Dormer Loft Conversion
During the construction of a rear dormer loft, the roof structure is extended at the rear increasing the loft area and adding additional headroom and floor space. Internally, a dormer has straight walls and a flat roof which gives an opportunity to use the space more efficiently. Dormer loft conversions are a popular for homeowners in need of an additional space and rear dormers usually build the full width of the property.
Mansard Loft Conversion
If transforming your loft space into a dormer is strictly prohibited, then usually building a mansard is the best option to follow. Mansard loft has a 70 degree angle and is accepted as roof, but not wall. This sloped roof meets with the flat roof at the ridge level and windows or doors are placed as small dormers. Therefore you can choose what to install, whether it’s French doors, skylight windows or simple dormer windows.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
A roof that has 3 sloping sides, is called a 'hipped' roof. Such roofs have limited amount of loft space available for conversion. To resolve this issue, the 'hipped' roof is extended to create a gable (a triangular space, where the end of brickwork meets the roofline for normal pitch roofs). Once this ‘Hip to Gable’ conversion form is completed, a larger internal space is available for you add a new bedroom and bathroom.
Velux Loft Conversion
The ‘Velux’ loft conversion design provides more natural light to existing loft space with minimal construction work. Installed roof lights can usually be placed on the front and rear roof slope. Such loft conversions are the simplest and most inexpensive for homeowners. The process is quicker for such type of conversions as there are not many internal and external changes.
L-Shape Loft Conversion
If your property's floor plan is L-shaped, or you have access to an additional section of the roof, then there is an opportunity to create an L-shape dormer. In London it's a common style for Victorian and Edwardian houses. They are built in exactly same way as a standard dormer, but with the L-shape added to increase the internal floor plan usually giving you a larger bathroom. Internally, this particular type of dormer has straight walls and a flat roof. It maximises the loft space and offers an option to create nice and airy bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and internal storage space.