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TYPES OF LOFT CONVERSION

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Dormer loft conversions are the most common type of loft conversion and it is essentially an extension to your existing roof. The conversion will project vertically from a sloping roof and will create additional floor space and headroom. Unlike other types of loft conversions that have slanted sides, a dormer has internal vertical walls and a horizontal ceiling. There are different types of dormer loft conversions, but you will find that a flat roof dormer will add the maximum amount of additional space.

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Other types of dormer loft conversions are:

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Gable fronted dormer

Sometimes called dog house dormers.

Shed dormer

A single planed roof which is pitched at a lesser angle than that of the main roof.

Hipped roof dormer

A dormer conversion with a hipped roof.

These types of dormer loft conversions do not offer as much internal space and can often cost more to build due to the added complexity. A dormer conversion has an added bonus as you are often not required to get planning permission for this type of loft conversion. Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types, which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences.

Dormer loft conversions are the most common type of loft conversion and it is essentially an extension to your existing roof. The conversion will project vertically from a sloping roof and will create additional floor space and headroom. Unlike other types of loft conversions that have slanted sides, a dormer has internal vertical walls and a horizontal ceiling. There are different types of dormer loft conversions, but you will find that a flat roof dormer will add the maximum amount of additional space.

Gable fronted dormer

sometimes called dog house dormers.

Hipped roof dormer

a dormer conversion with a hipped roof.

Shed dormer

a single planed roof which is pitched at a lesser angle than that of the main roof.

Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types,x

These types of dormer loft conversions do not offer as much internal space and can often cost more to build due to the added complexity. A dormer conversion has an added bonus as you are often not required to get planning permission for this type of loft conversion. Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types, which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences.

This type of loft conversion is named after the 17th century architect, Francois Mansart. A mansard loft conversion is installed at the rear of your property and has a flat roof with a back wall that slopes inwards at an angle of 72 degrees. The windows in a mansard loft conversion are usually housed within small dormers.

The easiest way to understand them is to think of it as an extension across the entire plane of your roof. When completed it is almost as if your home came with an additional storey to begin with. The increased space you will get is enough to have an office, play area or even an additional living room.

Due to the major changes in the roof shape and structure, mansard loft conversions will almost always require planning permission.

Mansard loft conversions are suitable for detached and semi-detached houses, terraced properties, chalets and also bungalows. The fact they are suitable for all these property types makes them very popular and their popularity is slowly increasing.

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Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types, which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences.

Traditionally, lofts are spaces in the home that are known for being dark storage catchments where seldom used things go to be forgotten, or perhaps occasionally remembered. With a rooflight loft conversion in South London, you can transform this storage space into a functional and stylish area in your home instead of just a place for your things to collect dust. Rooflight loft conversions are an elegant way to make use of existing space in your home, without undertaking a massive construction project to procure the additional room you need.

Our experienced team of professionals know exactly what is involved in the process of installing this type of conversion in South London homes and advocate their relative simplicity, compared to other types of conversions which can be costly and complicated. Load bearing is shifted from the existing rafters which clutter the loft space to newly installed reinforcements which support the frame of your stylish new loft whilst simultaneously delivering an open, usable space. Rooflights are then installed to bring the best of the outside in, amply illuminating the now functional room with natural light. All that’s left is ensuring insulation is adequately replaced and floor joists are positioned before finishing touches finalise the conversion and tie the vision beautifully together.

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If you’re looking for rooflight loft conversions in South London, then look no further. Trust Doran Construction with over 30 years of professional trade experience to call upon when it comes to executing your dreams. Contact us today for a hassle free consultation and let us advise you on the best way forward when it comes to achieving the space you’re after.

A hip to gable loft conversion is where the ridge line of a hip-end roof is extended to form a gable-end roof. This type of conversion will significantly increase the size and usable space in your loft and a rear dormer is usually included which will help to maximise the size of the room.

The majority of houses that have hip roofs generally have small internal volume and so for a conversion to be a practical a hip to gable loft conversion is the solution that would be most suitable. A hip to gable loft conversion creates a much larger loft space and can often create extra space for a staircase.

A hip to gable loft conversion will involve changing the sloping side of your property (the hipped side) to a flat gable end. Because this type of loft conversion will change the outline of your roof, it is almost certain that you will need planning permission.

Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types,x

which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences.

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