The mansard loft conversion is the conversion that will often give the best results in respect to creating more living space. On the other hand, they also involve more construction work than other conversion projects. But as we always say, especially in London, considering a loft conversion to create the space you need will often be more affordable and certainly a lot less stressful then actually selling up and moving house.
To explain a mansard loft conversion, this is a conversion that is built to the rear of a property and will alter the structure of a sloping roof so that an almost straight gradient is achieved. Windows, small dormers, will then be built into the new roof and it can sometimes be possible to add a Juliet balcony. This kind of conversion can also potentially support several rooms such as a couple of extra bedrooms and a bathroom. This type of conversion is suitable for most types of property to include mid terraces and the finish can be tailored to suit your property.
Because creating a mansard loft conversion means altering the structure of the house you will normally require planning permission. You should check with your local authority in your London borough so that you know what planning policy requirements are in force in your area, as they do vary from borough to borough. As well as needing planning permission you will also need building regulation approval for your new mansard loft conversion.
In fact a mansard roof is a very common feature in London because of the opportunity it affords to have the benefit of a mansard loft conversion. This type of conversion generally costs less than a flat roof conversion and will be suitable for most types of property including detached and semi-detached houses and can even be achieved on terraced houses.
The average price for a mansard loft conversion in London will be around 40,000 pounds although this should be considered a guide price. Many other factors will affect the final price such as a design the size fittings and fixtures. At Loft London we always recommend that you have a free no obligation visit from one of our site surveyors who will be able to give you an accurate idea of what can be achieved and the probable cost of your project.
Take a look at our Gallery of conversions to get some inspiration for your own loft conversion. Then give us a ring to organise an initial remote consultation so that we can get started on designing that perfect loft conversion for you.