This week I was delighted to be invited to see two completed jobs, the first of which was an Attic Conversion with a view in Southville (I’ll blog about the other one soon!).
The owners of this lovely (and very typically Bristolian) Victorian terraced house in Southville, had an attic they struggled to access, and which served little purpose than as a hiding space for long forgotten household items (how many of us are guilty of this… I know I am!), in particular the owner’s collection of old PC’s! The family required more space, and so they applied for planning permission to create a rear dormer extension, allowing them to convert the attic into a bedroom.
At the Building Regulation stage, I got involved, turning their planning drawings into drawings suitable for a Building Regulations application, and for a builder to use.
The dormer was tricky to design, due to its proximity to neighbour’s, and the need to utilise the whole width of the property, but the resulting conversion is fantastic. Spacious, light and practical, with a bijou en suite, the room even includes french doors with a juliet balcony. The owners are lucky enough to have a fabulous view of the suspension bridge, only visible from this new room.
The results are fantastic, and shows what can be achieved just by altering space which already existed in the house.