Loft conversions are an ideal way to get extra value from your home without extending the footprint of your property.
Gain valuable extra space without having to move home.
The majority of homes are suitable for some kind of loft conversion. In most cases adding a loft conversion to a house falls under permitted development and will not require planning permission (always check this with your local planning authority first).
There are many different types of loft conversion available. The one that suits your budget, property style and lifestyle can be discussed with our design and planning team when you arrange your initial free consultation.
There are typically four different types of Dormer Loft Conversion depending on the style of loft you have and your taste preferences:
Dormer loft conversion
Dormer loft conversions typically extend vertically from the rear roof slope of the house, giving you more headroom and floor space than other types of conversion.
Dormer conversions are one of the most popular types of loft conversion undertaken in the UK. They are generally the quickest type of conversion to complete and do not usually require planning permission.
There are typically four different types of Dormer loft conversion:
- A flat roof loft conversion dormer
- A gable front loft conversion dormer
- A hipped roof loft conversion dormer
- A shed loft conversion dormer
Hip-to-Gable loft conversion
A hip to gable loft conversion is ideally suited to properties with hipped roofs that would, under normal circumstances have minimal available space. This method of loft conversion requires amending the hipped side of your roof to a flat gable end, creating larger internal loft space. More importantly, this can create increased height to meet minimum standard for head height and improve staircase installation.
It is likely that planning permission would be required for this type of loft conversion as it requires roof modification.
Mansard loft conversion
This is a loft conversion to the rear of the property; it has a flat roof with the back wall sloping inwards with small dormers along the outside wall. Again, this method of loft conversion would require planning permission as there are structural changes required to the roof.
We are more than happy to visit your site and talk through the options with you. We can assist in the design and planning process, or come in at the construction stage – whatever best suits your project requirements.
We can manage all the parties involved in your conversion including architects, surveyors and other specialist professionals, whilst organising approvals from local authority building inspectors.