view as if there was nothing behind the doors, giving the best possible view.

As another feature the client opted for brick slips to be installed, these are slices of brick that are installed onto the wall to give the impression that the wall is bare brick. At the same time the wall is fully insulated and has services behind it such as electrical plug points.

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Loft Conversion in Bromley

Case Study

Leon was an recommend to us after encountering a rouge builder. The rouge builder started his loft conversion in Bromley, demanding further payments before completing the works. The builder was already behind on schedule and had been paid for more that what he’d actually carried out.

Fox Conversions was employed to assess the works already carried out and working with the local building control office finish the works.

The works where less than half completed

The Work

Finishing work that’s already been started can be just as tricky as starting from scratch. You cannot be sure how parts of the project have gotten to where they are as it may not be visible.

Once the initial work had been double checked. Some of the works where deemed not to comply with building regulations so some of it had to be removed and rebuilt.

Leon had a hipped roof before the loft conversion so we needed to build a new gable. The gable is the vertical triangle part of the roof.

When building the gable up (if there was not one before) you can use a number of different materials such as hanging tiles, render or brick.

Unfortunately on this one we didn’t get any internal pictures

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Kent Loft Conversion

Case Study

Peter & Phil where neighbours, they had semi-detached homes that shared a flat roof. Both of them decided to upgrade their homes and install a pitched roof, as well as having a pitched roof they decided to have the roof converted into living space at the same time.

Both families were planning on having children soon so it seemed like a great idea. This would be a big project, Fox Conversions where happy to take on the job.

The Work

First the trusses had to be lifted into place via a crane; once the trusses had been installed Fox Conversions tiled the roof to match the existing houses on the road installing three Velux windows to each house, two for a bedroom and one for a wardrobe. We also built up a gable wall both sides of the house to give the conversion a maximum head height inside. This allowed for a bathroom, bed room and a wardrobe.

Both clients where luckily enough to have a stairwell leading up to the flat roof, this made the process a lot more straight forward. As we did not have to cut through and install a staircase, though often people think this is a very messy job it is not but it is a lot of work that was avoided.

Fox Conversions then also went on to carry on the interior work such as installing the bathroom and radiators, fitting electrical services such as spot lights and sockets, changed all doors to 30 minute fire doors for fire regulations and decorated the whole conversion.

This conversion was carried out during the winter period, we had a lot of rain and snow but the project still only took around 11 weeks. This loft conversion isn’t the typical type of loft conversion but it was a great challenge to undertake. However it is a good example of how much potential some homes have, and how they can be converted not only to increase the size of a home but also the value of a home.

Peter and Phil’s family were very happy with the out come, having their roofs transformed meant that could live in their current homes and still expand their families.

Balham, South London Loft Conversion

One bedroom top floor flat, converted into a two bedroom flat, two bathrooms with a private roof terrace incorporating hardwood decking and privacy screen.

The flat was completely gutted, and renovated, a great deal of effort was made to keep the period features of the victorian house.

More Space

The customer had moved out during this time to allow the works to progress as quickly as possible.

The existing sash windows were also renewed, new boiler along with a complete rewire completed.

Modern Living

The flat was a great mixture of modern touches to a period flat. Such as ceiling speakers, data points and satellite points throughout.

Custom made skirting and architrave were used to give the flat the period look where used.