We understand there are many different factors that will result in which type of loft conversion you will ultimately choose. Of course, the type of property you own will be a big factor in this, but there are also a variety of other things like individual taste and lifestyle requirements.
Loft Conversion Types
A dormer loft conversion is when a box shaped structure is added onto a pitched roof, creating walls that sit at a 90 degree angle to the floor. This helps to expand not only your head space, but floor space too.
A pitched roof dormer loft conversion is a popular choice when the height of the existing roof is sufficient enough to accommodate one.
Velux loft conversions, which sees one or multiple Velux windows affixed to the roof in order to introduce light, are generally very cost-effective and do not normally need planning permission.
An L-shaped dormer conversion is where two dormer builds are constructed in a way that they join together. Usually one dormer will be built on the rear outrigger roof and the other on the main roof, which is what gives it the instantly recognisable L-shape.
Hip to Gable
Hip to gable loft conversion is mostly found on semi-detached properties with an existing hipped roof. The hip is extended up vertically from the ridge line to create a gable and a Rear Dormer is formed to the rear of the property.
Mansard Loft Conversions are typically built at the rear of the house, allowing us to maximise the available space in the loft area. Mansard Loft Conversions generally require roof alterations, therefore planning permissions is likely to be needed. This conversion creates a flat roof, and 72 degree sloping wall.