Loft Conversions North London

The population of north London has been growing fast, with property in the area in high demand. As a result, prices here have risen steeply in recent years, meaning that a move to a larger home can be more of a financial stretch than in the past. A growing number of residents are therefore opting to carrying out home improvements, such as loft conversions, instead of moving.

Loft Conversions North London

The advantage of attic conversions is that they free up more space without needing to expand your home’s footprint. Other types of house extension may often prove impractical in north London because land is in such demand. Many homes are terraced or semi-detached properties and have either no garden or only a small one.

There are some larger detached homes or bungalows, however, particularly in the outer areas, such as near the border with Hertfordshire. If you have a property of this type, a loft extension may still be the most cost-effective way of extending your home, since it won’t take away garden space. With detached or larger properties, a roofline conversion may be the preferred type of attic extension.

Areas of North London

North London isn’t an exact area, and is defined in varying ways for different purposes, but here we take a brief look at some of its boroughs:

Barnet: Part of the borough of Barnet used to fall within Hertfordshire, and much of this area still has a rural feel. Neighbourhoods include Chipping Barnet, Mill Hill, Golders Green, Edgware, Finchley and Hendon. Some of the most affluent areas are the former villages of Totteridge and Whetstone, as well as Hampstead Garden Suburb and Childs Hill.

There is a wide range of different types of property within Barnet, including many buildings dating from the Victorian era or earlier, as well as newer homes. They also vary in size, from larger detached homes to semi-detached and terraced homes, maisonettes and flats.

Enfield: Like Barnet, neighbouring Enfield has a varied character, with a number of different “town centres” and a variety of property. This is an up-and-coming area, with neighbourhoods including Enfield Town, Edmonton Green, Southgate, Palmers Green, Cockfosters, Arnos Grove and Grange Park.

There are many Victorian and Edwardian properties here, but also some Georgian, Queen Anne or Tudor homes, particularly in the western area around Chase Side. Property sizes vary from larger detached houses, especially in the more outlying areas, to smaller cottages, terraces and semis.

Waltham Forest: This north London borough has become a property “hotspot”, and is seen as an increasingly desirable place to live. Areas including Chingford, Leytonstone, Leyton and Walthamstow have seen a steep rise in house prices.

Homes in the north, adjoining Epping Forest, are especially in demand. This area has some larger Victorian properties, whereas in Walthamstow there are many smaller semi-detached and cottage-style terraced homes, some dating from the 1930s. Other areas within the borough include Bakers Arms, Highams Park and Whipps Cross.

Haringey: This is yet another area which has seen demand for property rising recently, with prices going up as a result. Wealthier areas within the borough include Muswell Hill, Highgate and Crouch End, which are some of the higher points in north London and have many green spaces. There are numerous period properties here, including some larger family homes. The borough also has less prosperous districts, with various regeneration efforts under way.

As well as these boroughs, other areas often regarded as coming under the umbrella of “north London” include Camden, Hackney, Islington and even Westminster. All have a range of different types of property.

Wherever in north London you live, if you are considering loft conversions, Modern Attics can advise you on your options and carry out a free initial survey to assess your attic’s suitability.

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