Roof Lift Conversions

When a property has insufficient standing room in the existing loft, a roof lift conversion can provide that much needed extra space. It has come a lot more common over the last 7 years to raise a roof as property is increasingly rising in price, people look to optimise what they already have and that is a good way of doing exactly that.


Transforming an empty loft space into a functional room, typically used as a bedroom, office space, a gym. Loft conversions are one of the most popular forms of home improvement.

If you are considering a Loft Conversion but your existing headroom is under 2.1 metres (7 Feet) a roof lift loft conversion could be the answer.

The process of raising the roof line is to construct a new roof to a higher pitch thus altering the existing profile of the roof, and increasing the pitch to a new height, the external gables are either built up in stud work with tiles to blend with the existing roof colour, or built up in brick work to match the property.

This type of conversion is mainly suitable for detached houses and detached bungalows however on a few occasions Top Storey Loft Conversions have altered the pitch on semi detached properties, on the basis that the roof line was already at a higher level than the adjacent property.

There is no need to move out as Top Storey Loft Conversions are experts in this field, the new pitched roof will be fully fitted and sealed in one working day.

As Top Storey are specialist in roof lifts, start to finish including all plastering internal finishes is around six weeks. (Yes six weeks) A minimum measurement of 2 metres clearance is required upon the last tread of the new stairs, to allow enough headroom on the landing area.

If you need a loft conversion but your existing attic space just doesn’t have the headroom, then a roof-lift is the answer. A roof-lift conversion is where the ridge line of your existing roof is raised by constructing a new roof to the right height and pitch – providing all the extra space you need to create a really good sized room or even rooms. 

Typically, the gables of your property are constructed from brick to match your property or they can be built up in stud work and tiles to match your old roof. This type of conversion is recommended for a detached properties and bungalows with large loft but insufficient standing room.

Planning permission & building regulations compliance

As a roof-lift alters the existing profile of your roof and increases the height it will require planning permission. Before the project starts we will provide you with all the advice and information you need about Local Authority planning permission and Top Storey will submit all relevant paperwork. 

A roof lift will however require planning permission, Top Storey Loft Conversions take care of all the planning and building regulations. Top Storey's loft planning and design team have been involved in Loft Conversion’s for over 25 years.

Another alternative but effective way for new Loft Conversion is, if you have high ceilings in the property these can be lowered approx 20’’ on the first floor to gain extra height in the roof space.

An installation of Velux Windows is a great way make your loft feel spacious by allowing through natural light and air. We’re are experts when it comes to installing Velux Windows as part of your loft conversion and our experience will ensure you get the finished results that will make you proud.

At Top Storey Loft Conversions, we will be happy to discuss the wide range of options available to you so that you can feel confident when choosing us to install Velux Windows as part of your loft conversion. Thanks to the versatility of velux windows, you will have no problem finding a style that will match your property and complement your new room.

No matter how many windows you are looking to get as part of your loft conversion, our team of professionals will install them to a high standard to ensure you receive the benefits without having to worry about leaks or draughts.

If you would like more information about our velux window loft conversions, then please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to advise you on which velux windows will best suit your loft conversion.

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