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A loft conversion is a great way to renovate, add to your existing house structure and create more living space. 

 Loft conversion ideas

Location Tufnell Park, north London Property Victorian mid-terrace Type of extension Loft extension Extension size 33sqm
Reason for extending To create a more habitable space
Build cost £150,000

The roof space has been turned into a lounge, kitchen and dining area, while the lower floor now houses two bedrooms and an area for ritual Japanese bathing. The project is named Clay House, after the rough layers of earth applied to the walls.

PROJECT TEAM
Architect Simon Astridge (020 3432 9772; simonastridge.com) Engineer Tyrone Bowen at Cambridge Architectural Research (01223 460 475; carltd.com)
STRUCTURE Clay specialist Clayworks (01326 341 339; clay-works.com) Windows Nigel Saunders
Windows (01384 261 521; nigelsaunderswindows.co.uk) 
FIXTURES & FITTINGS Kitchen island Kitchen Architecture (020 8785 1960; kitchenarchitecture.co.uk)

Loft conversion ideas1

Location Kennington, south London Property Victorian terrace
Type of extension Loft
Extension size 41.5sqm
Reason for extending To create two additional energy-efficient bedrooms, one with office space
Build cost £250,000

PROJECT TEAM
Architect R2 Studio Architects (020 8766 6116; r2studio.co.uk) Structural engineer Torcal (01622 745 512; torcal.co.uk) Contractor Hardwood Joinery (07841 537 783)
STRUCTURE
Roofing Sarnafil (01707 394 444; gbr.sarnafil.sika.com) Loft extension cladding Marley Eternit (01283 722 222; marleyeternit.co.uk)
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Flooring Nora (01788 513 160; nora.com)

 Loft conversion ideas2

Location West London
Style Edwardian semi-detached
Length of project Part of a nine-month project redesigning the whole house
What they did An en-suite bathroom was added in the loft
Size 45sqm loft
Cost A master bathroom by Holloways of Ludlow could start from around £10,000, with fixtures, fittings and installation
Company Holloways of Ludlow Architectural Design & Build (020 8487 9440; holloways

Loft conversion ideas3

Location West London
Style of property Semi-detached 1910 townhouse Length of project Three months
What they did Turned a standard loft conversion into a master suite with hidden shower and feature freestanding bath Size 29.2sqm
Cost Usk bath, £5,340; Dalby shower, from £2,580; Classic basin mixer, £1,014; Four-bar towel rail, from £2,502; Rother WC suite, £1,494, Drummonds (020 7376 4499; drummonds-uk.com)

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