Types Of Loft Conversion
Velux and rooflight are the same conversions. Velux are the leading manufacturer, therefore we at TLC use nothing but the best. This type of conversion is generally very cost effective and does not need planning permission.
Hip to Gable
A hip to gable requires major changes to the roof. A gable wall is bulit up to the ridge point and a new section of the roof is built to fill in the gap.
A Dormer is an extension to the existing roof, allowing for additional floor space and headroom in the loft conversion. Internally a dormer will have a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls compared to the normal diagonal sides of a conversion. In attics that have limited space or head height a dormer will provide additional space that can make a conversion easier.
A mansard roof has two slopes, the lower slope is close to vertical at 72 degrees and the top section of the roof is almost horizontal. A mansard roof makes a lot more available space within your loft.