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Attic & Loft Conversion Design

Loft Conversions, Dormer Extensions, Planning and Design

We are expert in designing for all sizes and shapes of loft conversion and we provide a free, no obligation loft assessments and fixed price quotes on loft designs.

We provide a UK wide architectural planning service so you can begin to turn your designs into reality.


Designs for Loft Bedrooms

An attic conversion can create an elegant, master bedroom sanctuary, a more modest spare rooms for guests, or a permanent solution to growing family's needs.

We can design in sound-proofing, blackout blinds and touch button convenience, we can even install sunken elipse baths in outrigger gable roofs!

Your new loft bedroom will be a space you can consider designing in the latest electric conveniences and appliances: window and lighting controls, wall mounted TV, and ample power points in convenient places.

Childrens Bedroom

For a childs bedroom the room wants to be light, airy and full of character. It also needs to be well insulated to retain heat, especially in the roof/ceiling and sound within the floor.

To take advantage of views form the elevated position we usually recommend vertical dormer windows. Floors are best if they are easy clean - so often solid floors suit ideally.

We can also fit ample power sockets and ensure they are positioned to minimise or avoid trailing wires. Raised and bunk beds are ideal for children and they can free floor space. They're a great design feature too and bunkbeds are ideal for sleep-overs.

Loft bedrooms are often added to the exising central heating system, however optional electric underfloor heating leaves walls free of radiators.

These many enhancements can make a loft room an ideal playroom for children or den for older teenagers.

Loft Playroom Design

"Storage space, easy clean surfaces, insulated, warm and comfortable, and with blackout blinds"

Key to a successful playroom is safety, storage space, cleanliness and comfort.

Loft playroom design needs ample natural light and lighting, secure doors, space saving storage cupboards, easy clean surfaces and areas designed for purpose such as hard and soft floorings.


Because loft stairs can be a little steeper than those in the rest of the house we would recommend solid doors at the top of an enclosed staircase. These add security and contain noise if a baby gate is fitted and the door left open.


Space efficient storage solutions are essential in a loft and fitted units and built in cupboards provide the perfect solution for storing toys, games, soft and larger play items.

Loft playroom designs often make use of smaller storage areas behind the side walls - the knee wall. This area follows the roof slope down to the eaves and in loft conversions the space is often made accessible using closing doors.

To maximise storage space we can build-in floor to ceiling or even a walk in storage cupboards.


For easy cleaning, Velux have a range of white skylight windows in many sizes. The smooth, white, polyurethane windows are available with heat reflective glass for temperature control and blackout Siesta (blackout) blinds, ideal for daytime light control, sleep times and nursery naps. They are availabe in manual, solar power and electric power versions.

Boarshurst can help you design your ideal playroom, discussing with you your choice of lighting, storage, natural light and flooring options.

Bathroom and En Suite Designs

Fabulous en suites are possible in large and smaller lofts where we maximise physical space by installing space saving features such as: semi-pedestal wash basins, back to wall toilets with concealed cisterns and wall mounted spouts and taps.

In some instances a loft or attic that has an unusual shape will lend itself especially well to a specific design, such as narrow shower room, basin and sink or sunken bath.

Where space allows, storage units with mirrored doors will increase the feeling of space, as will a regular bathroom mirror.

Occasionally an entire loft can also be converted into a luxury bathroom, but often in a large dormer or trussed loft conversion a full bathroom can be added, even a wet room.

Other design features include subtle indirect lighting, reflective surfaces, electric obscuring glass, mains lit mirrors, underfloor heating and glass walls. These features give an ensuite a contemporary style, which for many people turns their loft into a comfortable, contained place in which to relax and unwind.

We can assess your loft space for a loft bathroom, whether grand or modest an en suite or loft wash room it adds considerable benefits to the loft and entire household at peak useage times.

Whether you your loft is need for, be it playroom, bedroom, office study, living room or bathroom we advise and provide professional design ideas and costs in a fixed price quote.

If you already have loft design plans completed, then we can usually convert your attic or loft using these.

Designing for Daylight

Lofts designed for daytime use benefit greatly from well positioned windows that provide a sutable amount of natural light throughout the day.

Loft conversions usually require the equivalent of 10% of the floors area as glazing so for daytime use Velux recommend an increase to 20%.

It's possible to design for tracking the suns path by placing windows on either side of the roof and using more smaller windows rather than larger to enhance light distribution throughout the loft.

Loft Ideas to Designs

Boarshurst has considerable expertise built up from years of experience designing and building beautiful and practical lofts. For over 15 years we have converted hundreds of lofts and attics, adding design features that transform unused loft spaces into a tailored and beautiful rooms.

We always carefully listen to clients needs and describe and explain how a conversion meets the needs and can progress from concept to creation. Not until clients are comfortable with the plans are they finalised.

Boarshurst Lofts

Adding space and value to your home.

Call 0800 505 3414 for information on our loft conversion designs.

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