Loft Conversions Expert in Bromley and Kent
Types of Loft Conversion
There are various ways to install a new loft conversion in your property. Here at Loft Conversion Direct, we are experts in all of them and are happy to advise you on the right style for you. Here are some of the most popular varieties:
Dormer loft conversions are the most popular and cost-effective method available. It involves extending the walls of your loft upward, through the slanting roof and capping it with a new, horizontal roof. It provides extra head-room and requires no change to the overall structure of the property. This means that planning permission will not normally be needed.
L-shaped dormers are much the same as a regular dormer loft conversion, in that they are built through the existing roof. In effect they are two separate dormers – one on the front-facing roof, the other on the side-facing roof – that are joined together to form the distinctive L-shape for which they are named.
Hip-to-gable loft conversions help you increase the available headroom in a hip roof by replacing one or more of the slanted hip ends with a vertical gable end. This involves extending the rest of the roof, providing you with considerable extra room. The finished result is spacious on the inside and can match the existing roof on the outside.
Compared to other methods, Mansard loft conversions involve a more dramatic alteration to your property. This includes raising the gable wall on both sides of the house, creating a large, roomy loft area with a near-horizontal roof that drops away at a sharp angle. These loft conversions offer plenty of room for development, but may require planning permission.
Our offices are based in Bromley, from where our loft conversion specialists travel across a 20-mile radius. This covers a large part of the South East, including Kent, South London, South East London and some outlying areas. This includes homes in Beckenham, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Catford, Croydon, Dartford, Forest Hill, Greenwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Sidcup, Swanley, West Wickham, and beyond.