If you have decided to make use of the unused space above your home, the good news is there has never been a better time. With the rise in people spending more time at home, a number of people are turning to ways to increase their living space. By expanding up, you will be able to maintain your garden’s original size and this is also a fantastic option for those who don’t have much of a garden to start with so don’t have the option of a side or rear extension. But how long does a loft conversion take? Our blog answers this and more to help you plan the loft conversion of your dreams.
How Long Will a Loft Conversion Take?
As with any home renovation, you’ll want your loft extension to have as little impact on your home life as possible. You may be wondering how long a loft extension takes in order to plan for your new room. As with other types of home extension, your time scale all depends on what you will be having done. Simple roof lights and flooring, for example, will not take as much time to construct as changing the shape of your roof and lowering the ceiling height of the floor below. We’ve split the below sections into loft conversion types to give you a better idea of the time your loft conversion will take.
How Long Does a Velux Loft Conversion Take?
A Velux loft conversion is the simplest type of loft conversion you can have in your home, This type of loft conversion involves the fitting of windows in the style of your choice to the existing roof in order to allow extra light into your loft space. This is usually the most cost-effective loft conversion option as well as being the quickest type of loft conversion you can have due to its simplicity. Velux loft conversions take on average around 4 weeks and can be a great addition to your home, creating extra space for an additional bedroom or office space for when you need a quiet place to retreat to.
How Long Does a Dormer Loft Conversion Take?
Dormer loft conversions are an exceptionally popular type of loft conversion and great for properties that may struggle with head space in their loft. Dormer loft conversions involve the addition of a dormer window to the existing roof in order to maximise the space available. The dormer roof extension usually consists of a flat roof extension to the roof space with sloping sides. If standing roof height is an issue in your current loft space, a dormer loft conversion is an ideal solution. As they require slightly more work than a Velux loft conversion, dormer conversions tend to take around 4 to 6 weeks depending on the space that needs converting and the specific needs of your loft conversion.
How Long Does a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Take?
A hip to gable loft conversion is ideal for roofs which have one sloping side. This type of loft conversion changes the shape of the roof in order to create more liveable space by converting the sloped wall into a vertical wall. This can create a lot more floor space by removing low, sloping ceilings that may have been awkward to furnish. A hip to gable loft conversion typically takes around 6 weeks but again, this can depend on the complexity of your loft conversion.
How Long Does a Mansard Loft Conversion Take?
A Mansard loft conversion is the most complex and often expensive type of loft conversion. However, for some properties, it can offer the most potential for space allowing you to create your dream loft room as an extension of your home. Mansard loft conversions involve effectively building a new roof in order to add an extra floor to your property. Because of the additional construction required from a mansard loft conversion, these often take up to 8 weeks to complete, depending on the added elements you may wish to create for your property.
Whatever type of loft conversion you decide upon, the experts here at Alvaston Loft Conversions will be on hand to guide you through every step of the process. From designing to planning to building your new loft room, we can provide accurate estimates of timescales for your loft conversion and ensure all work is completed to the highest standard.