Crystal Palace is a residential area in South London, originally called Sydenham Hill, and then named after the landmark the Crystal Palace which stood there from 1854 until destroyed by fire in 1936. The site then became the Crystal Palace Park, housing the National Sports Centre. The park has also been the setting for scenes from such films as The Italian Job, Our Mother’s House, and The Pleasure Garden. The entire area was covered by natural oak forest until development in the 19th century.
It is one of the starting points for the Green Chain Walk, and section 3 of the Capital Ring London walk passes through it.
Crystal Palace FC was one of the twelve founder members of the Football Association; the club played on what is now the site of the National Sports Centre.
Marie Stopes, the early promoter of contraception and sex-education, was brought up in the area. Other famous residents past and present include Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, the sculptor who created the dinosaurs for the original Crystal Palace exhibition, African-American Shakespearian actor Ira Aldridge, Francis Petitt Smith, inventor of the screw propeller, British rapper Speech Debelle, and French author Emile Zola, after fleeing from prosecution for libel in France.
Our craftsmen are dedicated, skilled and experienced. We offer a service to cover all your loft conversions Crystal Palace needs, and have worked on almost every size and type of property.
We understand your home is unique, and we know the Crystal Palace district: we can work for you in a way which is suited to the area.
We have over twenty years of experience in house design, and we can make all necessary planning applications, to make your loft conversion as stress free as possible. We can also cater to any plumbing needs, to offer a complete service.
Touchstone Lofts has been awarded the status of Trusted Trader by Which? Magazine. We are proud that by being given this status after extensive investigations on behalf of the Consumer’s Association, we are again demonstrating our assurance to our customers that they are in the best possible hands.
Touchstone Lofts were awarded the status ‘Highly Commended’ for “outstanding quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service.” in the 2010 The Master Builder Of The Year awards. This is the most prestigious annual award granted to British builders, we were nominated by customers twelve times, and were chosen from over 500 entries – further proof that Touchstone Lofts offer the best possible service to our customers.