Roof light conversion
A roof light loft conversion is a type of loft conversion that is built into the existing roofline. Rooflights are installed on the roofline, converting a loft space into a usable room. Pitched rooflights are installed within the existing roof to add light and ventilation to the loft, creating a usable living space. A roof light conversion is when you build within the existing roof line of a property, so you don’t extend the space externally at all.
A dormer loft conversion is a type of loft extension that adds a new box-shaped structure to the back end of the main roof of a home. This helps to expand not only your headspace, but floorspace too and can provide an additional room or space, such as a bedroom with en-suite and wardrobe One of the major benefits of adding a dormer is that they fall within your permitted development rights. These rights entitle you to extend your home without the need for planning permission, providing your perspective addition follows a strict set of guidelines.
Hip to Gable Conversion
Most roofs are constructed in a simple ‘A’ shape comprising a pair of roof slopes infilled with a triangular gable end wall. However, there are many properties, commonly semi-detached houses and bungalows built from the 1930s to the 1950s, that have more complex pyramid-shaped roofs with additional roof slopes instead of gable end walls.
A hip to gable loft conversion is a type of loft conversion that involves transforming the sloping side of a roof into a vertical gable wall to increase headroom. This involves building up the existing end wall to form a new gable and enclosing the space where the roof hip used to be. New gables are often built in masonry to match the existing house, or sometimes in lightweight timber frame, perhaps clad with traditional weatherboarding or tile-hung.
The mansard style offers a unique and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the house, with the steep angle of the roof providing ample headroom and allowing for a spacious and comfortable living area. The vertical walls maximize the usable floor area compared to other loft conversion styles and provide more options for furniture placement and storage.
Typically, a mansard loft conversion involves constructing a box-like structure on top of the existing roof, usually at the rear of the property. This creates additional space without significantly altering the overall appearance of the building from the front. The new structure may be constructed using timber or steel, and it is then covered with the appropriate roofing material to match the existing roof.
The layout of a mansard loft conversion can be customized to suit individual preferences and requirements. It can include various rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices, or even a spacious living area. The design can incorporate features like skylights or dormer windows to maximize natural light and ventilation.
Overall, a mansard loft conversion is an excellent option for creating additional living space in a property. Its unique architectural design, ample headroom, and increased floor area make it a popular choice for homeowners looking to maximise the potential of their loft area.
L-shaped Dormer Conversion
What is an L-shaped dormer loft conversion? An L-shaped loft conversion uses two dormers, which are joined together to form the distinctive L-shape. This is usually carried out on Victorian terraced or semi-detached properties, where there is plenty of space to build the additional dormer. An L-shaped loft conversion is absolutely ideal for period properties with a back addition as you can also extend up the top of the back addition to get loads more space. Usually one dormer will be built on the rear outrigger roof and the other on the main roof
Once the type of conversion has been decided, we will advise on the best design and layout for your loft conversion. We will help you to obtain any necessary planning permission, building regulations approval, and ensure that the work is completed to a high standard.
Overall, a loft conversion can be a great way to enhance your home and create additional living space. With careful planning and Urban Space by your side, a loft conversion can be a fantastic investment that adds value to your property and improves your quality of life.
Loft conversion services typically include a range of tasks and activities related to the design, planning, and construction, such as:
- Initial consultation and assessment – We will meet with you to discuss your requirements, assess the feasibility of the project, and provide guidance on the type of loft conversion that would be most suitable for your property.
- Design and planning – As loft conversion specialists we will create detailed plans and drawings of the proposed conversion, taking into account factors such as head height, access, and building regulations. We will also help you to obtain any necessary planning permission and building regulations approval.
- Structural work – This involves structural calculations to establish the necessary beams and supports for the build and addition of walls, floors, and stairs.
- Plumbing and electrical work – installation of plumbing and heating systems, as well as electrical wiring and lighting.
- Insulation and ventilation – the new living space will need to be properly insulated and ventilated, to ensure that it is comfortable and energy-efficient.
- Decoration and finishing – Once the structural work is complete, we will carry out any necessary decoration and finishing work, such as plastering, painting, and laying flooring.
- Final inspection and sign-off – Once the loft conversion is complete, we will carry out a final inspection to ensure that the work meets all building regulations and safety standards and we will obtain any necessary certification.
We are committed to help you transform your loft space into a functional and attractive living area. Working with Urban Space, you can create a comfortable and stylish loft that meets your needs and adds value to your home.