Loft Conversions


If you are thinking of turning your loft into extra living space with a loft conversion then we can help you through the whole process.

We can explain how lofts are converted and what is involved at each stage of the process.

To give you an idea of the types of conversions that may be avaliable to you we have listed the most common option below:


Rooflight Conversions

Rooflight conversions are the simplest option and can be called Velux, as Velux are the leading manufacturer of roof windows and with many years experience producing windows the name Velux has become synonymous with this type of conversion. This sort of conversion is generally very cost effective and does not normally need planning permission.






Dorma Conversions

A dormer is an extension to the existing roof, allowing for additional floor space and headroom within the loft conversion. Dormers protrude from the roof slope, normally at the rear of the property and can be built in a variety of styles. Internally, a dormer will have a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls compared to the normal diagonal sides of a conversion. In lofts that have limited space or headroom a dormer will provide additional space that can makes the new room more practical, especially if you wish to incorporate an en-suite bathroom.




Mansard Conversions

Mansard roofs have two slopes, the lower slope is close to vertical at 72 degrees and the top section of the roof is almost horizontal. This style of roof is named after a 17th-century French architect Francois Mansart (1598-1666) who used this design of roof on many of his buildings. A mansard roof has the advantage of maximising the available space within your loft. However it is a more costly option.



Hip to Gable Conversions

Hip to Gable conversions are only suitable for houses that are already hip-ended. Houses with hip roofs may not have enough internal volume for a conversion to be practical so a hip to gable conversion is the best solution. This sort of loft adaptation extends the existing roof in line with the external wall, creating plenty of extra floor space often creating enough additional space for two rooms and a bathroom. This leaves the house looking from the outside as though it was originally built to this specification.