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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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Unusual uses for a loft conversion

Many people hire Simply Loft to create their London loft conversion because they want extra space for an additional bedroom, bathroom or perhaps a study. However, others want a loft conversion for slightly less conventional uses – whether to do with work, a hobby or something else. We’ve listed some of our favourites. Yoga studio Yoga doesn’t have to be practiced as part of a class and, in fact, many people prefer solitary practice as part of their daily routine.…

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Loft Conversion décor ideas

Your London loft conversion is a brand new room so you can be as creative with its design as you like. Unlike other rooms in your house where you’re perhaps dictated to by what’s already there, your loft conversion provides you with a blank canvas and, working with Simply Loft, you can even have certain elements agreed at the design stage and built in by our team. So, if you want some creative storage solutions that double as a design…

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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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Ask Simply Loft

Planning a loft conversion can be a confusing time as you run into so many questions. As London loft conversion specialists, the team at Simply Loft gets asked a lot of these same questions all the time so, to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of five of our most commonly asked questions – along with their answers. How long does an average loft conversion take to build? How long a loft conversion takes really depends on the…

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How your can turn your dark loft into a light, creative space

‘Improve, don’t move’ has become a mantra for families throughout the country. Many people are attracted by the possibilities of expanding and extending their homes rather than dealing with the fuss and hassle of moving house. Loft conversions are still hugely popular, and there are plenty of ways you can transform your dark, bare loft space into something magical. If you don’t fancy going for the traditional spare bedroom option then how about turning your loft into a light, bright…

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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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Cladding options for loft conversions

When people are having a loft conversion built, they’re usually so excited about what they’re going to do with all that new space inside (and who wouldn’t be excited about that brand new bedroom with en suite, cool home office or playroom for the kids) that they don’t give much thought to what it will look like from the outside. However, there are a variety of different loft conversion cladding options available to you that will make your loft look…

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Types of Window for Your Loft Conversion

Depending on the type of loft conversion you are opting for, there are several window varieties available to you. Your choice of window is important as it will dictate the amount on natural light and fresh air able to infiltrate the space – ultimately deciding how bright and airy the room will be. We’ve outlined some of the most popular loft conversion window choices to give you an idea of which ones are open to you (pun intended!). VELUX roof…

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