The Outer London Borough of Barking & Dagenham came into its own during the inter-war period from 1918 to 1939. During this time The London City Council constructed most of the housing in the area, and those looking to escape the slums of London quickly populated the Borough. The newly created Ford Motor Plant at Dagenham provided much needed jobs for the people of Barking and Dagenham.
The vast Becontree Estate in the borough remains the largest public housing development in the world. Bourne out of London’s “Homes for Heroes” house building scheme after Word War I, Becontree was constructed between 1921 and 1932 on an area covering four square miles just north of Dagenham. Comprising a staggering 27,000 homes intended to accommodate 100,000 people, the estate was constructed as a cottage garden estate where parks and green spaces sat alongside red brick houses with gas and electricity, inside toilets, fitted bathrooms and front and back gardens.
Becontree is still today a very popular spot in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham with a real community spirit. The streets of terraced houses and semi-detached homes have taken on an individuality of their own as proud homeowners look to maximise their property’s potential. Families have lived on the estate now for generations. Adding a loft conversion to a 1920s Becontree house is a great way to maximise the property, utilising all available space of a solidly constructed house. Express your personality by converting the loft space into a modern sunlit room, adding perhaps an extra bedroom or den to your Dagenham home.
When carrying out a loft conversion on a 1920s property, it is always important to ensure adequate loft insulation is installed. Not only will it help to reduce heating bills, it will also ensure that your new loft room is a comfortable habitable space.
Abbey Lofts carry out loft conversions throughout the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Call us today for your free site appraisal.