Loft conversion using VELUX® windows also known as rooflight conversions, get their name from the windows that are used. VELUX® is a well-known manufacturer of roof windows. It is different from other loft conversions, in that the roof is structurally unchanged. This also means that it is the cheapest loft conversion and the easiest one to install.
What is a Rooflight Loft Conversion?
In a loft conversion using VELUX® windows, there is no structural change to the roof. All the changes happen inside, with the only change outside being the installation of VELUX® windows in the roof. These windows serve to allow natural light into the new space, so a room filled with light is created. Loft conversion using VELUX® windows are ideal when you have just the right amount of space you need without having to extend. It is also quicker to convert and costs you very little. Compared to hip-to-gables, dormers, and mansards, this style of conversion is much simpler.
Benefits of a Rooflight loft conversion
A loft conversion using VELUX® windows is the most cost-effective, non-intrusive and easiest way to create additional living space in your loft. They are best performed when there is a suitable amount of height between the floor and the roof ridge. Compared to other loft conversions, loft conversion using VELUX® windows need less construction and are less disruptive to the home. VELUX® windows are renowned for their ability to allow natural light, into dark spaces. The benefits of installing VELUX® windows are that they are easy to install and won’t change the structure of the roof. Another benefit is the introduction of natural light into your new loft space. Having VELUX® windows means that the new space will be well ventilated.
Do I need planning permission for a rooflight loft conversion?
When it comes to legal requirements, these loft conversions almost always do not need any planning permission. However, like with every conversion type, listed buildings and conservation area homes need council approval. While room for exceeding building regulations is limited for loft conversion using VELUX® windows, it is always safe to obtain a Lawful Development Certificate.
What kind of space can I create with a Rooflight loft conversion?
There are many different ways the additional space can be used when you have a loft conversion using VELUX® windows. You can use it for a master bedroom with an ensuite, or a bedroom and a bigger bathroom. You could use the extra space for a home office, or a living room away from the children. It can be turned into a large child’s bedroom, the list is endless.