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What are the different types of loft conversion?

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
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What are the different types of loft conversion? A loft conversion is an ideal way to create additional space in your home without the disruption, mess, and planning permission that is required to build an extension outwards. Whether you want an additional bedroom, a second bathroom, home office, games room, or even a walk-in closet, a loft conversion can be an ideal way to achieve this.

But when it comes to choosing the right type of loft conversion for you, it might not always be easy to figure out what will be best for your home. Read on to learn more about the different types of loft conversions to help you make the right choice.

What is a Dormer Loft Conversion?

This type of loft conversion includes an extension that protrudes from the sloped side of your roof. They are the most popular type of loft conversion in UK homes since they can be fitted on any house that has a sloping roof, making them ideal for detached, semi-detached, and even some terraced homes. While dormer loft conversions are often included in permitted development, bear in mind that in some cases you may be required to get additional planning permission for building onto your roof to create the extension.

What is a Mansard Loft Conversion?

A mansard loft conversion runs along the entire length of your roof. It alters the slope angle of the roof and makes it almost vertical. This type of conversion is the most expensive available, however, they will add a significant amount of space to your property and are suitable for any type of home including semi-detached, detached, and both mid- and end-terraced houses.

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What is a Roof Light Conversion?

A roof light loft conversion is the cheapest, easiest option for utilizing the loft space in your home. It is usually included within permitted development, so you won’t need to wait to have planning permission accepted to have this type of loft conversion at your home. If you have a large loft area already, a roof light conversion may be all that you need to make the most of your space and turn it into a usable room in your home. This type of conversion does not make any alterations to the pitch or shape of your roof. Skylight windows, flooring, drywall, and a staircase will be added to your existing loft to transform it into a living space.

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What is a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?

This loft conversion type works by extending the length of the slope at the side of your property, which is known at the hip. This creates a vertical wall on the side of the roof that leads to a larger loft space inside. Because this type of loft conversion will require a free sloping roof on at least one side of the property, it is only typically suitable for semi-detached, detached, and some end-terraced houses. If you live in a detached home with a sloped roof on either side, this type of conversion can be done on both sides of your roof to create an even larger extension.

What to Consider When Choosing a Loft Conversion?

The type of house that you live in will usually be one of the first things to consider since some homes may be limited to certain loft conversion types. For example, mid-terraced houses will not be suitable for a hip to gable conversion. It’s also important to consider your budget, the age of your home, and your final vision for your loft before deciding which conversion type is likely to be the most suitable.

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Author: Sebastian Grayson