We are Jones Brothers Loft Conversions, an established and highly regarded loft conversion company based in Ewell. Ashtead is just one of many local areas where our specialists transform homes for discerning property owners. In most residential properties, lofts tend to be underused or become a haven for personal belongings and clutter. We take that space and use a variety of different styles to turn them into bespoke rooms.
There are, in fact, five different types of conversions we can provide for homeowners in Ashtead and the surrounding Surrey areas. Like all good loft conversion specialists, we make suitable recommendations for properties based on the amount of space available, the layout of a home and what the client wishes to achieve.
Types of conversions:
Single Dormer – The single dormer style creates a little more space in lofts, but mainly increases the amount of light. Dormers can be found on more traditional properties and can date back as far as the 16th century. These loft conversions won’t require planning permission, if any work being carried out doesn’t compromise the current aesthetics of the property.
Full Width Dormer – Full width dormer styles extend vertically from the existing roofing structure, and this particular option can run across the entire length of a property. Full width dormers add vast amounts of space to existing lofts, and prove to be more popular with homeowners who are looking to create a master suite or somewhere luxurious to relax.
L-Shaped Dormer – These are much rarer loft conversions, and can only be used at properties where there is already a certain structure in place. Victorian properties are more suited to L-shaped conversions, as are some homes with extensions and corner terrace houses. You can gain the greatest amount of space using this style, and lofts can usually be made into totally separate rooms.
Hip to Gable – We can work with the hip to gable style where the sloped roof edges (knows as the hips) are converted into gable walls. These styles of conversions are popular with homeowners because of the extra headroom they can add to a property. They also add a considerable amount of floor space to lofts, and this makes them especially suitable for use as play areas and studios.
Mansard – Jones Brother Loft Conversions tend to opt for the mansard style when headroom is a matter of concern for our customers. This work is extensive, and our loft conversion specialists will need to remove a section of the roof. This makes planning permission mandatory, but we have many years of experience in dealing with local authorities not just in Ashtead, but also throughout the surrounding area.