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A loft conversion is a great way to renovate, add to your existing house structure and create more living space, housing everything from bedrooms, to bathrooms to living rooms.

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Every loft conversion is different and can house everything from bedrooms, to bathrooms to living rooms. Let these four London loft conversions provide a little design inspiration for your own project.

A kitchen with great views

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Image: Nicholas Sworley

  • 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 brief for this mid-terrace Victorian property was to create a more habitable space. The build involved moving the living space into the loft space with two bedrooms below. Now a lounge, kitchen and dining area enjoy expansive views out across London. A specialist clay has been used to finish the walls.

The project team 

Architect: Simon Astridge Engineer: Tyrone Bowen at Cambridge Architectural Research 

Structure 

Clay specialist: Clayworks, Windows: Nigel Saunders Windows

Fixtures and Fittings

Kitchen island: Kitchen Architecture 

A streamlined bedroom

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  • 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

The owners of this south London Victorian property wanted their loft extension to house additional bedrooms. They were keen for the rooms to be as energy-efficient as possible. The resulting spaces are calming and light filled and one also functions as an office.

The project team 

Architect: R2 Studio Architects, Structural engineer: Torcal , Contractor: Hardwood Joinery

Structure

Roofing: Sarnafil,  Loft extension cladding: Marley Eternit

Fixtures and fittngs

Flooring: Nora

A light-filled bathroom 

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  • 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

This smart conversion in an Edwardian semi-detached townhouse took just three months and involved creating a master suite at the top of the house. As well as the show-stopping silver roll top bath there is a hidden shower and banks of built-in storage.

The project team

Holloways of Ludlow Architectural Design & Build

A freestanding bath in a master bedroom

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  • 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

This inspirational en-suite bathroom was part of a nine-month, whole house project in an Edwardian semi-detached property. Velux windows and fully tiled walls make an impressive backdrop for the hi-spec twin basins and designer shower.

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