Loft Conversions Exeter

Loft Conversion

New Loft Conversions in Exeter

A great loft conversion can alleviate space pressures on your home whilst also adding significant value to your property.

 

There are four main types of loft conversion: roof light, dormer, hip-to-gable and mansard. The one you choose is likely to be determined by a number of factors, including the type and age of house you live in, and your budget.

 

Different Types of Loft Conversions for Homeowners

Transforming your loft space can not only provide you with extra room in your home but can also significantly increase property value. Whether you’re looking to create an additional bedroom, a home office, or just a cosy nook to relax, these are the types of loft conversions to consider..

 

Dormer Loft Conversion

 

A dormer loft conversion is among the most common types of loft conversions, characterized by a window-featured extension that protrudes from the slope of the roof. This type of conversion is known for its versatility and is suitable for almost any house with a sloping roof.

 

Mansard Loft Conversion

 

The mansard loft conversion involves altering the structure of the pitched roof to make it almost vertical (72 degrees). Common at the rear of the property, this style often spans across the entire roof. Mansards are typically seen in urban areas and may necessitate more construction work than other types.

 

Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversion

 

The hip-to-gable loft conversion straightens an inwardly slanted end roof to create a vertical wall, increasing the usable interior space. This style is most appropriate for detached or semi-detached houses with a hipped roof. It may require planning permission depending on the property.

 

Velux or Roof Light Loft Conversion

 

Velux windows are installed to fit flush with the line of the roof and do not alter the roof structure. This option is ideal for those seeking a more cost-effective and less intrusive conversion choice.

 

When considering a loft conversion, it’s essential to take into account your property type, local planning regulations, budget, and the amount of disruption you’re willing to tolerate. Each conversion type has its set of benefits and drawbacks, so choose the one that aligns best with your needs and preferences. Always consult with a professional to ensure that the conversion is viable for your structure and to get an accurate assessment of costs and time frame.

 

The overall cost of a loft conversion can vary hugely depending on a number of factors, including the type of loft conversion you are carrying out, what you plan on using the loft for and your existing roof structure. A starting guide price for a medium sized loft conversion will be around £30,000.00 – £40,000.00.

 

Its worth noting that building regulations approval will always be required when converting your loft.

 

If you are considering a loft conversion why not arrange a no obligation meeting at the property where we can discuss your options.