Lofteze Ltd is a family run company specialising in loft conversions in the south east of England. With over 20 years building experience we have built up an excellent reputation for quick, efficient and competitively priced work.
We also specialise in other parts of carpentry, we make bespoke dog kennels, sheds, gates with brick surrounds, children's outdoor activity play frames - to name just a few. For more details on the services we offer please visit our Services page.
A loft conversion is the most cost effective way of increasing the living space in your home. Moving is a hassle and can be extremely costly (stamp duty etc). A loft conversion is a guaranteed way of increasing the value of your house by turning your unused attic into brand new living space.
From the moment you call us we are there to help, from initial design to obtaining local authority approval through to final completion. We also sort out party wall agreements for you so you don’t need to worry.
We know that taking on major building works can be very stressful. At Lofteze we ensure that the disturbance to your home is kept to a minimum. We can arrange our working hours to suit your convenience and wherever possible we bring all of building materials and equipment directly up into the loft by crane rather than through your house causing chaos in your home.
There are four main types of conversion but which type is ideal for your house?
Terraced houses - A Dormer is an extension to the existing roof, allowing for additional floor space and headroom within the loft conversion. Dormers protrude from the roof slope, normally at the rear of the property and can be built in a variety of styles. Internally, a Dormer will have a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls compared to the normal diagonal sides of a conversion. In lofts that have limited space or headroom a Dormer will provide additional space that can make a conversion feasible.
Semi-Detached houses - A hip to gable conversion involves making fairly major changes to the roof. The gable wall is built up to the ridge line and a new section of roof is built to fill in the gap. As a general rule, houses with hip roofs tend to not have enough internal volume for a conversion to be practical so a hip to gable conversion is the best solution.
You could also go for a variation of a Hip To Gable and Barn Hipped Conversion.
A mansard is a variation of a Dormer. A mansard roof has two slopes, the lower slope is close to vertical at 72 degrees and the top section of the roof is almost horizontal. This style of roof is named after a 17th-century French architect Francois Mansart (1598-1666) who used this design of roof on many of his buildings. A mansard roof has the advantage of maximising the available space within your loft.
For more information on any of these conversion types or to find what would be right for you and free quotation, then please contact us.
Want to create more space? Or have another addition to the family? Contact us now to arrange a free consultation on: 01474 333 185