Langley Loft Conversions
Attic Conversion And Dormer Extensions Contractors
Covering West Yorkshire
We offer a wide range of services including attic conversions and dormer extensions.
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Are you frustrated by a lack of living space, and not enough storage space?
Have you got an attic that isn’t being used in your Langley house?
Do you need extra living space or storage in your home without having to move or extend outwards?
Imagine if you could increase your property’s value by up to 25 percent.
- What’s A Loft Conversion?
- Why Transform Your Attic In To An Additional Room?
- What Are The Main Types Of Loft Conversions Available?
- Dormer Loft Conversion
- Hip-To-Gable Style Loft Conversion
- Mansard Loft Conversion
- Velux Or Roof Window Loft Conversion
- Which Type Of Loft Conversion Is More Suitable For My Home?
- Loft Conversion Services Frequently Asked Questions
A Loft conversion could be the answer that you are looking for. Loft conversions are becoming a very popular option for adding space to your home without increasing its overall footprint, especially for a growing family who cannot afford to move to a bigger house. It is generally less expensive than moving homes and allows you to improve your living space without taking up any of the surrounding property, and it can also significantly increase your home’s value. A Loft Conversion can add up to 25% to your property’s overall value, so you are likely to make money with your loft conversion over time.
Whether you are looking to add a teenage den, an extra guest bedroom, a home office, a home gym or a stunning master suite, there are many ways that a loft conversion can be utilised.
What’s A Loft Conversion?
A roof extension or loft conversion in Langley is a great way to create extra space in your home cost effectively. The space is already within your home and just waiting to be used. You can transform the unused loft space into an additional space that you can use. It can be converted into a master room with an ensuite, a guest room, an office, a kids’ bedroom or playroom, hobby room, a gym, or even a home theater!
Why Transform Your Attic In To An Additional Room?
A loft conversion can bring many benefits to your home. One of the main benefits it will give you is more living space. You may need another room if you have a growing family. Perhaps you want to be close to family on weekends and holidays. This area could also be used as a luxury private gym or playroom for your children. Converting your attic will both increase its value on the market when you come to sell it as well as giving you more living space. Other benefits of loft conversions include:
- Loft conversions are a great way for you to increase the value of your property. They can add up to 25% on its value.
- Your loft conversion is customisable to fit your individual needs and requirements.
- Loft conversions today are more efficient than ever, and you will enjoy a more comfortable and sustainable living space.
- There’s no need to move, if you love your house and its location but require more space, a loft conversion can be a great option.
- Loft conversions are a great way of making better use of space in your home.
- Skylights and Velux windows allow for more natural light. This allows for a larger living area and brighter spaces.
- Your loft conversion may be tailored to fit a range of needs from bedrooms and bathrooms to home offices or playrooms.
- You will have a lower maintenance cost because a loft conversion doesn’t require as much work as a traditional extension.
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What Are The Main Types Of Loft Conversions Available?
The type of loft conversion that you can create depends on the type of house that you live in. The area you live in will also determine what sort of planning permission is required. You can include, bathrooms, wet rooms or stunning natural light designs and much more.
There are 4 main types of loft conversions that can be done: Dormer Loft Conversion, Hip to Gable Loft Conversion, Mansard Loft Conversion and Velux Loft Conversion. Each has advantages and disadvantages depending on which type will work best with your existing house structure.
Dormer Loft Conversion
Dormer loft conversions rank alongside Velux loft conversions as one of the most sought-after types of conversions in Britain. These are the most cost-effective way to increase your home’s size.
The roof’s sloped side can be altered to create vertical walls and a flat roof to increase the area’s underhead height. Your new loft will make you feel more comfortable, especially if you are tall. These loft conversions can usually be made under your permitted development rights.
Hip-To-Gable Style Loft Conversion
Although it might sound strange, this type of conversion is actually much simpler than you may think. A hip-to gable loft conversion is simply an elevation of one side of the roof’s hip in order to increase the underhead space.
To increase the room height, a new vertical wall can be built from an existing gable.
Mansard Loft Conversion
The mansard loft conversion completely replaces one half of a property’s roof, to give it an additional floor. However, the roof structure on the opposite side is preserved.
This method of converting your loft is more aesthetic than a traditional dormer extension, as it blends into the existing structure.
Mansard lofts can increase your home’s value due to their extensive nature and added space. They require full planning permission applications to your Local Planning Authority, due to the extensive restructuring they entail.
Velux Or Roof Window Loft Conversion
This is the simplest method of converting your loft. Roof windows are very popular as they don’t require any roof restructuring. The roof framework will remain as is. All you have to do is install a skylight in the roof’s liner. As a skylight, the Velux windows will let in natural light which will greatly benefit your attic.
Which Type Of Loft Conversion Is More Suitable For My Home?
Not all loft conversions will work for every home. Mansard lofts can be used for detached and semi-detached homes. Velux lofts and dormer conversions work for all types of properties.
The same applies to hip-to-gable lofts. They are best suited for detached, semi-detached and end-terraced houses.
For more information on our Langley loft conversion services get in touch today
Loft Conversion Services Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you put stairs for a loft conversion?
Usually, the stairs to your loft conversion are best placed over the existing staircase in terms of convenience and efficient use of space. If this is not possible, a small room or part of a large room may be sacrificed to accommodate the stairs.
What lofts Cannot be converted?
As a general rule, 2.2m from floor to ceiling at its highest point is the threshold for undertaking a loft conversion. If your loft does not meet this requirement, it's highly unlikely you'll be able to raise your pitch roof, since councils very rarely grant permission to do that.
How long does a loft conversion take?
On average, loft conversions can be done in as little as 4 weeks or may take up to 8 weeks, with certain styles less complex than others. Here are the different loft conversion types, broken down by a rough time estimation: Roof light conversions – 4 weeks on average. Dormer conversions – 5 weeks on average.
Can I stay in house during loft conversion?
If you want to stay in your home during a loft conversion, we say it's perfectly possible. You just need to be realistic about the work that will be undertaken.
Can I use my loft as a bedroom?
But when it comes to being a bedroom, a converted loft room cannot be called a bedroom merely because it offers enough space to fit a bed in, or because one has been put in there: a loft needs to be converted for the purposes of being a sleeping area, and in accordance with building regulations, in order to be called a bedroom