Velux Loft Conversions
The most simple type of Loft Conversion we design is what is known as a "Velux Loft Conversion". Velux Loft Conversions are where the existing roof space is converted to living space without extending the roof structure. In fact usually the only obvious external changes are the addition of some new Roof Windows (such as those made by a company called Velux).
In most instances a Velux Loft Conversion is the most sympathetic option when it comes to the external look of the property. However, because there is no Dormer the amount of usable space available internally will be limited. This means that in some houses this type of Loft Conversion is not suitable but in those instances where it is you can create interesting "attic" style rooms without making significant changes to the outside of your property.
On this page we have the answers to a few of the most common questions we are asked about Velux 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 project please get in touch!
What is a Velux Loft Conversion?
A Velux Loft Conversion is a Loft Conversion where an existing Gabled Roof converted without making any extensions to the overall shape of the roof. As the graphic below shows the only significant external changes are the addition of "Velux" style Roof Windows:
+ "Velux" Windows
Do I need planning permission for a Velux Loft Conversion?
Whether or not you need to apply for planning permission in order to carry out a Velux Loft Conversion on your house is dependant on a few factors. For most houses the answer is a simple no - you do not need to apply for Planning Permission because the work can be carried out as a Permitted Development (read about those here to know more). However, not every house has Permitted Development Rights and so there are plenty of instances where Planning Permission does need to be sought.
Can I see some sample plans for Velux Loft Conversions?
Yes you can. Here they are:
How do I go about getting started on my own Velux Loft Conversion project?