Finchley Loft

Satish Jassal Architects, London, 2016


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A loft conversion in Finchley

The project is a loft conversion which has added 30 per cent extra floor area to an existing semi-detached house.

The brief was to create a large home office and cinema area, with a shower room, which could also work as a master bedroom at a future date.

A large bespoke oak window looks out to the rear garden and landscape beyond. This east-facing window is shaded by plates of anodised aluminium. An L-shaped window doubles up as a roof light, bringing sunlight into the middle of the room. The glass to glass corner of the L-shape window allows the client to have uninterrupted views to the sky, and gives the room a feeling of being much larger than it is.

Bespoke oak-faced plywood joinery wraps around the room. The joinery transforms from a large desk into shower room vanity units and then into low level and tall storage built into the eaves. A seat is set into the tall storage, allowing the client to look out of the L-shape window to the sky and landscape beyond. The edges of the plywood are left exposed and incorporated within the design where possible.


  • Begun: Sep 2015
  • Completed: Mar 2016
  • Floor area: 55m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £60,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jul 2015
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • CO2 Emissions: 85kg/m2/year
  • Address: Lyndhurst Gardens , Barnet, London, N3 1TD, United Kingdom

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