Conversion of a dwelling house into three flats, erection of ground floor extension and dormer loft extension with internal and external alterations
Our client wanted exceptional flat conversion design to give her the best chance of securing planning permission and maximise her property investment. She saw the potential of converting her house in leafy South West London into 3 brand new self-contained flats. She wanted to build rear and roof extensions to generate increase the footage, the value and the sale price of her property, and boost her rental income. Her ultimate plan was to split the house into 3 flats at £1,500 pcm rental per flat, for a total of £4,500 per month, and an impressive £54,000 income per year!
As a property investor, it can take imagination to make the most of your property assets. When converting houses into flats, there are many important considerations. Local authorities have a duty to protect the housing stock of their particular area so poor quality property conversion plans are highly likely to be turned down. It’s essential that the design concept for house conversion into flats considers both planning rules and building regulations as not doing so will cause delays at the start and end of building works.
3 self-contained flats
We devised an innovative planning strategy for the conversion of the dwelling house into 3 flats, adhering to minimum space standards and qualitative principles of residential conversions. We proved that the development would not impact the character of the surrounding area and neighbouring amenities, and that it would contribute towards achieving mixed communities and not give rise to an over concentration of flats.
Through this approach, we won planning permission for the triple flat conversion as well as for the rear and roof extensions. We ensured that each brand new flat was spacious, stylish and appealing to prospective tenants or buyers, for individual rental or sale, to generate the highest ROI and satisfaction for our client.
Urbanist Architecture is a London-based RIBA chartered architecture and planning practice with offices in Greenwich and Belgravia. We are on a mission to unlock the hidden potential of your site and deliver you a successful transformational change.