You generally have four types of loft conversion styles to choose from. The type of conversion suitable for you will largely depend on your house and roof style.
Dormer – Single, Double, Full Width, Side and L-Shape
A dormer conversion is the most typical type of loft conversion.
It’s a great way to create more head and floor space by adding extra height to the back of your existing roof.
We reshape the roof and construct a vertical wall from the bottom of the sloping roof.
This type of conversion has a flat roof. Further, for additional light and ventilation, ‘French windows’ can also be fitted.
There are a few variations to a Dorma conversion – single, full width, side and L-shape.
Mansard / Double Mansard
A Mansard loft conversion runs along the whole length of the house.
Built at the rear of the house, typically, they have a flat roof and a 70-72 degree sloping wall. The external walls can be brick, rendered or clad, whichever suits best.
This also means that they often require more work than other types of conversions. Consequently, they tend to be more expensive than other types of conversions.
A 2nd mansard added to the front of the property is called a ‘Double Mansard’.
Hip to Gable / Double Hip to Gable
A ‘Hip to Gable’ loft conversion can create more headroom as well as more internal loft space.
To achieve this, we extend the sloping part of the roof, the ‘hip’, outwards to create a vertical wall, or ‘gable’.
A double ‘Hip to Gable’ conversion is where you to have two sloping sides to your roof. Consequently, you can create even more space.
There is, typically, no planning permission required since a change in laws in 2008. However, it’s always worth checking with your local authority just in case.
A Velux loft conversion is typically the most affordable type of loft conversion.
It maximises the existing headroom with the addition of Velux windows installed into the pitch of the roof.
Most importantly, the work can normally be completed pretty quickly as planning permission is not usually required.
Best of all, a Velux conversion will allow lots of natural light into the attic.
Whatever style suits best, Wiltshire Loft Conversions can help – book a free site survey to find out what we can do for you.