Unlike all other London Boroughs, the London Borough of Bexley does not possess an urban centre such as Croydon, Greenwich or Bromley. Until the 19th Century Bexley was made up of a few small villages. The arrival of the railways brought with it an influx in the population, but to this day the borough retains a vast amount of green spaces separating each area. The London Borough of Bexley can be described as suburbia at its best, being simply an amalgamation of localities including the original villages of Erith, Bexleyheath and Crayford, with the more suburban developments such as Albany Park and Barnehurst.
The Borough of Bexley contains a diverse selection of properties to suit all requirements, from converted flats and riverside apartments to townhouses both old and new, grand detached homes and spacious bungalows.
Bungalows have long been know as a good investment in the property market having shaken off their stereotype of being exclusively for older residents. Today even a well maintained bungalow with just two bedrooms in Bexley Heath or Sidcup can command in excess of half a million pounds.
If you are looking to invest in a bungalow with a view to extending upwards by converting the loft space, it is always a good idea to research the local area before purchasing. Are all the other properties on the street the same, and have any others added a loft conversion? Is the property surrounded by an array of different property types, suggesting that adding a loft conversion would not be objected to?
A loft conversion on a Sidcup bungalow could result in a luxurious family home. Bungalows are known for well planned and proportioned accommodation, and converting the loft of a bungalow could almost double the overall size of the property without reducing the size of the garden.
As an area very popular with the family market, adding a loft conversion to a property in the London Borough of Bexley makes real financial sense.