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Three Loft Conversions That Dare To Be Different!

There’s a time for playing it safe by opting for neutral colours or conventional room designs, such as planning to sell your home in the near future for instance. Otherwise it can be very exciting to have the chance to showcase a part of your life when working alongside the Simply Loft creative team. Our homes are an extension of us after all. Patterned feature walls, Stripes, murals, alternative areas to hide away in. The sky’s the limit when you want…

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5 reasons to improve, not move, in London

The traditional climb up the housing ladder has been disrupted by a number of factors, both positive and negative, in the last few years. However, the trend of improving not moving is only gaining traction, with planning permission for extensions, basements and loft conversions in London rising by 60% in five years. So, if you need more space, but are not sure if you should improve or move, here are five reasons why you should consider renovating your property rather…

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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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How to use dead space in a loft conversion

Loft conversions are rarely ever conventional shapes, which makes them architecturally interesting spaces. Sometimes this can pose a challenge, how do you make the most of low ceilings, awkward spaces, nooks and crannies? Here are our top tips on how to make the most of dead space in your loft conversion. Reading Nooks The internet is awash with glossy pictures of reading nooks. If you have a small nook you don’t know what to do with then a reading nook…

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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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What happens after signing my contract?

Once we’ve visited your house for a site survey, agreed a quote and you’ve signed a contract, you’ll have made great strides to getting your dream London loft conversion. But what happens next? Well, there are still a few steps to go before you have that extra room, but at Simply Loft we pride ourselves on being fast and efficient to ensure you’ll have it in a few short weeks. Design and Planning If needed, you can have a visit…

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New planning guidelines in Lambeth gain approval

Back in July, we told you that Lambeth Council were considering new regulations to relax their strict planning laws. On 14 September, they gave the go-head to these new guidelines in the form of Lambeth Building Alterations and Extensions Supplementary Planning Guidelines. With house prices in London soaring, many Lambeth residents had been stuck in a rut where they were unable to improve and expand their home’s due to the council’s restrictive regulations, but were also unable to move, or…

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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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