After completing a whole house renovation, we were invited back to convert Esses loft and transform it into her very own secret sanctuary.
To proceed with a loft conversion in this Sussex Edwardian house was a major challenge in design and dexterity. Ark Builders worked closely with the architect and structural engineer to solve the structural issues individual to this house. The roof space wasn’t even high enough to stand in so the project involved a cranked beam system to raise the roof across the centre of the property. The end result is a marvellous private sanctuary for homeowner Esse, complete with master bedroom, en suite shower room and office. The shape of the roof and the chimney stack have created some beautiful internal angles, all highlighted by the flood of natural light thanks to particularly large electric roof lights.
To get three loft rooms out of the space was a design challenge but using pocket sliding doors and installing a built in shower above the stairwell all helped eke out the available space. Ark Builders use a Firestone flat roof system as standard on our lofts, which allows for a long life and easy maintenance.