With Mansard Loft conversions the entire roof will be replaced with a design giving plenty of space for the new loft. This loft conversion is named after a French Architect known as Francois Mansard who worked during the 17th century. This is a loft conversion occurs to the rear of the property and it has a flat roof with the rear wall sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees. Any windows are often housed within small dormers although a Mansard loft conversion will often require planning permission as it involves changes being made to both the shape of the roof and the structure.
This type of loft extension is often more expensive than other types, such as a dormer or hip-to-gable conversion. Mansard loft conversions create a great deal of space, ultimately through changing the structure of a roof significantly, and therefore often require more work than other types of conversion. This therefore typically makes mansard conversion prices fall at the more expensive end of the scale.
mansard roofs are suitable for almost all types of houses. Detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, as well as chalets and bungalows, can all typically house mansard loft conversions. In terms of aesthetics, the external walls of a mansard extension can be exposed brickwork, rendered or clad with slate or tile – whichever best fits with your home.(225 words)