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Loft conversion: Velux

Going up is a great way to add space and value to your property, especially when you choose an affordable Velux loft renovation. Also known as a ‘rooflight’ or ‘skylight’ conversion, it balances cost with practicality, and is a popular choice among homeowners.

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Reasons to choose a Velux loft conversion

There are lots of benefits to this style over others, including the following:

  • Simplest solution
  • Most cost-effective option
  • Unaltered roofline
  • Planning permission usually isn’t needed
  • Low level of construction required
  • Minimum disruption
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Velux loft considerations

While there are many good points to this type of upwards extension, it isn’t right for every building. It’s important to think about whether it’s the most suitable one for your house. Consider these factors:

  • Ceiling height: As you’re not increasing headroom by building out, start with ample space to move around in comfortably, without ducking/stooping.
  • Planning constraints: If you’re unlikely to get the go-ahead for a more substantial change to the structure, this is the way to go. If neighbours have been given the green light for a dormer etc. you might choose to go with a bigger project.
  • District: In a conservation/heritage zone, or flat? Permission might be required.
  • Window coverage: For adequate daylight levels, the glazed area should be at least 20% of the floor, so check this can be achieved.
  • Positioning: Facing south? You’ll get lots of sunshine, perfect for winter. Blackout blinds help prevent overheating in the summer.
  • Usage: Typically there’s only capability for one use, such as an office, bedroom or playroom. Want two bedrooms and a bathroom? You might prefer a different project.

Velux loft conversion cost

  • From £25,000

Cost is a major consideration when developing your house. Looking for the cheapest route to have an extra room? Then changing your attic this way is likely your top pick.

The final price depends on various things, such as:

  • Window size/number
  • Roof size
  • Usage
  • Spec

Just need light and ventilation? It’ll be less expensive. Fancy smart fittings that automatically open/shut? You’ll pay a bit more. Live somewhere noisy? Insulation will help — at a higher price tag. You can also have a cabrio system to create a balcony.

Why choose Fittra for your Velux loft expansion

Fittra Construction can transform your attic to make the most of your home. Save the expense of moving by improving your existing property to gain everything you want. Here’s how we can help:

  • Free consultations
  • Bespoke design
  • Planning permission applications
  • Building regulations covered
  • Legal advice
  • Trade discounts
  • Expert team
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Project management throughout
  • Clear payment schedule with 5% deposit
  • £5M public/products, £10M employer’s liability insurance
  • NFB, TrustMark, FMB, NHBC registrations/accreditations/professional memberships

Get in touch today to discuss your plans. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Maidenhead

The work that Fittra did for me was a full house renovation – this did not include any new build or extension work but it did include moving a number of internal load bearing walls and extending external openings to install large sliding doors. The work was reasonably complex structurally as the upper floor is steel beam and concrete block construction. Externally all windows and doors were changed, guttering and fascias were changed and a new tiled deck constructed to give an outside/inside feel. Internally, walls were moved, new door openings created or widened to give a modern open plan look and feel.Read More

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Team at Fittra possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent contractor: they know their market extremely well; they are diligent, responsive, and yet very understanding with their clients. They are very professional and offer cost saving alternatives when possible. The thing that has impressed me the most is the professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness of all the workers.

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Isleworth

“We did our house fully renovation last year July 2019 – December 2019 with Fittra. We are very pleased with the results – our new kitchen (rear extension with lantern roof light), loft conversion, hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, tiling and etc.. Ivan and his team are truly professional. They finished the job with timely manner and customer satisfaction. Their breakdown quotes are easy to understand and easy to work with. We are highly recommended for Ivan, Igor and the team. Great job!!!”

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The client decided on full renovation of this detached bungalow. Our team built a rear extension with lantern roof light and converted the attic into the living space. They also added 2 new bathrooms to the property, installed underfloor heating throughout the house, changed the entire plumbing and rewired all electric systems. During the final […]

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