OTHER LOFT TYPES
WHAT IS A MANSARD LOFT CONVERSION?
A Mansard loft conversion is named after the 17th century French architect Francois Mansard. It is a roof design that usually adds space to the rear of a property but can also be added to the front if the house already has permission or if it has a sloping roof at the front. The roof face slopes back 72 degrees to create a distinctive design.
BENEFITS OF A MANSARD CONVERSION
If you’re looking for some extra living space and happen to have a loft or attic, a mansard loft conversion is a great option for you. The style of the extension will complement your home, and it can be used for bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, lounges and offices.
EXTERIOR FINISH OPTIONS
Brick, tile, or slate can be hung on the exterior of your Mansard conversion. The type of tile or slate will be chosen for you on site so that it matches the existing roof as closely as possible. If you choose brick, the bricks will be matched to the existing brickwork. Other finishes such as fascias, soffits, gutters, and windows will also be chosen for you so that they match the original property as closely as possible.
WILL YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
If your property has permitted development rights, you can build a Mansard conversion under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate means that, as long as you build within the council’s guidelines, you do not need to wait for the application to be approved before work commences.