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.
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.
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.