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Proficiencyltd   , 30

from London

Types Of Loft Conversions And Their General Requirements


To cater to the growing space needs of your family, it’s not a must that you move to a new house. A well constructed loft conversion may be all you need to create all the space you need to house your growing family.

There are different types of loft conversions in London to ensure that all home owners, regardless of their home’s design and available budget, can find a way to create the room they need. 

Read on to learn more about these attic conversions and their requirements so as to be able to choose the most suitable option in your case as it varies by areas in London.


The space in your attic is converted into a living space with minimal alterations to the roofline. Windows that are flush with the slope of the roof are used to bring light into the new space. This conversion is suited to old properties that have expansive attics.

No planning is required to conduct roofline conversions. They are also considered to be a perfect choice for homeowners operating within a strict budget.


These loft conversions are used to increase the space under a hipped roof. They involve the conversion of the hipped end of your home’s roof into a gable end. They are mostly suited to detached, semi, detached, bungalow and chalet properties.

To conduct a hip-to-gable conversion, you might be needed to seek a permit as planning may be required.



A box shaped extension is built, with a vertical wall extending from the bottom of the roofline upwards to support a flat roof. This is said to be the most common type of loft conversion due to the fact that it can be build on just about any type of property.

The conversion creates a large space that you can walk into while standing upright. No planning is required to conduct a dormer conversion.

Proficiency has build multiple loft conversions in London see examples - https://www.proficiencyltd.co.uk/loft-conversions-london.html


This type of conversion results in a substantial change in the design of the underlying structure’s original roof. As such, planning is always needed, and you must therefore seek permission from the relevant authorities. They involve a lot of work, and therefore require more money and time to get done.


The conversion involves removal of the existing roof section and the building of a structure with walls sloping at a 72 degree angle, supporting a flat roof. They are great for properties built with a terraced roof.

Now that you have a better understanding of the types of loft conversions and their general requirements, you can pick your most suitable option. In case you would like more thorought description read our blog post: https://www.proficiencyltd.co.uk/loft-types.html