Sometimes referred to as roofline conversions, a Velux loft conversion involves installing a window into the existing pitch line of your roof, making this one of the most straight-forward loft conversion types as it avoids the need for extensive roof alterations.
These loft conversions are best for spaces with a lot of existing headroom. The minimum for loft conversions is 2.3m, but if you would like to maintain the existing structure without compromising the space within your new room we recommend that you have more than the absolute minimum.
What are the Benefits?
The angle of the windows on this conversion type lets in a lot of light, giving you a bright, airy room that still feels private. Our triple-glazed window option reduces heat loss and noise pollution, ensuring that your new room is comfortable.
Since the conversion doesn’t impact the shape of your home, it’s very likely to be included under planned developments so the process can be started much faster than an addition that requires planning permission. Conservation areas often prefer these types of conversions, particularly if you use flush, metal windows. This sensitive approach also means that the work is completed quickly with minimal disruption to your home life.
Finally, this is one of the most cost-effective conversion types since the roof alteration is so minimal. You can save on building materials and will not lose money through delays caused by poor weather conditions.
Fitting and Furnishing Velux Loft Conversions
Velux are the market-leaders for these sorts of windows and over the last 60 years they have become synonymous with quality. There are a number of options available to improve energy efficiency, as well as a range of windows to fit any roof type.
Velux windows require specific blinds that fit the frame. If you would like to maximise thermal efficiency, you can install blinds with a silver-backing that helps you maintain a stable room temperature in summer and winter.
Most furniture will need to be placed along the top and bottom walls of the room, due to the slant of your roof. Before ordering furniture, always ensure that you have measured the height and width properly so that it fits the dimensions of your room with plenty of space around it. If you would like to read more furnishing tips for your loft conversion, take a look at our blog post about loft furnishings.