Decal Scotland Ltd provide loft conversion services to clients in Kirkintilloch.
When you look at loft conversions, you will notice one thing they almost all have in common – windows in the roof. Known as roof windows or skylights, these are special windows designed to fit with pitched roofs and to allow light and air into the loft space.
Roof windows fit into the slope of the roof and don’t protrude out further than the line of the roof to this often makes them a great option to convert a loft without the need for planning permission. Another option is to cut out a section of roof to add a roof lantern where a glass box adds a small area of glass ceiling to the loft.
Another popular option for loft conversion windows is the dormer window. This may be the most common style in use around the area and has a raised box that is cut out of the roof to create both light and also more headspace. It is used for lower ceiling lofts and sometimes can be added without planning permission. But it is always worth checking with your local planning department before making the changes as there may be some stipulation.
Depending on the style of your house, there is a third option for loft windows – a gable-end window. This is very impressive looking and will use the side of the house if you have a semi-detached or even both sides for a detached house. In some cases, a full-sized window is even possible.