Are you currently living in a terraced house and thinking about investing into a terraced house loft conversion? If the answer is yes, then please take a few moments to read through the information on this page as it has been compiled to give you an insight into the types of loft conversions that are available based on your property type in addition to the process of actually converting a loft.
A loft conversion project usually occurs when someone would like to embark on some type of attic renovations. An attic room can be a wasted space when not utilised correctly. Building a loft conversion can be complex, which is why the loft conversion process has to be clearly explained. Put simply, building methods are used as part of the loft construction in order to convert a loft space into a practical loft room.
If you are looking for a cost effective way to create a terraced house loft conversion then look no further. Velux conversions are the simplest way to convert a loft because it works by installing windows in the pitch of a roof. This not only allows ventilation into the room but natural light without the need to change or alter the exterior roofline.
A loft dormer or dormer construction is simply a terraced house loft conversion, which acts as an extension to your existing roof. They create headroom and natural light and are usually found at the back of a property but in some cases they are also installed at the front of a property. Dormers generally have flat or pitched roofs and are not installed to be aesthetically pleasing but are certainly one of the most cost effective and practical types of conversions available with many not needing planning permission.
Unfortunately this is one of the more complicated terraced house loft conversion because of the amount of work required. The results are generally more desirable based on the amount of space it can create but it also means that with the majority of these projects, you are required to obtain planning permission. Mansard conversions are installed at the rear of your property and work by opening up the existing roof followed by the addition of an angled back wall and flat roof with dormer windows.