The London Borough of Islington is home to large well-built Georgian family houses arranged in fashionable squares. Many of the substantial Georgian properties have long since been converted into several spacious flats, and in some cases a whole new apartment can be created in an Islington loft conversion.
If you are lucky enough to own a property with a loft space of considerable floor area, a loft conversion could be akin to building a whole new property. Particularly in areas such as Islington where a small affordable building plot is non-existent, budding property developers can look to the skies to create a new dwelling. Large open plan studio apartments created from converting a disused loft space in Islington are highly sought after by young professionals and command premium rental values. If the space allows you to add a small roof terrace or even a small balcony onto your conversion, your rental potential will be even greater. A loft conversion of this kind will certainly require planning permission.
A Mansard Loft Conversion is often the choice in Islington, the preferred choice for an old London or Butterfly roof and often the most favoured by planning departments particularly in conservation areas. Named after 17th Century architect Francois Mansart, a mansard roof has two steeply pitched slopes and a flat crown. A mansard loft conversion does involve a large amount of restructuring work, not only in replacing the existing roof but also raising the party or gable walls. Abbey Lofts do not use sub-contractors, only our own highly skilled teams to ensure all of our work is carried out to the highest possible standard.
Whether your Islington loft conversion is the creation of a whole new apartment, an additional bedroom, study space or playroom be sure to remember to upgrade your home insurance to cover the new rebuild costs as well as additional contents cover for anything within the loft conversion.