Cottingham Road reaches new heights with modern loft extension

by Francesca

Finance Manager, Benedicte Waaler, aged 40, contacted Simply Loft as she wanted to create a new master bedroom and en suite in her mid-terraced home in Penge, South East London. Benedicte lives with her spouse and their five-year old daughter, so wanted additional space for when family and friends visited but also more room for their family to enjoy.

The family found Simply Loft from online research and decided to explore options with the company after reading the many positive online reviews about their value and expertise. They knew their loft would be tricky to access, so needed a company with creativity and vision to bring their dreams of a loft extension to life.

Simply Loft provided Benedicte with a well-structured quote, which offered great value for money and a succinct overview of the project. Once Benedicte had reviewed the quote, she knew there was no other company she’d want to work with.

She said: “I went to five different loft conversion specialists looking for a company that provided me with a reasonable quote, clear timeframes and prompt responses. Simply Loft were by far the best of all those I contacted and from the beginning I placed my complete trust in them; knowing they’d manage the project with precision and transparency.

“Our Project Manager, Leigh, was great at communicating with us and completely put my mind at ease. I’d recommend him and his team to anyone looking to extend their loft and add value to their home.”

The converted loft space, which was originally used as storage is now the family’s master bedroom, with a beautiful en suite. The family’s old master bedroom is now a stylish guest bedroom, with the old guest room becoming a playroom for the couple’s children to enjoy. The addition of the en suite has also meant family and friends now have a bathroom of their own when they come to stay and enjoy time with the Waaler’s

Benedicte continued: “The one time we did encounter an unavoidable issue, was when the structural designs were completed and revealed the need for a cranked steel beam. The team at Simply Loft were a delight to deal with on this issue and promptly resolved it for us. The work was completely seamless, and I couldn’t have asked for a better company to complete our renovation.”

The main part of the build project took only eight weeks to complete, but with the added style choices the family decided on, including fitted wardrobes, the whole conversion was completed within three months.

Recently, the family had their home valued, and the property price has increased by £100,000 since they bought the house four years ago. The family did add a new garden office in 2018 but feel the loft conversion has undoubtedly increased the homes function, desirability, and value.

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