Terraced

Window dormer

Dormer conversions are by far the most popular option for lhome development and come in 3 main types: A standard Dormer conversion, an L-Shape Dormer and a Window Dormer. Dormer Conversions are created by making an opening in the existing roof section and adding a new ‘box like’ structure that spans the property and sits on the slope line, normally at the rear of the property with Velux windows positioned at the front. It also has the option to add French doors, Juliet balcony or terrace.

Window dormer

These additions give you the advantage of added space, head height and natural light over a Velux conversion, because it will dramatically alter the potential for the newly created space.  This makes it one of the best value conversions that we provide.

Window dormer

If you property is one with an L-shape floor plan, or you have access to an addition section of roof we can create an L-shape Dormer. For Victorian and Edwardian Houses in London this is a common style, created in exactly the same way as a standard Dormer but with the L-shape added to increase the internal floor plan and often creating a natural room divide for bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes or stairwells.

Window Dormer conversions follow the same principles but instead of one large dormer structure we add a series of smaller Dormers complete with full size windows Window Dormers have a limited profile and can often be recommended where the council has conservation limitations or as a style preference for homeowners.

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Velux

This is the simplest and most inexpensive conversion available for homeowners. The idea is to maintain the internal and external space, but by reconfigure the inside to your chosen design or bedrooms, bathroom etc… and by adding Velux roof windows to the existing roof, normally on both sides and complete with a staircase.

Velux

This is designed to flood the existing space with light but with minimal construction work. The process is quicker for these conversions, and depending on the loft size can still create plenty of space and an affordable price along with fewer restrictions of planning and regulations.

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Single mansard

Mansard conversions can be described as a roof extension across the entire span of the roof, end to end. First the head height is increases by building a structure much like a dormer, only a mansard with span the entire width, will have a flat roof that meets the ridge line and has a sloping side dropped to a near vertical. Small Window Dormers are added and inset to the structure. For end of terrace conversions we also build up the outer sidewall/s in matching brickwork to for a sympathetic look with the exiting building.

Single mansard

Mansards can be chosen for this synergy between old and new, but can be added to any building where this design is preferred and where it is insisted upon due to restrictions by the local authority. The real benefit is that this shape can give up to a 10-fold increase in space to that of a standard Dormer conversion.

Single mansard

In addition, as with L-shaped Dormers, an L-shaped Mansard can be created to take advantage for the addition space on your roof to create of of the largest conversions available to most homeowners.

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L-shape Mansard

Mansard conversions can be described as a roof extension across the entire span of the roof, end to end. First the head height is increases by building a structure much like a dormer, only a mansard with span the entire width, will have a flat roof that meets the ridge line and has a sloping side dropped to a near vertical. Small Window Dormers are added and inset to the structure. For end of terrace conversions we also build up the outer sidewall/s in matching brickwork to for a sympathetic look with the exiting building.

L-shape Mansard

Mansards can be chosen for this synergy between old and new, but can be added to any building where this design is preferred and where it is insisted upon due to restrictions by the local authority. The real benefit is that this shape can give up to a 10-fold increase in space to that of a standard Dormer conversion.

L-shape Mansard

In addition, as with L-shaped Dormers, an L-shaped Mansard can be created to take advantage for the addition space on your roof to create of of the largest conversions available to most homeowners.

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L-shape Dormer

Dormer conversions are by far the most popular option for lhome development and come in 3 main types: A standard Dormer conversion, an L-Shape Dormer and a Window Dormer. Dormer Conversions are created by making an opening in the existing roof section and adding a new ‘box like’ structure that spans the property and sits on the slope line, normally at the rear of the property with Velux windows positioned at the front. It also has the option to add French doors, Juliet balcony or terrace

L-shape Dormer

These additions give you the advantage of added space, head height and natural light over a Velux conversion, because it will dramatically alter the potential for the newly created space.  This makes it one of the best value conversions that we provide.

L-shape Dormer

If you property is one with an L-shape floor plan, or you have access to an addition section of roof we can create an L-shape Dormer. For Victorian and Edwardian Houses in London this is a common style, created in exactly the same way as a standard Dormer but with the L-shape added to increase the internal floor plan and often creating a natural room divide for bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes or stairwells.

Window Dormer conversions follow the same principles but instead of one large dormer structure we add a series of smaller Dormers complete with full size windows Window Dormers have a limited profile and can often be recommended where the council has conservation limitations or as a style preference for homeowners.

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London roof

A London roof, sometimes called a butterfly, roof is an inverted pitched roof with the roof slopping up and outwards from the center of the house. These types of roofs are common in London, hence the name, and though they remain popular in design they are typical of mid-Victorian homes. The design of the existing roof often produces very little internal loft space; so in order to make the most of the property we normally install a completely new floor and add what are effectively a double mansards, front and rear.

London roof

To do this we will remove the existing roof, construct a new floor above your existing one and build up the walls on either side with sympathetic brickwork. This conversion provides an entire new floor to your property with the same or similar size as your existing ones; the finished look is similar to that of a townhouse. This sort of conversion produces so much additional space that it gives homeowners one of the largest options for use of the conversion, from multiple bedrooms, studios, and rental flats or simply more living space. Though the scale of works is larger the amount of space increase for a London home continues to be a popular residential investment.

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  • Window dormer
  • Velux
  • Single mansard
  • L-shape Mansard
  • L-shape Dormer
  • London roof

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