TYPES OF CONVERSIONS
You are about to transform appearance of your home indefinitely. You’ll want maximum light, maximum head room, an appealing and comfortable living space and to add maximum value to your home.
Loft conversion are the most common and most effective way to add space and value to your home. Permitted Development Laws allows homeowners to independently add 40 to 50 cubic meters of space to their home depending on the type of house it is., Such additional space can add an entire new top floor to your home with one or two beautiful double bedrooms and a bathroom.
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Rear Dormer Conversion
A dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof at the rear of the property. The extension projects vertically from the sloping roof, creating additional floor space and headroom within the loft area. Internally, a dormer has vertical walls and flat horizontal ceiling. This Conversion often provides a property with one large double bedroom or two smaller additional bedrooms and one bathroom.
L-Shaped Dormer Conversion
Similarly, to the Rear Dormer, an L- Shaped Dormer Conversion is built at the rear of property creating additional floor space and headroom within the loft area. However in this instance the two dormer extensions are connected together adding considerably more space than any other conversion. Because of their shape an L-shaped Dormer Conversion is usually suitable for Victorian and Edwardian houses where kitchen and/or bathroom are situated at the rear of the house.
Hip to Gable Conversion
This conversion is an extension to the side of your roof area. The front and rear elevations are extended and the side roof elevation is removed and replaced with a vertical gable end. This type of conversion is often incorporated with a rear dormer conversion.
Mansard conversion often gives the biggest results in terms of providing additional living space, however as they involves the most amount of construction work they are also found to be most costly. Mansards are usually constructed to the rear of the property however its is not uncommon to see mansard extentions at the front. This type of conversion alters the structure of your sloped roof so that it has almost a gradient of 72 degrees. Windows and balconies are built in to the roof structure as small dormers providing a little extra head height when standing by the window and enjoying the view.
This is the simplest conversion of them all as the roof structure remains unchanged externally – meaning the construction costs are also lower. Although a Velux conversion adds an additional space, you will most likely only be able to add one bedroom. For this we reason they are usually only carried out when planning laws restrict any other type of conversion.