Loft conversions gained their well-deserved popularity thanks to the fact that they are a cheaper and non-invasive way of extending the living area of a property. In some spaces, like this single house built in 1900 and refurbished in 1978, just a few tweaks made a huge difference. In the course of a few days the crew working on this project replaced old skylights with 6 new Dakea Ultima roof windows and these helped increase the amount of natural light and air coming into the interior, opening-up the space to its surroundings. Thanks to their special construction, the Dakea Ultima also helped to minimize the sound of the nearby street and improved thermal insulation.
Due to the state of the old windows, fitted into a roof covered with old plates made of fibre cement, there was no doubt the windows needed to be replaced in order to create a healthy and safe environment for the owners. Adding an extra window in the living room brightened the space and increased the circulation of fresh air in this 99m2 household. A new, larger window in the bathroom made this tiny room look bright and spacious, opening it up to a view of the limitless sky. An extra window in the living room and the decision to replace one of the old, large windows with two similar windows and a twin flashing (first one sold by Dolle in Denmark!), created a similar effect to that accomplished by installing a bigger window, creating the impression of a wall of glazing for a fraction of the price.
The home owner, when asked, said that she is very happy with the extra light. She also appreciates the sound insulation provided by the Ultima windows, as the local bus passes her house several times per day. Without a doubt – this loft conversion has been a success!