Michèle had already lived in her mid-terrace Richmond home for almost four decades before she decided to have her loft converted. With guests frequently staying over, she wanted additional space to accommodate them. Although there was already a bed in the loft, it was only accessible via a ladder, and this, and the steep staircase to the first floor, was difficult to climb. She considered moving house, but after consulting with an estate agent, she decided she loved her location and wanted to stay.
Michèle obtained a number of quotes, including from Landmark, as she knew we had carried out loft conversions on her road. She was impressed with our reputation and all-inclusive service, so she and her neighbour both chose us to turn their dreams into a reality.
Impressed with our design consultant, Michèle commented that:
“When Eddie came he took a lot of time and trouble discussing with me what I needed and how best to address that.”
With her requirements in mind, Eddie drew up two designs for Michèle to choose between, with an emphasis on making the first and second floors of the house as accessible as possible. Both options meant adding a staircase from the first floor up to the loft, and also replacing the existing stairway from the ground floor. Although some space in her second bedroom had to be sacrificed, the new staircase made it possible to add a small bathroom underneath the stairs on the ground floor. Michèle lived at home during part of the conversion, and she was impressed with the builders, who she says were punctual, professional and happy to help.
Now that her dormer loft conversion is complete, Michèle’s home has three accessible bedrooms and three bathrooms, one on each floor. As a consequence of having a new staircase installed, Michèle finds reaching the upper floors of her home much easier, while her guests are delighted with a private space to call home during their stay. As well as being able to accommodate visitors without queues for the shower or the need to climb ladders, her home’s value has increased significantly. All in all, Michèle’s house is now a place that she can continue to live happily for years to come, and she would heartily recommend Landmark Lofts and their comprehensive service to other people.
When asked what her guests thought of her new loft, Michèle replied:
“They were delighted because they had stayed before, when they had to climb a ladder!”
Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.