Making money from your loft conversion

Most of us think about loft conversions when we need to increase the space in our homes.  Topflite loft conversions find that this is the case for most clients, they just want more space.  Or sometimes they want more luxurious space such as an en suite bathroom for a master bedroom or a space to use as an office.

Tax Breaks for Rented SpaceOf course in these hard times, one way you could generate more income is to rent out a room – cue loft conversion.  Whether you want to spoil yourselves with more space or use a loft conversion to free up space to rent out, here at Topflite loft conversions we can give you all the advice you need.

If a loft conversion can either be used as a space to rent or free up one of your other rooms to rent out, it might be worth considering.  And just think, in a few years you could have covered the cost of your loft conversion.

Here are some ways of renting your space without feeling as if you have a permanent lodger:

  • • Consider a Monday to Thursday/Friday let for workers who live out of town
  • • Rent out the space as an office to someone starting up a small business or someone who is self-employed, this means they will only be there during the day and not in the evenings when you want to relax
  • • Rent out as a studio for an art-worker – not all studios are messy or dirty.  With more and more people turning to their entrepreneurial skills to start up an ‘art-based’ business, a space to work in is essential.  You could limit availability times so that it fitted in with your lifestyle – but don’t be too dictatorial about the time or they may not take the space
  • • There’s a tax break for rented space – £4,250 tax free before you pay anything on your rented space


Getting down to it

  • • Call Topflite Loft Conversions to assess your loft space and check standing space, load bearing walls etc, floor lintel strength and roof structure
  • • From Topflite Loft Conversions recommendation, choose the type of loft conversion (i) that is best for you and (ii) that you like
  • • Discuss all the possibilities and be clear in your brief about what you want to use the loft space for
  • • If you are having anything other than a velox loft conversion, remember you will need to apply for planning permission which Topflite Loft Conversions can advise you about


Specialist Topflite Loft Conversions will offer you the best service from planning to completion.  We’ll keep disruption to an absolute minimum and you can be sure of a quality job with every attention to detail at competitive prices.

Give us a call today for more information on 0500 622421 or come to the showrooms in Chorley and see two ready-made loft conversions.

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Loft conversion jargon fromTopflite

Topflite loft conversions know a thing or two about loft conversions.  We know that a loft conversion will expand the available space in your home and give you that extra room or even rooms to accommodate a growing family or a new hobby.

We thought we’d give you insight into loft conversion jargon to understand the different possibilities available depend on your house and what you need to achieve.  There are four types of loft conversion:

Velox Loft Conversion
This rooflight conversion is named after the common name given to rooflights after the main manufacturer,  just like ‘hoover’ has become the name for all vacuum cleaners.  This type of loft conversion is the easiest and most cost-effective.  The added bonus is you don’t need planning permission either.

Dormer loft conversion
This loft conversion comes out of the roof to extend the ceiling height and floor space of a loft conversion.  Dormer windows are usually added to the back of a property and can be designed in a number of ways to suit.

dormer loft conversion

Mansard loft conversion
A frequent user of this style was a 17th century architect who gave it its name!  It reduces the slope and makes the ceiling almost horizontal and usually runs the length of the roof space.

Hip to Gable loft conversion
This is usually the most effective solution for hip roofs where there is little room for a loft conversion.  It works by building up the gable to a level with the hip line.

If you’re none the wiser then talk to us and get converted!  Give us a call  contact us online or visit our showroom.


Idea generation

If you have decided on a loft conversion for your home it is important that you know what you want. Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we have a wealth of experience in all things relating to loft conversions. We know exactly how to get the maximum from your loft space and to ensure that you will make the most of the new loft conversion that now sits proudly atop your new home. Design Process

Project planning

Before you start a loft conversion it is important to think about how you will use the space. If it is going to be a new bedroom will there be plans of an en-suite too? If it is a games room for the kids will there need to be extra plug sockets? If it is an office space will you need built-in storage? 

These are all things that we at Toplfite Loft Conversions will have already thought of. But if you want to get the most from your space it is vital that you know exactly what you will be using it for. A loft conversion can transform your family life and the space you live in. 

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

If there is something that you have thought of but you are unsure if it is feasible then make sure you ask. Here at Topflite Loft Conversions we believe that there are no stupid questions. That is why we are on hand to answer any queries that you may have. We want you to get all that you need from your new loft conversion and that is why we are here to help. 

New IdeasHow to get started?

The best way to get started is to give us a call. Here at Topflite we can talk you through every aspect of your proposed loft conversion before a plan is even drawn up. So make sure you give us a call today and fire away with those questions. 

You can call us free on 0500 622421

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Get converted

Welcome to our Topflite blog. We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with the latest Topflite news and information.

Here at Topflite we firmly believe that you don’t have to move to get more out of your home. You can improve it! That is why we specialise in loft conversions. A loft conversion will breathe new life into your home and enable you to get more out of it. As they say, ‘a change is as good as a rest’! 

Loft ConversionAt Topflite we pride ourselves on our versatile loft conversions. Perhaps you have been considering moving house but the time is not right? Well if you are looking for some more space you have come to the right place. 

There are so many reasons for having a loft conversion. Maybe you need an extra bedroom? An office space or a place for the kids to play? Whatever it is, here at Topflite, we will be able to help you get the maximum potential from even the smallest of spaces. 

A loft space can transform your home and your family life. With over 150 years experience within our team, in the loft conversion industry we are the kings at making your home your castle. We have experience in all kinds of loft conversions including: 

  • Velux loft conversions
  • Dormer conversions
  • Mansard conversions
  • Hip to gable conversions   


All we ask of you is to have a serious think about how you plan to utilise your new space and we will work to that. Adding a loft conversion can seriously add value to your home so it really is a win-win situation. Newly Completed Loft Conversion

If you want to find out more about Topflite and how our loft conversions can work for you simply contact us on 0500 622421. You can find out more on our website also. 

Here at Topflite we will have you converted in no time and help you to see your homes true potential. 

So why not make the new year the time to get converted?