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.
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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