When it comes to loft conversions, there are four different main styles of loft conversion. If you are looking for a loft conversion in London, the type of you will have may depend on the style of property you have, the finished look you’re hoping for, influence from surrounding properties and of course your available budget.
Here’s a rundown of the different style loft conversions you can expect to see in your area.
Dormer Loft Conversion
Dormer loft conversions are loft conversions which extend vertically from what’s known as the plane of the sloping roof. They’re usually placed at the very rear of the property. This type of loft conversion not only creates much needed floorspace but a great amount of headroom too, that allows for additional sunlight. Dormer loft conversions can be flat (one of the most popular) or pitched. Pitched dormer conversions provide a substantial amount of additional space and are extremely pleasing to the eye.
Hip To Gable Loft Conversion
Hip to gable loft conversions are more commonly used on detached and semi detached houses. This extends the sloping side/s of the roof outwards. It acts as a replacement for the existing roof, with the vertical wall, otherwise known as the gable reaching the same height of the pitch. These types of loft conversion provide a huge amount of space in both floor and height and can be created on one side or even both sides of a sloping roof.
Mansard Loft Conversion
Mansard loft conversions are built to the rear of the property, and out of all loft conversions, generally require the most construction work. They are however, suited to almost any type of property, especially within the Capital. Take a close look throughout London and you’ll likely see a large number of older terraced houses already showcasing a beautiful mansard loft conversion.
While they do require extra construction work, Mansard loft conversions actually offer the most amount of space.
Velux Loft Conversion
Velux loft conversions are by far the easiest loft conversion to build as they require very little in the way of construction with just one of the rafters needing to be trimmed to make space for the vellum window. The existing roof structure remains in tact with windows simply slotted in at the same angle of the roof itself. The costs are also considerably lower this way too. It’s worth noting however that these types of loft conversion only work with loft spaces that already have a decent amount of headroom.
<h3>Contact Clapham Construction Service Today
If you’d like help and advice choosing the right loft conversion for you, that suits not only your property but your budget, we recommend contacting Clapham Construction Service today on 0203 950 7957.
With over 20 years in the industry, Clapham Construction Service have become loft conversion specialists in London. From narrow streets to your specific council planning departments, this company have all the expertise and insider knowledge you need for a smooth and professional loft conversion, whatever the weather.