Incorporating a roof terrace in your loft conversion

There are two principal methods of creating more space in your Oxford home: extensions or loft conversions. An extension will give you additional ground floor living space and reduce your garden or yards footprint, whereas a loft conversion can offer more room inside and out. Designing a loft space that incorporates a roof terrace may be challenging in a design and planning sense, but it is achievable and here’s how.

Velux balcony

The simplest and most affordable way to create a roof terrace is with a Velux balcony. Their innovative fold-out design and floor to ceiling length allow for an abundance of light to flood in and enough space for a small balcony to enjoy the picturesque Oxford skyline.

L-shaped roof

Creating a luxurious and spacious roof terrace for entertaining or relaxing in some house designs, particularly Victorian terraces, is possible and increasingly common if space and planning permission permit. The L-shape conversion is ideal for generating ample indoor and outdoor space.

Mansard roof

Typically seen on Victorian or Georgian period properties, a double pitch Mansard roof can be shaped by a professional loft converter to create a roof terrace. This approach to loft conversions can create additional space indoors and out, make use of redundant areas and boost the value of your property.

First steps

Having a balcony or roof terrace incorporated into a loft conversion can significantly impact your neighbours, which is why it’s essential to seek advice on planning permission first. Once you receive assurances on planning permission, you should employ a design expert in loft conversions before consulting a reputable builder like Acute Homes to build you a better lifestyle in Oxford.