Loft Conversions

Do you have unused space in your home that could be used for an additional bedroom, nursery, study or living space?

Unless you already have a loft conversion, the answer is most likey to be yes.

Converting your loft is a cost effective way of adding additional useable space to your home and much quicker, less expensive, less disrupting and less tiring than moving home.

Creating extra space in your existing home is much easier than you may think, even if you already have a loft conversion.

It may be possible to increase the space you have already created by refreshing your conversion using the latest techniques to claim even more space.

We believe that it is important that your conversion should not disrupt you home life and work to considerate building practices to minimise disruption wherever possible.

As a part of your conversion, we will ensure that relevant building regulations are met and walk you through the process of applying for permission, where necessary, to minimise disruption.  In addition, all our conversions are designed to compliment your home, regardless of the type of build.

Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types.  The form your specific conversion will take is largely dependant on the following factors:

The design of your existing roof
Your budget
Planning restrictions
Your personal preferences


The four type of conversion are:

Velux

Velux and rooflight conversions are one in the same and should not be confised.  Velux are the leading manufacturer of roof windows and have over 60 years experience producing windows.  The name Velux is synonymous with this type of conversion, is generally the most cost effective option and does not normally need planning permission.

Dormer

Simply put, a dormer conversion is an extension to the existing roof, which provides for additional floor space and headroom within the loft conversion.  A dormer conversion can be most easily identified as a protrusion from the slope of the roof, normally at the rear of the property.  Internally, a dormer conversion will have a flat, horizontal ceiling and vertical walls (compared to the normal shallow diagonal slopes of a Velux conversion). In lofts that have limited space or headroom a dormer will provide additional space at a cost that can make a conversion feasible.

Mansard

A mansard conversion is best described as an edge-to-edge extension to the existing roof.  Normally added to the rear of a property, a mansard conversion has two slopes.  The lower slope is close to vertical at approximately 70 degrees and the upper slope of the roof is almost horizontal. A mansard roof has the advantage of maximising the available space within your loft.

Hip to Gable

A hip to gable conversion involves making some major changes to the roofline and is most identifyable from the “squaring off” of one side of the roofline.  This is called a gable, whereas the traditional pyamid style endings of roofs are called hip.  As a rule, houses with hip roofs tend to not have enough internal volume for a conversion to be practical so a hip to gable conversion is the best solution.

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