Modern House Extensions North London – Attic Conversions in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest in north London has become an increasingly popular place to live over recent years. If you have a home in the area, whether it is an older Victorian or Edwardian building or a modern house, building extensions could be a good alternative to all the disruption of a move.

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Parts of the borough are on the border with Essex, giving access to the countryside, but the area also has good transport links into the city. This means many people find it the ideal location and want to remain in the area long-term, which may involve remodelling living space to suit changing needs.

Attic conversions tend to be the most popular home extensions option, because they allow you to create extra room for your family even if there is little outdoor space available. Modern Attics specialise in this type of project and carry out quality modern loft conversions for a wide range of properties across north London, both in Waltham Forest and in nearby areas including Enfield, Edgware and Barnet.

Areas of Waltham Forest

Here is a look at some of the neighbourhoods within the borough of Waltham Forest which are popular places to live.


Regarded as part of both north and east London, Chingford was once a parish in the Essex countryside. It lies close to Epping Forest, London’s largest area of open space, where many outdoor activities are available, ranging from bike rides to angling, guided walks and golf at Chingford Golf Course. Other nearby green spaces include Pole Hill, which gives views of a wide surrounding area, and Ridgeway Park, where a miniature railway is a popular attraction. There is also a varied range of shops and restaurants in the area.

Commuters can travel into London Liverpool Street from Chingford Station in under half an hour, helping to make this an area chosen by many city workers who prefer to live outside inner London. Properties in Chingford vary greatly, with many Victorian, 1920s and 1930s terraced houses and semis, as well as larger detached homes and some more modern houses and apartments.


Another area of Waltham Forest with a rural Essex heritage is Walthamstow, which boasts many historic buildings. This part of London is famed as the childhood home of textile designer and writer William Morris, and there is a museum and art gallery in the house where he grew up. Lloyd Park is one of the most popular open spaces in the area, with many fitness activities available. Walthamstow town centre offers a range of shops and leisure facilities, including The Mall shopping centre, which has recently undergone a £3million refurbishment.

The trip to Oxford Street via the Victoria Line takes about 20 minutes from Walthamstow station, and there are also several other stations in the area, as well as bus services. Many families decide to live here because of the good community facilities. There are many terraced houses from the 19th century and the early 20th century, as well as later 1930s semis and terraces. There is also modern housing in Walthamstow, including some new developments.

Leyton and Leytonstone

The neighbouring communities of Leyton and Leytonstone were recently tipped in a survey by US TV station CNN as one of the “hippest” areas of London. Leyton’s high street saw major investment in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, and the area has good transport links via both the Central Line and over-ground trains. Most houses in this area are older terraces, from the turn of the 20th century, but there are also some 1930s homes.

Attic Extension Styles

The most appropriate type of extension for your property will depend on the type of building. Roofline conversions are especially popular for larger detached homes, while Mansard loft conversions are also frequently chosen for detached homes but can also be suitable for semis and terraces. Hip to gable loft extensions are often the best choice for detached, semi or end-of-terrace homes with a hipped roof, and Dormer extensions may be suitable for all types of homes.

Another consideration is the age of the property, with some styles being more suitable for older or contemporary homes. Whether you live in Waltham Forest or another area of north London, Modern Attics can advise you on what is likely to be the best solution for your specific property. Whatever the age of your home, converting the loft to create modern house extensions will bring in more light and space and create more contemporary, stylish living space. There are many options for how your loft conversion can be used, including adding an en-suite master bedroom or smaller bedrooms.

Modern Attics can guide you through the process of carrying out a loft conversion or home extension and will ensure that all work fully complies with building regulations and meets the highest standards.

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