Loft Conversions in North London & South London

In London, you want to make the most of every bit of space you have in your property, there are many ways to do this depending on your situation, Basement Conversions, Extensions and one of the most fashionable ways are the ever popular Loft Conversions.  In North London & South London, there are hundreds of properties which aren’t utilising the space they have to its maximum potential.

Is yours one of them?

BCD Construction want to offer some tips for the London home owner or property developer considering what they could do with all that extra space.

This is Part 1 if a series of articles about Loft Conversions in North London & South London, if you like it please share it, and keep checking back for more!

There are a wide variety of Loft Conversions in North London & South London, too many to name individually, so we’ll stick to the basic types of Loft Conversions to get you started.

Loft Conversion North & South London

Loft Conversion North & South London

The 4 Types of Loft Conversion

Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types:

        • Rooflight
        • Dormer
        • Mansard
        • Hip to Gable

 

There are many factors which may influence the type of Loft Conversion you decide to utilize in your home, factors such as the current design of your existing roof, your budget (time & expenditure), planning restrictions and, of course, your own personal preferences.

Roof-light Loft conversions

Roof-light Loft conversions are kind of self explanatory, the most popular manufacturer is Velux, a name now very well established in this industry. Roof-Light Conversions involve installing windows which fit flush in line with the roof, with no need to alter the existing roof structure- which helps keep your loft conversion low-cost.

Planning permission isn’t always required (but you should check with your Local Authority to be certain).

Roof-Light Loft Conversions are right for you if:

Loft Conversions in North London & South London

Loft Conversions in North London & South London

                • You want plenty of natural light in your Loft Conversion
                • Your loft has sufficient of headroom
                • You have restrictions on planning
                • You want your Loft Conversion completed quickly and easily

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dormer Loft Conversion

Dormer refers to an extension to the existing roof, it allows for more floor space as well as more headroom in your conversion. Dormers extend beyond the roof slope (usually at the property rear.)  They can be built in a wide variety of styles but usually contain vertical walls & a horizontal ceiling as opposed to the diagonal walls/ceilings of other types.

There are different types of dormer:

  1. Gable fronted dormer
  2. Hipped roof dormer
  3. Flat roof dormer
  4. Shed dormer

 

As with many Loft Conversions in North London & South London- the property may have limited space and a Dormer Loft Conversion will provide that extra space needed to make the most of the conversion.

 

A Dormer Loft Conversion is suitable for you if:

Loft Conversions in North London & South London

Loft Conversions in North London & South London

                • You want lots of Floor & Ceiling Space in your Loft Conversion
                • You can alter the exterior of your property
                • You plan to consult a professional about planning
                • You want a significant transformation of your property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mansard Loft Conversion

 

Mansard style Loft Conversion refers to the mansard roof, which has two slopes on each ‘side’ of the roof, the uppermost section of the roof is close to horizontal, and the lower slope is almost vertical at 72 degrees and. Due to this innovative design, the mansard roof maximises the space available within your loft.

There is significantly more work involved in a Mansard Loft Conversion, the gable walls at the sides of your house are raised to make the mansard profile and then fitted with the timber frame.

Loft Conversions North & South London

Loft Conversions North & South London

A Mansard Style Loft Conversion is suitable for you if:

                • You want a major transformation of your property & maximum space
                • You have a healthy (time & £) budget
                • You plan to consult a professional about planning
                • You can alter the exterior of your property