Loft Extensions East London

East London is an area which has seen major expansion and population growth over the last few years, in the wake of the 2012 Olympics. This trend is expected to continue. Property prices in the area have also soared during recent years, and this, together with a shortage of homes on the market, makes it hard for many people with an existing property to move. An alternative, however, is to expand existing space, with loft extensions being one of the most popular options for home alterations.

Loft Extensions East London

The City in the East initiative, recently launched by The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, showed the way forward for the area, unveiling an ambitious vision for the area as a whole over the coming years. East London is currently proving particularly popular with younger and first-time buyers, who often buy flats, including those adapted from lofts and attics. If you live in the area and want to extend your home, Modern Attics are experts in carrying out loft conversions and can advise you on which type is best for you.

Districts of East London

The East London area has various different definitions, but here is a look at some of the main boroughs in this region of the city.

Hackney: The Hackney area has seen a major revival over recent years, with new restaurants and entertainment facilities opening up. It has several neighbourhoods which have an urban village atmosphere, including Chatsworth Road and Victoria Park Village, with their own centres and shopping facilities. Property in the district is highly varied, with Georgian homes and Victorian terraced houses alongside more modern properties. Some larger houses which were broken up into flats in the past have now been turned back into single residences, and many homes are being modernised, with works including roof conversions.

Tower Hamlets: Now the fastest-growing borough in the capital, Tower Hamlets is expected to see its population soar further over coming years. Canary Wharf and its surrounding area in the London docklands are a major focus of employment. The Crossrail project is leading to more people wanting to move to the area, with property in particular demand in and around Whitechapel. Properties here include Victorian terraces and larger homes as well as ex-council housing, while nearby Spitalfields has some Georgian townhouses.

Newham: This is another area which has seen strong growth following the Olympics. It contains most of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the neighbouring large Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, with some prestigious new housing developments being built nearby. Canning Town is another area undergoing a major regeneration project and which is seen as a property hotspot. Newham contains large areas of pre-1940s terraced housing.

Greenwich
Along with its neighbouring areas, Greenwich was boosted by the London Olympics. It has a varied landscape, with open spaces including Greenwich Park, and property here is in demand because of the good transport links to the City and docklands areas. There are many Victorian and Georgian houses in the area, as well as more recent properties dating from the mid-20th century onwards.

Lewisham
In south-east London, several miles out of the centre, Lewisham is a popular residential area because of its suburban feel and good transport connections. It has recently undergone some major regeneration schemes which have included the building of new housing. However, it also has many Victorian and Edwardian properties, including some larger villas.

As well as these boroughs, a number of others are often described as being in East London. These areas include Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, which is also sometimes considered to be in north London. There is a wide range of property in these areas, including older and period homes as well as newer-build housing and warehouse conversions.

Do you live in any of these areas of East London and are you considering carrying out loft extensions as an alternative to moving? If so, contact Modern Attics for expert advice and an initial survey carried out free of charge. Dormer, hip to gable and Mansard roof extensions are among the styles many householders in built-up areas may wish to consider, while a roofline conversion may be the most suitable choice for a larger or detached home.

Loft Extensions East London – Follow the link to contact Modern Attics for expert advice on arranging a quality conversion.

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