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Best Way To Use Wasted Attic Space

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Velux™ Roof Window


A loft conversion that only has Velux™ roof lights set into the roof is the most economical, and least invasive of the types of conversion, hence they are the most popular. A big added advantage of a Velux™ conversion is that, there isn’t the need for a planning application. But bear in mind this type of conversion does have it’s limitations, and you may want to consider going the whole hog and constructing a dormer loft conversion.
Whether you live in a 2 bed bungalow loft conversion, a terraced house, or a 3 bed semi A Velux™ loft conversion works really well, as long as you have a Gable roof construction. Fortunately, in, and around the Essex county a large proportion of the housing stock has a gable roof as part of the original build. But if you are still unsure, need more advice, or a quotation, give us a call, or contact us through our contact page here.

loft conversion with velux installation

Dormer Window

Essex has it’s fair share of three story houses with existing attic rooms as part of the original build. This makes it so easy to add a dormer window loft conversion where the need for extra headroom and usable floor space are required. But be aware that, because the new dormer window breaks the existing roof line Planning consent from Essex Local Planning office would be required as well as Building Regulations. Of course the addition of that new dormer will add extra cost to the project, but well worth the extra investment, to gain all that extra usable space, along with natural light and ventilation, not to mention the aesthetic look of a well designed dormer window to the roof line. Need to chat with us ?

attic with a dormer window

Hip To Gable

A hip to gable conversion is required when a property has a hipped end to the roof, that’s three sides to the roof {in layperson terms} This is done to accommodate the need for extra floor space, and generally houses the staircase too. In Essex there’s a large number of properties that have a hipped roof structure, especially bungalows, and because of this a lot of home owners think they cant have that loft extension they’ed love. Breifly this is how we do it ! The end wall is raised up to either form a gable end to the roof or, a dormer window can be constructed, see bay dormer. This would of course add to the overhaul cost of the project, but a real no brainer because of what is possible to gain in added floor area. Also bear in mind though, that this style of conversion will need planning consent and Building Regulations from Chelmsford City Council . Still got niggling questions? Get them answered here

hip to gable loft conversion

Bay Dormer

A bay dormer is required when the main roof has a hipped end, and the need is for headroom and space to install the new staircase, more or less the same process for a hip to gable. This is generally achieved by constructing a dormer window, as opposed to a brick gable end over the new stair position, creating natural light and ventilation, without the cost to build up the brick walls, of course be aware that this will add a cost to the project, also be aware that Planning Consent from Essex County Council would be required, along with Local Council Building Regulations. Again with so many properties in Essex having hip end roofs this is a great cost effective solution should you just need to accomodate the new loft staircase. Need more help? talk to the Loft Conversion Essex Team

bay dormer for loft conversion stairs

Areas We Cover In Essex

Basildon & Billericay
Braintree & Brentwood
Brightlingsea & Burnham on Crouch
Chelmsford & Clacton on Sea
Colchester & Coggeshall
Epping & Grays
Hadleigh & Halstead

Harlow & Harwich
Ilford & Loughton
Maldon & Manningtree
Rayleigh & Rochford
Romford & Saffron Walden
South Woodham Ferrers & Southend on Sea
Waltham Abbey & Walton on the Naze

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