Maximising space with Monsieur Mansart

Converting your loft can be a good way of creating new space and adding value to your home. A mansard roof conversion is a popular option. Named after the seventeenth-century architect François Mansart, the conversion has four steeply sloping sides, dormer windows and a flat or gently pitched roof. Mansart used the design for many of his buildings. Mansart was influenced by the treatises of Vitruvius and Andrea Palladio, and is recognised as the architect who introduced Classicism to French Baroque. As such, his buildings exhibit precision, subtlety and composition. A mansard conversion typically spans from gable wall to gable wall and effectively adds another full storey to a property. It o

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