Loft Conversions


The loft conversion types for the 3D images for you to make would be:

REAR DORMER LOFT CONVERSION

This type of loft conversion is by far the most popular in the UK. The back existing slope is removed and built up vertically from the rear elevation. Rear dormers are sometimes built directly up from the property’s back wall or, in some cases, they are stepped in slightly to ensure the loft conversionadheres to the local council’s regulations. Although rear dormer roofs may seem flat and are even called flat roofs, the external layer of the roof does in fact have a slight slope to allow for rainwater to run off and fall into its gutter. The dormers internal ceilings remain completely level.

 

The benefits of a rear dormer conversion is that it can turn a cramped attic into a beautifully light open space. This new space can then be used for bedrooms, bathrooms or even that airy office you’ve always wanted. With the opportunity to include Velux windows on the front roof, which sits opposite the dormer windows, this new space certainly won’t be lacking in light. Another popular option for rear dormers is to add French doors to the dormer face for that extra special touch.

SIDE DORMER LOFT CONVERSION

This form of Loft Conversion is normally the same shape as a rear dormer conversion but is situated on the side of the property. The side existing slope is removed and built up vertically from the rear elevation. Side dormers are sometimes built directly up from the properties lower brick wall or in
some cases, they are stepped in slightly to ensure the loft conversion adheres to the local council’s regulations.

 

If the property is detached, you can sometimes maximise the space even more by constructing a side dormer on both sides of the roof. Although side dormer roofs may seem flat and are even called flat roofs, the external layer of the roof does in fact have a slight slope to allow for rainwater
to run off and fall into its gutter. The dormers internal ceilings remain completely level.

 

The benefits of a side dormer conversion is that it can turn a small dark loft into an amazing bright,open space. This new space can be used for bedrooms, bathrooms or even that large office you’ve always dreamed of. Another popular option for side dormers is to add a triangular-glazed window to
the rear of the property for that extra special wow factor!

SIDE AND REAR DORMER LOFT CONVERSION

This type of loft conversion is the above two types of loft conversions built together on one property given a much larger space throughout.

L SHAPED DORMER

L-shaped dormer loft conversions can be the perfect option for creating more room at the top of your property. They are the best way to extend period properties, especially if it’s a mid-terrace. This type of dormer conversion creates so much additional floor space that it usually adds at least two large rooms to your home. Once dormer windows, French doors and Velux windows are added to the design, it creates beautifully light, generous-sized rooms.

 

The benefits of a L-shaped dormer loft conversions can be the perfect option for creating more room at the top of your property. They are the best way to extend period properties, especially if it’s a mid-terrace. This type of dormer conversion creates so much additional floor space that it usually adds at least two large rooms to your home. Once dormer windows, French doors and Velux windows are added to the design, it creates beautifully light, generous-sized rooms.

PITCHED DORMER

A pitched roof dormer loft conversion is a popular choice when the height of the existing roof is sufficient enough to accommodate one. This type of loft conversion is usually regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing designs as it brings an extraordinary amount of character due to all
the angles it creates internally.

 

The benefits of this type of conversion is the new space can be used for bedrooms, bathrooms or even that airy office you’ve always wanted. With the opportunity to include Velux windows on the front roof, which sits opposite the pitched dormer windows, this new space will not be lacking in light.

VELUX CONVERSION

A Velux conversion is a type of loft conversion where the roofline is unaltered. Velux windows are used and allow natural sunlight to shine through the new space. We will only use official Velux windows as it is the leading manufacturer and will provide its own guarantee on the product.

 

The benefits of a Velux conversion would be it is the most non-intrusive, cost-effective and easiest way to create additional space. Velux conversions work at their best when there is a good amount of height between the loft floor and the existing ridge. In comparison to other conversion types, Velux loft conversions require much less building work and are, therefore, not as disruptive.

PIGGYBACK CONVERSION

A piggyback loft conversion removes all of the existing roof and raises the perimeter walls approximately 1.3m. When the new pitched roof is built on top of the newly raised perimeter walls, it creates much more head height and, ultimately, a more practical living space.

 

The benefits of having a piggyback conversion is that you gain significant head height at the slope of the roof. This achieves more walkable space without having to add a dormer conversion.

HIP TO GABLE CONVERSION

A hip to gable conversion is always a popular option for detached or semi-detached homes with a hip roof. A hipped roof is a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back of the property. When creating a hip to gable, you build the bottom of the side slope up vertically and extend the existing ridge to create a gable end. This increases your existing loft space immensely, often allowing for space for the new stairwell. Due to the design of a hip to gable, it is not suitable for mid-terraced homes which would never have a hip end roof.

 

The benefits of having a hip to gable conversion is they create a huge amount of living space due to the fact you are pushing out the side-sloped roof. Hip to gable loft conversions can also be combined with rear dormer and L-shaped loft conversions which then really helps to maximise your property’s potential.

MANSARD CONVERSION

A Mansard loft conversion is named after the 17th century French architect Francois Mansard. A Mansard is usually located at the rear of the property; however, in some circumstances, it could be located at the front. This will depend on the type of house and if other properties nearby have already had this design completed and permission granted by your local council. A Mansard conversion has a flat roof with a slight fall to allow water to run into the gutter and the face of the
Mansard slopes back 72 degrees to create the distinctive design.

 

The benefits of a mansard loft conversion is they are a perfect way to gain more usable space out of your loft or attic. If you’ve decided to have a loft conversion, chances are you may want another bedroom, bathroom, playroom, lounge or office. A Mansard conversion can add that extra living area in the form of a stylish and practical addition. In certain areas of London and the Home Counties, planning officers tend to favour this design over
a rear dormer conversion.