What is a Velux Loft Conversion?

What is a Velux Loft Conversion?

Velux (or roof light) conversions is where a loft space is converted into a room, Velux windows are installed between the existing rafters within the sloped roof.  This means the existing loft space is converted without changing the structure of the roof, thus preventing the need for planning permission.

Advantages of Velux Loft Conversions 

  • Velux loft conversions do not require planning permission.  This is becuase the dimensions of the roof structure will not be changed.
  • These types of conversions are the cheapest way of converting a loft space.

Disadvantages of Velux Conversion

  • Although cheap to install, Velux loft conversions do not offer much ususable space.  If you are considering such a conversion, then you must take into account the space that will be lost due to installation of a stair case.

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