What is a Velux loft conversion and is it right for you?

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(Image credit: Velux)

The term Velux loft conversion is often used to describe any type of loft conversion created by the addition of rooflights. However, Velux is actually the name of a company that manufactures rooflights, so it is important to recognise that there are other types of skylight suitable for use with this style of loft conversion. 

Here, we take a closer look at rooflight loft conversions — one of the simplest and most affordable ways to gain an extra room (or two) in your house without having to extend outwards. We’ll explain their pros and cons, how much one is likely to cost you and the amount of space you can expect to gain through carrying out this project.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.