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Get your kids on the property ladder with a loft conversion!

Nowhere is Britain’s housing crisis more keenly felt than in the capital, where starter homes can cost up to £450,000 – almost twice the national equivalent – making them ‘affordable’ only to those with an income of £50,000 or more, …

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Convert your loft to a ‘sanctuary’ – woman’s answer to the ‘man cave!’

If a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, a way to a woman’s is through her wardrobe, a ploy that Tom Selleck takes full advantage of in ‘Sex and the City’, when he shows Sarah Jessica Parker …

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How to convert your loft into a ‘man cave’

Man sheds are great, especially if you’re into DIY or are a home hobbyist of some kind, but they can be a bit Spartan, particularly in the winter months, when your emergency booze stash will be frosted by nature, without …

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A check list for Walthamstow mums & dads-to-be!

So you’re about to start a family.  Congratulations!  Happy event though it will undoubtedly be, the prospect of becoming a proud parent can be a little daunting, especially if the new arrival is your first.  There’s no question a baby …

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A health plan for Walthamstow fitness freaks!

Want to fight the flab, do a wedding workout, get match fit, train for the ski slopes or prepare to run the London Marathon?  Whatever your reasons  for getting and staying in the pink of health, a home gym is …

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Create the ‘Walthamstow sound’ with your own loft studio!

Whether the Walthamstow Sound is as distinctive and influential as, say, the Liverpool Sound, we leave it to you to judge, but going by the lively pub and club scene in the Village – with its fizzing fusion of rock, …

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Where to furnish your Walthamstow loft

Are you a cool modernist, a luxury loving traditionalist, a shabby chic new ager or basement haunting bargain hunter?  When it comes to transforming your loft conversion into your own special space, you’ll find something to fit bill in the …

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The Tardis Project: Convert your home, for more space and time!

If anyone merits the role of the next Doctor Who, it’s probably our Managing Director Marc Loppas, who has the uncanny ability to conjure acres of extra space in properties you would have thought were stretched to their limit accommodation-wise. …

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Our ‘knight in shining shorts’ charms Walthamstow home-owner!

Demi, our site foreman during a recent loft conversion in Walthamstow, has been hailed as a local hero by home-owner Rhian Rawling, thanks to his care, consideration and professionalism during the build.  But rather than blow our own trumpet, we thought we’d let …

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Walthamstow’s got the lot – A loft extension gives you more of it!

What’s Walthamstow got?  It’s got the lot!  Especially for young professionals and families who like the combination of city buzz and village life in this sought after E17 postcode. With fast tube trains to Oxford Circus and over ground trains …

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A New Year’s resolution that helps you keep all the others!

Made your new year’s resolutions?  If you have it’s a fair bet it’s one of the ten most popular resolutions made by Britons every year (see panel below).  And despite our reputation for being a nation with bulldog like tenacity, …

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Chock-A-Block in Chingford? Why move out when you can move up?

As David Beckham could tell you, Chingford is a great place to grow up, especially if you’re an outdoor type: it’s a wonderfully green area with some great open spaces, just a stone’s throw from Epping Forest, the ultimate kid’s …

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I’m a family member – Get me out of here!

Ever feel like you’re on the set of a reality TV show?  Even in the happiest of homes there are times when the others get on your nerves or under your feet and tensions begin to mount.  Family ties become …

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Cure your Downton Abbey envy with a loft conversion!

At this time of year, when our thoughts turn to entertaining family and friends – be it a select dinner party or mass gathering of the clan! – it’s hard not to feel a twinge of envy for the Downton …

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Move up the property ladder fast with a convert-to-sell property!

While most homeowners purchase a property as somewhere to live, there is a strong and growing buy-to-let market amongst those who seek bricks and mortar as an investment: a source of income that offsets their own mortgage and fast tracks …

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Thinking outside the box: Off-the-wall loft extensions

People have rather fixed ideas about the uses a loft conversion can be put to – usually an extra bedroom or a home office – but the truth is the only limit is your imagination.  Sure, you need somewhere to …

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Cash in your attic – Another attractive incentive for loft conversion!

Cash in your attic – Another attractive incentive for loft conversion! If you need another incentive for converting your loft – other than the new found luxury and freedom of additional living space – you might consider the fourfold financial benefits …

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Run your own business from a loft conversion

Always wanted to be your own boss, but feel frustrated because you can’t afford the overheads of renting your own premises?  Or maybe you’ve thought of working from home but were afraid that it would infringe on your family life, …

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Relax – A ‘snoring room’ is the latest in loft conversions!

It might seem a drastic measure to take to escape a snoring spouse, but the latest trend amongst luxury home buyers is properties with a ‘snoring’ room as a standard feature, or a ‘second master suite’ as they are euphemistically …

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Funky ideas for furnishing your loft conversion

Opening up your loft space not only gives you a new found sense of freedom – it’s also a fantastic opportunity to unleash your imagination and do something a bit different in terms of furnishing and décor.  Let’s suppose you’re …

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Create your own Aga saga in an H&E kitchen extension!

From kitchen sink dramas to Aga sagas, we Brits do a lot of living in our kitchens, if playwrights and novelists like John Osborne and Joanna Trollope are to be believed.  A come-and-go kitchen in which dogs, cats and chickens …

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Go to the movies every night – In a home cinema loft conversion

You follow the usherette’s torch, settle yourself comfortably in the Dress Circle, and gaze up as the velvet drapes part and the safety curtain rises.  The murmur of conversation dies to an expectant hush as the music swells and brilliant …

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Prepare for the unexpected guest – With a loft conversion

“If you’re ever in my part of the world, drop by anytime …” is one of those casual invitations that has a habit of rebounding on you when acquaintances – perhaps that nice couple you meet on holiday and had …

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New arrivals arrive in style with our nursery loft conversions!

As any parent will tell you, having your first child is a life-changing event – one that is not only guaranteed to take up most of your free time, but most of your free space as well!  Happily, it’s one …

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Discover the great indoors with a luxury loft home gym!

It’s not often you can treat yourself to a luxury and persuade yourself it’s good for your health and finances – but converting your loft into a home gym falls into just that category. It’s a luxury more often associated …

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Walthamstow rocks! Make the scene with your own loft music

Forget garage music, these days it’s loft music that makes the charts, with artists like Lethal Bizzle and his Fire Camp crew recording music in their own bedroom studios.  So if you want to be at the centre of London’s …

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In the heat of the night: How to stay cool in your loft conversion

Creating an extra bedroom is one of the most popular reasons for converting a loft, and with the hot summer weather we are currently enjoying (or enduring, depending on your point of view!) keeping it cool enough for a good …

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10 reasons to convert your Walthamstow loft room

There has never been a better time to convert your Walthamstow loft room. With the average price of a two-bedroom property in the area still strong, homeowners who are looking to upsize would be wise to invest their money in …

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Love your North London property, but squeezed for space? There’s more than one way to swing a cat!

For born and bred townies, the very idea of setting foot north of Watford, Chingford or Walthamstow conjures up visions of a bleak hinterland where the shops close early, chic eateries and wine bars give way to greasy chippies and …

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Walthamstow loft to let? ‘Awesomestow’ is London’s new artist colony

Artists have proverbially starved in garrets, and the availability of cheap studio space has been the driving force in the creation of artists’ colonies since the Belle Epoque of Chelsea and Montmartre.  And where bohemia has led, new money has …

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Transform your loft with creative storage solutions

Struggling for space in your home? Then it might be time to look upwards and transform your loft. If you’re lucky enough to have a loft space that is as yet untouched, then it’s time to make better use of it. Converting …

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Why converting your loft is less stressful than moving home

It’s been said that moving home ranks alongside bereavement, divorce and redundancy as one of the most traumatic experiences you are ever likely to face, so generally best avoided unless absolutely essential or inescapable. Consider the emotional toll.  A home …

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Loft boilers: For conversions with everything on tap

Converting your loft is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your hot water system, especially if the conversion you have in mind is a guest bedroom with en suite shower and WC.  Very likely your existing hot water tank will need …

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How to make the most of your loft conversion

Loft conversions are an amazing way to add space to your home without the hassle of moving house. The beauty of loft conversions is they can be used for just about anything. So whether you’re self-employed and need some peace …

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Loft conversion timeline

When it comes to loft conversions, the question most people ask us, after ‘How much will it cost?’ is ‘How long will it take?’ What they’re thinking, but don’t say, is “How long will I have to put my life …

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Enjoy working from home in your office loft conversion

For freelancers, online traders and cottage industries, a home office or workshop is a must, and one which offers a whole raft of economic and lifestyle benefits. At the same time, directors of larger companies are coming round to the …

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Declutter your loft and start living your life

Clutter is claustrophobic. You don’t realise until you bin it just how much it’s been weighing on your mind – the burden of owning, dusting and not using it has been nagging away at your subconscious for ages and then, …

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Why choose a specialist loft conversion company?

Whilst a loft conversion promises new found space and freedom, many fear that, during construction, it will have the opposite effect: that of cramping their style and disrupting their home life. Another nagging worry is that once a project has …

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Saving space with a well-designed staircase

For most of our clients, the potential to create more space within their home is the main reason they decide to convert their loft. With house prices in North East London, Hertfordshire and Essex more than holding their own against …

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A dream loft bedroom is more practical than you think

Describe your dream bedroom.  Cool and contemporary or rustic charm?  Divan or four poster? Timber floor or wall to wall carpeting?  Spot lights or chandeliers? The beauty of a loft conversion is that you have a unique opportunity to put …

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Is my home suitable for a Herts and Essex loft conversion?

There is a lot of information out there for homeowners who are considering making improvements to their property, and trying to read and understand everything can be quite a daunting task. Any decision to convert your loft shouldn’t be one …

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Add value to your North London home with a loft conversion

The unstoppable growth of the London housing market never ceases to amaze us. With critics and commentators predicting a sudden crash and burn out on an almost daily basis, the robust value of properties inside the M25 sets them apart …

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First floor renovation and loft conversion – Bishop’s Stortford

When you hear the words ‘loft conversion’ it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by thoughts of the mess and disruption that such structural work can cause. But instead of fretting over the temporary inconvenience that you might face, why not see …

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Five top reasons for converting your loft

They say virtue is its own reward, but by doing your bit for the environment and recycling your loft lumber, you could be in for a bonus: the freedom and luxury of new found living space! Since a loft conversion …

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A guest bedroom you’ll want to make your own!

Many executive homes come with an en suite to the master bedroom, a luxury extra for which you can expect to pay a premium. But for those who want the benefit of such a civilised facility without relocating or taking …

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