Hip to Gable conversions are popular among Hackney homeowners with semi-detached or detached properties, end of terraces, and bungalows. The existing sloping roof is turned into a flat gable to increase available space. Depending on various factors, a hip to gable extension may or may not require planning permission. We can help you with this and apply on your behalf.
Dormer loft conversions are the most common type requested by Hackney residents. With a dormer conversion we extend the existing roof vertically to create extra floor space and headroom. To achieve this, it is important that at least half of the current floor space has a ceiling height of at least two metres or higher. Dormers usually do not require planning permission.
A Velux, or roof light loft conversion in Hackney is the most simple and economical type available. With a Velux, the roof remains unchanged, other than the installation of attractive flush Velux windows to give plenty of natural light. Typically, a Velux attic conversion does not need planning permission as the roof structure remains unchanged. This is the perfect solution if you want minimal outlay and disruption.
Hackney is an Inner London Borough, it neighbours the City of London, Tower Hamlets, to the south- Islington and Waltham forest and Newham. Hackney has the reputation as being one of the most crime-ridden London boroughs.
There are 1,300 listed buildings in Hackney and twenty-five conservation areas including Clapton square, open green areas such as Clapham common.
There are lots of Victorian and Edwardian property in South Hackney.
Touchstone lofts have done many loft conversions in Hackney.
With over 20 years of experience Touchstone Lofts have converted every type of loft from terrace to bungalow to multi-million pound mansions. In house design and architectural expertise, we can conduct all planning applications and we can attend to all your plumbing and heating requirements.
Touchstone lofts have invested in creating a Loft Showhouse. You can view your loft conversion at this showroom. Here you can see four different loft conversions, stairs, “Velux” windows, Dormers, four bath/shower/wet rooms.
You can view the dormers internally and externally; you can see the extra headroom a dormer can add to your loft conversion in Hackney.
You can see the quality of finish and look at the variety of options you can have for your loft conversion. At the local showroom you can look at the various storage options that may be suitable for your loft conversion. Here we can show you eaves storage and storage in your bedroom where we can create areas for you to store your clothes and shoes.
The showhouse is open by appointment only and your surveyor can discuss full details when he visits your home for your free feasibility study. Bring the children and come for a coffee and a no obligation friendly chat and we can answer all your technical questions.
Touchstone Lofts were “Highly commended” for “Outstanding quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service” for the “Master Builder of the Year awards 2010. Quite simply this is the most prestigious national award a builder can win in the UK. We were nominated over twelve times and were selected as a winner from over 500 hundred nominations.
We offer a free no obligation quote for a loft conversion, contact us today to arrange a visit.