The best 2022 guide to a Velux loft conversion
If you’re looking to gain extra space in your home, and want to add value to the property, then a loft conversion can be a great solution.
What is a Velux loft conversion?
A Velux loft conversion is when the shape of the existing roof is retained and Velux windows are installed into the rafters. The rafters will have to be cut depending on the size of the new windows, the inside of the roof space is fitted out to a carefully thought-out design. The name Velux is after a famous brand of loft windows.
Will you need planning permission?
Most loft conversions are considered permitted development, which means you won’t need to get planning permission as long as the building work fits certain criteria. So, if you’re looking to get a simple conversion with roof windows, you generally don’t need to worry. However, it is best to check just to be safe.
How long does a this loft conversion take to complete?
Velux loft conversions are usually completed in between 4 and 6 weeks since they are one of the simplest conversion types.
Cost of a Velux loft conversion –
The average cost for a Velux loft conversion is around £27,500. However, there are various things that will affect the cost such as:
- Size of windows
- Number of windows required
- Type of windows
- Head height and space of your loft
- Where you live
- Style and quality of finishings
Velux windows –
A Velux window is easier to install than a dormer window, and still provides a good amount of light to the space. The windows are paired with a number of modern features, such as:
- Electric operation
- Solar operation
- Top hung hinges
- Hundreds of blinds and shutter options
- Extra-large balcony windows
How they can transform your home?
Compared to other loft conversions, Velux requires less construction and hence low cost. The main addition in the loft will be the Velux windows to transform the space. Many of our clients have used this extra space for:
- Home Office
- Living Room
- Entertainment Room
You see, there are lots of possibilities to transform this unliveable place into something useful for the whole family. Furthermore, the windows in the loft will allow for more natural light and ventilation. If you are living in a warm area, then you can use glass that prevents sunlight from entering.