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Traditional or Velux Loft Conversions

What is a traditional eaves or velux loft conversion?

Welcome to our introduction about dormer loft conversions. As award-winning loft conversion specialists, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional design and craftsmanship. In this section, we will provide you with all the information you need about traditional eaves or Velux loft conversions.

A traditional loft conversion of this style is completed within the existing pitched roof space, without any additional alterations such as dormers or raised roof height. If your loft has ample headroom, then a Velux conversion, also known as a rooflight conversion, might be the perfect choice for you.

During the conversion process, we install a permanent staircase to ensure compliance with building regulations, including fire doors and smoke alarms. We also strengthen the existing roof and floor, and install roof windows into the roof. The loft is then insulated to the correct levels, transforming the old dusty space into a stunning, fully functional living area complete with heating and electrics. If the size permits, we can even incorporate 3D designed bathroom or ensuite facilities.

It's worth noting that this type of loft or attic conversion can also include extruding components such as dormers, mansards, or a hip-to-gable conversion, providing you with even more space and versatility.

One of the advantages of this style of loft conversion is that it often falls under Permitted Development Rights (PDR), making it an excellent choice for homes with strict planning restrictions. So whether you reside in Sheffield in South Yorkshire or anywhere else in the UK, a traditional eaves or Velux loft conversion can be a fantastic solution for maximising your living space.


Contact us today to discuss your loft conversion project and let our expert team turn your vision into reality.

Scroll down to read our Frequently Asked Question section below for more information about loft dormers.

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We can transform almost ANY loft

Find out how much loft space we can create for you!

Discover the endless possibilities for your home or business with Milestone Homes & Lofts. Our team of experts can design and transform any loft space into a stunning and functional area that meets your unique needs. Whether you're looking to create a cozy living space or a productive work environment, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life. 


Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how amazing your loft space could be.


Traditional Or Velux Loft Conversion FAQ

Below is the most frequently asked questions about a traditional or roof window loft conversion.

  • Not enough height in my loft, what can I do?
    First of all don't panic, you might have a lot of options then you think. Here are some of the options you might be able to use Lower Ceilings Drop Landing For more information visit
  • Can my loft be converted?
  • Is a loft conversion cheaper than an extension?
    Yes, in many ways it can be cheaper but this will depending on your loft size, if it can be converted and what you want to use your new space for.
  • Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?
    In most cases you don't need planning permission.
  • Do I need planning permission for a roof lift loft conversion?
    Yes, anytime you raise the overall roof height, also know as the ridge height, you'll need planning permisison.
  • What is an Lawful Development Certificate?
    A Lawful Development Certificate (LDC)
  • What does Permitted Development mean?
    Permitted Development (PD) rights
  • Can I customise my loft conversion?
    Yes, absolutely, every loft conversion or roof lift is custom designed and tailor to your exact needs from the day starting your projevct with Milestone Homes & Lofts.
  • What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
    A hip to gable loft conversion
  • What are the different types of loft conversions?
    There is a wide range of loft conversion types, and many can be merge into one design, such as roof lift with a dormer.

Some Inspiration For Your Velux Loft Space

Some samples images of traditional Velux loft styles internally and externally.


Looking for a different loft style or design?

Looking for more loft styles and design, then look at some of the other types you can do...

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