Loft Conversion Ideas

Velux Loft conversion
Is one of the most common types of conversion and doesn’t usually require planning permission although there is an exception if you live in a conservation area (regarding placement of Velux windows).
With this type of loft conversion the roofline is unaltered and a room is simply created in your existing loft space, you can add on an extra bedroom, office or living room.
Harris loft and Extensions Ltd can provide you with free advice prior to starting any work and we will also ensure that your local planning office approves your building plans, we will also ensure all work meets building regulations so your loft conversion receives approval and certification.

Dormer Loft conversion
Will open your roof so you can make the most of your loft space
They are extremely versatile and depending on the size of the property this type of loft conversion can add an additional 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Dormer loft conversions involve creating windows within the roof which angle out rather than working with the pitch of the roof like a Velux loft conversion.
It is often possible to construct a Dormer without planning permission unless you live in an area with building restrictions such as a conservation area.

Mansard Loft conversion
Will open up your roof so you can make the most of your loft space
A Mansard has a flat roof and sloping back wall incorporating windows into small Dormers.
Mansard loft conversions are usually front or rear facing. Harris loft and Extensions Ltd will provide guidance of the size and placement of Mansards.
This type of loft conversion can be added to various property types including terraced, end of terrace, semi detached properties and bungalows.
Planning permission is almost always required for this type of loft conversion and Harris loft will submit all relevant paperwork and ensure that you fulfil the requirements and to amend plans if required to gain planning permission.

Gable end Loft conversion
Will open up any restricted loft space giving you significantly more useable floor space,
This type of loft conversion involves extensive changes to your roof. The building work carried out will involve removing the roof and then building a Gable End in brickwork or block work to match your property and creating an attractive finish.
Many local authorities allow Hip to Gable loft conversions to be carried out without planning permission providing the design is within guidelines.
If your loft conversion does require a planning application Harris loft and Extensions Ltd will submit all relevant paperwork.