There are many types of loft conversion.

Loft conversions are the most cost-effective way to add space and value to your home, proven by many property experts. We are an experienced loft conversion company working throughout Cardiff and all South and West Wales. Our imaginative designs, tradesmen and expertise will transform your unused attic space into somewhere that you can enjoy, relax and escape to.

Sky Blue Lofts take care of everything. Discussing your idea, undertaking a home survey, agreeing a design, arranging planning, constructing your loft and adding the finishing touches. Providing you with a fantastic loft conversion that you, family and friends will love.

Loft Conversion Styles

Velux

The quickest and most cost-effective loft conversion is to install skylight windows. This means that there is no change to your roof-line. Velux works best when there is sufficient headroom throughout your attic so you can make full use of the floor space.

A Velux loft conversion requires less construction work than a dormer loft conversion or other types of attic conversions. Therefore this can be completed within 2-4 weeks, depending on the size of project. You could be enjoying your new bedroom, office or playroom within weeks from initial design stage.

sky-blue_loft-conversion-cardiff-velux-windowsIS MY LOFT SUITABLE?

A Velux loft conversion works best for lofts with enough standing space. Ideally 2.3 meters or more from top of the ceiling joists to underside of the roof ridge. As long as all structural requirements are met, your home will be suitable.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

Velux loft conversions in most instances do not require planning permission. However, if your home is within a conservation area then you might require a planning application to approved. We can provide you with free advice long before starting work. We will also ensure that your local planning office is provided with, and approves, your building plans. 

Sky Blue Lofts also guarantee all the work meets building regulations so your loft receives approval and certification.

WHAT ABOUT BUILDING REGULATIONS?

Sky Blue Lofts will take care of all the necessary applications for you as part of our service. We will apply for and obtain approval under the Building Regulations required by local authorities in South Wales and provide a Lawful Development Certificate.

WHAT IS A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (L.D.C.)?

The LDC provides you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

VELUX WINDOWS

Installing skylight windows allows plenty of light and ventilation into your attic.  Sky Blue Lofts can supply all styles and sizes from the most common manufacturers, and will advise you on the best position to install your windows.

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR QUALIFIED TRADESMEN

Sky Blue Lofts only convert one loft at a time that is managed and constructed by our highly skilled and qualified team of loft converters to ensure your attic conversion is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality.

YOUR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

  • Free consultation.
  • Free design.
  • Assistance with architectural plans.
  • Independent structural Floor.
  • Insulation, plaster boarding and plastering.
  • Velux Sky Light installation.
  • Roofing.
  • Electrics.
  • Plumbing and heating as required.
  • Staircase.
  • En-suite (If Requested)
  • Doors and joinery.
  • Extra Storage.
  • Company guarantee.
  • Approved Building Regulation Certificate.
  • Gas and Electrical Certificates.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Velux loft conversions or to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an expert then please call us now on: 07807 071796 or fill in the form here.

Dormer Conversion

A dormer loft conversion opens up your roof space that that extends outwards from the existing sloping roof. Building a dormer on your existing roof gives additional headroom and floor space, with added light from dormer windows or even French doors.

Dormer built structures are usually situated at the back of your property, though smaller and more traditional dormers can be designed, approved and built on the front of your roof. Thanks to the large windows and additional head height created by a dormer, your loft conversion will have plenty of room so you can move around easily.

A Dormer loft conversions could provide you with your dream master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobes, a home study or even play room. You can even create an additional bathroom.

IS MY LOFT SUITABLE FOR A DORMER LOFT CONVERSION?

A dormer loft conversion usually requires a minimum headroom of 2.3m from top of the ceiling joists to underside of the roof ridge. If you have a `hipped’ roof (a roof with a sloping end) there may not be enough space to construct a full width dormer conversion.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

In most instances this type of loft conversion does not require planning permission under the new regulations that came into force on 30 September 2013 which changed the way building work can be done without needing to apply for planning permission. However, if your home is within a conservation area then you will be required to submit a planning application for approval. The Welsh Government has produced a technical guide, and a householder guide to help you understand how permitted development rules might apply to your circumstances.

But even if your dormer conversion design does require a planning application then Sky Blue Lofts will submit all relevant paperwork.

We’ll also guarantee all the work meets building regulations so your loft receives approval and certification.

WHAT ABOUT BUILDING REGULATIONS?

Sky Blue Lofts will take care of all the necessary applications for you as part of our service. We will apply for and obtain approval under the Building Regulations required by local authorities in South Wales and provide a Lawful Development Certificate.

WHAT IS A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE?

The Lawful Development Certificate will provide you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR QUALIFIED TRADESMEN

Sky Blue Lofts only convert one loft at a time that is managed and constructed by our highly skilled and qualified team of loft converters to ensure your attic conversion is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality.

YOUR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

  • Free consultation.
  • Free design.
  • Assistance with architectural plans.
  • Independent structural Floor.
  • Dormer Construction.
  • Insulation, plaster boarding and plastering.
  • Velux Sky Light & Window installation.
  • Roofing & external finishes.
  • Electrics.
  • Plumbing and heating as required.
  • Staircase.
  • En-suite or Bathroom (If Requested)
  • Doors and joinery.
  • Extra Storage.
  • Company guarantee.
  • Approved Building Regulation Certificate.
  • Gas and Electrical Certificates.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Dormer loft conversions or to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an expert then please call us now on: 07807 071796 or fill in the form here.

Hip to Gable

Where your roof has more than two sloping sides, it is referred to as ‘hipped’. These roofs limit the space and support available for loft conversions, which means that a hip-to-gable conversion is necessary.

If you want a loft conversion but your attic space is limited by a hip-ended roofline, then a hip to gable loft conversion is the answer. By changing the sloping or ‘hipped’ roof to create a vertical gable end, built in materials to match your existing property you will benefit by having substantial amount of additional floor space in your loft. A rear dormer can also be added to your property to give you an even larger usable space.

IS MY HOME SUITABLE FOR A HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION?

This type of loft conversion is usually only suitable for semi-detached or detached houses with hipped roofs.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

In most instances this type of loft conversion does not require planning permission under the new regulations that came into force on 30 September 2013 which changed the way building work can be done without needing to apply for planning permission. However, if your home is within a conservation area then you will be required to submit a planning application for approval.  The Welsh Government has produced a technical guide, and a householder guide to help you understand how permitted development rules might apply to your circumstances.

But even if your dormer conversion design does require a planning application then Sky Blue Lofts will submit all relevant paperwork. We’ll also guarantee all the work meets building regulations so your loft receives approval and certification.

WHAT ABOUT BUILDING REGULATIONS?

Sky Blue Lofts will take care of all the necessary applications for you as part of our service. We will apply for and obtain approval under the Building Regulations required by local authorities in South Wales and provide a Lawful Development Certificate.

WHAT IS A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE?

The Lawful Development Certificate will provide you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR QUALIFIED TRADESMEN

Sky Blue Lofts only convert one loft at a time that is managed and constructed by our highly skilled and qualified team of loft converters to ensure your attic conversion is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality.

YOUR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

  • Free consultation.
  • Free design.
  • Assistance with architectural plans.
  • Independent structural Floor.
  • Dormer Construction (If Requested).
  • Insulation, plaster boarding and plastering.
  • Velux Sky Light & Window installation.
  • Roofing & brickwork & external finishes.
  • Electrics.
  • Plumbing and heating as required.
  • Staircase.
  • En-suite or Bathroom (If Requested)
  • Doors and joinery.
  • Extra Storage.
  • Company guarantee.
  • Approved Building Regulation Certificate.
  • Gas and Electrical Certificates.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Hip to Gable loft conversions or to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an expert then please call us now on: 07807 071796 or fill in the form here.

Garage Conversion

Garage conversions can give you that much needed extra space in your home to use as you wish. Utilising your garage space could provide you with an additional living or dining room, home study, or playroom, and offer you a more affordable alternative to an extension or house move. A flat roof can be turned into a pitched roof. Sky blue lofts can even add an extra room on top of your garage.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

Planning permission is not usually required, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building. Sometimes permitted development rights have been removed from some properties with regard to garage conversions and therefore you should contact your local planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live on a new housing development or in a conservation area.

But even if your garage conversion design does require a planning application then Sky Blue Lofts will submit all relevant paperwork.  We’ll also guarantee all the work meets building regulations so your loft receives approval and certification.

WHAT ABOUT BUILDING REGULATIONS?

Sky Blue Lofts will take care of all the necessary applications for you as part of our service. We will apply for and obtain approval under the Building Regulations required by local authorities in South Wales and provide a Lawful Development Certificate.

WHAT IS A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE?

The Lawful Development Certificate will provide you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR QUALIFIED TRADESMEN

Sky Blue Lofts only convert one loft at a time that is managed and constructed by our highly skilled and qualified team of loft converters to ensure your attic conversion is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality.

YOUR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

  • Free consultation.
  • Free design.
  • Assistance with architectural plans.
  • Independent structural Floor.
  • Dormer Construction (If Requested).
  • Insulation, plaster boarding and plastering.
  • Velux Sky Light & Window installation.
  • Roofing, brickwork & external finishes.
  • Electrics.
  • Plumbing and heating as required.
  • Staircase.
  • En-suite or Bathroom (If Requested.
  • Doors and joinery.
  • Extra Storage.
  • Company guarantee.
  • Approved Building Regulation Certificate.
  • Gas and Electrical Certificates.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Garage loft conversions or to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an expert then please call us now on: 07807 071796 or fill in the form here.

Bungalow Loft Conversions can vastly increase the living space of your home. You can increase headroom by adding a raised ridge to give space for additional bedrooms, bathrooms, living space and whatever your imagination desires.

Every design is different, so it is best to call and arrange a free quotation and survey.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

In most instances this type of loft conversion does not require planning permission under the new regulations that came into force on 30 September 2013 which changed the way building work can be done without needing to apply for planning permission. However, if your home is within a conservation area or wish to raise the height of your roof line then you might be required to submit a planning application for approval. The Welsh Government has produced a technical guide, and a householder guide to help you understand how permitted development rules might apply to your circumstances.

But even if your dormer conversion design does require a planning application then Sky Blue Lofts will submit all relevant paperwork. We’ll also guarantee all the work meets building regulations so your loft receives approval and certification.

WHAT ABOUT BUILDING REGULATIONS?

Sky Blue Lofts will take care of all the necessary applications for you as part of our service. We will apply for and obtain approval under the Building Regulations required by local authorities in South Wales and provide a Lawful Development Certificate.

WHAT IS A LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE?

The Lawful Development Certificate will provide you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OUR QUALIFIED TRADESMEN

Sky Blue Lofts only convert one loft at a time that is managed and constructed by our highly skilled and qualified team of loft converters to ensure your attic conversion is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality.

YOUR PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

  • Free consultation.
  • Free design.
  • Assistance with architectural plans.
  • Independent structural Floor.
  • Dormer Construction (If Requested).
  • Insulation, plaster boarding and plastering.
  • Velux Sky Light & Window installation.
  • Roofing, brickwork & external finishes.
  • Electrics.
  • Plumbing and heating as required.
  • Staircase.
  • En-suite or Bathroom (If Requested)
  • Doors and joinery.
  • Extra Storage.
  • Company guarantee.
  • Approved Building Regulation Certificate.
  • Gas and Electrical Certificates.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Bungalow loft conversions or to discuss your thoughts and ideas with an expert then please call us now on: 07807 071796 or fill in the form here.

Get in touch

Sky Blue Lofts specialise in transforming loft conversions throughout South and West Wales with loft conversions regularly carried out in Cardiff, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Swansea, Mumbles and the surrounding areas.

Sky Blue Lofts will ensure your journey is enjoyable and stress free right from the home survey through to completion.