There are several reasons why loft conversion works for so many families. It works because it’s less expensive to create an additional living space by converting your loft into extra bedroom then to put yourself through the stressful experience of selling and buying property, if your family require more space. It’s also true that most of loft conversion projects increase value of the property. In fact, it can be done within 8 to 12 weeks from start of construction to completion. However most suitable, practical and cost-effective design must be considered prior to construction phase. The loft conversion is essentially a construction project and it requires some good design consideration prior to construction stage, but if design is carefully planned the result will be rewarding and worthwhile.
There are four main types of loft conversion types London City Lofts would like you to take a look at:

Dormer Loft Conversion.

Probably the most common type of loft conversion. This project involves conversion of your existing sloping roof and bringing it up in horizontal position. The main advantages are: increase of floor area (which would otherwise be inaccessible), you gain one extra vertical wall and increase of overall volume, which is more practical.

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Hip to Gable Loft Conversion.

This type of loft conversion is often used to increase headroom in the place where future staircase will be mounted. It is practical, because you shift the staircase landing to the side of the building, which otherwise would have to be moved further to the centre of new room and make it practically impossible to gain the required headroom for any new staircase. The required headroom height can be achieved by bringing up the side wall of the building to meet the top level of your roof. However, planning permission may be required due to change of outline of your roof.

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Mansard Loft Conversion.

Very classic and beautiful but also one of the most complex loft conversions. The slope of the roof has to be brought to an angle of 72%. This involves bringing two side walls to the same level. The main advantage is that this type of loft conversion will almost certainly represents maximum increase in volume you can achieve from your project. Once again, planning permission may be required.

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Velux Loft Conversion.

This type of loft conversion is the simplest conversion and it doesn’t require any alteration to your roof structure. It’s cost-effective and usually doesn’t require planning permission. The major disadvantage of this type is that the overall volume does not increase and it could be difficult to install proper staircase.

 

 

 

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