Types of Loft Conversion

A Loft conversion does not just create extra space in your house, it enhances your home lifestyle by adding an extra room or rooms, whether a guest room, office, playroom or bathroom.

In fact, converting your loft conversion can add value to a house when selling your property. “A Nationwide study found that a loft conversion which added an extra bedroom and en-suite bathroom would add an average of 21 per cent to the value of a property” stated by OnTheMarket.com. If we cannot build out sideways, perhaps we should try building upwards?

Therefore, here are the five different types of loft conversion – Roof light, Dormer, Hip to gable, L-shaped and Mansard.

Bedroom loft conversion.

Roof light loft conversion

Roof light loft conversions are more of a simple transformation, providing you have enough space for head height. This type of loft conversions tends to cost less as they don’t require a change to the pitch or the roof shape. Only skylight windows, a proper floor and staircase.

Dormer loft conversion

Dormer loft conversions are the more popular choice. They provide extra floor and headspace. This type of loft conversion tends to not need dramatic changes. They are created by extending out the room’s ceiling to create a box shape and allowing windows.

Hip-to-gable loft conversion

Hip-to-gable loft conversions add additional space by going sidewards to create a “gable” sidewall. However, you must have a free sloping side roof for this option.

Hip-to-gable loft conversion.

L-shaped loft conversion

A L-shaped loft conversion creates significantly more space. It is built in a similar way as the Hip-to-gable but with an additional dormer to form a L-shaped layout.

Mansard loft conversion

Mansard loft conversions alter the entire structure of the roof by extending almost in line with the property. This type of loft conversions creates significant extra space and can be suitable for most houses.

Rear dormer loft conversion.

These are the five main loft conversions but there are plenty more loft ideas to consider.

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