Here at SAS Lofts London Ltd, we’ve been carrying out loft conversions for homeowners and domestic traders in London and Essex for many years. A team of highly skilled professionals with over 28 years of experience, we have everything needed to transform your loft from a dusty storage space into a bright useable living area. Our company operates as a leading loft conversion specialist throughout the Romford and Walthamstow areas, as well as many surrounding towns and cities.
Our expert team can advise on the most suitable style of conversion for your home. We work to strict building regulations to design and build loft conversions that tick every box. Not only is our work always of the highest quality but it is also tailored to suit your property and individual needs. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements and to arrange an initial consultation with our loft conversions specialist.
Dormer loft conversions are a popular type of loft conversion among many of our customers. Traditionally used to enhance smaller rooms, they can in fact be made into much more elaborate structures to greatly increase the amount of useable space. The conversion involves extending the existing roof structure so that it projects vertically from the sloping roof, either from the front, rear or from a hipped side. This is known as the dormer.
Our loft conversion specialists can recommend the ideal size of the dormer in relation to your home and which materials. Whether your property is in Romford, Walthamstow or any other area of the UK, similar bricks, roof tiles and windows to those used for the existing building should be used, unless you seek prior approval from your local planning authority.
A hipped roof is typical of an end terrace, detached or semi-detached home with a hipped (meaning sloped) side or sides. Having an angle at the roof at one side reduces the amount of space loft available, so hip-to-gable loft conversions involve redesigning the roof to enlarge the interior space. They will require planning permission, due to the physical changes to the roof structure and its appearance. Not suitable for mid-terrace properties.
To replace the hipped roof, a timber framed gable is inserted so that the floor beams can be supported and extra space created, before finishing the roof with tiles. If your property can’t accommodate a gable, side dormers can be an effective alternative. As a loft conversion specialist, we can offer advice on which conversion type is best suited to your hipped roof.
Looking for a quick way to convert the loft in your Romford property or have a home in Walthamstow limited to certain planning restrictions? This basic loft conversion could be ideal. Velux windows are used in the slopes of the roof to allow light and air to flow through the new loft room. The modern qualities of leading brand Velux’s products also mean your windows will be able to withstand even the heaviest of British weather.
Available to most properties as long as there is enough height in the existing roof space, Velux loft conversions tend to be the cheapest and most basic of conversions types. At SAS Lofts London Ltd, we achieve stunning and achievable results, all at an affordable price. Speak to a loft conversion specialist from our team about basic Velux conversions today.
A mansard roof is a 17th century French roof style that can add huge amounts of space to any loft area. These styles of conversions involve raising the party or gable walls at the end of a property, and are typical of inner city London terraced homes. Unless your property was already built in a mansard style, the process involves replacing the entire roof and this is why mansard loft conversions are by far the most extensive of the four types.
With a more detailed construction required, mansard conversions will almost always require planning permission. The results however can be stunning, with mansards often regarded as the most aesthetically pleasing style of loft conversion styles for older properties. They also tend to allow a significant amount of light into your loft and give lots of head height.
For examples of the various styles of loft conversions we’ve completed in areas such as Romford, Walthamstow and the wider London and Essex regions, visit our gallery page.