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Types of loft conversions

Dormer

DormerBy far the most common type of conversion is the Dormer. This type of loft conversion creates the most usable floor and ceiling area which often lead to this room becoming the largest within your home. They are most common amongst houses with minimum available height within the loft and can be installed on most types of house.

The internal walls are mostly vertical like a normal room of the house with a flat ceiling providing maximum room. This type of loft conversion usually provides more versatility when positioning the new staircase as the new stairwell can often be fitted directly above the existing one so that no space is lost on the existing hallway.

The roof of the dormer can normally be pitched or have a flat roof dependent on the existing height of the ridge of the roof.

Hip to GableHip to Gable

A Hip to Gable type loft conversion is most common on Semi detached, detached, end of terrace or bungalows where the existing roof has 3 or 4 sloping roofs.

The existing ridge of the house is extended out level with the existing end wall to form a gable end to the side of the house.

Dependent on the height of the existing ridge a dormer can then be constructed to the rear to maximise the available floor space

Velux

VeluxA velux loft conversion is normally favoured when the existing footprint of the house is substantial and the ridge is of adequate height. The existing roof shape remains the same as no dormers are added - although smaller ‘pitched roof dormers’ are sometimes added to give  a town house kind of appearance.

Staircase positions can sometimes be limited with this type of conversion and all rooms within the new loft conversion have sloping walls as opposed to the dormer type conversion