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Loft Conversion solutions across Dorset

Dorset Build and Pave offer a full, custom attic conversion service for properties of any size across Dorset. We can provide expert advice covering initial design ideas, through to a full project delivery for loft conversions in Weymouth. Alongside this we offer a range of building services covering minor alterations to full scale property development. Plus, refurbishments and professional capentry services for out-buildings, summer houses and much more.

Loft conversion prices

Loft conversions are a popular way to add space and value to a property without extending the footprint of the building. The cost of a loft conversion can vary significantly depending on factors such as the size and condition of the loft. Also, the type of conversion, the location, and the finishes chosen can make a big difference. In addition to the construction costs, there may be other expenses to consider. Things such as planning permission fees (if required), building regulations compliance costs, architect or designer fees, and the cost of any additional features.

Dorset Build and Pave can provide professional advice and information for your requirements. Along with a free no obligation quote for your loft conversion project. Please feel free to get in touch today to find out more.

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Attic conversions Weymouth, Dorset

Types of roof conversion

There are various types of loft conversion avilable to suit the numerous types of roof or attic space found in domestic properties in the United Kingdom. The most common types of loft conversion in Weymouth, Dorset are listed below with further details about what they entail.

Velux conversion

Velux or roof light loft conversions make use of the existing structure of your roof. They offer a cost-effective and efficient way to create additional living space with plenty of natural light. This makes them a popular choice for homeowners looking to expand their homes without the expense and disruption of a larger-scale conversion.

Features and benefits:

  • Roof windows or skylights maximize the amount of natural light entering the loft space, creating a bright and airy atmosphere.
  • This type of conversion maximizes the usable floor space in the loft without altering the footprint of the building.
  • Since the conversion doesn’t require major alterations to the roof structure, it can often be completed more quickly than other types of loft conversions.

Considerations:

  • Depending on the pitch of the roof and the height of the existing space, headroom in a roof light loft conversion may be limited in certain areas.
  • Insulation and ventilation: Proper insulation and ventilation are essential to ensure the loft space is comfortable and compliant with building regulations.
  • Access to the loft space will typically be via a staircase or loft ladder, so consideration should be given to the most suitable access option for the space.

Dormer loft conversion

A dormer loft conversion in Weymouth involves extending the existing roof space. This is done by adding a structural extension known as a dormer. This type of conversion is well suited for properties with sloping roofs, as it creates additional headroom and floor space by constructing vertical walls and a flat roof or sloping roof window.

Features and benefits:

  • These conversions typically involve significant structural work, including the installation of steel beams to support the new dormer structure.
  • Once in place they provide additional floor space and headroom, making the loft space more usable and practical.
  • They can be designed to match the style and aesthetics of the existing property, ensuring a seamless integration with the rest of the building.

Considerations:

  • Depending on the size, design, and location of the property, planning permission may be required for dormer loft conversions.
  • It’s crucial to consult with a structural engineer or architect to ensure the safety and stability of the building due to the structural alterations required to the roof.
  • They tend to be more expensive than other types of loft conversions due to the additional structural work involved.

Hip to gable conversions

This type of attic alteration involves extending the hip or sloping side of a roof into a verticle gable end. This type of conversion is typically used for properties with hipped roofs. Meaning where the roof slopes down on all sides, creating limited loft space. By converting the hip to a gable end, additional space and headroom can be created, resulting in a far more usable loft area.

Features and benefits:

  • The addition of windows in a new gable end allows for natural light and ventilation to enter the loft space. Thus creating a bright and airy environment.
  • A well designed and constructed hip-to-gable loft conversion could add significant value to your property, often exceeding the cost of the conversion itself.
  • Gable ends can be constructed with various materials to match the existing property’s style and aesthetics.

Considerations:

  • Due to the external alterations involved, planning permission may be required for hip-to-gable loft conversions.
  • As with dormers, H to G coversions can be more expensive than other types of loft conversions due to the additional structural work involved.
  • Again, the structure of the property must be carefully evaluated to ensure the suitability.

Mansard attic conversion

Named after the 17th-century French architect François Mansart. This style of conversion is distinctive due to its steeply sloping sides and flat roof.

Features and benefits:

  • A Mansard loft conversion typically involves altering the shape of the roof to create a box-like structure with a nearly vertical wall on one or more sides.
  • They create a significant increase in usable space in your property.
  • These loft room additions can add architectural interest and character to a property. They can often enhance its overall appearance and value.

Considerations:

  • As previously noted, any structural alterations and additions required for the construction of a loft room may require planning permission from local authorities and building regulations. Professional guidance and installation expertise such as that available from Dorset Build and Pave should also be sought to ensure safety and structural integrity.

Expert advice for roof room additions and home improvement in Dorset

There are many factors and variables with loft conversions in weymouth, Dorset to consider. Therefore, it’s crucial to get professional advice before commencing any project. For free, no obligation advice and quotations regarding loft conversion and utilisation services in Dorset, please contact us today.

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Kath Rushforth
Kath Rushforth
2022-03-19
Very helpful, highly recommended. clean and tidy.
Candice Mealin
Candice Mealin
2022-01-24
With huge thanks to Paul, team and tradesmen for their hard-work and commitment in building our single-storey extension/refurb to an exceptionally high standard. We’re delighted with the build, our needs completely understood which helped make it a result we're happy with. The whole team are personable and helpful, changes easily made and no request was too much trouble. We had no problems with completion time and the building process was made much less stressful with having an organised, reliable team. We have pleasure in highly recommending Dorset Build & Pave for your building needs
Sheila Slade
Sheila Slade
2021-11-05
Dorset Build & Pave changed my ground floor with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I had a downstairs shower room/toilet and new kitchen plus extension. Paul himself had a wealth of knowledge in what he was doing and managed all the works superbly and efficiently. He also kept in touch with me about everything that was going on from start to finish. His workforce did not let him down with every single one of them doing an expert job and having a pride in their work Chris especially hard working and polite always. I would highly recommend and already have done to others looking at or thinking of having future work done. Thanks to all of you for my fab 'new look'
Julie Christian
Julie Christian
2020-05-05
Dorset Build and Pave recently undertook our large project of an extension and ground floor remodel. The whole team were excellent from start to finish. They are professional and tirelessly hardworking. Always punctual, polite and considerate of our needs and our neighbors. They gave expert advice based on a wealth of experience, from the initial design process through to the final fix. The quality and craftsmanship has surpassed our expectations and we are over the moon with the final results. They went above and beyond to project manage, incredibly efficiently with a genuine level of care and after care. A true gentleman. We would wholeheartedly recommend Dorset Build and Pave for any projects you may have. A superb company.
Karen Thresher
Karen Thresher
2019-11-05
Very pleased with work undertaken. The team were polite, friendly and knowledgeable, and the work was completed in a day.
SARAH HAYES
SARAH HAYES
2019-10-20
“Very good service, work carried out when promised and finished on time. Standard of work very good. Site kept tidy and cleaned on completion”
Mike Clark
Mike Clark
2019-10-10
Built a patio and hard standing exactly to requirements. Very professional, efficient and tidy.
Claire Allen
Claire Allen
2019-10-08
Dorset Build and Pave built a dormer en suite for us and re-roofed our bedroom. They were professional, polite, arrived when they said they would, and gave solutions when challenges arose; not always expensive solutions either. We'd recommend them (and have done) over and over!

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