Dormer Extensions North London – Enfield

High demand for property has pushed up prices in the popular north London borough of Enfield over recent years, making a home move impractical for many residents. This means it could be a more cost-effective option to extend their existing property. If you want to arrange any type of attic or loft conversion in Enfield, including dormer extensions, Modern Attics can arrange this for you.

Enfield and Its Neighbourhoods

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Enfield has good transport links into the heart of the capital by Tube and bus, yet it is also right on the edge of rural Hertfordshire and Essex. This means it is an area which offers residents a mixture of urban and country life, helping to make it an appealing part of north London to live in.

Historically, Enfield used to be a country area, while Enfield Town itself was a small town in Middlesex. Although it is now a London suburb, it still has a character of its own, with two linked shopping centres, the Palace Exchange and Palace Gardens, standing on the site of Henry VIII’s former palace. Period properties around the town centre include Georgian houses and 19th-century cottages, with many Victorian terraces in the Hilly Fields Park area, but there are also some more contemporary homes and new building in the area.

Another popular neighbourhood in the borough is Southgate, known for its striking circular Art Deco underground station, which was built in the 1930s. Much of the housing in this area also dates from the same period, including many Thirties semi-detached and terraced homes as well as larger detached homes. Arnos Grove, close to Southgate, also has many buildings dating from the 1930s, around Arnos Park. Other Enfield neighbourhoods include Palmers Green, which has a parade of shops, and Grange Park.

Dormer Loft Conversions in Enfield

The best style of loft conversion for you depends on various factors. These include the type of property you have and the amount of space available, as well as what you are hoping to use the loft space for. Modern Attics has experience of carrying out all types of attic conversions and can give you full advice on your options.

Many properties in various areas of Enfield and other parts of north London, including the
HA8 and Edgware area, are semi-detached and terraced homes and for these a dormer roof extension could be the most appropriate choice. This style is very popular because it is cheaper than some other types of conversion, and is also very versatile and suitable for most types of house.

A dormer extension will create valuable extra space and increase headroom, since it is built on to the roof plane, projecting upright. This type of roof conversion can be built at the side, rear and front of a property. The additional space could be used to add a new bedroom or bedrooms to your home, perhaps with an en-suite bathroom included, or could be turned into a self-contained small flat in some homes. It could also be turned into a playroom or a study. A major advantage of this type of extension is that it incorporates dormer windows, which means it brings more light into the property.

Although a dormer conversion will alter the appearance of your home, in most cases it isn’t necessary to apply for planning approval for this type of project. However, there are some exceptions, for instance if your home is in a conservation area, or in some cases because of the height or size of the proposed extension.

Even if you don’t need planning permission, building regulations approval will definitely be required, for instance covering aspects such as emergency exits and soundproofing, as well as the strength of the structure. We can guide you all through the process of converting your loft area and ensure that the work complies fully with all relevant regulations and standards.

As well as dormer extensions, there are also other styles of conversion to consider. For instance, a Mansard roof conversion might be the best choice if you have a larger home and hip to gable loft conversions are another popular option. The highly experienced team at Modern Attics can help you to look at your options and advise you on which type of extension would be most suitable for your property.

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