Bigger Homes offer our exceptional team of Velux loft conversions Essex specialists to add extra space in the roof of your property. Not only will this increase the space available in your home, but you’ll also find that it can significantly improve your property’s resell value too. Are you interested in transforming your disused attic space into a stunning new interior? Get started today by contacting our Velux loft conversion Essex team to book your FREE consultation.

What Are The Benefits of a Velux Loft Conversion?

A Velux loft conversion is essentially a room in the roof with windows added to it. This type of conversion is by far the simplest in comparison to the construction involved with more complex Dormer, Mansard or hip to gable loft conversions. As well as being the most affordable option for homeowners, a Velux loft conversion Essex project typically promises less disruption too, due to the lack of building required. So long as you have ample headroom and space for a staircase from the lower floor, then this is often a straightforward job that can be completed quickly for you.

Velux loft conversions are the perfect solution for:

  • Executive bedroom suite
  • Luxury bathroom with en-suite facilities
  • Teen den
  • Nursery or playspace
  • Guest facilities
  • Home office
  • Exercise studio

The Lighting Solutions Available in a Velux Loft Conversion

In terms of light, Velux loft conversions include many advanced options for your windows. Natural light will flood into your attic space and some Velux Cabrio systems even convert your window into a sturdy balcony too. Other smart window designs include automatically powered settings including rain sensors which will close in the event of a downpour.

To stay cool in the summer, your loft conversion windows can be fitted with blackout blinds to prevent your attic space from heating up.

Do You Need Planning Permission?

As you’re not effectively altering the structure of your roof, you will usually not require formal planning permission for a Velux loft conversion. Exceptions are if you live in a heritage or conservation area, and there may be additional challenges if you wish to convert the attic in an existing three-storey property.

In all cases, the recommended course of action would be to contact your local planning authority to learn more about their specific policy. Often, our conversion projects fall within permitted development regulations. Our team of specialists can help to ensure that the design and build meets the necessary criteria and we will liaise with your appointed building inspector to keep the project on track and without a hitch.

Arrange Your Loft Conversion Consultation Today

If you’re ready to start exploring the possibilities within your unused attic space, then Bigger Homes is available to carry out a FREE consultation. We will talk through your:

  • Available space
  • Budget & feasibility
  • Staircase Position
  • Finish requirements
  • Design Options

Following our consultation, our Velux loft conversion team will provide you with a transparent quote for your consideration. Contact Bigger Homes on 01268 553648 or click on the Loft Conversions calculator form to receive a quick quote.


Will I need planning permission for a Velux loft extension?

Velux loft conversions are common throughout the UK, which means that local authorities are often amenable when it comes to their approval. In many cases, a Velux loft extension falls within the scope of your permitted development rights and you won’t require full planning permission to start this type of project.

However, as the rules can vary depending on your local authority, it’s always important for us to check with your planning department so that you’re aware of any specific requirements before your project begins.

How much do Velux loft conversions cost?

Velux loft conversions are one of the most affordable types of extensions you can commit to. However, the specific cost of your project will depend on various factors including the size of space you wish to convert, the style and condition of your property, access to your loft and your finish specifications. To obtain an online estimate for your upcoming Velux loft conversion, you can use our handy 2-minute calculator. Alternatively, you can book a FREE, no obligation consultation with Bigger Homes so we can discuss your project in more detail.

What is the process involved to get started on a Velux loft conversion project?
When you get in touch with Bigger Homes, we’ll arrange a feasibility site visit to survey your property in more detail and let you know what is possible. After discussing your plans, we’ll put together a quote for the proposed work.

Next, we’ll take a small booking fee to confirm your booking and then assign your Velux conversion project to our architects and build teams. You can expect for full architectural surveys to take place, plans to be drawn up and planning approval to be arranged before construction. We’ll organise a pre-start construction meeting where you’ll meet our construction manager and building contractor, following which we’ll hit the ground running.

During the works, your assigned construction manager will visit weekly to ensure your Velux extension stays on track. Any snagging that needs carrying out will be sorted before completion and the handover of your stylish new accommodation.