Roof light loft conversions for terraced homes

The number of loft conversions in terraced properties is frequently increasing. This is because a loft conversion is a great way to add space and even additional bedrooms to a property, which helps the home stay suitable even for growing families. And with an unstable housing market, it is often easier to add a home extension or loft conversion, than move house. Roof light loft conversions for terraced homes can be one of the most simple and effective loft conversion options. But why? Well, here at Pinnacle Lofts, we are Preston’s leading loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about terraced properties and roof light loft conversions.

What is a roof light loft conversion?

A roof light loft conversion is a loft conversion that stays within the existing structure and confines of the roof itself, adding a floor and ceiling as well as wall supports, and the all important roof window, or roof light. So why is this a goof option for terraced properties?

What are the advantages of roof light loft conversions for terraced homes?

Choosing a roof light loft conversion for a terraced property is a good idea for a number of reasons, including:

  • Simplicity of installation- because you are creating additional space, inside the roof structure, you will not need be extending your roof. This can require significant roof access, which is not always easy in a terraced home, with close neighbours.
  • Permitted development- if you are installing a roof light on the back of the of the property, that is not visible from the front, this will normally fall into the remit of Permitted Development. This means you will not need planning permission, or neighbour permission for the work to go ahead. This is an important consideration as neighbour consent is not always straightforward to achieve. However, it’s always worth clearing your plans with your local council before building anything under Permitted Development, just to be certain.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.