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Loft Conversions Plans  - Bedford, Cambridge and surrounding areas


Loft Conversions have never been more popular and are consistently voted the nation’s number 1 home improvement project. A loft conversion is  the most cost effective way of increasing the amount of living space available.  A loft conversion can also be the solution if there is limited room available to the side of your home , or you may live in a conservation area with planning restrictions or not be allowed  a double storey rear extension because of the 45% rule. 

The majority of converted lofts are used as bedrooms, sometimes with an en-suite but they could make a fantastic games room, or home cinema.

Most loft conversions can be built under Permitted Development rights but certain criteria must be adhered to regarding size and alterations to roof,  Building Regulations approval is still required.

There are several types of loft conversion,  the style you choose may depend on several factors – property style/period, roof height,  space available and whether you  live in a conservation area, we can advise and work with you to achieve the most sympathetic design for your property.


There are various designs and syles –



Dormer loft conversion – This is the most common type of loft conversion and create versatile rooms because of the headroom they allow. 



Flat roof Dormer  - This one is pretty self explanatory ! – a dormer conversion with a flat roof




Mansard Roof

In some areas planners consider the addition of a large mansard to be the most architecturally appropriate style of loft extension to a period house and this can sometimes be a way to get around strict planning rules. A Mansard roof has a combination of a very steep lower slope and a very shallow or flat upper part.

Hipped to Gable

This creates the maximum amount of space but is more expensive to build and will require planning permission as the roof structure is altered considerably.  The existing side wall is built straight up to form a new triangular gable end.  The space between the new gable wall and the existing roof a then be filled with timber rafters, increasing the amount of useable loft space 


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Areas Covered 

Bedford, St Neots, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Sandy, Biggleswade, Royston, Honeydon



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Tel - 01234 376584

The Design Studio, 7 Chapel Close, Honeydon, Bedfordshire, MK44 2NE