We have successfully obtained the Lawful development certificate for a loft extension and alterations to an existing Victorian two bedroom two storey house in the London Borough of Haringey. The project consists of the reconfiguration of the internal layout at ground and first floor and a roof extension for a new double bedroom and a new bathroom.
The existing first floor layout had been previously awkwardly converted with a centrally located bathroom between front and rear bedrooms with a study above the kitchen below. The layout compromised the bedroom sizes and created dingy internal bathroom with no natural daylight. To improve the bedroom sizes and layout we have proposed a more generous bathroom located in the former study incorporating walk-in shower, freestanding bath and utility space.
A new stair case is proposed to ground and first floor allowing re-alignment of the bathroom floor due to the increased headroom created by the loft extension. A dropped ceiling is proposed to the bedrooms due to the shallow existing ridge height creating more headroom to the loft bedroom.
The ground floor layout is transformed from a series of cellular living rooms with side return kitchen to the rear into a single open plan living area with the kitchen located centrally creating a ‘hub’ for the house. The open plan space is achieved by the removal of internal structural Walls by the introduction of new beams and columns. A new glazed extension and pop out bay window with seat to the rear visually connects the dining area to the garden replacing the existing smaller windows. A large glazed pivot door provides access to the garden and creates a seamless connection to the outdoors for the summer months.
All these alterations were designed under the permitted development guidelines a Lawful Development Certificate was issued by the council to verify the proposals.. Therefore a planning permission was not required.
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