Twenty miles East of London on the Northern bank of the River Thames, Grays is the largest town in the Essex borough of Thurrock. Perhaps most widely known for the large shopping complex at Lakeside, much of the surrounding area is protected by green belt land ensuring that despite plans to vastly develop the Thames Gateway, the area will still retain a rural air.
The town of Grays is sure to thrive as the nearby new developments begin to take shape and offer increased employment opportunities and attract more people to the area. Choosing to add a loft conversion to your Grays property now may very well become a sound investment in the long run.
Whilst many people are currently choosing to install loft conversions to create much needed additional space in their homes, there are still a canny few who are able to treat a loft conversion as an investment. Whatever you may choose to use your new living space for, simply having created it will still bring financial rewards when you come to sell your property despite the currently unstable market place.
Much of the property in and around Grays and throughout Essex were predominantly built in the 1930s; many of which being either terraced or semi-detached. With new planning rules in place, we are now able to convert many lofts that previously would have required planning permission – and the opportunities this provides for householders are numerous.
Usually a dormer conversion is carried out on 1930s terraced properties, and hip to gable conversions on 1930s semi-detached properties. The team at Abbey Lofts will of course advise you which type of loft conversion is right for your property, and work with you to design a loft conversion to fit your needs.