Are you considering a loft conversion? If this is the case, you’ll probably be bombarded with information about loft conversions and you may find it a little confusing. After all, which one is the right one for your home?
There are different types of loft conversion and in today’s post, we’re going to be going through them so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for your property.
There are four basic types, and the type of loft conversion you have will largely depend on the design of your roof and the type of property you own. You’ll also have to factor in your budget, your personal choice and any planning restrictions in your area.
Dormer Loft Conversion
This is an extension to a roof giving you more floor space and plenty of headroom. These types of loft conversions protrude from the slope of the roof at the rear of your house and it can be built in different styles. Inside your dormer, there’ll probably be a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls and with the extra head room and floor space, this is ideal for those battling with limited space.
Mansard Loft Conversion
This type of conversion gets its name from Francois Mansart, a French architect, it consists of a 72-degree vertical slope with a top section being horizontal. This will help you maximise space much like the dormer, so it’s up to you which one you prefer.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
This type of loft conversion will definitely involve a lot of changes to your roof. A new roof section is built where the gable wall is built up towards the ridge line. A hip roof doesn’t lend itself to a more conventional type of loft conversion, so a hip to gable loft conversion is the answer. These can be more expensive and require a lot more complex work, but if you feel this will really help you to create much needed space, and your home has a hipped roof, then this may be the ideal solution.
Velux Loft Conversion
This type of loft conversion is also known as roof light conversion, and they are both the same thing, as Velux is a brand name. It’s quite simple to erect and you won’t need any planning permission. The windows are also easy to install and are usually fitted with the line of your roof so that the rest of the roof structure is not touched. This is an ideal conversion if you’re on a shoestring budget. You’ll need lots of headroom for this type of conversion and if you’re in desperate need of light it’s ideal. You can also invest in window blinds for your Velux windows, giving them a really slick, minimalist look, while at the same time giving you perfectly fitted window coverage.
Start 2 Finish – Loft Conversion Specialists
If we’ve helped you to come to a decision about which loft conversion is right for you, or if you’re still undecided, get in touch with us here at Start 2 Finish Building Services, and one of our professional team members will be happy to help.