Loft and basement conversions

Converting your loft or your basement are two ways in which you can make clever use of unused space that already exists within your home. Through creative and energy-efficient design I can help you extend your living space either up or down.

Convert your loft

Do you need more bedrooms? Or perhaps a home office? Turning your loft into additional living accommodation could add one or two more bedrooms as well as another WC and shower room to your home. Alternatively, it could give you the light, airy studio office you have always wanted.

I have extensive experience of loft conversions and will give you a design that maximises the potential of your loft. You will be amazed at what a loft can accommodate, and I take great care in ensuring your new loft accommodation works on its own and also integrates seamlessly with your existing home.  I can also advise you on how to make your conversion energy-efficient.

Make use of your basement

An unused basement could add one or more rooms to your property, or you might even have enough space to create a separate basement flat.

With the right design, planning and implementation, basement conversions can be light, damp-free and well-insulated spaces that extend your living space considerably.

Based on our initial consultation, I will propose a number of possible options and designs for your basement that accommodate your wishes and seek to make the best use of the available space.

Creating a separate flat

If you are considering creating a separate flat in your basement, or on any part of your property, you will need to obtain planning permission. I can submit the planning application  on your behalf and help you to get building regulation approval.

Make your home more energy efficient

As part of my services I can carry out an energy assessment of your property. This assessment will give you suggestions of the changes you could make to reduce your energy bills and actions to make your home more comfortable. More about sustainable buildings

Contact me for a free initial site visit and consultation on your loft or basement conversion.

Call 01273 325341 or 0780 525 8066


“Martin McCurdy designed both our loft extension and our kitchen extension. He was incredibly sensitive and responsive to our brief; he used the space in a way that was beyond our imagination and his handling and advice regarding all matters concerning construction and planning was excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone seeking advice on their own homes.” PC, Seven Dials

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Energy costs are forever increasing and we are all being asked to reduce our carbon footprint. As part of our architectural services we will give you advice on the actions you could take to make your home more comfortable, to reduce your energy bills and to help towards a low carbon future.

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