On 1st October 2008, and again more recently, the planning regulations in London were simplified and as a result the number of householders opting to convert their lofts vastly increased with some households no longer requiring planning permission. We can help establish the relevant requirements for your property as it may be possible to convert your loft conversion under Permitted Development regulations. If you would like to add extra living space, increase the value of your home and avoid the stress of moving, we offer loft conversions that are of the highest quality in terms of design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Our work will not only give you additional space but will enhance both your property and your lifestyle.
what are the different types of loft conversion?
There are four main types of loft conversions and the type we recommend for your property will depend on a number of factors – property style, roof height, available space, conservation area, local planning regulations, your budget and needs.
- CLICK HEREdormer and l-shaped dormer loft conversion
- CLICK HEREmansard and l-shaped mansard loft conversion
- CLICK HEREdouble mansard loft conversion
- CLICK HEREvelux loft conversion
- CLICK HEREhip-to-gable and l-shaped hip-to-gable loft conversion
- CLICK HEREloft conversion with full back addition
- CLICK HEREloft conversion with roof terrace
A pod room is the room that is built out usually over half of the back addition giving a room approximately 3m *3.5m in size. We often get called back by old clients to build this room years after we have done the original conversion to get some additional space. Pod rooms have not been possible for that long and so are a newer requirement for lofts in London. The space is often used as a spare bedroom, home office or even large luxury bathroom as the size is sufficient for a small double, large single, large office, playroom or even nursery. Pod rooms are incrementally more expensive to build on their own, so if you have the space and do not have a main loft at the moment, we would recommend you opt for the l-shaped loft shown here. However, if you already have your loft conversion in place, a pod room may be the only additional option.