What is a Velux loft conversion?

A Velux conversion is a type of loft conversion where the roofline is unaltered. Velux windows are used and allow natural sunlight to shine through the new space. We will only use official Velux windows as it is the leading manufacturer and will provide its own guarantee on the product.

Benefits of a Velux conversion

A Velux conversion is the most non-intrusive, cost-effective and easiest way to create additional space. Velux conversions work at their best when there is a good amount of height between the loft floor and the existing ridge. In comparison to other conversion types, Velux loft conversions require much less building work and are, therefore, not as disruptive.

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Exterior finish options

As the external roof line is unaltered, there are no finishes to consider. The only visual change to the roof would be the fact the roof now has Velux windows. These can be tiled or slated in using your existing tiles or slates so that the Velux windows look like they have always been there.

Exterior finish options

As the external roof line is unaltered, there are no finishes to consider. The only visual change to the roof would be the fact the roof now has Velux windows. These can be tiled or slated in using your existing tiles or slates so that the Velux windows look like they have always been there.

Will you need planning permission?

If your property has permitted development rights, you can build a Velux 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

If you do not have permitted development rights, you will need to obtain planning permission. With planning permission, you cannot start work until it has been granted. Once a planning application is validated with the council, it should issue a decision after eight weeks.

Here at The Loft Room, we will ascertain exactly which permission is needed and will submit the relevant applications on your behalf to obtain the correct approval.

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