If you want to increase the space in your home, but don’t want to lose your outdoor space, then a loft conversion is an ideal solution. Converting your loft or attic space adds to the value of your property and makes the most of a space that often goes unused.
Once converted, your loft space can be used for single or multiple rooms. Depending on the size of the conversion, the space can be used as an office, an extra bedroom, bathroom, or even as a playroom for the children. Whatever you choose to use the new space for, we will make sure that you get the best possible value for money when converting your loft, without compromising the structural integrity of the building.
Our experienced contractors can help make your loft conversion idea a reality by providing services from the very beginning.
Our team will advise on the best materials to use so that we can create a fully insulated loft space that can be used throughout the year.
We aim to always exceed your expectations and strive to deliver a service that meets your exact requirements.
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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 options below:
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.
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 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.