What Type of Loft Conversion

Can I Convert My Loft?

Is my loft high enough? Depending on the construction of your house, SkyLofts require a minimum distance from the top of your current ceiling joist to the underside of the highest point (ridge beam) of 2.2M or 7’2″. I have water tanks in my loft, is this a problem? Not a problem, there are a… Read more

Bungalow – Loft Conversion Options

If you live in a bungalow and are considering a loft conversion there are several routes that you can take. Below SkyLofts discuss the options bungalow home owners in Surrey, Hampshire and South West London can choose when converting their loft, and for real inspiration check out one of our previous bungalow loft conversion in Hampshire. 1.        Velux Conversion… Read more

Detached House – Loft Conversion Options

If you live in a detached house and are considering a loft conversion there are several routes that you can take. Below SkyLofts discuss the options detached home owners in Surrey, Hampshire and South West London can choose when converting their loft and for real inspiration check out one of our previous conversions on a detached house… Read more

Semi-Detached House – Loft Conversion Options

If you live in a semi-detached house and are considering a loft conversion there are several routes that you can take. Below SkyLofts discuss the options semi-detached home owners in Surrey, Hampshire and South West London can choose when converting their loft, for more inspiration check out this semi-detached loft conversion in Hampshire. 1.        Velux Conversion The… Read more

Terraced House – Loft Conversion Options

If you live in a terraced house and are considering a loft conversion there are several routes that you can take. Below SkyLofts discuss the options terrace home owners in Surrey, Hampshire and South West London can choose when converting their loft: 1.        Velux Conversion The most simplest and cost-effective loft conversion for a terrace… Read more

L-Shape Mansards – Explained

An L-Shape Mansard is very similar to a rear mansard conversion but with the added benefit of a lot more space. An L-Shape mansard can only be carried out on certain properties. Often built in London on properties either under planning permission or on Victorian properties to match other surrounding L-shape mansards. A back addition on… Read more

L-Shape Dormers – Explained

An L-Shape Dormer is very similar to a rear dormer conversion but with the added benefit of slightly more space. An L-Shape dormer can only be carried out on certain properties. Often converted are victorian properties where the kitchen and bathroom are located in the back addition at the rear of the property. The additional space… Read more

Rear Mansard Conversions – Explained

Rear mansards are a great way of converting your loft if certain planning restrictions prevent you from doing a rear dormer or if you simply just prefer the look of a rear mansard over a rear dormer.  Shown in this diagram is the basic shape of a rear Mansard. They have square, vertical sides often… Read more

Rear Dormer Loft Conversions – Explained

A Rear Dormer is the most common type of loft conversion that Skylofts carry out. Shown below in the diagram is the basic shape of a rear dormer. They have square, vertical sides and normally have box-like, flat roof. We always mention a flat roof as being a flat roof but in-fact they are built… Read more

Side Dormer Loft Conversions – Explained

A Side Dormer Loft Conversion is when the hipped roof on the side of the property is built off the side wall to incorporate additional head height in the loft area.   The dormer can be built with a flat of pitched roof. This normally depends on the height of the loft and the style that… Read more