L Shaped Loft Conversion is one of the best loft conversion types that can create the largest internal space, with additioanl headroom too. This sort of Loft converison gives alot of configuration option, including more than 1 room. The L shaped loft converison involves an L shaped dormer window. What are Dormers? These are the roof windows which extend vertically from the slope of a roof. Within the L shaped loft conversions, the two dormers interwine into a corner. One end of the dormer, in most cases the larger end, is connected into the roof while the other end of the dormer is built into the roof of an existing rear extension. 

With the L Shaped Loft Conversion it is possible to get a head space that is similar to the design of the first floor. A normal Loft conversion on a victorian or edwardian terraced property will usually bring about just a single room whereas an L shaped loft conversion can result in an additonal second room. 

Types of Property Suited for the L Shaped Loft Conversion 

As this type of Loft conversion relies on a rear extension which means the L shaped conversions are only suited to certain types of properties in London. The Victorian and Edwardian terrace and end of terrace properties offer a good option for such a loft converison, as most of these houses have an addition to the rear of the house that creates the much wanted L shaped roof. 

These origianl back extensions on the victorian and edwardian houses were built to offer a ground floor kitchen and first floor bathroom which means the rear roof area within the L shaped loft converison is perfect for a bathroom or an en-suite bedroom.

Is Planning Permission Required for L-shaped Dormer Loft Converison in London? 

The L shaped dormer loft conversions generally do not need planning permission. We at Loft Conversion London still advice our customers to check with your Local council's planning policy requirements as they can vary from borough to borough within London. Even if planning permission is not needed, you will still need building regulations approval once your loft conversion has been completed. You can contact us for more information about the requirements for loft conversions in London. 



Victorian and Edwardian Houses

The most common loft conversions are done on these types of houses across London. These houses mostly have high ceilings and large rooms and a conversion works best when the design retains the natural character of the building.

End of Terraced and Semi Detached Houses

If you live in an end of terraced or semi-detached house, your property is ideal for a loft conversion. There are two main types of loft conversion that are suitable for semi-detached and end of terrace homes: hip to gable loft conversions and dormer loft conversions.

1920s and 1930s Houses

Many properties in the UK were build in the 1920s or 1930s (pre-war period). Such houses are great for loft conversions, you can easily add either a dormer loft conversion, a hip to gable loft conversion or a Velux loft conversion. The type we build will depend on the structure of your home and roof we can guide you on the best approach.

Flats, Maisonettes and Conservation Areas

If you happen to live in a conservation area, the local council may not permit you to have a rear dormer, but they might let you have a mansard or a combination of Velux roof windows and small dormers. Loft conversions in flats and Maisonettes are the ultimate way of gaining that precious extra space.


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