Increase the available space in your home or enjoy an additional room with the help of The Loft Worm. Based in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, our team of experienced tradesmen specialise in loft and attic conversions. To tailor your project, one of our specialists will visit your property to complete a consultation and discuss the most suitable type of conversion for your home and roof design. Our dedicated team strive to execute a project that turns your dream design into a reality. There is a variety of luxurious loft conversions to choose from, each of which has its own features and advantages. You will find the available options detailed below.
A hip-to-gable conversion extends a roof slope, generally on a detached terrace and bungalow or semi-detached end of the property. Extending vertically to create a gable, this conversion takes the existing wall up to the ridge of the roof and levels it out to add height along the width of the property.
The rare dormer is often the most popular choice of dormer loft conversion. However, this is usually constructed at the back of a property roof. The Loft Worm is equipped to design this conversion for the front or the side of a property. The dormer allows for more floor area and head space, unlike the common head ducking we experience with Velux™ conversions. Capable of accommodating French doors and windows, the dormer also allows for better spacing for the staircase access in some properties. Although the roof is flat, this conversion is quite adaptable as it can be designed flat or pitched depending on the height of the ridge in the property’s roof.
Depending on the architectural design of the property, be it the Victorian type or Edwardian, the L-shaped dormer may be converted into a large bedroom with an en-suite or two bedrooms at the top of the property.
The Velux conversion is the most common loft or attic we find in most properties across Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Of all conversion types, this is the least time-consuming conversion and is extremely cost efficient. Making use of the existing shape and space, Velux conversions are famously known for allowing ventilation and light to come in from the roof. The architectural footprint of the property is not changed as no dormers are constructed, however this conversion sometimes gives limited space to work when refurbishing a loft.
Common as an addition to Victorian and Edwardian properties, the mansard conversion achieves maximum loft or attic space by reaching the top of the roof. This particular conversion adds character to a property without the additional boxed dormer in the front of the property appearing out of place. Property owners are able to install French doors and/or Velux windows with this type of design.