This used to be a parish in the Middle Age that was designated a metropolitan borough in 1065 and integrated with Westminster and Greater London. Every visitor sees the three landmarks of the borough : (i) Paddington Station that was a master design of the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS, who was "one of the England’s most prolific figures in 19th century engineering history"; (ii) St Mary's Hospital where Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all born; and (iii) Paddington Green Police Station that is the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom. The place is vibrating with life with many new developments like the ongoing Paddington Waterside project that is bringing back the vitality of the former railway and canal land.
The place is a perfect blending of bright and sunny offices with the grandiose elegant Georgian townhouses. Paddington station is a busy area being home to the Heathrow Express. Travelers stay on the pleasurable hotels near Norfolk Square Gardens and enjoy sipping their coffee or tea at the casual cafes lining Pread Street. Explore outside Paddington’s grand station and find lovely canals, quiet serene garden squares, plenty of places to eat and stay, and have a taste of its famous friendly beer.
The London terminus for Heathrow Express train to London Heathrow Airport is the Paddington station that is a 24-hour service to the airport leaving every 15 minutes. London Paddington station never sleeps for it is open for the whole days as well as night.
In Paddington’s beautiful homes, families live happily without complaining about space problems because they all enjoyed the benefits loft conversions. They are aware that the goal of our company was to offer quality loft conversions in Paddington, and we stayed with them from its concept through completion, and fully satisfied the wide spectrum of client needs and tastes.
From the onset, people in Paddington enjoyed the combined experience provided by our company for decades ensuring that our loft conversion staff are experts in their respective fields. They gave Paddington the best deal in loft conversion that was carried out to the highest standards. We designed their unused space and build rooms for various uses as study, office, hideaway retreat or bedroom.
1. W2 Dormer Conversions
This type of dormer extends your existing roof by adding floor space and headroom within the loft conversion. Since dormers behind your property normally protrude from the roof slope, it has types of styles. In lofts with limited space or headroom, a dormer adds adequate space makes conversion the best solution.
2. W2 Mansard Conversions
There are two slopes in a Mansard roof: the lower slope and the top section of the roof. It maximizes the available space within your loft by raising the party/gable walls on either side of your house and creating the timber frame. are not often seen in the suburbs. Unlike the other types, a planning permission is required for a Mansard loft conversion. This type of roof gives you the maximum amount of space in your loft conversion, but it has one disadvantage; construction cost will be expensive since you must replace the entire roof.
3. W2 Velux Conversions
The existing roof structures are not changed as Velux windows are installed to fit flush with the line of the roof. As no extensive changes are made on the roof, it helps to keep the cost of the conversion down. No planning permit is required as the loft is not extended beyond the original roof. Bad weather is no reason for any delay in fitting a Velux roof lights that can be done quickly and easily.
If your plan is to add a loft conversion to your home, whether you can surely add value or to create more space to make your home more comfortable, then you’ve probably got some questions. These can range from the obvious to the intricate, and I always include them in my reports.
Is loft conversion affordable and how much will it cost?
This is one of the most common questions people have when they think about getting a loft conversion, and it’s a logical one. However, it’s difficult to be exact on the amount until the company providing you with the services knows what kind of conversion you want. A simple conversion costs less than a full bathroom or wet room conversion because of the more detailed nature of the design.
Is planning permission needed for a loft conversion?
The hassle that comes with planning permission means that a lot of people are put off at the mention of it. But since October 2011, if you aren’t extending your roof space, planning permission rules have been changed, meaning you don’t need it for a loft conversion as it falls within the category of permitted development.
Is a water tank a problem?
A water tank in the loft does not mean that you can’t have a loft conversion. We can help to move your water tank so that you get a usable space, though many people prefer to update their water tank for a combi boiler and remove the problem altogether.
Is the size of my loft too small for a conversion?
You might be surprised to find what can be achieved with a dormer window and with its imaginative design. Of course, you need a minimum of 7’6” height in the tallest portion of the room. Some houses could not provide adequate floor space, but most conversion rooms could even accommodate a queen-sized bed.
How long does a conversion take?
A very another common question but the answer depends on what it is you want to achieve. A simple loft conversion can be done in about 4-6 weeks, but a larger or more complex conversion could take up to 8 weeks to complete.
Is dormer conversion the best option?
A dormer window adds a smaller loft space, giving you more headroom and better positioning of the staircase. Through a dormer window offers better angled views and better lighting options compared to a single skylight.
If the roof space reveals a head height that is less than 2.2m, you can opt for two available but more costly solutions that also needs a professional input.
Solution 1: Raise the roof
This means more expensive but possible for your kind of structure, but another requirement is to secure a planning permit approval. If you have to remove the entire roof, you need a scaffold structure to protect the house from unfavorable weather during the works.
Solution 2: Lowering the ceiling in the room below adds extra height
This will require existing ceiling to be lowered that will result to more work and much mess. This method adds bolted plate to the wall to be used as anchors shields or to hang from the new floor joists. An appropriate tie placed between the middle part of the roof structure and the formed dwarf wall to keep the roof spreading.
I requested some of our former clients to give me their words about loft conversion that I am including a few in this report.
*Isabelle S. - Thanks to loft conversion for we are now enjoying extra living space. My whole family benefits from the extra space for even a minimal space from your loft conversion will make you feel that your house is a lot bigger.
*Mr. D - The project ran smoothly as I was not required to secure a planning
permission! A loft room is the quickly and easily done without any hassle. Wish I could have more lofts converted.
*W.B.A. – A great relief for me as the extension adds extra space without sacrificing my garden. I have spent years growing my outdoor garden. Thankfully a roof space conversion extends upwards instead of outwards, so it does not touch what precious space you have outdoors.
* Mr. & Mrs. P – Loft conversion was done at home in the least disruptive ways – no mess, big holes or dirt in your garden! Since almost all work is done entirely inside the loft room, the rest of your home will remain almost untouched.
* Abdul - One of the biggest and best reasons why I consider a loft conversion is that it can increase the value of my home. What surprises me was the value will go up by as much as 25%. So, converting your loft is a great idea in terms of return-on-investment.
* Dr. S – Do you know that creating a functional living space within your converted roof room even without adding installation can save you on those heating bills as it has trapped the extra warmth inside your home? Loft conversion is a good way of lowering your monthly bills!
* Edna – My family is growing and thanks to loft conversion we do not need to move to a new house. Converting your space means you won’t have to move out of your current area, so your kids won’t have to leave their school or friends. And it removes the stress of moving.
*JJJ - Multi-generational living is becoming the norm for many families as life expectancy is ever growing and creating the need for more obligatory space! Through loft conversions, you can have multiple generations like grandparents, grandchildren and other family members live happily and comfortably together under one roof.
Our company is known for being a leading Loft Conversion company because of our track record. We always create the best design, follow all building regulations, to avoid any fuss. This means that all we take off the difficult part and all you must do is worry about the fun part – decor! Our team can provide expert advice, as well as a free quotation and design service. Contact us today and see how we can make loft conversion a happy experience!
Some useful links for you to read on before starting your Loft Conversion.
Dormer Loft Conversion is the most popular type of Loft Conversion undertaken by Paddington homeowners. This is simply the extension of the existing roof vertically that allows extra additional floor space and headroom. There are height requirements of at least two metres or higher, with no need for planning permission in many cases.
Velux or Roof Light Loft Conversion is the simplest and economical of all Loft Conversions in Paddington. The roof of your house remains unchanged, we only install attractive Velux windows that bring in plenty of natural light. As the roof structure remains intact, no planning is required. Velux Loft Conversions require considerably less construction work compared to the others and are less disruptive too.
Mansard Loft Conversion is the most popular type of Loft Conversion undertaken by Paddington homeowners. Compared to Dormer this has a flat roof with the rear wall sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees. Mostly Mansard loft conversion will require planning permission as it involves changes being made to the structure of the roof. The L-shaped Mansard loft conversions can really enhance the space and add value