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Mansard Loft Conversions

A Mansard loft conversion is the most effective way of adding plenty of extra space to your home without having to build on your garden. Although traditionally installed on inverted London roofs, a Mansard conversion can be added to various property types including terraced, end of terrace, semi-detached properties, and bungalows. Loftworld have over 10 years of experience in Mansard attic conversion installation in London and all across the South East of England.

What Is a Mansard Loft Conversion?

This type of conversion is named after the French architect Francois Mansard and provides an attic conversion across the entire plane of the existing roof changing the longest sloping side to provide an almost vertical angle of at least 72 degrees.`

The roof of a Mansard conversion is flat and the windows are usually housed within small dormer constructions which are typically clad in Lead and house a window of your choice.

Essentially, the open up the roofs pace by adding 3 walls to it rather than 2 (so it becomes a square shape rather than triangular). This means that you can use the majority of the floor space in your loft conversion and you don’t have awkward angles caused by the edges of the roof, so these conversions are perfect for large bedrooms, living rooms, and loft spaces that don’t have a lot of headroom.

Mansard Loft Conversion Planning Permission

Planning permission is almost always required for a Mansard attic conversion due to the significant change in the roofline and structure of your property. If planning permission is required for your planned attic conversion project, Loftworld will happily work with you to ensure that you fulfill the requirements and to amend plans if required to gain planning permission.

Uses for a Mansard Loft Conversion

Since Mansard loft conversions add so much room to your loft, they can feel incredibly luxurious. Bedrooms are the most popular use for loft conversions, and that is also the case with Mansard loft conversions, but the additional space is perfect for a home office, additional lounge, or even unusual conversions such as home cinemas or gyms. Let us know what you’d like to use the space for, and we’ll find a way to make it work.