Moving is expensive, and buying a new home has a lot of inherent costs, paperwork, and complex arrangements. If you love your house but simply need more space to accommodate a growing household or personal office, why not consider a loft conversion that also adds value to your home?
A loft conversion is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of expanding your living space. From concept to design to completion, Kluk Construction can oversee and deliver whatever you need: extra bedrooms, a study, a children’s playroom, or even your very own fitness centre!
As specialist loft converters, we have vast experience in different types of conversions.
- Dormer loft conversions (rear, front, and side)
- Velux loft conversions
- Gable end and hipped gable end loft conversions
When you engage Kluk Construction, you can count on consummate professionalism with a personal, customer-centric touch. No matter what type of property you live in (detached, semi-detached, terrace) we can give you the space you need to get more room and enjoyment out of your home.
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The Different Types of Loft Conversions.
A loft conversion is a cost-effective way to add space without having to move to a new house while also increasing the value of your home. There are different types of loft conversion and the right type of loft conversion will depend on a variety of factors such as available space, roof height, property style, local planning regulations and your budget and needs.
Dormer and I-shaped dormer loft conversion
A dormer loft conversion typically involves extending to an existing roof and then projects vertically from a sloping roof thereby creating additional headroom and floor space. A dormer has a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls.
A dormer loft is the most common type of loft conversion and the flat roof dormers add the maximum amount of space. Another alternative is to create a hipped roof dormer and gable front that is more attractive but has less space. This is also more expensive as it is more complex to build.
An I-shaped dormer, on the other hand, is the most appropriate way to expand a mid-terrace property so as to maximize space.
Typically, a dormer loft conversion can be done without planning permission although depending on certain specifications, prior permission may be required.
The main styles of dormer loft conversion include:
- Gabled-Fronted Dormer – This is also referred to as ‘Doghouse’ Dormer,
- Hipped Roof Dormer – This is a loft dormer conversion with a hipped roof,
- Flat-Roof Dormer – This is a loft dormer conversion with a flat roof,
- Shed Dormer – This is a single planed roof angles to a lesser degree than the main roof.
Hip-to-gable and I-shaped hip-to-gable loft conversion
Most houses which are hip roofed tend to have reasonably smaller spaces internally so a hip-to-gable loft conversion is one of the best and practical ways of maximizing space.
This type of loft conversion involves converting the sloping side of the house to a flat gable end and increases the loft space in size and creates extra space for stairs.
This loft conversion involves changing the roof outline so therefore planning permissions are required prior to starting construction.
Velux loft conversion
Velux roof conversions are typically known as roof light loft conversions and the name is derived from the fact that Velux is the leading manufacturing company for roof windows.
This type of loft conversion leaves the roof unaltered and involves installation of Velux windows to the roofline. Since the original roof structure remains unchanged, planning permission is not required. The cost of the Velux loft conversion is significantly lower than other loft conversions due to minimal roof alterations.
In summary, to achieve your desired loft conversion in the most cost-effective way, keep things simple. You can go for the Velux loft conversions in place of a dormer or hip-to-gable loft conversion.
Try and keep the stairs directly above the flight below to maximize on space. For bathroom facilities, you can place them where they connect easily to existing plumbing.