With space at a premium in London, a luxury loft conversion is one of the best ways to create additional room whilst increasing the value of your property. At PR & DL Construction Ltd, we carry out loft conversions for homeowners in areas such as Brixton, Kingston and Orpington. Our conversions are bespoke, with every part designed and built to your specification. We work closely with qualified architects to produce designs suited to the style of your property, existing loft height and your personal taste.
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There are four main types of loft conversions found in properties across the UK. Our professionals can help you decide on the one that will suit you and your property best. Important aspects to consider include; budget, the shape of your existing roof, existing loft head height and your permitted development rights. These are all elements we will discuss with you during the first site visit, where we can also offer a quotation. To give you an initial idea about the four conversion types, we have provided details on each of them below.
Dormer loft conversions are popular throughout London. They generally requiring minimal dramatic changes, yet provide large amounts of natural light, ventilation and internal space. The conversion involves reshaping the roof to integrate a box-shape extension (dormer) that extends vertically from a sloped side of the roof. Normally the dormer is located on the side or rear of the roof, although they can be placed at the front subject to planning permission.
If you have a terraced property in Kensington, Orpington or a nearby London area, our mansard loft conversions may be the best option. Although, they are suitable for many other property types. This type of loft conversion is usually constructed at the rear of a property and includes a flat roof and back wall that slopes inwards at 72 degrees. With an especially aesthetically-pleasing appearance, the windows are in the style of small dormers.
Suitable for many property types, hip-to-gable loft conversions greatly increase the interior roof space to create a light and spacious living area. They are suitable for most property types, but especially popular in traditional semi-detached houses with a hipped roof. The construction involves extending the sloped side of the roof, by replacing it with a vertical wall (gable) at the same height as the top point and then filling the space in-between.
Velux loft conversions are the quickest and most affordable out of the four conversion types. They are ideal for properties that already have a good amount of roof head height and can often be done under permitted development. To create this style of loft conversion, Velux skylight windows are fitted so you can make use of all the space available. Only small alterations are needed, allowing these loft conversions to go ahead with minimal disruption.
Most types of loft conversions are considered permitted development and so, do not usually require planning permission. If planning permission is needed, this is often due to plans to extend or alter the roof space more than the specified limits. For information about current limits, please contact our experts. The Planning Portal website is also an excellent source.
At PR & DL Construction Ltd, we deliver nothing but the highest quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. We take pride in capturing your vision and in enhancing properties in Kingston, Orpington and the surrounding areas, so that space is used more effectively. Our process is designed to make the project as hassle-free as possible for our clients, with clear communication throughout and all aspects undertaken by our team.
Our process includes the following: