If you have ever wondered about a loft conversion but not sure where to start, then this post is for you. If you have outgrown your house and need extra space, then read on to find out how to get it.
A loft conversion may not be the obvious choice when you are thinking of moving to a bigger home but staying put and converting your loft could add as much as 21% to your home whilst saving as much as £3,317 on moving costs.
Loft conversions are great for creating extra space whilst staying in a location you love, a home you are familiar with and allow you to customise it to your needs. But, with so many different types of loft conversions knowing where to begin can be confusing at times. Read on to find out about the different types of loft conversions and what kind of home they are suitable for.
This is the cheapest project of the four main types of loft conversion. It requires a window installation in the roof, reinforcement of the floor and adding a staircase to make the space in the loft habitable. This type of conversion is suited to low budgets and those lofts that already have enough roof space without needing to extend.
Flat roof dormer conversions are the most popular type of conversion. As the name implies, they have a flat roof and look like a box shape, projecting out vertically from the top of the roof. This is a common choice as it gives the extra space needed without needing a huge budget compared to other extensions whilst at the same time suiting most properties including terraces.
Hip to gable
Hip to gable conversions means the hip of the roof that slants down is converted to a gable end so that it becomes a vertical wall. A dormer roof can also be added to either the back or front to create even further space. This type of conversion works well on detached or semi-detached homes because unlike mid-terrace homes they have a free sloping side roof.
Mansard loft conversions raise the height of your roof by raising the party wall so that a flat roof can be built. Similar in style to a dormer conversion but with a gently sloping outer wall. These conversions generally take longer and require the largest budget of the four main common loft conversions. They create more headroom than other types of loft conversion and blend in well into older homes.
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