Situation 7.5 miles West of London Paddington, alongside the banks of the Grand Union Canal, the UK’s longest canal route, Hanwell is a charming and picturesque suburb that attracts a range of buyers and investors. New and established families, young professionals, and international expats all make up a thriving and vibrant community that is quickly becoming one of London’s most sought after boroughs. The historically fascinating area is home to picturesque, listed buildings and churches such as St. Mellitus’ and The Hermitage, ancient Saxon sites, Hanwell Asylum, and the famous central landmark Hanwell Clock Tower.
This captivating history means that houses in the area range from tall and narrow Edwardian houses, spacious Victorian terraces, to modern and innovative flats and houses built as part of the areas ongoing redevelopment. Hanwell is supplied by plenty of large supermarkets and an electric mix of independent stores and boutiques. There is a wide range of multicultural restaurants to choose from to dine at, and many of the local, cosy, character-filled pubs and bars are situated in historic listed buildings.
There is no shortage of parks and recreational spaces nearby, including the green and pleasant Elthorne Park, and Aston Manor Park. Brent Lodge Park is home to an animal centre- known locally as The Bunny Park – that is loved by children and adults alike, with flamingos, goats, rabbits, and plenty more wildlife varieties on display. There is even a large hedge maze for the older kids to spend hours enjoying hide-and-seek on a warm summer afternoon. Hanwell is part of the catchment area for many sought-after schools both state-run and private, such as Brentside High School and Hobbayne Primary, and is one of the most common reason residents give for moving to the area. City workers will benefit from an easy commute with plenty of regular bus services, and excellent train and underground links to the city centre and beyond from the nearby Ealing Broadway Station.
At The Market Design Build, we believe in moving up instead of moving on! If you’re after some additional living space, a new bedroom for an extra little family member on the way, or you want a great, cost-effective way to add value to your home, a loft conversion in Hanwell could be the right solution for you. Your new dream home in West London could be the one you already live in! Here at The Market Design Build, our reputation as loft conversion specialists comes from an extensive portfolio of case studies, over 700 positive reviews on Checkatrade.com, and our commitment to plan and build your dream loft conversion in Hanwell!
Loft conversion in Hanwell and Home extension in Hanwell
1. What types of loft conversions in Hanwell can I get?
It’s important to plan ahead and consider the size and intended purpose of your loft conversion before going ahead. From our extensive experience, we’ve learned there is no one solution that suits everybody! We are experts at building any type of loft conversion in Hanwell and across the UK, including the three most popular designs:
- The rear dormer, extending from a sloped roof into a box.
- The Velux conversion, installing Velux windows into the roof of your existing loft
space, keeping the original layout and shape.
- The hip-to-gable conversion, that installs a standard flat gable roof in place a sloped hip roof, extending floor and ceiling space.
We’re here to help you understand which types of conversion your property is suitable for, and which are best for your needs.
2. Will my loft conversion in Hanwell require planning permission?
Since loft conversion comes under ‘permitted development’, planning permission isn’t usually needed beforehand. It doesn’t hurt to check with your local Hanwell council before making any alterations to your home if you are unsure! As a historical borough of London, Hanwell has plenty of listed buildings around the area and making unpermitted changes to these can get you into hot water – and possibly bring a hefty fine.
3. Is a loft conversion really worthwhile? What if I sell my home in the future?
A properly planned and well-constructed loft conversion can instantly add up to 20% to the value of your home in Hanwell! It’s often cited as one the quickest and most cost-effective ways to add value to your home by the Nationwide Building Society, so even if you decide to move on and sell up in future, you can expect a nice return on your initial investment!
4. This all sounds great! But I don’t know where to start- can you help me plan my loft conversion in Hanwell?
At The Market Design Build, we are by your side every step of the way when it comes to your loft conversion. We can design and plan, carefully consider the costs of construction, and add those final flourishes that make your dream loft conversion a reality. We aim to take the stress out of the whole process, helping you to remain in budget whilst still obtaining the best possible value for money.
5. What if a loft conversion isn’t suitable for my property in Hanwell? Is there another option for me to consider?
Yes, there absolutely is! A home extension in Hanwell could be your ideal space solution if a loft conversion isn’t possible due to structural requirements, or if a loft conversion doesn’t meet your goals or needs. We’ve earned a reputation at The Market Design Build as professional home extension experts, with a portfolio of 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 can add value to your home by doing exactly as you’d expect from the name!
- Single and double storey rear extensions, which offer the perfect solution for properties such as terraced houses that do not have a side return
- Wrap around extensions, combining the best features of all of the above to create an L-shaped extension that can completely transform your home and how you live in it.
Like loft conversions, planning permission for a home extension in Hanwell is usually not needed planning laws allow for a single-storey extension of up to six metres. We’re here to help if you’re still unsure about anything regarding planning laws and permissions!
We at The Market Design Build offer a 10-year guarantee on all our projects and you’re just a phone call away from an initial, no-obligation enquiry. Allow us plan and build your loft conversion or extension in Hanwell, so you can live and relax in your ideal home!
Professional Home Extension Experts
The Market Design & Build are not just specialists in loft conversions, we offer a great array of home refurbishment packages, including home extensions in Hanwell. Our knowledgeable and highly-skilled team can offer you years of experience to help create your perfect home in Hanwell.
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 in Hanwell. For examples of our work and completed projects, 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.