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Completely Custom Built Loft Conversions
There are four main types of Loft Conversion that we can perform in your household, each individually suited to lofts that are shaped and structured in different ways:
A Mansard Loft Conversion is generally the most expansive extension you can apply to your home, and usually covers the entire plane of your household’s roof. A mansard roof consists of two slopes, with the bottom slope appearing at around 72 degrees and the upper section of the roof standing horizontal. The rest of the roof is then kept flat and usually the windows are placed in between small dormers.
Mansard Loft Conversions are suitable for any type of household, and due to their expansive nature are more similar to a whole storey extension rather than merely the addition of an extra room. They tend to be seen round in London and urbanised areas, though they are applicable for Terrace’s, Semi-Detached, Detached and Bungalow homes.
There are a number of merits attached to getting a Mansard loft conversion, with the largest benefit being that it maximises the usage of space in your roof at present. It can also be implemented on a number of different types of property, making it widely suitable to most households and can be finished off in a multitude of different styles so that it is consistent with the rest of your house’s aesthetic building design. The external design can include exposed brickwork, rendered or clad with slate or tile, so that your exterior is consistent with the rest of your homes appearance.
However, it should be remembered that it is almost certain that you will have to acquire planning permission in order to have a Mansard loft conversion done, and typically it will be more costly than a different type of conversion due to the extensive construction work that is needed to be done in order to complete it.
Essentially, by altering the structure of your houses roof so extensively, a huge level of space is created in the new loft room, and as such a Mansard Loft Conversion is the best way of optimising your usage of all the room up in your loft. A new study, en suite bedroom, games room and living room can be created by utilising this kind of design, and can revolutionise your home into a three storey which you may have never envisaged to be possible.
Hip to Gable Conversion
Hip to Gable loft conversions are applicable to households that have one or two roofs that are ‘hipped’ and are sloping downward. In houses such as these, the scope to create new space is severely limited by the hipped design as the internal volume tends to be impractical for catering to conversions.
Often an entire extension needs to take in houses such as these in order to have a conversion done, but this can remedied by undertaking a hip to gable loft conversion. Essentially, the process consists of transforming the problematic sloped roof into a vertical gable wall at the end so that it appears at an equivocal height to the ridge. The room between these areas is then filled in.
Hip to Gable loft conversion’s are ideal for people who are looking for a great deal of headroom in their new converted room and want to reduce energy costs through the full insulation it offers. They are a great way of optimising the space in your loft, and can provide enough room for you to have an en suite bathroom or supplementary room be installed within the conversion. Many jobs often do not require planning permission, though this is not always the case and it is worth lobbying your local housing authority to clarify this.
A Velux loft conversion, also known as roof light or skylight conversion, are one of the most popular types of home extension used in the UK at present, due to their low cost and relative simplicity to undertake. With this kind of work, your houses roofline would be left unchanged, as the special ‘velux’ windows will be placed fitting flush to it, leaving the initial structure unaltered. Due to the lack of major work needed to complete a velux conversion, planning permission is often not required, though this is not always the case and its worth enquiring to your local planning organisation before undertaking this kind of work.
Velux loft conversion’s can be carried out without affecting your day to day living, whilst installation times are typically quick and efficient. The installation of the window makes converted rooms of this kind very light and spacious, whist placing a thermostat somewhere inside can also bring down energy costs as well. If you want to have less grand designs implemented for your loft, but want an aesthetically pleasing, bright loft conversion done, then a velux is certainly worth considering.
A dormer loft conversion is a structural extension that comes out vertically from the plane of a slanted roof. By constructing a dormer onto your current roof of a tight spaced loft, it can be changed into usable space. This is because of the newfound headroom and floor space set up, whilst natural lighting is also provided due to the installation of the dormer windows.
There are a number of merits to getting a dormer style conversion, with the most beneficial being that you are usually not required to acquire planning permission unless you make serious modifications to the standard design. Moreover, they are applicable in a wide range of housing types, ranging from bungalows and terraced houses to larger semi-detached and detached properties.
Dormer conversion’s also tend to provide a greater degree of floor space to alternate types of loft conversion, whilst the increased headroom and cheap costs that most provide make them a highly attractive proposition for individuals of all situation’s.
We currently offer four types of dormer conversions which are different aesthetically and are applicable to different kinds of roof:
- Gable Fronted- The front of the conversion ascends along a flat plane to a point at the ridge of the dormer roof
- Hipped Roof- Standard dormer con version but the roof will be hipped.
- Shed Dormer- A singularly planed design that is pitched at a lower angle than the main roof
- Flat Roof- Standard dormer conversion with a flat roof.
Getting a loft conversion done in your home can open up a world of possibilities that you could never have previously envisaged. The project could be undertaken in order to maximise your usage of all your functional space, and could provide you with the new bedroom, study, gym, home cinema or sitting room that you have been dreaming of acquiring for years now. Our experienced team has performed a number of different types of loft conversions, ranging from conventional dormer types to more complex hip to gable, and are confident that we can transform your property in any image that you ask of us.
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How do Loft Conversions Work?
The first step is to fill in our form or call us directly and outline the work that you wish us to undertake on your loft. Our response team will then get back to you as soon as possible and set up a meeting with you so we can take things to the next level. If you have an architect at your disposal, then a collective meeting would be beneficial so that everyone are aware of the requirements and tasks that they must meet in the future.
We will then contact suppliers who we deem as reliable and high quality in order to acquire the materials necessary to carry out your conversion, and on completion of this will send a team of hired contractors to your home to start work straight away. Whilst work is being done, you should always feel free to outline alterations and modifications, and our chosen team will be happy to apply them for you at all stages.
Over the years we have built up a wealth of experience when dealing with architects, material providers and contractors, and will look to establish an excellent working partnership with all relevant party’s so that your loft conversion services can be completed as soon as possible, and to the highest standard.
How Much do Loft Conversions Cost?
The cost of your loft conversion will be dependent on the scale of work that needs to be undertaken, and the conversion type that you choose to have implemented. All quotes and work assessment is provided free, so get into contact with us now and start the wheels rolling for creating your custom converted loft.
Loft Conversion Design
Work with our team of architects to produce your ideal design or alternatively we’ll get into contact with your own and implement their design.
Choose from a range of different interior designs, and give your new loft space a bespoke aesthetic feel.
We will assess your current roof and loft in order to ascertain the most beneficial conversion for your unique home.
Loft Conversion Construction
Structural beams, flooring, doors, plasterboard, staircases, skylights, tiling, electric appliance and wiring provided. All interior provisions supplied such as wallpaper, paint, storage cupboards and furniture, though this is subject to request.
Contractors and project managers assigned to you from the offset to provide for all of your construction needs.
Loft Conversion Interior
Full range of loft conversion types on offer including Mansard, Dormer, Velux and Hip to Gable. Full interior decoration available on request following completion of construction phase.
Cupboards, basins, wardrobes, flooring, tiling, windows, skylights and plastering available as well as en suite bathroom installation on request. We also take additional requests.