What Is A Mansard Loft Conversion?

What Is A Mansard Loft Conversion

With growing families and homes having to be more than a place to live, especially with the pandemic and the working from home and life balance, having extra functional spaces is critical for your mental health and productivity.

An excellent loft conversion style to choose is the mansard loft conversion because it gives the best results in terms of extra-functional space, aesthetic appeal, and added monetary value. The easiest way to think about a mansard loft conversion and its benefits is like adding an entire storey to your property.

Mansard loft conversion got its name from the famous French artist of the 17th-century Francois Mansard, and commonly built at the rear end of the house with a flat top and back wall that slopes at a 72-degree angle and windows housed in small dormers that extend from the roof. This roof conversion style is suitable for most property style in the UK.

Pros Of Mansard Loft Conversion

  • A mansard conversion adds value to your home
  • It creates the most additional living space
  • More natural light in the living area because of the dormer windows.
  • Great aesthetic value

Cons Of Mansard Loft Conversion

  • Requires a building permit which may be tough to get.
  • Mansard loft conversions cost higher because of the structural changes.
  • Since it does not require structural reinforcement, it is not a great choice when considering the weather – heavy rains or snow.