Attic Conversion with En-Suite in Manchester

Attic Conversion in Saddleworth, Oldham, Manchester

Loft Conversion in Saddleworth, Oldham, Manchester

The loft conversion with en suite forms part of an extensive renovation to create a contemporary house design in Saddleworth, Oldham, Manchester.

Renovation and Modernisation

The loft space was formerly an unused attic in a 4 bedroom house that had been left and become derelict.

Whilst the remainder of the building was modernised to the clients design specification, which included a single storey rear kitchen extension and renovation of ground and first floor rooms, the loft was turned into a luxury Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Pediment Dormer

Renovation and Attic Conversion, Saddleworth

The roof contains a pediment to the front elevation which was damaged and unmaintained and so was reconstructed to the original design using modern red concrete tiles on the pitched sides and lead on the cheeks and flat sections.

The pediment dormer creates a character window space where the purlins (the horizontal timber beams that support the roof) meet. This has been accentuated using a recessed light positioned in the apex of the roof.

Roof Replacement

To begin work on the attic the roof covering needed replacing to ensure the roof was watertight. The original covering of Rosemary tiles had reached the end of its life span and large quantities of tiles had experienced shaling or cracking.

The original roof covering was in Rosemary clay tiles and these were defective, as was the hip end lead dormer that had splits and had not been installed according to recommended methods.

To prepare the roof for refurbishment we striped back the roof to the rafters disposing of the tiles, batons, flashings & valleys.

The dormers were stripped back to reveal the timbers and rotted/defective timbers were replaced before a quilt underlay was installed under replacement lead coverings.

House Before Renovation

A breathable felt membrane was mechanically secured to the rafters using new battons and red concrete tiles were installed to recover the roof. Where two roof angles join lead valley boards and were installed.

Guttering and fascia were replaced to bring the roof up to an appropriate standard and to meet building regulations requirements.

En-Suite Bathroom

A master en-suite was designed into the space to the right of the baulkhead of the stairs.

For a contemporary style, an iroko timber door was custom made to fit the roof and installed, travertine tiling covers the floor and walls and a heated chrome towel rail helps heat the bathroom. The washbasin and toilet are in modern white design and the steel framed shower cubicle has wide, clear door.

Luxury Loft Space Prior to Conversion, Saddleworth

Lighting and Heating

Hanging ceiling lights provide additional lighting within bedroom, whilst the en-suite has sunken halogen spotlights.

The newly installed combination boiler also supplies heat to the loft.


The picture to the right shows the house before renovation.

Click for more information about dormer lofts.

Attic Loft Space Prior to Conversion, Saddleworth