Dormer Loft Conversions
Here at Manchester Loft Converters, we have had many years’ experience converting all types of lofts. We have performed mansard loft conversions for customers who are looking for an extension and to add as much space within their loft as possible, and we have also completed many hip to gable lofts to maximise as much space within the loft as possible without having to extend the loft outwards. With a dormer conversion, you can receive the best of both worlds from the loft conversions. Designed to utilize as much space currently inside your loft, it also allows for an extension that will provide you with enough space to even add a second bedroom or bathroom. This makes a dormer loft conversion more suitable and practical for those who are not looking to overspend on their budget unnecessarily.
Cost and timescale of a dormer loft conversion?
Dormer loft conversions are not as expensive as mansards nor as cheap as a hip to gable conversion, but the dormer provides extremely important benefits regarding both the usability and comfort of your home and the value of your property. A dormer conversion allows you to maximise the space that you currently have in your loft while also increasing it by extending what is almost an L-shape into the top of your roof. This will allow you to have added space that could even allow you to add another room within your loft that would not otherwise be able. With this added space, you can fit a bathroom and create a bedroom and bathroom on the top of your home, creating a larger living space. You could also create a larger hobby room to fit your needs inside. The fittings of the loft conversion itself is not restricted by the conversion itself, rather the space that is available in the loft.
A dormer loft conversion can also take a shorter amount of time as a mansard loft conversion, even if it does create an extension. The overall costs and time that it takes to complete a dormer conversion as opposed to the mansard conversion is that there is a smaller amount of overall space that needs to be converted and extended, and the roof itself will not need to be amended too much. The average price difference between a hip to gable conversion and a dormer and mansard conversion is usually £10,000 either way. The cheapest being a hip to gable conversion, with the most expensive being a mansard loft conversion. The average time for a dormer loft conversion completion is around 6-10 weeks depending on the size, additions and features that you would also like us to carry out.
Why should I get a dormer loft conversion?
You should consider getting a hip to gable loft conversion if you have a semi-detached or detached property, and look for a mansard loft conversion if living in a terraced home. Since a detached or a semi-detached property are the only types that would have a slanted hip (not possible for a terraced property of course!), you should consider getting a hip to gable if you do not want to extend your loft space too much. A hip to gable conversion is also the most useful conversion if you have an oddly shaped roof, especially if the side of your roof is sloped. The other benefit of getting a hip to gable conversion is that we can work within the confines of your loft as it is. We can practically put in whatever you would like and design it to how you’d like. Although there are size restrictions, if the design or request that you have can realistically fit into the conversion, then we can construct and convert your loft while including any possible fixture, features or additions.
If you are looking for a hip to gable loft conversion in the Manchester, United Kingdom area or surrounding areas such as Swinton, Failsworth, Eccles, Droylsden, Trafford, Salford, Pendlebury, or others, then contact us now. We can work out some of the specifics with you and give you a free, non-obligatory quote today. Give us a call on 01614109870 or fill out the form on the top of the page!