15 Oct Spotlight On … Croydon
Croydon is situated in South London and has a population of approximately 385,000.
Local residents love living in the town not least because of its fabulous transport links that will get you into central London in about half an hour – it’s a mere 15.3 km south of Charing Cross. It’s even got handy to access Gatwick for those important holidays. And so, it’s no wonder that this is one of London’s most popular commuting belts and probably also explains why Econoloft loft conversions are so prevalent here.
As a large London borough, Croydon offers many different house types and architectural styles. Crystal Palace for example, still retains much of its impressive Victorian architecture from terraces to grand villas, while Shirley Oaks has some lovely new developments. According to Foxtons estate agency, the average three-bedroom home is £454,257, a four bed is £665,000 and a five bed is £1,325,000 – that means a family in a three and four bed home who want more space to grow, would have to pay an additional £200,000+ and £600,000+ to move home and get one extra bedroom.
It’s no wonder Econoloft has so many clients in Croydon because a loft conversion in Croydon make much more financial sense. We can build an additional bedroom, or even two bedrooms for a fraction of the cost of moving home to get that extra space.
There are numerous residential areas in the borough and each offers a slightly different atmosphere and so attracts a different demographic. Thornton Heath, Crystal Palace and Norbury are great for families, Waddon boasts the famous Surrey Street market as well as Boxpark and so attracts foodies of all ages, similarly Norwood offers lots of fabulous independent shops and eateries. Professionals also like South Croydon which offers both an easy commute into London as well as proximity to the North Downs for fresh air and country walks.
Shirley Oaks offer some exclusive homes while Wallington and Hackbridge boasts some great local pubs. Elmers End station will take you directly into Charing Cross and also includes South Norwood Country Park for recreation.
Whatever your attraction to the area, a loft conversion on your Croydon home will give you space for your family to enjoy now, but will also offer you an investment for the future as the figures above suggest. Whether you live in a new home or a Victorian terraced Econoloft experts will advise you on the best loft conversion type for your Croydon home. To find out more about an Econoloft loft conversion, take a few minutes to watch this informative video which will probably answer any questions you may have.