If you’ve decided to take the leap into having a loft conversion in your home, you might feel a little bit overwhelmed with all the options available. Just like any home improvement project, there are lots of things to consider, including time and cost and other limitations you may have with the design. To make the choice easier, we’ve listed below the pros and cons of a Velux loft conversion to see if it’s the right conversion for you.
Advantages To A Velux Loft Conversion
Time and Money Needed for Velux Loft Conversion
Out of all the loft conversions available; a Velux loft conversion will be the least time consuming and costly, as a Velux window goes flat to the roof and requires little alteration to the space you already have. So, if you’re sticking to a strict budget, a Velux loft conversion might be the best option.
Planning Permission for a Velux Loft Conversion
Due to Velux loft conversions not requiring much alteration to the structure of your property and not going beyond your current roofline, you won’t need to get planning permission like you may do with other types of conversions.
Velux Window Providing Light
Velux loft conversions use Velux rooflight windows, which allow completely natural light to flood into your newly converted loft. Not only does this save you from using artificial light, which is more economical but it also makes the room look bigger, giving you a much brighter and airier space than before.
Velux Loft Window Options
Lots of problems can arise with having a roof window, such as rain noise or difficulty reaching the window for opening and closing but Velux have lots of different options to remove those issues such as handles at the bottom or top control bars, remote control windows and even enhanced noise reduction.
Disadvantages To A Velux Loft Conversion
Velux Loft Conversion Space
While reducing the cost and time with a Velux conversion due to its lower maintenance installation, it does mean that you are left with less space and head room than you would have with other types of loft conversions. Obviously, this is not an issue if your loft is already a spacious one but if you need the extra room, a Velux may not be the right loft conversion for you.
Property Value Added by Velux Loft
When comparing a Velux loft conversion to other types of conversions, they won’t add as much value to your property which could be a disadvantage if this is one of the reasons you want to convert your loft space. This of course is balanced out with the lower cost of the conversion.
There you have it!
Our pros and cons of having a Velux loft conversion. We hope this helps you with your decision making but if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on 01273 539124 or email us.
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