Loft Conversions

Glossary of Terms for Loft Conversions

Glossary Of Terms For Loft Conversions | Bespoke Lofts - London And Essex Dormer
Rear Dormer

A Rear Dormer is the most common type of loft conversion and will create maximum floor space and height. Bespoke Lofts Ltd will tailor the design to suit your particular needs and wishes. It is often possible to construct a rear dormer without need for planning permission.

Side Dormer
Side Dormer

Semi-detached houses with hip to gable sloping side roofs often need a Side Dormer. We will discuss with you a suitable design that will suit your home.


Hip-to-Gable will involve changing the sloping side of your property. This may often be a better alternative to a side dormer and in many cases will create more space.

Mansard Roofs
Mansford Roofs

With Mansford Roofs, For this the roof angle will be changed to 70 degrees to create the maximum possible space. The exterior finish is matched to the existing roof. This type of conversion is usually constructed where certain planning permission is required or your property falls into a conservation area.

Velux Conversions
Velux Conversions

With a Velux Conversions the roof line is unaltered and a room is created in your existing loft space. This type of loft conversion is very cost effective and is often used if planning permission is an issue.

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