About Acton

Acton is a lively, leafy, and desirable suburb in West London, part of the Borough of Ealing and just six miles outside of the city centre. In recent years, it has earned a reputation for offering great value for homeowners and investors looking for larger and more affordable homes – compared to nearby surrounding areas such as Notting Hill and Hammersmith.

As a historic market town centre, Acton High Street bustles with plenty of independent shops, florists, bookshops, family-run butchers, and quirky cafes. The open market dates back as far as medieval times – a prime example of the thriving and diverse community spirit that is the heart of Acton. There is plenty of green space, including Gunnersbury Park’s 185 acres of scenic parkland, making it easy to get away from the urban hubbub for a sunny afternoon in the grass. 95% of residents say they feel safe around Acton, with low crime rates making it one of the most

secure areas to live in West London. Commutes into London centre are some of the quickest and most reliable, with seven train stations offering regular rail links and a journey from Acton Main Line to Paddington Station taking just 7 minutes. Cyclists have recently been treated to over 3.5km of new cycle path into the city centre, and the M4 motorway is within easy reach for travel to the rest of the country. It’s an ideal place to live and work, and our home extensions and loft conversions are the perfect way to expand and evolve your home.

Here at The Market Design and Build, our reputation as loft conversion specialists and house extension experts comes from an extensive portfolio of case studies, over 700 positive reviews on Checkatrade.com, and our commitment to plan and refurbish your home, build your dream house extension or loft conversion in Acton!


House Extensions and Loft Conversions in Acton

  1. Why should I consider a loft or house extension in Acton?

    At The Market Design and Build, we believe in moving up instead of moving on! Suppose you’re after some additional living space. In that case, a new bedroom for an extra little family member on the way, or you want a cost-effective way to add value to your home; a loft conversion could be the right solution for you. Your new dream home in West London could be the one you already live in!

  2. What type of loft conversion in Acton can I get?

    We recognise and understand that different homes, different goals and different dreams require different solutions. It’s important to consider what you intend to use your loft conversion space for, as well as size, before going ahead and converting.

    We can build any type of loft conversion, including the three most popular designs:
    – The rear dormer, which extends into a box from a sloped roof.
    – The Velux conversion, which retains the shape of your existing loft roof and installs Velux windows into the roof space.
    – The hip-to-gable conversion, extending your floor and ceiling space by replacing a sloped hip roof with a standard flat gable roof.

    We will help you understand which type of conversion is possible to meet your vision and requirements, making your dream loft conversion in Acton a reality.

  3. Do I need planning permission to convert my loft?

    Since loft conversions are considered ‘permitted development’, you usually won’t need to obtain planning permission beforehand. However, it’s always a good idea to check with your local Acton council before making any alterations to your home since many of the buildings around the area are historical and near to other houses and landmarks. 

  4. You mentioned adding value to my home in Acton? Is it really worthwhile?

    A well planned, carefully costed, and expertly constructed loft conversion or house extension in Acton can add up to 20% to the value of your home! It’s cited as one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to add value to your home by the Nationwide Building Society, so it’s absolutely worth looking at as an investment rather than an expense. 

  5. This all sounds great! But I don’t know where to even begin – can you help me plan my loft conversion in Acton?

    We here at The Market Design and Build are with you every step of the way when it comes to your loft conversion. From design and planning to construction and costs, right through to the final finishing touches, we strive to provide a reliable service with excellent avenues of communication. We will take the stress out of the whole process, planning the initial design based on your needs and vision while helping you to remain within budget and still obtaining the best possible value for money.

  6. Are there other options to expand my home in Acton besides a loft conversion?

    Yes, there absolutely are! A home extension could be your ideal space solution if a loft conversion isn’t possible due to structural or spatial requirements. We’re known at The Market Design and Build as professional house extension experts with plenty of experience and successful case studies behind us.

    Our knowledgeable and highly skilled team can help to create:
    – Side return extensions, which make use of disused space to the side or rear of your property
    – Kitchen extensions, which do exactly as you’d expect whilst adding value to your home!
    – Single and double storey rear extensions, which are perfect for expanding into your garden space and offering a solution for properties such as terraced houses, which do not have a side return. 
    – Wrap-around extensions, that combine the best features of all those previously mentioned to create an impressive, L-shaped extension that can completely transform how you live in your home.

    Planning permission for home extensions in Acton is not always needed with recently relaxed laws that allow for a generous single-storey extension of up to six metres. However, we do have a process to follow if this is required. Remember, we are here to help if you’re unsure about any planning laws and permissions!

We at The Market Design and Build offer a 10-year guarantee on all our projects and design packages, with no deposit required and an initial enquiry just a phone call away. Let us plan and build your loft conversion or house extension in Acton and let you live and relax in your ideal home!

Professional House Extension Experts

The Market Design & Build are not just specialists in loft conversions, we offer a great array of home refurbishment packages, including house extensions. Our knowledgeable and highly-skilled team can offer you years of experience to help create your perfect home in Acton.

Before we have even started working with you to make your dream a reality, our in-house team can arrange for a free, no obligation site visit to assess your home and provide you with all the information you need to create your faultless house extension. For examples of our loft conversions in Acton and completed home extentions in Acton, please visit our case studies page.

With no deposit, a 10 year guarantee and over 700 positive reviews on Checkatrade, don’t wait to contact us today to arrange a consultation.

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