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Whether you have a growing family and need more rooms or you want to increase your home’s potential to future buyers, an L-shaped loft conversion could be the solution for you. But what is an L-shaped loft conversion and what type of property is it suitable for?


What is an L-Shaped Loft Conversion?

An L-shaped loft conversion is a type of home renovation project that involves building two dormers that are joined together forming a distinctive L-shape layout when viewed from above.


An L-shaped dormer loft conversion is typically suited to Edwardian and Victorian properties where there is an existing wing at the rear of the building, also known as an outrigger. During construction, one dormer is built on the main roof while the other dormer is built on the rear projection and they are joined together. This loft conversion creates additional height and light thanks to the dormers and the floor space is increased allowing you to create 2 large rooms.


Benefits of an L-shaped Dormer

An L-shaped dormer is the best way to extend period properties while maintaining the architectural aesthetics of your home’s exterior. This type of loft conversion enhances the functionality of your home as the L-shaped layout provides flexibility in how you use the space. The addition of dormer windows helps to improve natural light and with strategic placement, these windows ensure optimal light throughout the day. Along with increased light, dormer windows also provide better ventilation, improving air circulation and helping to regulate the temperature within the converted space. Overall, an L-shaped loft extension is an aesthetically pleasing design that adds architectural interest to your home’s exterior.


Why Choose Alvaston for Your L-Shaped Dormer Loft Conversion?

If you’re looking for an effective way to increase the space in your Victorian or Edwardian property, the loft conversion specialists at Alvaston can help. We specialise in loft conversions in Cannock and the surrounding areas and our skilled loft converters handle every aspect of the conversion. From designing the L-shaped loft conversion floor plan to seeking the necessary permitted development rights or planning permissions, the team at Alvaston takes care of the entire project, from start to finish. 


Calculating L-Shaped Loft Conversion Cost

Calculating the L-shaped dormer loft conversion cost involves considering several key factors. Firstly, the size of the space and the complexity of the design play a crucial role as larger and more intricate loft conversions generally require more materials and labour. We provide competitive, unique quotes that include the construction of the two dormers, a custom handcrafted staircase built on-site, and all of the loft conversion plans and designs. All building regulations and planning permission requirements are handled by our team so all you need to think about is what you’ll turn your newly created living space into.


Do you need planning permission for an L-shaped dormer?

In many cases, L-shaped dormer loft conversions might fall under the category of “Permitted Development” which means it can be carried out without the need for full planning permission, provided certain conditions are met. However, in cases where the loft conversion is higher or wider than the existing roof, if it’s being added to a listed building or if the house is situated in a conservation area, planning permission will be needed. It is worth noting that it may be necessary to initiate a Party Wall Agreement with your neighbours since the project may affect shared walls.


If you’re looking for trusted loft converters in and around Staffordshire for your Edwardian or Victorian terrace L-shaped loft conversion, look no further than Alvaston Loft Conversions. Whether you want to create an additional bathroom and bedroom, a home office or an indoor gym, our team of professionals can turn your L-shaped loft extension dreams into a reality. Call us today on 01922 402720 or contact the team online for a custom quote.

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