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What Are The Main Types Of Loft Conversions Available?

The type of loft conversion that you can create depends on the type of house that you live in. The area you live in will also determine what sort of planning permission is required. You can include, bathrooms, wet rooms or stunning natural light designs and much more.

There are 4 main types of loft conversions that can be done: Dormer Loft Conversion, Hip to Gable Loft Conversion, Mansard Loft Conversion and Velux Loft Conversion. Each has advantages and disadvantages depending on which type will work best with your existing house structure.

Dormer Loft Conversion

Dormer loft conversions are a popular type of conversion in the UK, along with Velux loft conversions. They are the best way for you to expand your home at an affordable price.

The roof’s sloped side is altered to make vertical walls, and a flat roof to increase the room’s underhead height. If you are tall, you will feel more at home in your loft. This type of Loft conversion is generally eligible under your permitted developmental rights.

Hip-To-Gable Loft Conversion

Although this might seem like a complicated name, it is actually quite simple. A hip-to–gable loft conversion simply involves the raising of one roof hip to provide more space below the floor.

It is possible to create a new vertical walls from the existing gables, giving rise to significant height gains.

Mansard Loft Conversion

The mansard loft conversion is a complete replacement of one side of the roof on a property to make it more spacious. It also preserves the roof structure on the other side.

This conversion is much more beautiful than a dormer extensions because it seamlessly fits into the existing structure of your house.

Because of their extensive nature and real added space, Mansard loft conversions are a great way to increase the value of your home. You will need to submit a full application for planning permission to your Local Planning Authority due the significant restructuring they entail.

Velux Or Roof Window Loft Conversion

This is the easiest method to convert your loft. Because roof windows don’t require roof reconstruction, they are very popular. You can leave your roof structure as is and simply fit a skylight into the roof’s lining. Your attic will benefit greatly from natural sunlight as the Velux glass acts as a rooflight.

What Type Of Loft Conversion Would Be Best Suited For My Middleton Home?

All types of loft conversions may not be suitable for every home. Mansard lofts can be used for detached and semi-detached homes. Velux lofts and dormer conversions work for all types of properties.

For the same reasons, hip-to–gable loft conversions can be used for semi-detached detached and end-terraced homes.

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Loft Conversion Services Frequently Asked Questions

Do new loft conversions need joists?

You will most certainly need to strengthen loft conversion floor joists. Add in stronger and larger timber floor joists between the existing joists of the ceiling. Support them on the current walls if they are strong enough or add in extra timber if needed.

Is a small loft conversion worth it?

A loft conversion is often cited in surveys as the best way to add value to your home. Recent research carried out by the Nationwide Building Society has stated that a loft conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your home.

Is it cheaper to extend or convert the loft?

In general a loft conversion is much cheaper and more straightforward than building a brand new extension. But, the more sophisticated the loft design is, the higher the cost and level of disruption.

What is a basic loft conversion?

Generally, a basic loft conversion will consist of a staircase to access the Loft Conversion, and a single bedroom with 1 or perhaps 2 Velux windows, that's pretty much a basic loft conversion.

What is a non habitable loft conversion?

With a non-habitable loft conversion, the idea is to utilise as much of the loft space as possible for storage which will help to significantly reduce the amount of clutter that can build up around the home.

 

 

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