Our client in Copse Hill, Merton came to us asking for a loft conversion with dormer and roof lights. The dormer extension to the roof at the rear, and the skylights at the front. They also instructed our 3D Render service.
Design for the loft conversion with dormer and roof lights
In order to make our design sympathetic to the surroundings, so we considered carefully the scale in proportion to the host building, and to neighbouring loft conversions. It was therefore in keeping with the aesthetic of the rooflines for that road, and also avoiding any possible contention. In addition, the original house did not lose any of its architectural style or look odd with the extension.
We always have to think of the reasons applications are refused:
- Right To Light: We should not cause loss of light to a neighbor
- Overlooking: The new windows should not invade privacy to habitable rooms of neighbours
- Massing: The extension should not look too bulky
To ensure that the style of the loft conversion was in keeping with the existing building, we chose similar materials and colours for this development.
Our proposal was approved by Merton Council. Our standard service always offers a second option for the same quote with the planning services and if you instruct our 3D Immersive Design package, we create unlimited revisions until our client is pleased with the proposal. Our 3D service is an effective tool for convincing planning officers that your build will not be contentious but will blend with and enhance its surroundings.
We can help
Whether you live in Merton or Mole Valley, we work within the M25 and the home counties. We can also answer questions about getting your planning consent for an extension, and discuss what you can achieve under Permitted Development. Read our guide: permitted development after May 2019
If you need planning full permission, we can help you get it or we can let you know if your permission is still valid.
We don’t add VAT to the council’s planning application fees when we submit your application, and we liaise with the planning department on your behalf. There is no extra charge for this.
We sometimes suggest the pre-app. Route, in the event of a slightly contentious proposal. See the Pre-app section on the Planning Portal for more details.
We can help you understand why you will need to satisfy Building Control even for small projects.
We can guide you re estimated build costs for a loft conversion with dormer and roof lights, rear extension or garden room. As well as the design & build costs, we can indicate the resale value likely to be added via your development
Bespoke Architectural Design
If you are wondering what adds most value to a property, we can give you a great design which will be good for residents in terms of practical functionality, aesthetics and increased value. If you would like to have a discussion about development costs or if you just want to bounce off ideas for home improvements, please contact us so we can help you plan your proposal.
Architecture companies in London
If you are thinking of hiring a local architect or consulting the London architects list for a residential architect, have a look at some of our case studies. Extension Architecture are expert at home extensions & house design, with vast experience as London architects. Based in Battersea, we have built many projects locally in Wandsworth, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, and Richmond, as well as in other boroughs across London such as Westminster, Camden, Islington, Brent , Harrow and Sutton.