MANSARD LOFT CONVERSIONS
One of the more specialised types of Loft Conversion we design are what is known as "Mansard Loft Conversions". For owners of terraced or end of terrace houses this type of Loft Conversion often represents an interesting alternative to a more straightforward Flat Roof Dormer.
On this page we have the answers to a few of the most common questions we are asked about Mansard Loft Conversions and a few sample Planning Drawings for you to look at. If you are interested in having us draw up some Loft Plans for your Mansard Loft Conversion please get in touch!
EXISTING GABLED ROOF
This is an example of a typical gabled roof. The roof consists of two pitched roofs which form a triangle over an end wall. It is this triangular end wall which is known as a "gable". Although there is often a reasonable amount of space within a gabled roof/ loft that space is of limited use when it comes to creating loft rooms. Headroom for standing is usually restricted to the highest part of the roof space only and it can be very difficult to design a new staircase to work harmoniously with the existing roof.
ADDING A FLAT ROOF DORMER
Adding A Mansard Loft Conversion is a Loft Conversion where an existing Gabled Roof is extended out to create more space by building a special type of Dormer. As the graphics below show a Mansard Loft Conversion usually involves building up the flanking walls at either side of the property and constructing a very steep pitched roof between them to act as the rear Dormer wall. Small "Pocket Dormers" can be built into this new roof to accommodate vertical windows and doors. It works like this:
ADDING A FLAT ROOF DORMER
Adding a flat roof dormer to the existing roof creates a much bigger internal space to work with. Standing space is usually more than doubled and this is often crucial enabling the creation of a space big enough to accommodate a bed, wardrobes, the new stairs, a en-suite with a shower etc.
SAMPLE PLANNING DRAWINGS
Example planning drawings for loft conversions with rear dormers
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Looked at our prices? Want to get started? The first step is to book a visit from one of our experienced design consultants. The consultant will take a look at the property and discuss the potential loft conversion with you. If the project is feasible and you are happy with what is suggested then our consultant will take a full site survey then and there so that we can move forward to getting some plans drawn up for you. If the project is not possible, or at least if it is not what you were hoping for then there is no further commitment. The survey isn't performed and we part company. There is no charge in that situation. We find this approach suits both parties as it avoids the need for return visits.
To make an appointment you can either call the office on 020 3031 6628 or book online. It's easy.