Velux Loft Conversions

Velux and roof light conversions are becoming incredibly popular.

Typically, this type of loft conversion is extremely cost-effective and

does not require planning permission. In a Velux loft conversion,

windows or roof lights are installed into the roof, without changing the

structure of the roof itself.

This type of loft conversion is perfectly suited for lofts which already

have a large amount of headroom, or on properties such as those in

conservation areas, where planning permission is unavailable.

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer conversions are becoming increasingly popular. due to the

amount of extra space created. Dormer conversions extend outward, in

a box shape, from the side or back of a sloping roof.

Internally, a dormer has a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls which is

great for maximising space.

Dormers are very popular and are generally considered to be the least

expensive option, depending on the amount and style of dormers you

add.

Mansard Loft Conversions

A mansard roof has two slopes, the lower slope is close to vertical at 72

degrees and the top section of the roof is almost horizontal.

A mansard roof has the advantage of maximising the available space

within your loft. Mansards are commonly built by raising the

party/gable walls either side of your house to make the profile for the

mansard and then creating the timber frame.

Although common on older properties, especially in cities like London,

Mansard roofs are not often seen in the suburbs. Flat roof dormers tend

to be a more popular choice for the 'average' 3 bed semi or terrace house

due to the reduced cost and simpler construction. A mansard loft con-

version will almost certainly require planning permission.

Hip To Gable Loft Conversions

A hip to gable conversion involves making fairly major changes to the

roof.

The gable wall is built up to the ridge line and a new section of roof is

built to fill in the gap. As a general rule, houses with hip roofs tend to

not have enough internal volume for a conversion to be practical so a

hip to gable conversion is the best solution. A new gable wall will be

built either in masonary or studwork.

There are several options for the finishing of the masonary gable wall,

which include brickwork, blockwork with render or tiled. If the gable

wall is built from studwork, they are normally finished in render or

tiled. For most people the preference for the new gable wall is to match

the exisiting walls as much as possible.

As a hip to gable conversion changes the outline of the roof planning

permission may be required. You will need to determine if the

conversion falls within your permitted development allowance.

Once the roof has been extended the conversion is normally completed

with either velux rooflights or a dormer.

L-shaped Dormer Loft Conversion

Built by connecting two dormer builds together; one on a main roof and

the other on a rear roof.

This results in creating a much larger space, which can be used for either

two bedrooms and a bathroom or one large bedroom and a bathroom,

the sky is really your limit!

L-shaped Dormer Loft Conversions are particularly popular on period

type properties.

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Leeds Loft Conversions

Tredgold House, Tredgold Crescent

Bramhope, Leeds LS16 9BR

Velux and roof light conversions are

becoming incredibly popular.

Typically, this type of loft conversion is extremely

cost-effective and does not require planning

permission. In a Velux loft conversion, windows or

roof lights are installed into the roof, without

changing the structure of the roof itself.

This type of loft conversion is perfectly suited for

lofts which already have a large amount of

headroom, or on properties such as those in

conservation areas, where planning permission

is unavailable.

Dormer conversions are becoming

increasingly popular due to the

amount of extra space created.

Dormer conversions extend outward, in a box

shape, from the side or back of a sloping roof.

Internally, a dormer has a horizontal ceiling and

vertical walls which is great for maximising space.

Dormers are very popular and are generally

considered to be the least expensive option,

depending on the amount and style of

dormers you add.

A mansard roof has two slopes, the

lower slope is close to vertical at 72

degrees and the top section of the roof

is almost horizontal.

A mansard roof has the advantage of maximising

the available space within your loft. Mansard

roofs are commonly built by raising the

party/gable walls either side of your house to

make the profile for the mansard and then

creating the timber frame.

Although common on older properties, especially

in cities like London, Mansards are not often seen

in the suburbs. Flat-roof dormers tend to be a

more popular choice for the 'average' 3 bed semi or

terrace house due to the reduced cost and

simpler construction.

A mansard loft conversion will almost certainly

require planning permission.

A hip to gable conversion involves

making fairly major changes to the

roof.

The gable wall is built up to the ridge line and a

new section of roof is built to fill in the gap. As a

general rule, houses with hip roofs tend to not

have enough internal volume for a conversion to

be practical so a hip to gable conversion is the best

solution. A new gable wall will be built either in

masonary or studwork.

There are several options for the finishing of the

masonary gable wall, which include brickwork,

blockwork with render or tiled. If the gable wall is

built from studwork, they are normally finished in

render or tiled. For most people the preference for

the new gable wall is for it to match the exisiting

walls as much as possible.

As a hip to gable conversion changes the outline of

the roof planning permission may be required. You

will need to determine if the conversion falls

within your permitted development allowance.

Once the roof has been extended the conversion is

normally completed with either velux rooflights

or a dormer.

Leeds Loft Conversions are on hand to

pick the right conversion type for you.

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.

Velux Loft Conversions

Dormer Loft Conversions

Mansard Loft Conversions

Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

Built by connecting two dormer builds

together; one on a main roof and the

other on a rear roof.

This results in creating a much larger space, which

can be used for either two bedrooms and a

bathroom or one large bedroom and a bathroom,

the sky is really your limit!

L-shaped Dormer Loft Conversions are

particularly popular on period type properties.

L-Shaped Dormer

Loft Conversions

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All Rights Reserved

Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.