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Have you Considered a Mansard Loft Conversion?

Indeed, many a loft conversion specialist will tell you that a mansard loft conversion is often seen as more than just a simple loft conversion; it can be thought of as a complete extra storey of your home being added.


What is a Mansard Loft Conversion?


Mansard loft conversions are constructed so that the sloping side parts of the roof become almost flat (between 72 and 90 degrees), and the sloping front walls or sides of the loft are almost vertical. This is why they create such a large amount of space, as there is very little eaves space in comparison to other types of loft conversion.


A mansard loft conversion generally requires more construction work than other types of


a loft conversion, as it extends your roofline over the original floor plan and roof of your home. It also normally includes dormer windows as part of the construction into the flattened roof.


What are the Advantages of a Mansard Loft Conversion?


There are many advantages to a mansard loft conversion which is why it’s worth considering one for your home. These include:


A mansard loft conversion will give you a lot more space within your new room. As such, this also means that the new space will be versatile for you in terms of use.


Mansard loft conversions are normally very light and airy. Because of the way they’re designed and the inclusion of dormer windows, they let in a lot more natural light than other types of loft conversions.


They can also be styled to suit your home. Mansard loft conversions require more roof construction, but this also means that their look can be made to work with the exterior of your home quite easily.


What are the Disadvantages of a Mansard Loft Conversion?


There are, of course, some points of a mansard loft conversion which won’t suit every homeowner’s needs. These are chiefly:

Mansard loft conversions are a more expensive option. If budget is important to you, it might be worth considering a different option.


More construction work is needed, which means that mansard loft conversions tend to take longer from start to finish.


You will normally require planning permission for a mansard conversion. This is because you’re extending your loft space, rather than simply converting it. There are a few exceptions, although these tend to be few and far between, and it’s always best to check with your local authority as to whether planning permission is required.


Although they are not a simple undertaking, if you want something a little different and which will maximise your return on loft conversion space, it’s definitely worth considering a mansard loft conversion. Contact Bespoke Lofts to see whether it will be a suitable option for your home.

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