Velux Loft Conversions
One of the most affordable ways of transforming your attic into an extra room is a velux or roofline loft conversion. But what’s the construction process, how do you know if your loft is suitable, and will you need planning permission?
A velux loft conversion has three main components: a staircase up to the attic, a floor that you can stand on, and skylight windows. It’s often a straightforward project which helps minimise construction and disruption time in your home.
Once completed, you’ll have extra living space without the cost and hassle of moving house. There’s also limited impact to the external aesthetics of your property and planning permission often isn’t required.
While this type of conversion is very popular, it’s unfortunately not possible in every home. The key requirement here is headroom and a minimum height of around 2.2 metres at the highest point of your roof. It’s also worth noting that with a velux loft conversion you won’t get as much usable space as if you decided to go for a ‘full’ conversion like a dormer or hip to gable.
On average, a velux loft conversion takes our team around four weeks to complete at a cost of between £15,000 and £25,000. If you’d like to talk with a member of our team and find out if one is right for you, please contact our South Bristol showroom on 0800 002 9541 or by sending us an email.