Velux loft conversions are usually the cheapest and fastest to build – they offer a classic loft conversion room without the need to change the shape of the roof.
If you’re not living in a listed building or a conservation area, you’ll likely be able to build your Velux conversion as permitted development, which means that you don’t have to go through the time-consuming process of gaining planning consent.
There are a lot of benefits to building a Velux loft conversion:
- Fast build time
- Cheaper to build than other loft conversions
- Variety of options for the Velux windows (such as glass types, where it pivots, and even electrical windows that automatically close when it rains)
- No need to get planning permission in most cases
However, if you have specific requirements for your loft conversion, a Velux conversion may not be right for you. The cons are:
- No additional headspace
- Some awkward angles under the roof where floor space is not usable
- Only two vertical walls in the room (assuming only one room has been built)
What Else You Need to Know
If you are planning to build a loft conversion as a permitted development rather than applying for planning permission, you must check the history of your home. If you or the previous owners have already built a permitted development (such as a kitchen extension or garage), you may not be able to build your loft conversion through this route and will need to apply for planning permission.
If you would like to talk about building a Velux loft conversion to find out the build time, costs, and anything else you need to know, get in touch. Loft Guru’s offer free assessments to every client so you know the exact price of your project before we start.