When it comes to a loft conversion, it is essential to be aware of the four main types available. Which kind you choose to use for your conversion is determined by your particular ideas and in what way you intend to makes use of the space available. The style of your current roof is important to be aware of, as is the height and floor space, your financial budget, any planning constraints and your own individual tastes.



Roof light and Velux conversions are identical. Velux are the leading manufacturer in the united kingdom for roof windows with more than 50 years experience producing windows. Velux conversions are generally very cost effective and don’t usually require planning permission.



A dormer conversion is an extension for your existing roof, that will enable added floor space and headroom. Dormer loft conversions can protrude from your roof slope in the back of the property. These conversions can be made in a multitude of designs and sizes. The inside of a dormer will usually have a standard horizontal ceiling with vertical walls, in comparison to the normal diagonal sides of a conversion.

Despite the fact that these kinds of conversions are not often the best looking externally, flat roof dormer loft conversions can provide you with a maximum amount of additional interior space.



A mansard roof has two slopes, the lower slope is near to vertical at 72 degrees and the top portion of the roof is nearly horizontal. This kind of roof is named after a 17th-century French architect Francois Mansard (1598-1666) who employed this style of roof on many of his buildings. A mansard roof provides the benefit of maximizing the readily available space inside your loft.



A hip to gable conversion often means significant changes to the roof. The gable wall is built up to the ridgeline and a brand new section of roof is created to fill the gap. Generally speaking, properties with hip roofs will likely not have enough internal space for a conversion to be practical so a hip to gable conversion is a better solution.

These kind of conversions are permitted and many have already been carried out since the new rules.

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