Extend Your Victorian Terrace in Islington, North London, with a Loft Conversion

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With its great transport links, excellent choice of shops, bars and restaurants and row after row of attractive Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, it’s no surprise that Islington is one of the most desirable boroughs in London. People who have bought in the area often want to stay put. However, as a North London Victorian terrace has limited room to extend, a loft conversion is often the best option for those who want to create more living space.

Since these types of conversions require specialist skill and experience, it’s important to get an expert team in to do the job. Modern Attics have completed a large number of attic conversions in north London, so are the perfect choice for anyone looking to add a dormer, hip or gable extension to their property.

More about Islington

One of the capital’s most diverse boroughs, Islington stretches from Kings Cross, Farringdon and Angel in the centre of London right out to Highgate, Archway and Finsbury Park in the north of the capital. Over the past few years, the district has undergone major gentrification with even its more northerly regions now extremely popular with homeowners.

Two of the smartest districts in the borough are Canonbury and Barnsbury. House prices in these two sought-after postcodes have risen by a huge 37% over a five-year period according to one estate agent, racing ahead of central London which saw just an 11.6% increase over the same period.

Terraced houses in the area now regularly sell for well over £1million, with flats and modern developments also selling for well above the national average. Thanks to the great choice of shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas in the area, plus the excellent bus and tube links – Angel, Finsbury Park, Archway, Holloway and Tufnell Park tube stations are all located in the borough – Islington doesn’t look like it’s going to lose its appeal any time soon.

Attic conversions in Islington, North London

As many of the houses in Islington are terraces, flats or conversions, there’s limited space for development. Often gardens are small – if they exist at all – and homeowners aren’t able to extend sideways. This leaves the attic. Offering the chance to create extra living or storage space, a loft conversion can transform your Victorian terrace in north London.

According to Islington Council guidelines, homeowners generally don’t need planning permission to convert the loft if it’s only internal works that are being carried out. However, if you’re adding a dormer window or other external feature, you may need permission. If this is the case, Modern Attics can guide you through the process. We have extensive experience securing planning permission for attic conversions across Islington and the surrounding area, so we’ll be able to take all the strain out of the process and get the ball rolling as quickly as possible.

If you are considering a loft conversion for your terraced house in London, Modern Attics will visit your property to ensure it’s suitable. We’ll then work together to select the conversion style that suits your property and your requirements. This will depend on how much space you have, what you intend to use the space for and whether your property is end of terrace or mid-terrace. Once you’re happy with the plans, Modern Attics will then arrange the entire process from start to finish, giving you a spectacular new living area quickly and efficiently.

As well as working with homeowners, we also work with landlords and developers both in Islington and surrounding districts, including Edgware, Finsbury Park, Highgate, Hampstead and other parts of north London.

To find out more about the work we do and arrange a free visit, contact Modern Attics.

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