If you’re looking for an incredibly practical way of increasing space in your home, loft conversions may be just what you need. Many people don’t think about how they use their loft too much, leaving it as either an empty, unused space or messy storage space with no rhyme or reason to its layout. With loft conversion, you can turn that on its head and transform your loft into an elegant bedroom, a game room for the whole family, or simply a well-organised storage area, we can help you out.

We offer some of the best loft conversions available in London. Whether you live in North West, West, South West or South East London, you can count on A Builders Team to help you out with all your loft conversion needs.

Types of loft conversions

Loft conversions may be one of the best ways to utilise your unused loft space, but there’s far more than one way to go about it.
Depending on your personal needs and the conditions you have to work with, you may opt for a specific type of loft conversion over another.

The types of loft conversion include:

  • Mansard conversions – constructed by means of raising the party wall, keeping the roof flat with gentle inward slopes. In the vast majority of cases, mansard conversions are implemented at the rear of the house. They’re some of the most aesthetically pleasing conversions, allowing them to blend well with their surroundings.
  • Hip-to-gable conversions – characterised by straightening up an inwardly slanted part of the roof, transforming it into a vertical wall. A perfect way to add more space to your loft area.
  • Dormer conversions – the most popular form of loft conversion in the UK, it involves implementing a structural extension that vertically protrudes from the slope of the roof. It’s a perfect way to add more headroom.


    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.

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