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Norcroft Loft Conversions
These days many home owners are choosing to convert their lofts and/or ad extensions to their homes instead of moving house. With a lot of the housing stock in and around Sunderland being Victorian or Edwardian they tend to have large lofts that are ideal for converting into new bedrooms, offices or playrooms.
Norcroft has been completing loft conversions in Sunderland and the North East since 2002 so we have vast experience in loft conversion whatever you requirements.
Types of Loft Conversions
There are 3 main types of loft conversion:
Dormer Loft Conversion
A dormer loft conversion is the most popular loft conversion as they can be fitted to most types of homes it is also the lease intrusive and requires the least structural re-working of you roof.
Other benefits to a dormer conversion are that the extended part of the roof has a flat ceiling and vertical walls rather than slanted walls.
Most dormer loft conversion in Sunderland would not require planning permission.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Hip to gable loft conversions are usually done on detached, semi-detached or end of terrace properties. This type of loft conversion basically extends the sloping sides of your roof into vertical sides thus extending the usable space inside the loft. Windows are then often fitted to the new vertical sides to your roof allowing more light to penetrate the loft space.
Since 2008 most Hip to Gable loft Conversions in Sunderland would not require planning permission.
Mansard Loft Conversion
A Mansard loft conversion requires more disruption and the most re-building of you roof and loft space than the other types of loft conversion but because it adds a flat roof to you property it creates the maximum usable space with no sloping walls. It is almost like an extension to the top of your property then a loft conversion as it’s like adding another floor to your house. The windows are usually added as small dormers which gives the feeling of even more space.
Planning Permission is almost always required for a Mansard loft conversion in Sunderland
If you need a loft conversion in Sunderland or the North East get in touch for a free no obligation quote.