Mansard Roof Loft Conversion North London – Home Extensions in Barnet

Barnet is a popular area to live, so many people with homes here are reluctant to consider moving. If you live in this part of north London and need more room for your family, you may therefore be looking to extend your property. One way to create extra living space within your existing home is through a Mansard roof loft conversion or other type of attic extension.

Loft Conversion North London - Barnet

Because the borough of Barnet is in north west London, near the border with Hertfordshire, some areas have a leafy, rural character compared to most of the capital. This means there are numerous detached properties on larger plots, but there are also many other types of home, including flats and semi-detached houses. Many homes in this area are period properties, including Georgian cottages. Here we look at a few of the neighbourhoods within Barnet.

High Barnet

As its name suggests, this area lies above most of London, with Barnet Hill being a major hill. Also known as Chipping Barnet, it was once a separate town and still has its own High Street, with a good range of shops and restaurants, including The Spires shopping centre. High Barnet is well-connected for commuters, with the journey by Tube into the city centre taking around 30 to 40 minutes travelling from High Barnet station on the Northern Line. Properties in this area are varied, including larger detached period homes as well as semis, terraces, bungalows and flats.

Hadley Wood

Just a short distance from High Barnet’s town centre, Hadley Wood lies on the border with Enfield, with a Conservation area centred on Hadley Common. This is one of the most upmarket neighbourhoods of Barnet, with large period properties, some of which are in demand from top footballers. Nearby are Monken Hadley, a popular residential area which has retained much of its Hertfordshire village atmosphere, and Hadley Highstone, another ancient village. Hadley Wood has its own railway station, with trains to Kings Cross taking approximately 20 minutes at peak times.

New Barnet

Around a mile to the east of High Barnet, New Barnet is a popular residential suburb which is especially well connected for commuters. Trains from New Barnet railway station usually take under half an hour to reach Kings Cross. Homes in this area include flats, semi-detached and terraced houses, as well as some bungalows.

Oakleigh Park, Whetstone and Totteridge

Another sought after residential area is Oakleigh Park, which has its own railway station on the Great Northern Line, making it popular with commuters. There are many large semi-detached homes in this area, as well as some detached properties. Nearby are the villages of Whetstone, which also has a good mix of property types, and Totteridge, a very upmarket area with many individual properties on larger plots. Totteridge and Whetstone underground station is on the Northern Line.

Other neighbourhoods in this area include Arkley, Cockfosters, which is partly in Enfield, East Barnet and Friern Barnet.

If you are a home-owner or landlord north London, you may wish to extend your property. A Mansard roof loft conversion is often the preferred option for larger detached homes, including many properties in the Barnet area. However, a Mansard can also be successfully used for a terraced or semi detached loft conversion. This style of extension uses interior space to the maximum and also brings in light via installation of windows.

As loft extension specialists based locally, Modern Attics can advise you on whether it is possible to extend your home and the best choice of extension for you. Options may include a Mansard, rear dormer loft conversion, hip to gable loft extension or roofline conversion. We will guide you through the whole process, starting with a free initial survey.

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