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RJ Heathcote Ltd, Highbank Cottage, Farm Town Lane, Coleorton, Leicestershire, LE67 8FG

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There are many  different options to choice from when converting your loft space, here are the  four main types of conversion that we use.
Velux Roof Light Conversion  -  Dormer Conversion  -   Mansard Conversion  -  Hip to Gable Conversion


Velux Roof Light Conversion
A Roof light conversion does not involve any Roof extensions, meaning that in this type of conversion the roofline is unaltered. The velux windows are fitted flush with the roofline, leaving the original roofline unaltered. Because the roofline is left unaltered, this type of  conversion (in most cases) does not require Planning Permission. This is  an excellent option for those seeking a smaller loft conversion or for areas that dormers are not permitted. Also, due to the fact that there are no major changes to the roofline, this can often be one of the cheapest methods of conversions.


Dormer Conversion
A dormer loft conversion projects horizontally from the ridge line of your roof towards the eaves, creating additional floor space and  headroom within the loft. A flat roof dormer conversion is one of the  most common types of conversion, due to the fact that it adds the  maximum amount of additional space. The disadvantage of this form of construction is that it may not look as attractive as other types of  dormers. A gable fronted dormer may be more appealing to the eye but  does not offer the same benefits of space that a flat fronted dormer does. In some cases planning permission is not required.


Mansard Loft Conversion
A mansard loft conversion is similar to a dormer type conversion except  that the sides of the extension are sloped at a 70 degree angle. It also can have a flat or pitched roof, and offers similar benefits of space as a dormer type conversion. The windows are usually housed within small dormers. Planning permission is required with this type of loft  conversion.


Hip to Gable Loft Conversions
Most hipped roofs have a small internal area due to the shape of the roof, the roof is a similar shape to a pyramid. In this situation a hip to gable conversion is one of the most suitable option, replacing the sloping side of the roof with a dormer or brick gable end. Planning permission is required with is type of conversion.

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