What are the three types of loft conversion?

Loft conversions are a great way to add valuable living space without the cost of moving house. With many styles to choose from, the best option for your home will depend on your attic space and roof type.

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A Velux loft conversion is a good option if you have enough headroom. Velux windows are fitted to the existing roof which leaves the structure of the roof intact and allows for a lower build cost. However, if you have limited space, this type of conversion might not be suitable for you.

This type of conversion is the simplest to complete as it doesn’t involve changing the shape of the roof. It is a cost effective choice and can be completed in a shorter time period. However, the ceiling will not be as high as other loft conversion options which can cause issues with lighting and ventilation.

Dormer loft Elite Loft Conversions are a more expensive choice but offer more floor and headroom space than other types of loft conversions. This is the preferred choice for people with large houses with limited attic space. It also allows for a new staircase to be built directly above the existing one. However, this does increase the risk of water leaks.

A gable-end loft conversion is another popular choice and offers even more room than a dormer loft. It is also easier to convert and fits well with most house styles. However, it can cause issues with ridge vents which must be repositioned and the roof may need to be strengthened to accommodate the extra weight.

Unlike other alterations to your property, loft conversions are classed as permitted developments which means you do not need to apply for planning permission before beginning the works. This can save you a lot of time and money on application fees and waiting times.

Aside from bedrooms, loft conversions can be used for a variety of purposes such as hobbies like music and film studios, yoga and meditation rooms, art and photography studios or home gyms. It can also be a great space for children to play or to make the most of unused storage space. However, if you plan to use the loft for leisure activities, it’s important that the space is bright and airy. Installing large roof lights and windows will allow for natural light to flood the room, helping to create a relaxing environment. This can help to prevent eye strain and other health problems caused by poor indoor lighting. This will also make the space feel bigger. Our experienced and professional team can advise you on the best type of loft conversion to suit your home. Contact us today to arrange a free loft survey.

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