Different Types of Loft Conversions!

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There are so many different types of loft conversions anyone can get nowadays and it’s so hard picking the right one for you and your family. It has to be something that fits your personality, your aesthetic and actually goes with your home. But fear not, because we’re here to tell you just a few of the many different designs that you can have!

Dormer

This is by far one of the most popular designs on the market as it provides you with a good amount of head height and allows up to 50 cubic metres of extra space if you need it. It’s usually designed and built from the slope of your roof which means most of the work is carried out, on the outside of your home. This type does not always need planning permission.

Mansard

This design alters the structure of a sloping roof to a near straight roof at an angle of 72 degrees. This means Juliette style balconies and windows can be built into the roof and is considered one of the more aesthetically pleasing types of loft conversion.

Skylight/Velux

This is one of the simplest and cost effective conversions out there and a lot of people seem to get it done. This is because the roof isn’t altered in any way and only windows are added. The only downside is that if you’re looking to maximise your space, this might not be for you as it is more restrictive than other designs.

L Shaped

This is generally built by connecting two dormer builds, one on the main roof and the other on the rear roof. This means the result is a much larger space and can be used for multiple bedrooms, a bathroom or one bedroom and bathroom. This bolds well with period type properties.