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!
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 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.
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.
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