A Velux Conversion also known as Roof light conversion is the simplest, easiest, and most cost-effective solution to adding extra space. If you have ample space in your attic then this type of loft conversion can create a habitable room using a Velux roof window. In comparison to the other loft conversion types, Velux requires much less construction work and is way less disruptive too. This sort of conversion is very popular as its very efficient and affordable.
Affordable - This type of loft conversion is the most affordable way to add extra space to your property.
More Space - You can add up to 25% more room to your property, making it more comfortable and spacious.
More Efficient - The natural light and ventilation from the roof window will make the extra room more energy efficient.
More Storage - Your new loft conversion will enhance your loft storage. This is more useful if you have less closet space in bedrooms.
Planning Permission is not always required for a Velux Loft Conversion in London as the roof of the wall is not altered in any way or shape. Our team provides free consultation and will assist you through the planning process. Our architectural team guarantees that all the work undertaken meets the building regulations in your local area.
Following building regulations is necessary for the process of a loft conversion. This will assure the Building Surveyors that the loft space is safe and habitable. To acquire building regulations approval, the structural drawings must indicate that there’s a safe escape from fire, the stairs to the new room are safely designed, and the sound insulation between the loft and the rooms below is reasonable enough. Additionally, a building regulations certificate is a crucial document that you need to present once you put your house for sale as this will ensure the potential buyers that the structural strength of the loft’s floor is sufficient and the stability of the structure including the roof is durable.
You can easily check if the space you want to convert is suited for a Velux loft conversion. Confirm the head height available in your attic by getting a tape measure, and from the top of the existing first-floor ceiling joists and the underside of the existing timber ridge board, you must get at least 2.2 meters of vertical space. Acquiring this measurement will guarantee you enough height to form a room without having to lower the ceilings on the first floor. Another thing to check is if there’s enough space to accommodate a new staircase. Usually, the stairs that will lead to the loft are built just over the existing staircase, but in cases where the space is limited, then you can consult your builders about the options that they can do for you.
To successfully have your attic converted into a Velux loft, then you must be diligent in completing the whole process with expert guidance from your loft conversion specialist. Once complete, you will then proceed in securing the necessary documents before the loft conversion begins at your house. Serve consent and notice if there will be parties that are going to be involved in the construction. After that’s finished, you must be able to submit the paperwork to the Building Control. The construction will only then officially commence once the proposals are approved by the local authority.
The construction of a Velux loft conversion is the simplest one compared to the other types since the only obvious external change it will create to your house is the addition of the new Velux windows. And because of this, a Velux loft conversion is likely to be accomplished in as short as 4 weeks. If you’ll employ the team we have at Loft Conversions Company, you can be confident to be living in your new loft in the quickest possible time so you won’t have to leave your property while the loft conversion is ongoing.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which a Loft Conversion could enhance your home, call us on 0208 1020 675 or email to ask us any questions. For a free site survey and design consultation please fill out the form on the right and our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.