Loft conversions are a fantastic way to add another room to your home by making use of the space that is already there.
Premier Building Solutions has worked on many loft conversions in Liverpool and has seen first-hand the huge improvement they can make to a home. Depending on your roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward ways of getting extra space!
As well as offering valuable extra living space, a loft conversion is one of the best returns on investment you can get when it comes to home improvement. So whether you’re dreaming of a master suite, games room or guest bedroom, get in touch to find out how we can make it a reality.
While it may seem like there is a lot of complicated steps to getting your loft converted, Premier Building Solutions is here to make the process stress-free and easy to manage.
Four Main Types of Loft Conversion
There are four types of loft conversions commonly found in homes across the UK; roof light, dormer, mansard and hip to gable loft conversions. We will advise you on the best option for your home and budget, and ensure the new loft is sympathetic to the architecture of your existing house.
Here are the main differences:
- 1. Roof Light / Velux
- A Roof Light / Velux loft conversion is the least intrusive type of loft conversion. There is minimal building work involved since we are not extending the outside of the property. There is no structural building work. We install Velux windows or skylight windows, a new staircase and a new floor. This kind of conversion can be installed in any property, however we would recommend it for larger loft spaces.
- 2. Dormer
- These are the most popular type of loft conversion for maximising internal space. They are constructed in timber with either a flat or pitched roof. Externally, the design of the dormer can be adaped to fit in with the look and feel of your property. For example, tile-hung; render; timber clad. Dormers are adaptable in size and shape and will suit most properties.
3. Mansard Conversions
These are constructed in brick and generally extend the full roof length. They suit mid-terraced properties. There is structural work involved as we are changing the pitch of the roof. They are ideal if you are considering adding more than one room in your conversion since the space gained is normally enough for multiple rooms.
4. Hip to Gable
These are the most popular type. They are suitable for detached or semi-detached houses or bungalows which have side sloping roofs.
Many loft conversions are covered by permitted development rights and don’t need full planning permission. However, some projects may require planning permission if you live on designated land or have a certain style of property. From our initial inspection, we will talk you through every step to help you get the loft you have been dreaming about.
If your property does require planning permission, we are able to take care of this for you.
To talk through your ideas and find out if a loft conversion is right for you, call us today on 0151 427 1325 for a free consultation.