Dormer conversions have in the past been traditional ways to enhance a small room.
They’ve been established as bigger and much more elaborate structures which can increase the amount of usable space in a room.
Dormers protrude from the roof of a house, ideally with a sloping roof and available with a flat roof, and built using similar bricks, roof tiles and windows to match the existing exterior of the home.
Dormer loft conversions can be added to the front or read of a sloping roof, or to the side where the roof may be ‘hipped’ (sloped to the side).
Our sales team can advise and recommend the size of the dormer in relation to your home – a large one may not be desirable if you have a smaller character home and visa versa.
A hipped roof is typical of an end terrace, detached or semi detached home with ‘hipped’ meaning sloped to the side, or both sides of the house.
The angle of the roof at one side, or both, basically means that the roof has to be redesigned in order to make the roof space habitable – so that it’s possible to stand up in the room.
Not suitable for mid terrace homes, hip to gable conversions give extra space and does require planning permission, due to the physical changes to the roof structure and its appearance.
To replace the angled roof, a timber framed gable is inserted so that the floor beams can be supported and extra space added. Then the roof is finished off with tiles.
For roofs that can’t accommodate a total re-structuring, side dormers are sometimes an alternative.
Our sales and design team can offer expert advice on which type of loft conversion is best to suit your hipped roof.
A basic conversion, Velux windows are used in the slopes of the roof to allow for light and ventilation in the new loft space.
Although the windows are exposed to the elements, Velux have become a leading manufacturer of products that can withstand heavy weather.
Available to the majority of homes with a good height in the roof space, Velux loft conversions are perhaps the cheapest and most basic conversion, giving stunning and achievable results, at surprisingly affordable prices.
Speak to our team of experts about basic Velux conversions that add value and space to your home.
A mansard roof is a 17th century French roof style that can add genuine space to any loft conversion. For any full conversion, a mansard loft build would entail raising party or gable walls at the end of a property, and are typical of inner city London homes. It means replacing the whole roof, unless the house was built in mansard style.
Being of detailed construction, mansard loft conversions are not the most popular but often a necessity when considering the age and character of a home.
Dormer loft conversions are often an ideal replacement for the lower budget and the more recently built home.
Our sales team can advise on the best style conversion for your own home. With years of experience, our professional team works to strict regulations, design and build the perfect conversion to suit the building and the families’ needs.