Types of loft conversion

  • 07 Sep 2017
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If you’re looking for an easy, efficient way of expanding the space in your home, loft conversion is the perfect choice! No matter what type of house you have, there are a number of types of loft conversions, so you’re guaranteed to find the one that suits your needs the best!

Roofline conversion

A smaller type of conversion, roofline conversion is great if you already have adequate height available in your existing loft space. It mostly involves the installation of several windows in order to create a light and airy room that’s perfect as an extra bedroom or rec room.

Dormer conversion

This type of conversion involves the construction of an additional, vertical wall in the loft that comes from the bottom and pierces through the sloping roof. A flat roof is then added over this segment, providing adequate headroom. This is the most common type of extension and it doesn’t require any form of planning permission if the loft is being constructed under permitted development.

L-section conversion

A sub-type of dormer conversion, L-section conversion involves pretty much the same procedure, but instead of raising a wall in a simple, rectangular shape, it is used to create an L-shaped space.

Hip-to-gable conversion

The aim of hip-to-gable conversions is to increase the amount of space you have in your loft with hipped roofs. The hipped, or sloping, side of the roof, is rebuilt into a flat gable end, helping increase the amount of vertical space in your loft exponentially. Though some planning permission may be required, there are a number of purposes that the additional vertical space can be used for. This option is perfect for detached and semi-detached houses, as well as chalets and bungalows.

Mansard conversion

Mansard loft conversion is conducted at the rear end of your property. The conversion involves a flat roof, as well as implementing a wall that slopes inwards at 72 degrees. As a result, the property’s structure is significantly modified, and due to this fact, this type of conversion can be more expensive, as it involves a greater amount of construction work. This is a very popular choice in urban areas and terraced housing. While mansard conversion requires planning permission, it is one of the most versatile options available, with windows typically being housed in dormers, allowing for a significant amount of light.

Bespoke conversion

Sometimes the only limit is your imagination. With our help, you can enhance your home with the loft of your dreams. Customise your loft at will by adding walls and slopes wherever – thatnks to our experienced team of specialists, you can maximise the space of your home without sactificing anything!