A dormer roof conversion is an extension of an existing roof which projects vertically from the sloping roof. This allows for additional floor space as well as headroom. A dormer houses a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls. Because flat roof dormers offer more space, they are the most commonly used type of loft conversion.
It is also possible to add a decorative gable front or a hipped roofing dormer to enhance the look of your loft. However, these dormers offer less internal space. Because of the complexity, a gablefront and hipped roofing dormer will be more costly to build. An l-shaped dormer loft convert is very popular. It is often the best way for a mid-terrace period home to north london house renovation expand its space. It can give approximately 40m3 or more depending on how it is planned.
A dormer loft convert has the advantage of not needing planning permission. But, it may still be necessary depending on your specifications.
A mansard loft conversion is located to the rear. It is named after Francois, a 17-century French Architect. This type conversion has a flat roof and the back wall slopes inwards at 72°. For additional space, windows are typically housed in small dormers.
Mansard loft conversions require planning permissions due to large roof changes and structural changes.
Additionally, we specialize in l shaped mansard roof conversions. This will open up the space and give your property more value. The l-shaped Mansard Loft Conversion works especially well when you are creating an open-plan bedroom with ensuite. Unfortunately, this is not possible in most parts of London because of planning restrictions. However we have been able do it in Fulham Clapham Wimbledon when we have been able. A Fulham street was completed recently by 22 neighbours.
Velux Loft Conversions also go by the name rooflight loft converts. Velux is the largest manufacturer of roof windows.
With this type project, the roofline remains unchanged as the velux Windows are installed flush to the roofline. The original roof structure is left untouched. The conversion is attractive because it doesn’t require planning permission. Because no significant alterations must be made to the roof, conversion costs are generally lower. This type of conversion involves changing a property’s sloped side to a flat gable. This allows for more space in the loft and can often be used to add space for the staircase.
This type of loft conversion may require planning permissions as it changes the roof outline. We specialize in hip-to gable loft conversions. A full back addition means that we not only add a loft on top of the main area but also the back extension if necessary. While this is not feasible in all parts of London, it is possible for Wandsworth. We have done quite a few. Although it is uncertain how long this option will remain available, we recommend that Wandsworth residents who need extra space contact us right away to make the most of this opportunity. The full back addition can be used to replicate the first floor’s space and design, allowing you to add up to three or four rooms. There is no other loft conversion type that gives you so much more space.