A dormer loft conversion is a form of conversion that involves an extension to the loft’s structure. The dormer, as the added element is called, is a vertical space that protrudes vertically from the sloping roof. The direct result of this is a substantial increase in the loft’s usable space, both vertically and horizontally. The headroom is greatly increased, and the loft’s entire floor space is granted more access to natural daylight.
There are several types of dormer loft conversion, of which the most commonly utilised in the UK is a simple flat roof dormer. We offer a reliable rear dormer loft conversion for your home, so that you can add much more space into your home while expanding it to the back, so that the looks of your home don’t change when facing the front.
Thanks to an L-shaped dormer loft conversion, you can greatly increase the amount of space in your loft. It’s a particularly advisable option if you’re looking to add multiple rooms, such as a bedroom with a bathroom. But what is an L-shaped dormer loft conversion?
In simple terms, an L-shaped dormer loft conversion involves constructing two dormers that connect together. Of course, this is only possible in buildings with a suitable structure, such as many Victorian and Edwardian buildings, as they are most often constructed in a way that allows for a space to be created in the middle of two lofts connected to each other at an angle. They generally do not require planning permission and can be a great way to capitalise on the space potential your building offers, so if you can implement an L-shaped dormer loft conversion, we highly advise that you do that!
A mansard loft conversion is a type of loft conversion that involves extending the entire plane of your property’s roof, effectively adding a full additional floor to your home. This works by lifting the sloping side of the roof to a pitch that’s almost vertical – not lower than 72 degrees. It is worth noting that, as a result of this type of conversion, the roof is flat and windows are located within dormers.
As this type of extension is quite a substantial change to the home’s structure, planning permission is almost always required for this, and it is often more extensive than other types of conversions, so make sure that you’re committed to performing this type of procedure on your home. This type of conversion is most commonly performed in London and other urban areas where rows of older terraced properties are commonplace.
An increasingly popular form of creating extra room in a home, hip-to-gable loft conversions are a valid choice when looking for a solid way of increasing your loft space. If you live in a detached or semi-detached house with a hipped roof, a hip-to-gable loft conversion is what you need.
A hip-to-gable loft conversion involves extending the side roof area, resulting in the hipped roof, which formerly sloped inwards, being transformed into a vertical wall, changing your hip roof to a gable roof. This carried the benefit of increased space and headroom in your loft space. This can also be combined with rear dormer loft conversions, which results in an even greater increase in space all around. Planning permission isn’t usually necessary in order to perform this task.
Among the many ways in which loft conversions can be performed, there are few that are as simple and brilliant in that simplicity as skylight loft conversions. This type of loft conversion involves no alterations to the roof’s architectural structure – it is the simple addition of skylights that makes all the difference.
As skylight loft conversion involves mostly the installation of skylights into your roof, it is not only a cost-effective solution, but also one that doesn’t require any planning permission. It is important to note, however, that this solution is only viable if your loft already has adequate room to move around, as no additional headspace is added in this procedure. Still, if your roof is high enough and you have adequate room to turn it into a room, a skylight loft conversion can be the perfect, cost-effective way to add a glamorous, well-lit room to your home.
Yes, a loft conversion can greatly boost the value of your property, promising you a great return on investment if you ever decide to sell your house.
It depends on the project in particular, but a standard conversion usually takes 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the type of loft conversion.
With the help of a professional company, you can be sure that your loft conversion is not only handled in the most reliable way possible, but it can also help you save a lot of money.