Types of Loft Conversion


Do you live in a small property and are concerned your roof space is not big enough to be converted? A Dormer extension is probably your best choice. Dormers are considered the most common type of loft conversions since the flat roof dormers always add the optimum amount of space.

Simply put, a dormer loft conversion is an addition to the current roof that vertically projects from the bottom of the slope, making extra headroom and living area within the property. With an extension, even the smallest property is able to take advantage of a loft conversion.

The major styles of dormer loft conversions include Flat-roof dormer, shed dormer, hipped-roof dormer and gable-fronted dormer. With a dormer conversion, you will need to follow strict building regulations as the expansion could alter the exterior view of the room.

When you sign up with LivinRoom Developers, we will send a team of experts to examine your property. They will provide a proposed drawing the exterior view showing what the new loft will look like once installed. In addition, we will provide advice on planning permission and other statutory requirements.

Hip to Gable

With a hip-to-gable conversion, you will transform the sloping side of a home or property to a flat gable end, with the aim of increasing the relatively small existing space of a property with hipped roofs. It widens the ridge line of the roofing starting from the current hips wherein the upward ridges of the hip end meet up with the rooftop to the extreme of the vertical wall. This enhances the size of the loft and the additional space can be used as desired – typically they make huge en-suite and a master bedroom.

Owing to the nature of this type of loft conversion, it is not appropriate for any mid-terraced homes. However, it remains the most fitting for detached, semi-detached, bungalow and chalet properties. Hip- to-gable loft conversions can as well be used with a back-dormer loft conversion for utmost space all around. Bear in mind that a Hip-to-gable conversion will transform the roof outline, therefore it is important to seek the appropriate planning permissions.

We are available to discuss your Hip-to-gable extension requirements.

With years of experience working on properties across London, we are able to provide an unbiased assessment of the suitability of your property and the planning permissions needed.


Simply because you live in a city centre does not stop you from benefitting from a loft conversion. Mansard loft conversions are pleasing and are common in areas where space is at a premium as they need no work to be done to the exterior of the building. They are usually built at the back of a property and possesses a flat roof as well as windows which are usually housed within small dormers.

You will need some building regulation and planning permissions for this type of loft conversion since it involves some change to your property’s structure. Nonetheless, they are kept to the barest minimum and are rarely complicated.

Want more information on Mansard loft conversions?

We are a team of experienced loft conversions experts localised within the North London area. We offer a free no-obligation consultation and quote at our first visit and are well vast in planning permission requirements in the locality.