Many people are asking questions at the moment such as “I have a terraced house – is it possible to convert my loft?” & “Can I convert my loft in my terraced house” & “Is Terraced house loft conversion possible?”
The short answer to this question is YES it is possible to convert a terraced loft space.
Generally with a terraced house there are three types of attic conversion that seem to be the most popular and realistic.
Velux loft conversions are basically loft conversions where the internal space of the loft is changed to adapt the loft to be made inhabitable as with a normal attic conversion, without any alterations to the roof-space like with a dormer loft conversion or a hip to gable.
Velux lofts are seen as being less complex than other attic conversions, predominantly due to the fact there are no alterations to the roof and the work is almost exclusively internal with velux windows installed.
Mansard loft conversion is another popular means of improving and extending the roof-space of a home, this involves expanding the roof-space and remodelling the roof (example image below).
This is generally a more complex type of loft conversion however it is still highly popular and not a problem for experienced builders whom are experienced in this and similar projects.
Mansard loft conversion on a terraced house is a great way to maximise the amount of space in the property as well as creating a spectacular space in the loft that is usable & will help you in the event you decide to sell the home.
Another possibility is a dormer loft conversion which can also work well on a terraced house, a dormer loft is a loft that has a “built out” area in the roof-space which allows for more room in the roof and additional space, many people choose to have a bedroom with en suite included in a dormer, which helps greatly in maximising the value of a property.
Here we include a diagram to illustrate many of the primary differences in Dormer, Mansard and Velux lofts:
If you have a terraced house in Bristol and are interested in having a loft conversion installed in your Bristol property, feel free to reach out to us for a free, no obligation quote and any answers to any queries as necessary.