Dormer Extensions in North London – Finchley

With its many green open spaces and attractive period homes, Finchley in north London has seen demand for property growing. Over recent years there has been a trend across the capital for many people to extend their existing homes, often via a loft conversion, rather than deciding to move. Modern Attics has carried out many attic conversion projects for property owners in Finchley, including dormer extensions.


Covering a large area in the borough of Barnet, Finchley has excellent transport links, including buses and Underground stations. It also has good links to the M1 and North Circular Road, making it convenient for commuters. However, it also has its own character, with a good range of independent local shops and restaurants, making it an attractive place to live. The district boasts a very diverse range of properties, ranging from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the 1930s and more contemporary homes, including luxury flats.

Many families with homes in Finchley are reluctant to move, for various reasons. In many cases they have lived in the area for years, enjoy the quality of life and their children attend local schools. So they may want to create extra living space in their existing homes by extending their loft. Also, if there is enough loft space to create a small self-contained flat, this could be the ideal solution for adult offspring who are still living in the family home, but need their own space.

Here is a look at some of the main areas within Finchley, each of which has its own individual flavour.

East Finchley

This is the most upmarket area of Finchley, close to prosperous Hampstead and Muswell Hill. There are many leafy green spaces nearby, including Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath. The area is well provided with independent restaurants and bistros, while the oldest independent cinema in London, the Phoenix Cinema, is in the East Finchley High Road, which also has a varied range of shops.

Properties in East Finchley are very diverse, ranging from six-bedroom mansions in The Bishop’s Avenue to Victorian terraced houses and some housing dating from the 1960s. There are also tower blocks in the area.

North Finchley

North Finchley is a suburban residential area where some of the best-value homes in the district can be found. Many of the houses in this part of London are from the Victorian era, including some larger properties as well as cottages. However, there are also more modern homes in the area, with many dating from the period between the 1930s and the 1960s, as well as a selection of mansions and blocks of modern flats.

A major entertainment venue in the area is the Artsdepot at Tally Ho Corner, which includes a theatre, studio theatre and gallery, where a wide range of art exhibitions and other events are staged. There is also a range of restaurants and shops in the area.

Finchley Central

Also known as Finchley Church End, this historic area still has an urban village atmosphere. St Mary’s Church, dating back to the 1300s, is at the heart of the area, while other facilities include a public library and a range of shops. Victoria Park is a popular open space in this neighbourhood, with facilities including a bowling green and tennis courts as well as playgrounds and formal gardens.

Another landmark is the Stephens House & Gardens, a Grade II listed house which was gifted to the area by Henry “Inky” Stephens of the Stephens Ink Company. This site includes a museum and extensive landscaped gardens with a unique arboretum and a statue of Spike Milligan. Houses in the area include 1930s properties, Edwardian homes and former council houses, in addition to cottages with Gothic features in the Gravel Hill area.

Whatever type of property you have in Finchley, whether it is a 1930s semi, modern house or bungalow, Modern Attics can advise you on whether it is possible to build a loft conversion. Dormer extensions are a very popular option in north London, because they suit a wide range of different property styles, while hip to gable loft conversions and Mansard roof extensions are other choices to consider. We will discuss with you which style is best for your specific property and organise the whole project on your behalf.

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