A Velux or skylight loft conversion is one of the simplest and cheapest solutions for extra space and works best when there is ample headroom so you can make full use of all the space available. In comparison to other forms of loft conversions, such as dormer, mansard and hip to gables, Velux or skylight loft conversions require considerably less construction work and is thus not as disruptive as other forms of conversions.
Is Planning Permission Required for a Velux Loft Conversion in London?
Planning permission is not always required as the structure of the roof is not altered in anyway, only the windows are added. However, if you live in a conservation or heritage area or you live in a flat, then planning permission may be required. We can provide you with free advice, help you through the planning process with our Simply architectural team and guarantee that all work meets building regulations.
How much light will a Velux Window let in?
Velux windows provide plenty of natural light and ventilation into a loft conversion, while still retaining your privacy, so they work well for offices, bedrooms and bathrooms. When the summer comes you can stop the room becoming too warm with a blackout blind. Velux also offer a cabrio system which means the window can transform into a balcony.
We offer a large number of Velux windows and some of them do more than just let in some light and ventilation. It is possible to have windows that open and shut automatically powered either from the mains or by the sun. These windows also come with a rain sensor, so when the heavens open the windows will automatically close. If you live in a noisy area you can reduce noise pollution by 50 per cent with Super Sound Insulation.
How much will a Velux Loft Conversion Cost?
The cost of a Velux Loft Conversion starts at £28,000 plus VAT, however, the actual cost of this type of conversion will vary depending on the number of windows needed and the size of the roof. In order to provide you with an accurate quote, Simply Loft will send one of their highly experienced surveyors to the property and your requirement will be discussed in detail as well as measurements taken.
If you would like to enquire about a quote, please call the team on 0800 917 7571 or contact us to arrange a visit.