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Here at Econoloft, we’ve been in the loft conversion industry for over 40 years, which makes us something of an expert when it comes to transforming our customer’s lofts. So in keeping with our A to Z theme, it felt only right that today’s post was focused on types of loft conversion.

 

There are four types of conversion to choose from, including, Dormer, Roof light / Velux, Mansard, and Hip to Gable.

 

Dormer

The most common type of loft conversion, a rear dormer is designed to create maximum floor space and height in the room, and it is often possible to construct a dormer loft without the need for planning permission.

A side dormer is common for those who live in a semi-detached house with a sloping roof. It is an extension to the existing roof in order to create additional floor space and height in the loft.

 

Velux
With a velux conversion, the line of the roof remains unaltered and the room is created using the existing loft space. This type of conversion is cost effective and can be useful in circumstances when planning permission causes an issue.

 

Mansard
A mansard loft conversion is similar to a dormer although it is built on a flat roof and comprises a front wall that is sloped inwardly at about 70 degrees. This type of loft conversion requires prior planning permission before construction can commence.

 

Hip to Gable
With a hip to gable conversion, the sloped side of the property, i.e. the hipped side, is altered to the flat gable end. This is done with the intention of creating a much larger space in the loft and gives the homeowner the opportunity to make the most of the room space.

So if you’re considering converting your unused loft to create extra space, whether for a master bedroom, bathroom, games room or home cinema room, take a look at some examples of our previous work to give you inspiration.

At Econoloft, we know that there’s no such thing as a typical loft conversion, which is why we tailor all of our designs to the client’s specifications. Our client testimonials prove just why we’re the best in the business when it comes to transforming your loft.
If you have any questions regarding loft conversion or wish to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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07.05.2013 No Comments

Five unique colour schemes for your loft

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Established as a family business for over 40 years, we at Econoloft are considered by many to be the authority on loft conversions.

We know that there’s no such thing as a typical loft conversion, and that every homeowner takes pride in having a home that reflects their own unique personality.

That’s why we’re on hand to advise you about everything relating to loft conversions.

Today we’re focusing on colour schemes – we’ve come up with five colour schemes you may never thought of having so have a read – it may inspire you!

1. Let there be Light!

Lofts have a tendency to be dark and gloomy places, but not on our watch. Pick a sunny shade to really brighten up the room and make it seem like a happy place. Everyone feels more relaxed and happy when the sun shines, so recreate that good feeling by painting the walls to remind you of summer.

This kid’s playroom is a really bright, happy-looking room where your youngsters will enjoy spending hours learning and playing. Lime green and yellow coloured furniture co-ordinates perfectly with the bright sun on the wall.

2. Dark & Dramatic – with a pop of Colour

Dark tones are a hot trend for interiors and can help to create a contemporary feel. However, if your room is too dark, it can feel cold. Add a bold block of colour on the floor to transform a dramatically dark room and make it feel more welcoming.

The lime green carpet really helps to offset the dark greys and blacks in this room, creating a modern feel yet adding warmth.

3. Flower Power

Its official – floral patterns are seriously hot right now, so add a bit of femininity to your loft with some floral wallpaper.

Add a vintage touch to your loft with flowery wallpaper. Channel4.com advises using varying shades of the same colour to help smaller spaces seem much bigger. Choosing a design with a lighter shade in the foreground will help with the room’s proportions.

4. Rock the Red Paint

Red is the colour of romance and passion. Using bold reds in your loft will make the walls of the room appear closer to you, thus creating a feeling of intimacy (although if you have a smaller space, you may to avoid using a strong colour). Red is the ideal colour if you’ve converted your loft in to a dining area, as it’ll create a great sociable atmosphere that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The dark furniture in this loft dining area helps to intensify the bold red wall, giving the room an intimate feel.

5. Go Minimal

Sometimes the best option for a room is to stay simple. If your loft has been transformed in to a home office, it’s likely you’ll want to keep a clear head. Having a cluttered room is not conducive to good work.

Impose order and calm in your loft with white painted walls and sleek simple furniture. Keep the walls plain, and everything hidden away, either in wardrobes or cupboards. Check out housetohome.co.uk for more home office decoration inspiration.

 

If you’re struggling to choose a colour scheme for your loft conversion, or simply want to explore what options are available for your loft, take a look at some of our completed conversions for inspiration.

At Econoloft, we’re here to help you make the most out of your loft. Contact us on FREEPHONE 0800269765 to book your FREE estimate, or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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01.02.2013 No Comments