When Jane bought her one bedroom upstairs terraced flat several years ago, she had the intention of converting the loft and selling it 18 months later. But as time passed her plans changed.
Not long after Jane bought her property in Furzedown, just between Tooting and Streatham, the credit crunch hit and the "bottom fell out of the housing market". Her plans of converting the loft had to go on hold and she decided to stay put to ride out the financial storm.
Eight years on and Jane decided to take her plans off hold and have her loft converted into a new master, en-suite with an additional pod room.